Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Underwear

I am a 'briefs' kind of guy.

I grew up wearing Fruit of the Loom or Hanes white cotton briefs, and always found them to be comfortable.

In the mid-80s I experimented with bikini briefs because that's what was in style then.
But I felt a constant urge to pull them up all the time, and the ones I got were some kind of blend of manmade fibers so they weren't as comfortable as cotton.  So I went back to my traditional white cotton briefs.

Then in the mid-90s I experimented with boxers because that's what was in style then.

But that experiment was even shorter-lived.  The loose legs got bunched up under the legs of my jeans/pants, and I really didn't like the lack of support.  My loose junk jiggled around so much that I was constantly aware of it, and I do NOT need to be constantly thinking about my junk.  So I returned to the comfort and support of briefs.

The next underwear fad to come along was the boxer brief.  I didn't bother experimenting with boxer briefs because I assumed they would bunch up under my jeans/pants, and I would once again return to my old standby.  Besides, nobody sees my underwear but me and Spouse so why I should I try something new?  It would be different if I were single and wanted to 'impress' guys with my cute, in-style undies.

But recently I made a little shopping snafu at Marshalls.  While intending to by these comfortable, supportive, cotton briefs:
I accidentally purchased these cotton boxer briefs:


Since stores do not accept underwear returns, I decided to go ahead and give the boxer briefs a try.  I was pleasantly surprised to find they weren't half bad.  They gave me sufficient support and the light elastic in the legs prevented them from bunching up.  While I still prefer briefs, these boxer briefs are the next best thing.

So what about you?  Briefs?  Boxers?  Or boxer briefs? 

4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

"I do NOT need to be constantly thinking about my junk." - heh heh heh

how about commando? I have an advantage over youse guys - no visable junk! ;-b

MAC said...

I posted about this on my blog as well. I've always bought my underwear at Target or Wal-Mart. Usually the cotton, bikini style. Last year, Hubby surprised me with some Andrew Christian underwear and I love them. They have what they call "support pouches" for your junk. It provides a nice pocket, and it pushes it up and out. They're a bit expensive, but well worth it. I think my junk deserves it! ;-)

Bob Slatten said...

Though I started out as a tighty-whitey briefs lad, I am now--and have been for years--a boxer briefs kinda gay.

And I have been known to go commando at times.

Travel said...

By stepping outside of our comfort zones, we discover new comforts.