Men’s Jockstraps, or Men’s cup, whatever you call them, here is the 411
Once the purpose of Men’s jockstraps was primarily for sport. Fast forward to 2020 and jockstraps are in every underwear designer’s collection. If you aren’t sure exactly what a jockstrap is then let us enlighten you…
Men’s Jockstraps (also known as a jock, strap, cup, supporter, or athletic supporter); is an undergarment for protecting the testes and penis during cycling, contact sports or other vigorous physical activity. A jockstrap consists of a waistband (usually elastic). A support pouch for the genitalia. Two elastic straps affixed to the base of the pouch and to the sides of the waistband at the hip. The pouch, in some varieties, may be fitted with a pocket to hold an abdominal guard. To to protect the testicles and the penis from injury.
The last 5 years have seen a trend towards Men’s Jockstraps being worn as a fashion statement. With designers such as Armani, Diesel and Versace all showcasing jockstraps in their collections. Some of our favourite pieces include Versace’s iconic waistband jockstrap. Diesel’s camo and neon offering, and Armani’s mega-logo style. Finally, always one to push the boundaries; Versace’s bondage jockstrap is one that is perhaps more suited to the bedroom than the Cricket field 😉
If jockstraps are a step too far for you, you can get the same support other ways. A pair of our supportive briefs may serve the same purpose, or our longer boxer trunks may work too. Although the biggest benefit of the jockstrap is the ability to add the protective cup of course.