London, Aug 29 : A trendy range of boxer shorts featuring a large image of presidential hopeful Barack Obama has gone on sale ahead of his key speech to the Democratic convention.
The tight-fitting briefs, which have "08" printed on the rear, have been produced by trendy underwear designer Andrew Christian.
He has pledged to donate 1 dollar to the Obama campaign for every 29 dollars boxer short he sells.
They are available in navy blue, royal blue and red.
Asked recently if the candidate might consider donning the underwear himself, Obama's spokesman reacted with mock horror.
"No. That would be really weird," Telegraph quoted him, as telling the New York Daily News newspaper.
Christian said that he would have released a Hillary Clinton bra had Obama chosen her as his running mate, but as a Democratic supporter he had no plans to make any John McCain pants.
"It probably wouldn't be as hip and as cool as the Obama underwear," he said.