Years ago, were boxers shorter? I saw a movie the other day, and the guy jumped out of bed in his boxers, and they were really sort. I have seen this in a number of movies. one movie was set in the 1940's, and the doctor was examining his patient who had a problem walking after an accident. He had him take of his pants to examine his legs, and here to he had on short boxers. I looked at a pair in the store, and they almost came down to my knees. It was rediculous.