Dec 25, 2017 | By Jo Lynch
Embracing a simpler time, yet one in which men put considerably more effort into their appearance, New York-based line Choctaw Ridge is eschewing cartoonish prints, oversized logos and the entire notion of disposability in underwear for classic (read: high quality, thoughtful) construction, fit and material. Inspired by an underwear box from the 1930s, Christian McCann (the man behind Left Field) founded the line on the timeless premise that “less can be more when less is the best.” To wit:
The boxers – Slim fit and handcrafted out of a fine Japanese linen/cotton blend. A hidden fly detailed with a natural Corozo button. Seamless back and a short inseam to prevent bunching. Available in on-trend deckchair stripes and chambray.
The basic undershirt – Flattering slim fit. Made from buttery soft Pima cotton/modal jersey. Delicate crew neck. The pattern of heathered yarns runs on the bias, signifying superior drape, comfort and ease.
The long johns – A staple of the vintage and workingman’s wardrobe, now a wintertime necessity for the modern man. Handcrafted from a super-cozy 100% cotton waffle knit. Secured with a unique chambray yoke at the waist and ribbed cuffs at the ankle. Coordinating thermal henley available.
Prices range from $102 to $168, with boxers and henleys sold in irresistible pairs. All pieces come in their signature letterpress gift box, which is worth the price alone. Perfect for Christmas! Graduations! Father’s Day! National Underwear Day! And my personal favorite, Pancake Day.
What are you waiting for? Head over to choctawridgenyc.com to stock up on these serious skivvies.
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