PAUL NEWMAN IS BRICK
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of the most stunning dramas ever filmed. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name written by Tennessee Williams, this movie puts together two of the most important and good-looking performers of the XXth Century: Elisabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Newman´s charater Brick Pollitt is a troubled former high school football star addicted to alcohol. During one of the main scenes of the movie, Brick Pollitt talks to his wife wearing just a t-shirt and white boxer shorts.
In real life, some years back in 1943, after graduating from high school, Newman joined the U.S. Navy at Yale University hoping to become a pilot. Boxer shorts were part of the uniform he had to wear. This garment became really popular since World War II began, because of the comfort and relaxed fit.
Some decades later, in 1985, a Levi´s commercial showed how musician and model Nick Kamen went into a launderette, took off his denim trousers and his t-shirt and waited wearing just his boxer shorts, reading a magazine. This advert brought the white boxer short into fashion again.
THE BRICK is for sure the perfect choice for an evening suit. But it also fits a more pure and military aesthetic for those who search for a vintage look.
Anyway, white boxer shorts will always be a modern classic, as well as we believe that Paul Newman will represent a contemporary elegance forever.