so after flipping through out mag's power 50 i was lookin around out.com and their blogs. i stumbled upon their stylelist blog & found the following lovely pic
after staring at the pic, realized it was a blog post so actually read it. interestingly enough it was talking about how in times of economic downturn (i.e. depression... & now) folks (in this case men) buy brighter colored undies & patterned boxers... read the actual blog post here.