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Beauty Break: Happy Anniversary to... Men's Briefs?

On this morning's today in showbiz post we forgot one important anniversary. Or rather we just saved it for later as it deserved everyone at full attention. On this day in 1935, eighty-two years ago, the first pair of men's briefs were sold in Chicago and they flew off the shelves. That's right. The tighty whitey did not even exist before 1935. They were later retroactively named "jockeys" and have gone by many names since.

Surely this deserves its own cinematic beauty break? Ready set go...

James Dean, just missing the Thinker Pose. try harder!

Brad Davis had a lot of scantily clad downtime in Midnight Express
James Brolin's underwear won't protect him from the crazy of Amityville Horror (1979)

Cruise was almost the ambassador of the men's brief in the 1980s. Here in Top Gun

Travis Fimmel long before Vikings or Warcraft
Christian Bale prizes that body in American Psycho (2000)

Apparently Anchor Man movies have Paul Rudd in his underwear jokes aplenty? (Don't hate on me but i've never seen one)

Channing Tatum forgetting the "tighty" part of the equation

Djimon Hounsou contemplating his future as a two-time Oscar nominee (right around the corner)

Remember when Gael García Bernal forgot his swim trunks in Bad Education so he made do with just his undies?

Jamie Dornan, who hasn't quite understood how baths workJGL in Hesher (2010). Ever notice that the movies are always trying to spread the notion that only dirty white trash type men wear tighty whities
Zac Efron showing off in The Paperboy before we got used to him doing it in literally everything

Have any of you seen "The Pass" with Russell Tovey?

Do you think Jack O'Connell will get the "new star" heat back that he had just a year or two ago?

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Reader Comments (11)

Ever notice that the movies are always trying to spread the notion that only dirty white trash type men wear tighty whities

Because they're basic draws. No character whatsoever. Something they bought at Walmart.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Never a bad idea to remind the world of the James Dean-Brad Davis resemblance.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Where's the fist GIF (Tom Cruise??) from?
I've seen that scene so many times in different TV shows and other movies... *lol*

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Gael for the win.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

The Anchorman movies are hilarious, especially the sequel. Kristen Wiig plays a character named Chani Lastnamé, which is undoubtedly one of the best names ever.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

How could you omit Barry Bostwick in Rocky Horror?

And if you want a Cruise trifecta, he does it in Magnolia at the start of his interview with April Grace, too.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

Sonja, it's from RISKY BUSINESS (1983) which was his leading man breakthrough... though he'd been in a few movies before that.

January 19, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Eddie Cibrian in "Living Out Loud" (1998) one of the sexiest moments in modern cinema

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

@Jaragon - good call! Totally forgot about that but you are so right.

January 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

The tighty whitey did not even exist before 1935

They might have been reinvented in 1935, maybe by someone who had a good look at this 15th c. fresco?

January 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHelene

I’m with San FranCinema, with regard to Gael. He is sofa king hot. Looking forward to the next season of “Mozart In the Jungle” ...

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commentergeno

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