ABOUT

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

It all started with our reinvention of the good old boxer shorts …

“Do remember to keep your underthings stylish.”

Austin Silver

Elegance matters – at any stage of undress.

When I was a child, I loved to sit in my grandmother’s garden and listen to her stories about her youth in the 1930s.
To me life back in her days always seemed far more romantic despite the daily hardships. People were full of hope, having survived the First World War, and had nothing but their dreams. In those hard years, there was an irrepressible desire to live and be happy …

One day, I came to hear the story of how my grandmother first met my grandfather.

She was an aspiring seamstress, he the owner of one of the new Mercedes Benz taxis, which were causing quite a stir at the time. At their first encounter, he was wearing a tailored chauffeur’s uniform and she was struck by his elegant appearance.

“And then?” I asked inquisitively. “Well child,” my grandmother said with the pragmatism characteristic of her generation, “sadly, all elegance remains on the hanger when men undress.”

I was to come back to this sentence time and again.
The years passed … And eventually I started giving my grandmother’s words some serious thought and began to experiment with boxer shorts.

After all, shouldn’t her conclusion hold true even today?

Slow fashion, easy elegance.

In the 1930s, union suits went out of style and boxers became the vogue. Over the years, they have improved and remain the most relaxed type of undergarment.

Anyone can make them. Most high-end brands carry them.

But PATER et FILIUS reinvented the good old boxers to offer men a revolutionary, practical, more comfortable, perfectly fitting and visually appealing piece of under­wear. If you are concerned with style, you will absolutely love to wear them. Yet you’ll completely forget about them when you’re stuck in front of your computer for ages, riding back home on your bike or living it up well into the small hours. Our boxers are all about easy elegance, uncompromising quality and excellent fit all day long. And about being ready in your very special moment of truth.

We design our own prints to bring you truly unique color, shape and pattern combos. Our production process relies on the expert savoir-faire of a small, family-operated Italian company specialising in manufacturing the collection pieces for the most prestigious fashion brands.

Thus, each and every pair of PATER et FILIUS boxers is hand-crafted 
with utmost care.

I only wish my grandmother could meet my grandfather again today.


Enjoy,
Nadia

The Manifesto.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT YOU.
WHO YOU ARE.
WHO YOU WILL BECOME.
REMIX YOURSELF.
BE HERE.
CHANGE THE RULES.
REACT LESS.
CREATE MORE.
PREPARE FOR THE MOMENT OF TRUTH.
WHEN IT COMES, SHOW GRACE UNDER PRESSURE.
RUN OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
DO THE HARD STUFF.
MAKE MISTAKES.
BUT NEVER FRET.
MAN UP.
HAVE THE COURAGE TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE.

 

Whatever you do:
If you get caught with your pants down, know that you’re going to look your very best.

 

The Team.

Nadia, the granddaughter and founder – email
Joël, the designer and partner – email

EXTENDED TEAM AND FRIENDS.
Michel, the photographer
Clau, the copywriter
Marc, the visionary
Jean-Pierre, the rescue remedy

MATES.
Mariano, the Daily Dandy