Wide Ribbed 100% Cotton Underwear that Stretched to the Moon
January 10, 2013 4:56 PM Subscribe
The underwear that got away 10 years ago is still keeping me up at night. (Melodrama)
posted by alice_curiouse to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Once upon a long time ago, I owned the most special underwear I've ever known (how they came into my life, I do not know).
They were so stretchy, if you pulled the waistband apart you could nearly double the length, as they were ribbed--and not 1x1 or "baby ribbed" (a la American Apparel). I don't know much about ribbing, but each rib was at least 1/4th an inch wide, yet the material was thin, unlike other ribbed things I know of (sweaters). They'd probably originally had a tag indicating brand/care, but I'd have cut that out immediately--there only remained a tiny tag that read 100% cotton, which I always looked at in amazement (no spandex!?). In color they were a light, heathered-grey, but I'd take any color, indeed. *wipes tear*
They were the very first pair I wore when I laundered all my clothes, and often I put them on directly out of the dryer--I couldn't wait!, plus--warm clothes, you know. I happily wore them for years, until way past their due, when they had to be thrown away for the sake of decency, humanity and the love of God, and I told myself--someday--I'd find their kind again. 10 years later, I simply cannot sleep. I can hunt down online strange hard-to-find Korean noodle products that my friends insist no longer exist anywhere, but no underwear to match these has ever again come into my life.
If it means quitting my job for a full-time search, I must find them again, somehow. But perhaps, my friends, you can help me keep my job, perhaps you can help make my life complete, because, for the most part, I HATE UNDERWEAR.