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worth the price
on October 17, 2010
My husband is the type of guy who used to always buy the same cheap hanes underwear from target. I would cringe every time I saw his underwear literally fall apart within a few weeks, so finally I just took matters into my own hands and ordered him some calvin kleins from amazon. I spent $200 and bought about 10 pair, including one pair of the "micro modal" trunks (some were on sale, some weren't. The micro modals I paid full price so I just bought one for him to try). My husband was furious that I spent $200 on underwear, and he refused to wear the micro modals especially "on principal" because who on earth would pay $26 for ONE pair of underwear when you could get THREE for $10 at target, blah blah. So I hid all his old underwear one morning before I left for work (haha), leaving him no choice but to try the calvin kleins. So of course he wore the cheapest ones (365 fashion trunks I bought on clearance for $15/ea) first, and o-m-g he loved them. Then he tried the others (body stretch, micro steel, etc) and he was even more mad at me for exposing him to "luxurious" underwear that we couldn't afford, blah blah. He absolutely loved the micro modal so much that and I ended up buying him another couple pairs when they went on sale a couple months later for $20/ea.
That was over 3 years ago, and the underwear still looks brand new. The micro modal trunks are still his favorite, next is the 365 stretch fashion trunk, and the body stretch/micro steel ones are his least favorite (he doesn't like the low rise as much) but he still wears them no problem. Most of the colors I bought him were black/striped dark colors, and they are not faded, worn, and the fabric has not pilled at all. The waistbands have not worn or stretched out either.
He used to buy the cotton hanes boxer briefs at target for $10/3 pair, and they would last 3-6 months before they started getting shabby and worn, especially at the waistband. So ultimately, the calvin kleins have turned out to be a good purchase over the long run, because those pairs I bought him have lasted 3 solid years and they are not looking in the least bit old. Plus, if you keep an eye out on amazon, some of the colors and sizes will go on sale for $15-20/pair, which is how I originally bought most of them.
If you (or your husband) have never worn quality underwear before, I suggest you try these. They seem expensive in the short run, but over the long haul they last longer than cheaper brands, and are much more comfortable so they are definitely worth the money.