Mens Vintage Underwear: Your Daddy’s Thermal Long Johns

Let’s continue blogging about mens vintage underwear. This time, let’s focus on your granddaddy’s (or daddy’s) long johns underwear from as far back as the 1920s to the mid-70s.

Which of these vintage thermal long johns would you buy and wear (or give as a gift this coming boxing day)? Which of them should be resurrected and made available? And which of these would you not touch with a ten-feet pole? Tell us in the comments.



So let’s check out these nine mens vintage thermal long johns from your daddy’s or granddaddy’s time! First in our list is Hanes long johns underwear! We’re putting it first because Hanes, unlike some of the brands below, is still very much alive.

mens vintage underwear - 1920s hanes long johns

Duofold claims that its mens long johns underwear is “no freeze, no itch, and no sweat”. Aren’t those all we look for in our thermals? When it comes to underoos, comfort is the name of the game. You’re better of with no thermals if the one you have is itchy and makes you sweat, sweat, and sweat.

best vintage underwear - 1962 duofold thermal underwear

Sleep like a dog this winter with this long underwear by Coopers. Like Hanes above, the Coopers brand is still very alive and kicking but it now goes by a name you are very familiar with, Jockey.

best vintage underwear - mens long johns -  1941 - Keep Fit Jockey Long Johns for Men