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COMFORTABLE MENS'S BOXERS @ REASONABLE PRICE
on July 2, 2013
If you have bought men's underwear at any retail store than you know that they are marking up prices about 50%, or so it would seem. Besides the obvious value of getting a pack of 5 quality boxers for well under $20 bucks. I was also looking for an equivalent substitute for the Hanes Tagless, ComfortSoft, soft knit boxers that I had worn for the past couple of years and had grown very fond of, they were my go-to boxers.
I like a fit that gives some breathing room for the boys down there and this style of knit boxer does just that. For whatever reasons I decided to try the 'Fruit of the Loom' (FOTL) product which appeared to be very popular in this category on Amazon and had decent reviews, in fact I'm wearing them now as I write this review (sorry TMI).
I can now honestly compare both my old fav the Hanes ComfortSoft and the new (to me at least) FOTL soft knit boxers with the Super-Soft waistband.
1. I washed the FOTL'S as directed and put in dryer; there was no shrinkage that I could discern.
Hanes have similar characteristics and have never shrunk in the wash and dry process.
2. As far as comfort, both brands seem equally comfy; the waistband on the FOTL's is a tad beefier than the Hanes but not necessarily anymore comfortable; then again it seems as though the FOTL's are ever so slightly heavier overall, its a close call.
As to the fit both brands are equally good; I have a 34'' waist and bought medium in both brands, the fit is perfect for me. I have bought medium in other styles such as the Hanes Classic Tagless briefs and found them to be too restrictive for my likes.
3. I gave the FOTL's a 4 instead of a 5 because I think I'm still biased a bit towards the Hanes and prefer them in the warmer months like we are experiencing now in SoCal. The FOTL's are a very close second and I think there are some who might prefer them over the Hanes due to their slightly heavier construction, although I'll have to see how they hold up over time. The Hanes have proven at least to me that they hold up after multiple washings and use.
4. All in all I like both of these brands and would buy either one again based on the comfort factor alone, and I'm done buying any underwear in retail stores.