Boxers are different from briefs which are different from boxer briefs... Ain't nobody got time for that level of pedantry/confusion
I believe we pay for the quality in this case and not the branding and marketing.
Briefs are the tight, white speedo-like things kids wear.
Boxers are like shorts, but loose.
And boxer briefs are like tight shorts.
I don't really see how the distinction between the latter two manifests but I will do some research and report back
I only own Bbs and some boxer shorts, I do find the latter wayy comfier to wear.