"It’s largely centered on a single cut: the boxer brief," says Joseph Longo. "It’s understandable that many men gravitate toward boxer briefs, both on Survivor and in real life. They’re slimming without restricting. Boxer briefs, at best, are unassuming, which is their greatest appeal. But standard three-pack classic cotton boxer briefs are a Trojan horse. They might feel more comfortable than a brief squeezing the crouch, but the absorbable material contorts silhouettes."