Diesel x DC Comics Boxers Feature Superpowers of Their Own! [Video]
Design company Diesel collaborated with DC Comics to create a selection of men's boxers for their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, featuring some of DC's finest. However, unlike standard comic apparel, these boxers go beyond simple screenprinted designs and appear to have superpowers of their own, from heat-activated images to armor detailing that appears after multiple wears and washes. While some of the special features may seem a bit superfluous for underwear (especially at $34 a pop), almost all of the boxers have sold out on the Diesel site within mere days of the Diesel x DC Comics launch.
Click the jump to check out the complete collection (along with a trailer) of Diesel x DC Comics super-scivvies!
"The Batman™ boxer contains a carbon effect Diesel logo jaquard waistband and a special print, which by using, washing and scratching will reveal a black armour over time." [Diesel]
While I do like the idea of clothing resembling Bat-armor after the battle damages of normal wear-and-tear (note: I would love a pair of black leggings or a jacket that had this feature), I like how the wearer is encouraged to scratch their junk. I do think that these are the most creative and clever pair of boxers within this collaboration, and perhaps even durable enough for Bruce Wayne.
The Flash Boxer, $34 [available at Zappos]
"The Flash™ boxer contains a thermosensitive print, which makes the red superhero come to live through natural body heat." [Diesel]
Green Lantern Boxer, $34 [available at Zappos]
"The Green Lantern™ boxer received a fluorescent treatment. A print becomes visible after exposure to light." [Diesel]
"The Joker™ boxer contains a photo print acid effect, inspired by the world famous acid-spewing flower, which the superhero wears on his lapel." [Diesel]
Aside from the fact that Diesel refers to The Joker as a "superhero," I think that the acidic stain impression of The Joker may be more problematic. The faintly washed graphic of The Joker is actually a pretty cool looking effect that is more fit for a t-shirt, however I'm not sure how many people would be keen on wearing a pair of white undies with a sadistic stain on them (especially judging from the fact that these are the only pair of boxers that are still in stock on Diesel).
And without further ado, the Diesel x DC Comics boxers trailer:
Personally, I think that Diesel dropped the ball on creating a pair of Aquaman boxers that could also double as swimwear.