My boxer brief conundrum
October 6, 2010 5:18 PM Subscribe
Target used to sell 3-packs of Merona brand
all black (black waistband and black base) boxer briefs, but they've stopped carrying them. Has anyone who's tried these fantastic boxer briefs found a suitable replacement? They were the kind that didn't have a fly opening in the front.
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Merona boxer briefs hit what I would call "The Trifecta of Boxer Briefdom". My criteria:
1. Taller than average, soft elastic waistband.
2. Retains its shape. Doesn't get baggy after wearing them for a day. No sagging in the crotch or legs. I'm sure this has to do with the fact that they were 5 or 10% spandex.
3. NO WRITING. When I bend over and my shirt rides up a little bit, the last thing I want to do is advertise a brand of underwear.
I've tried other brands and I've been unsatisfied with the results. I'm wearing Old Navy's boxer briefs right now. They come close, but they lose their shape to the point where I'm essentially wearing "just shorts" when I take my pants off before I go to bed.
I'm also not interested in the "sporty" type of boxer brief, which encapsulates the UnderArmor style of all spandex, reflective, bike short reminiscent brand.
Is there a hidden cache of these boxer somewhere in the world? I know there's other people out there that are just as confused as I am by the disappearance of my favorite brand of boxer brief as evidenced by THIS
Help me out hivemind! Anything out there that meets my boxer brief standards?