Over the weekend I decided to go shopping for new underwear because my current stash was looking tattered and worn. And the worst part about this is that I had to go to a section of town that I hate because the only two stores who carry underwear that is reasonably priced (I REFUSE to pay $25.00 for a pair of underwear with some fancy designers name on it), are located in a trashy part of Philly.
As I've shared before in a past post, Center City Philadelphia has the worst shopping. We have either high-end designer stores, or ill kept outlets. And can you believe we don't even have a Target in Center City? What a sacrilege!
Anyway. I first went to Marshall's and found no underwear in my size, nor could I find briefs. Then I went across the street to Burlington Coat Factory and had to close my eyes while walking through the store because everything was THROWN all over the place as if a tornado had swept through. The store was a total MESS.
When I finally located the men's underwear section, again, I could not find underwear in my size or any briefs.
I know I'm probably one of the few men who wears underwear briefs, but what can I tell you, I like them. Yet, all I could initially find where boxers. Boxers. And more boxers.
I can't stand boxers because they give absolutely no "junk" support and feel way too baggy under my pants. The one and only time I ever tried wearing boxers, it felt as if I were wearing TWO pairs of pants. Nope, no boxers for me.
The most popular men's underwear now seems to be boxer briefs. And I can't stand these either because I don't like how they hug the upper part of my legs like bicycle shorts. Again, it feels as though I'm wearing two pairs of pants. Nope, no boxer briefs for me.
I also noticed men's bikini underwear. I mean, do men still wear these?!? Sorry, but they're too tight; feeling as though you're wearing a Speedo bathing suit.
As I said, my favorite underwear are briefs, like these...
After searching the men's department at Burlington and not finding anything in my style or size, I decided to try the young men's department because I sometimes get lucky finding my size. My waist is 30 inches, so I can very often wear a young man's large size. But alas, all I could find were boxers or boxer briefs. That is until I spotted a package of large size briefs waaaaaay in back of the rack.
And the most brilliant thing about it was that they were only $8.99 for a 5-pack. Eureka, I had struck GOLD!
I also noticed that the colors looked good. From outside of the package I could see black, grey, and navy blue, but wasn't sure what the other two colors were. But hell, for $8.99 I didn't care because even if they were white, I could deal with it.
Well, when I got home and opened the package this is what I discovered...
Not bad, hu?
underneath those colors I discovered these...
Oh well, it looks like I only got THREE pairs of underwear briefs for $8.99. Because I wouldn't be caught DEAD wearing those striped skivvies. I'll most likely use them for dust rags.
Happy Monday, y'all!