questionsdoes your underwear fit?

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They are expensive but my husband really likes the Sport ones from Express. If you find them on sale or use a coupon they can get into the reasonable range. Now he hasn't shared specifics other than they are breathable but he isn't one to normally drop money on things like underwear so the fact that he buys them speaks worlds for them. If you sign up for their mailing list you get a $15 off $30 coupon in the mail once a month at least.

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My problem with my under-roos is this: I wear boxer-briefs. They fit really well when I put them on. They're comfy and don't ride up. However, after a few hours, they start to stretch out around the thighs and get loose. They start riding up every where. It's really frustrating to be out somewhere and realize your undies have decided to see what's in your ass-crack and have no way to get them out without being obvious about it.

A friend of mine mentioned the brand Ex-Officio once. I picked up a pair and they fit great, but at $20 for one pair I can't really go out and buy enough to fully make the switch. I've tried about all types and cuts and none of them are right.

I'm not overweight. I'm about 6'5 and 210 lbs. I just want something that is snug around the legs and has ample room for my boys to breathe. I'm curious to see what others have to say about it.

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@capguncowboy: You nailed it. I'm also a boxer brief guy and have the same problem. That initial "man these feel great" only to be let down later.
The worst brand for that I've owned were Perry Ellis. They were simply incredible at first, and were basically regular boxers after a couple hours.

Then there is the other end of the spectrum, which I've run into with some newer Jockey boxer briefs. They are crazy tight and stay that way all day, which would be OK if there were actually junk room.

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I am a generously endowed female with a comparatively small frame. It's practically impossible to find a bra that fits. My one and only good work bra's underwire broke last week and it has been jabbing me ever since, but I haven't had a chance to go on the usually fruitless quest to find one that fits. I have a drawer jam paked with bras that don't I may have to start wearing a sports bra to work becauseI am about fed up with being jabbed by this one.

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@moondrake: "I am a generously endowed female with a comparatively small frame." - um.... pics?

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@moondrake: For some reason this reminds me of the episode of "The IT Crowd", where Moss invents an amazing bra that ultimately catches fire. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's on Netflix and is a hilarious show!

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I have tried them all (except the ladies stuff) and always come back to colored, styled briefs, not the bikini style but the ones with about 2"-3" width on the side. No ride-up, drooping or bunching and my (also generously endowed, sorry no pics) package stays put while engaged in physical activities & sports.

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@no1: LOL. Maybe 20 years ago, sweetie.

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I have five penises. My underwear fits like a glove.

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@no1: I have to travel the woot empire to smack you!
As for the question, you should have to deal with a bra.

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@moondrake: Visit your local Soma store for a professional fitting. They cost a bit more, but are well worth it, and with proper care will outlast any other bras you might buy. Also, once you get a proper fit, you can watch for the incredible sale prices and stock up when the ones you like are on sale.

@sporadic: DH is a briefs guy, DS likes boxers. Neither are very picky. I, on the other hand, hate nothing more than creepy undies. Urgh! You have my sympathy.

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@moondrake: I'm sort of with @no1. The idea that your breasts are so large/powerful that they broke your bra is a funny thought.

Back to the OP: Sadly I do not have this problem "lack of space" problem. I tend to always have enough room, if you know what I mean.

Although, I do wear boxers as I am a younger man who has yet to suffer the long-term effects of gravity. I just buy the 100% cotton boxers from Costco (Arrow or Hathaway brand) in a 3-pack. They are very stretchy, so I like to buy 1 size smaller than I need, which gives a little bit of tightness/support.

@capguncowboy: Drop your keys and as you bend down to pick them up, keep moving so you trip over yourself. As you stagger around, you can find a way to loosen the cotton cord of death from the crowded crevice of your crack. Because of how much attention your stumble draws, no one will pay attention to you grabbing and adjusting yourself. Most people don't care about you fixing your underwear though, as we all have to do it.

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@belyndag: Wow! My comment was downvoted within seconds of posting! I wonder if that was because I actually recommended a good bra to @moondrake, or because I sympathized with @sporadic.

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@belyndag: Tried that. In Vegas of all places. They still didn't have anything that fit.

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@moondrake: Too bad. I discovered them a few years ago and invested heavily. Lots of nice stuff (love their "Cool Nights" pajamas, too!). Have you tried a special order-type store? Don't know what else to call them, but one of those shops that caters to post-surgery and odd-fit needs. Pricey, but possibly covered by insurance or at least the cost might be a tax write-off. I have a family member who has to buy her bras at such a place.

And, for Heaven's sake, get rid of the bra with the broken underwire! That's just asking for an injury! Been there, done that!

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tighty whities here.
Fruity Balloons or Haynes.
Fit fine, junk stays in place.
nothing dribbles down my leg after a hasty shake.

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I think underwear and pants are both designed poorly. They should all have some sort of pouch on the front. Otherwise the seam of the pants splits you down the middle and you have to pick a side to stash your goods. I tried searching for undies with a pouch on Amazon once, but I got a bunch of weird stuff...

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I started wearing boxers at age 10 or 11 and never looked back. I'm not a fan of clingy clothing, underwear included.

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@dontwantaname: I can't believe the questions some people are asking!
I'm waiting to see one like this: "Do any of you guys scratch your butt and then pick your nose?"

As for the bra problem: My woman also has a problem with good fitting bras, especially the ones with the underwire, and she complains about it frequently. However, she's now thinking of trying a sports bra.

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@moondrake: Natori makes a sports bra that is great for work. Comfortable, supportive, no scratch, nearly all cotton. My best solution so far. As for the original question, wish I had a good suggestion. All I can offer is sympathy and moral support. Being comfortable from the inside out makes for better days.

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My problem is that anything that fits well in the waist is very snug in the thighs (I have the unfortunate problem of being athletic in modern America...). The ultimate solution would be to wear compression shorts, but that makes it a bit annoying to go to the little boys' room (no flap).

I would fully support a movement towards commando. Just sayin'.

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@dcalotta: Commando? As Nike used to say, just do it.

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@belyndag: First, don't worry about the downvote; you're trending upward right now.

Second, I never heard of Soma, but it turns out there's one store and one outlet store within 30 miles of me. I'm hard to fit, so I see a road trip in the near future. Thanks for the tip!

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@j5: Tighty whities are OK for fitment, but then I get inner leg chafing! Why can't a company make boxer briefs that are simply tighty whities with legs? Would that be so hard?

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@moondrake: There are few things more irritating than blowing out an underwire. They always crack in the same place, too. I feel for you. More so because you have a small frame and that is a pain to shop for. Good luck on your replacement.

My complaint about most women's underwear, standard far cotton panties, is that their sizing is completely different than clothing sizes. Were a size 6 undies? Well maybe you're a size 10 in jeans. Wear a size 18 in jeans? Maybe you're a size 9-10. Just size them similarly. It's not like we can/would try them on first!

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@dcalotta: I have the same problem, My waist is small but my thighs are huge (soccer, tennis, running) so nothing, pants included, ever fit both. I'm 5-10, 175 lbs btw. The boxer stretching is a pain, I do better with any kind of compression short but the expense usually means I can't have a wardrope full.

I also have a side rant about dress pants/slacks. The pockets are always sewn tighter near the thighs and sometimes stick out enough to look ridiculous. Even the most expensive brands want to make everything slim through the thighs which just doesn't work for me. I'd appreciate any useful suggestions.

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@thumperchick: Totally agree about the sizing in women's panties. The sizes make NO sense at all! And similar to @sporadic's complaint about the fit of men's undies, the width of the crotch panel across the back varies greatly between (and sometimes WITHIN) brands. We aren't all shaped the same way, but if that panel is too narrow the entire thing tries to turn into a thong! (TMI?) To further complicate things, I am allergic to nylon. Yeah. For most of my life it was a struggle to find undergarments made of cotton, once I outgrew the little girl's department. Fortunately, several brands have started featuring cotton undies, although my favorites, but Jockey, seem to be discountinued as soon as I find them.

@magic cave: Check out Soma's website before you make the trip. Their stuff isn't cheap, but if you hang on for a sale EVERYTHING goes on sale at some time. Get fitted to find what you like, then wait for a sale. Get on their mailing list for the best deals.

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@robingraves: those aren't penises. you have an udder!

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@misterron: LOL, it is true. The questions are weird. I'm not staff, or I would ask about them!

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@dontwantaname: you're just stalking me so you can smack me after any comment i make that is even slightly off colour, aren't you?

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@no1: wouldn't that be every comment you make?

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Depends on who's wearing them.

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Just did some shopping at Oldnavy.com and spotted these men's boxer-briefs w/ 5% spandex: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=38196&vid=1&pid=388589012

Similar "trunks" at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Classics-Stretch-Trunk-Black-Assortment/dp/B0071NMHLO/ref=pd_sbs_a_52

5% is just about the right amount to help a cotton knit keep its shape, without making the garment clingy or hot.