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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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The best underwear money can buy is the underwear you don't have to think about. I am a very satisfied user of ManPacks. It's a subscription service for underwear. Simply put down that you want a certain kind of sock or underwear, and they send you some every three months.

I started off with the 3 pack to standardize, but now I am down to the 1 pack. This means that as things wear out, you don't have to remember to shop and get new ones. Automating this part of your life is very rewarding.


answered Jul 12 '11 at 09:54

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I really don't have a problem with underwear wearing out or forgetting to buy more. Purchasing underwear when you need it is not difficult - there's absolutely no need to be on a subscription plan.

3 years, 6 months ago
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I used to fold all our underwear neatly. Then I realized that it's a waste of time. Now I just stack all the underwear flat in a neat stack. I lift up the underwear and put the freshly washed stuff on the bottom. Or I have two stacks, I put freshly washed underwear on one stack and take underwear from the second stack. When the second stack is depleted, I flip the first stack over into the second stack's place. This way all the underwear gets equal wear.

As far as socks are concerned, the brand doesn't matter as long as you buy socks that are all the same. If you are having trouble telling black socks from dark blue ones, either sort them outside in the sunshine, or get some light bulbs with a better Color Rendering Index (CRI) The closer a rating is to 100, the easier it is to tell the colors apart.

Here is a link to a description of CRI:link text


answered Jul 11 '11 at 10:12

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Socks are certainly not all created equal - the vast majority is cheaply made with terrible seams, fabric that loses elasticity, etc.

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