Choctaw Ridge Thermals and Boxers

Yeah you read that right. Thermals and boxer shorts. Why the surprise? We’re all men here and it’s the perfect time of the year to talk openly about what we wear under our chinos, yes?

Not just that, but Christmas is coming and that perennial present under the tree should perhaps be that bit more special this year? You could accidentally email this post to your other half as a heavy hint that you want Santa to change up his boxer short delivery game and ditch the Homer Simpson print in favour of something far more substantial.

As in all walks of life, you get what you pay for. If you’re anything like me, you’ll think nothing of laying out the equivalent of a week in the Balearics on a coat for winter, yet shamefully, when it comes to undercrackers (as they’re called in our house), the same level of commitment is sadly lacking. Well not anymore.

If I’m really lucky, Father Christmas will also see sense and  bring me some thermals. The winter over here isn’t quite as bad as it can be for our Scandinavian and US counterparts, but when it’s cold, it’s cold. As one of those strange types who insist on attending winter football matches, sitting in freezing temperatures for almost 2 hours means staying warm is kind of important. I’ve got the goretex lined Danners, I’ve got the parkas and the woolly hats. But thermals… yeah I like the sound of that. From fishermen to football terrace dwellers, it’s just a very good idea is it not?

Both the boxers and thermals are designed by the master eye of Christian McCann of Leftfield NYC. We’ve got a Favourite Five with him coming up soon so you’ll get to know a bit more about what makes him tick. For now, get a load of the pics and check out more at

I’m off to set this page as ‘home’ on my Mrs’s work PC. Do you reckon that’s a heavy enough hint?


Mark Smith

I had pizza for tea.

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