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 11-05-2015, 06:21 PM
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What do you use and why? Which brand do you like? I've been on the recent search to find the best underwear. I grew up using tighty whiteys like most people, then switched to boxers as a teenager. Boxers where comfortable but then pants got smaller... Ride up is seriously annoying also. And no support and rub is annoying... The thing I loved about them is how absolutely durable they where. I had many of the same pairs since I was like 14 all the way to 20 and they still looked like new. They where Fruit of the Loom. They had no buttons though and flop out could happen. Does anyone even use flies? I just pull down on the waist band...

I somehow got into using boxer briefs. Not sure why they seem to be all the rage nowadays. Some say they are the best of both worlds, I say they are the worst of both worlds. The all cotton ones have no support (you need spandex if you want to use these). I have some Tommy Hilfigers and they have very little support, the leg holes are like boxers, the durability is only ok (the waist band gets wavy after about a year)-- not near the FOTL boxers. The fabric is quite soft though and of good quality. Hanes boxer brief is like that but has even less support (none), and they fit bizarrely high on the waist. I have tried FOTL (the recent redesign) and was impressed with how they fit-- It was as if they where custom made for me. What I did NOT like was they made the fly gap extremely narrow so flop out happens alot. They would have otherwise been the perfect cotton briefs. Ive also used Joe Boxer and they don't have the best durability of either the fabric (pilling) or the waist band (wavy). The support is mediocre and the leg openings stretch out to become boxers.

 As for stretchy boxer briefs, I like Kenneth Cole's the best. They do have support and have proved suffienctly durable. I also bought Calvin Kleins (which have garbage durability and are nothing but old fuzz at this point while the KC still look like new). The Pumas are the same. What I don't like about these spandex boxer briefs is that they look a bit metrosexual, compared to the 100% cotton. And spandex briefs forget about it, unless you're about to visit the two lost cities of sin. 

I have gone back to tightey whiteys-- FOTL. They have a good quality waist band but not so good quality cloth. They pill a bit and aren't the softest or thickest as you can expect. Good support though and they are comfortable. I suspect people have gone away from them because their parents used them and plus the tire marks... Tire marks should be no problem if you use the civilized method of wiping with water which doesn't seem very common in the west (stay a good distance if a westerner is in front of you on the escalators  Tongue). I have also used the Gildan brand and the quality does seem marginally better but I don't like the fit of them. 

I hope I could provide you with a chuckle or two. Don't take anything personally. I do hope to hear your recommendations.

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 11-05-2015, 06:24 PM
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  • Agravic
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Umm, ok. Biggrin

Full cut boxers here.

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 11-05-2015, 06:34 PM
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[Image: 56f14cdeb9962dce129037355b11b7f7.jpg]

Sorry Fram! Couldn't help myself

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 11-05-2015, 06:35 PM
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  • Agravic
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 11-05-2015, 06:37 PM
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(11-05-2015, 06:34 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: [Image: 56f14cdeb9962dce129037355b11b7f7.jpg]

Sorry Fram!  Couldn't help myself
Took me a while to get it! Biggrin

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 11-05-2015, 06:38 PM
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Well the doors been opened.. I'm a thong man myself, lace in the morning is quite refreshing.. Laughing1

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 11-05-2015, 06:40 PM
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 11-05-2015, 07:46 PM
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Boxers for me.

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 11-05-2015, 07:56 PM
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No option for loin cloth??? 

Guess I'll have to choose boxer then. World's to uptight. No need for my boys to feel the same way. I prefer comfort! Fruit of the loom with the smooth elastic band.

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 11-05-2015, 08:08 PM
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  • Johnny
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I'm more concerned why a topic on underwear is in the complaint section.  Smile   But for the record, I have worn Jockey briefs most of my life.

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 11-05-2015, 08:11 PM
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(11-05-2015, 06:38 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: Well the doors been opened.. I'm a thong man myself, lace in the morning is quite refreshing..   Laughing1

I am going to copy and keep this.  If I ever get a speeding ticket in Nevada by the Highway Patrol, it will be blackmail time. Smile

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 11-05-2015, 08:12 PM
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(11-05-2015, 08:08 PM)Johnny Wrote: I'm more concerned why a topic on underwear is in the complaint section.  Smile   But for the record, I have worn Jockey briefs most of my life.

Im complaining because there is no TSN branded underwear and no UOTD thread.

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 11-05-2015, 08:16 PM
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(11-05-2015, 08:11 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-05-2015, 06:38 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: Well the doors been opened.. I'm a thong man myself, lace in the morning is quite refreshing..   Laughing1

I am going to copy and keep this.  If I ever get a speeding ticket in Nevada by the Highway Patrol, it will be blackmail time. Smile

Ahhhh hahaha  Biggrin

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 11-05-2015, 08:31 PM
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Boxers and wide, comfortable pants. And you're lacking the third option of going commando...

As for brands, whatever the local home shopping company sells in tree-packs. Usually it's the "store brand", which suits me fine Smile

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 11-06-2015, 04:05 PM
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Boxers.

My favorite brand is Exofficio's Give N Go.

Lightweight, breathable, extremely comfortable, and easy to wash and dry.  Perfect for travel as they line dry in just a couple of hours.  Made of 94% nylon and 6% spandex.  Expensive but well worth the money.

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 11-06-2015, 04:12 PM
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Stanfield's standard briefs as they are quite well made, 100% cotton, fairly inexpensive compared to the higher-end ones and provide very good support. Shy

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 11-06-2015, 07:11 PM
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I'll second the Exofficio, although I wear the boxer brief version. Very similar and much cheaper/ often on sale are Duluth Trading Company "Buck Naked".

If you want cotton I HIGHLY recommend Duluth Trading's organic cotton versions. Incredibly comfortable and long lasting.


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 11-08-2015, 12:10 PM
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Hanes boxer brief long

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 11-08-2015, 04:48 PM
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I'm a BoxerBrief kind of guy, and also collects Boxer Briefs.

My collection of Boxer Brief is currently residing at 130-140 pairs.

My favourite brand - by far - is Björn Borg, followed by Polo Ralph Lauren.

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 11-08-2015, 05:22 PM
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Joking aside I wear Under Armour boxer briefs. My current collection sits at 7 pairs, one for each day of the week.. But I'm working up to one pair for every day of the year.

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