This is a 3" side seam brief. It has a drawstring that matches the stripes (blue) with metal aglets. I actually cut these drawstrings and put on the tips myself they are called aglets. Now I can also have the drawstring in front like the Safire and White suit.. but lately I'm leaning towards interior, so if you wish them on the outside, please say so. I tried to add that as an option but I had already filled up the option panel.