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I want to standardize my underwear drawer as I'm tired of matching socks. Price is no object here really - I just want the best underwear money can buy.

asked Jul 06 '11 at 15:37

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Smartwool socks are my personal favorite.

As for underwear, Courage Sports Celliant NanO2 Boxer Briefs are amazing. I got a pair, then ordered 6 more. Loved them so much I ordered another 12. They are the most comfortable underwear I've ever owned. Lightweight, breathable, soft, and surprisingly durable. After two years, I've yet to wear out a pair.


answered Oct 22 '12 at 14:32

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Smartwool socks are a good bet, but you might try a variety of socks that use Merino wool in different blends. REI.com has a great selection, including Smartwool, Thorlo, Wigwam, and their own house brand. Some people have hot, sweaty feet, others might get cold feet very easily. For me, the key thing was discovering that cotton is almost always the wrong fabric for socks (except for inside cowboy boots, oddly enough).


answered Oct 09 '12 at 18:50

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The best underwear is no underwear!

Am I the only one?

What a pain in the ass it all is.

Just let your freak flag fly and get on with it.


answered Sep 20 '12 at 20:07

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answered Sep 03 '11 at 20:03

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Courtney Ostaff

Socks: smart wool, Thorlos, falke


answered Sep 03 '11 at 19:58

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Courtney Ostaff

I second the Smartwool socks.

I tried ex-officio boxers, but they didn't hold up as well as Patagonia. I wasn't aware of Terramar, but after seeing the price difference, I'll definitely try them.

The weak spot in most of the boxers I've tried is the life of the elastic waist band. The early version of the Patagonia briefs was weak there, but they've since beefed up the band.


answered Aug 05 '11 at 08:43

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Smartwool socks. Without a doubt. Wool for comfort (they do NOT itch), nylon to last. super-popular with hikers.

Boxer briefs: ex-officio. Expensive but will last forever as made out of nylon. 2nd choice would be terramar: a softer feel and different fit; try one of each then pick your favorite.

I own and use all of these. Started getting them for comfort and pack-ability on 14hr flights to Asia and now slowly converting all my regular wear too.


answered Aug 05 '11 at 08:27

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edited Aug 05 '11 at 08:30

The Goldtoe Canterbury Midcalf

Comfortable, appropriate for dressy occasions, hold up very well over time. Of course, you'll look silly jogging in them.

Boxer briefs? Bleh.


answered Aug 01 '11 at 12:40

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edited Aug 01 '11 at 12:42

Patagonia Silk Weight Boxers

These feel like silk, but are machine washable. One key feature is they are quick-drying. If you've ever had to wash cotton underwear in a hotel sink and waited for them to dry, you'll appreciate these. They're expensive, but they're all I buy now. Glenn


answered Aug 01 '11 at 12:36

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I second these. Love them, last forever. Used tighty-whiteys way too long...

2 years, 4 months ago
Wayne%20Ruffner's gravatar image Wayne Ruffner

Tommy Hilfiger boxer briefs. Done.


answered Jul 18 '11 at 05:57

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