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Unwearable in under 6 months.
on December 26, 2013
I read the reviews on here back in June and went ahead and ordered 7 pairs, as I needed to quickly multiply my stock of underwear for a summer trip. These arrived and fit great out of the box. They all seemed to be up to standard - no defects or any briefs I needed to send back. I was very happy with these... for a while.
I wash these in cold water, followed by tossing them in the dryer on knit/delicate each and every time. In under 6 months the elasticity in these have gone. The waistbands are warping in weird ways, but the most offensive fault in these is the legs. The thighs have lost their tightness and when I walk, even briefly, they ride up my leg, making for a very uncomfortable wearing experience. As stated, I did not order just one pair - each one of the 7 pairs are exactly the same. Each one has a warped waistband and loose thighs. I have not lost or gained weight over the course of buying these, I assure you.
Ironically, I have several pairs of similar boxer briefs that Champion makes for target in their C9 brand, and even though I purchased them over a year and a half ago, the C9 briefs are still going strong without warped waistbands or loose thighs. The C9 "Power Core" briefs have been washed, dried and worn in exactly the same way, so there really is no excuse for these Champion briefs sold on amazon. They are simply not built to last.
Again, great for the first couple months - you'll definitely enjoy them up front, but get ready to replace them by the time the seasons change.
My new favorite briefs are the new line that Jockey is making for target called JKY - A sexier look than both these (rather ugly) Champion briefs, as well as the C9 version, as well as more comfortable and seemingly higher quality. Hopefully they hold up after a few months.