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The best Boxer briefs... EVER... LONG time wearer
on May 3, 2012
Alright, so I've gone through all the fazes with underwear. The superman tighties, (don't lie, you were there before), boxers for the LONGEST... Then the commando era (college fool)... Then back to the boxers and due to playing basketball with athletic boxer briefs I made the switch boxer briefs for good. Why does that matter? Because I've been wearing boxer briefs for years and I have been through every type and know good when I feel good.
These are BY FAR, (no exaggeration), the best boxer briefs I have ever worn.
I've had the "other brand's" new "comfort waistband" boxer briefs prior and I thought they were the sh... And my review said just that. But you can't classify sausage by eating only viena canned. I thought the Hanes briefs were almost flawless. But no more... After wearing these boxer briefs, I honestly believe that every other boxer brief out there prior to this, were designed by women, (not a shot, just a feeling).
So I'll break it down as brief, (no intentional pun), as possible...
MATERIAL - The material is an uncharacteristically smooth and soft cotton. Even the hemmed thigh lines have are binding without contraction. It feels like you're actually wearing a loose pair of regular boxers, even though they are firm against your leg. They are just that soft. The material is the BEST... I repeat, the BEST, material I have ever had in boxers. (Even better than my Klein silk regular boxers)
FIT (WAISTBAND) - This is always every dude's pet peeve. Whether you're 0 lbs, 20 lbs, or 100 lbs overweight, everyone cares about "riding" waistbands, or "rising" waistbands. This is what sets these boxer briefs OVER the TOP. The waist band is elastic like most, but the material is not at all the norm. It looks like any boxer brief waistband, but it is soft and is elastic without getting the red skin stressing creases which are accompanied by the uncomfortable contracting feeling. The band is thick, I'd say a good 1 1/2 inch - 2inch, but that's not at all too much. The band material is so soft that it doesn't feel like a belt loop too far at all. And despite the fact that it gives you the secure well-fit feeling, it is not at all constricting.
FIT (THIGHS) - As stated earlier, the thigh hems do not have the normal, overly-tight elastic bands that do not fit proportionately to the crotch, rear and waist. They are best described as "snug" since "tight" is far too strong a word. They sit snug against the leg but not in a way that it causes any discomfort. I can't applaud Dockers enough for that seemingly monumental break-through.
FIT (CROTCH and BUTTOCKS) - The accommodation for the crotch is perfected as well. It sits close and snug on the A, with no extra material. And is snug through the rear route as well, until the the front adds extra drop to allow everything to sit naturally but still contained and secured, (i.e. no something-about-mary rearrangement). Adjustment is natural, but at it's minimum with these boxers, guaranteed. So if you're making the switch from boxers to boxer briefs; these briefs would be an almost unnoticeable switch.
THE WASH: I've had these boxers for over two months now. I've got six total pairs and have washed all weekly since purchase. There are no exposed elastic-strands as you normally see with most boxer briefs, (happened to my hanes, fruit looms, and Jockeys, i was surprised on my Jockeys, but it happened). The waistband shows no sign of aging at all. No exposed elastic material at all or any warning of that possibility. Truly well made. The COLOR has not faded at all. The thighs still fit snug and there was little to no shrink to the material, (at least nothing noticable).
The WEAR: As I said earlier, there is no issue with the waistband. There is no folding or pinching at all. They do not rise up like some briefs and do not drop down and fold like others. Sits perfectly at natural waistline the entire day. No matter if i'm in tucked in, casual business or in out-and-about jeans and T.
The PANTS FIGHT: The material is thick, but not to the point that it will interfere with your jeans or pants at all. I wear with AE bootleg jeans regularly, which fit slim in the thighs, and there are no issues. I also wear with casual work chinos and business slacks. No issues with fit or scrunching at all.
The GIRL Test: My girl loves these boxer briefs and goes nuts every time she sees them on. These boxer briefs look like top of the line $40/pair.
OVERALL: Don't pinch pennies on boxer briefs. That's one area you need to drop some bones. These briefs may be a few dollars more than Hanes or Fruit Loom, but the relaxed feeling you get is priceless. You may not realize how poor your situation was with your current briefs until you try these. For the best comfort one can get from boxer briefs, choose these and choose them now.