I often wonder if there is more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Best Underwear You've Worn? - Page 5
They really are pretty good, especially for the price. Too bad they're a bitch to come by now.
I do find it funny that for a style forum where dropping a few hundred dollars is nothing, $30 underwear makes people flinch. Seriously, Hanes is awful. Do yourself a favor and buy at least one pair of nice quality underwear.
I have a pack of Hanes boxer brief that I bought last year, since they are uncomfortable to wear underneath jeans/pants I wear them to chill around the house. But I rather wear Hanes briefs than their boxer briefs if I had to stick with Hanes.
I don't like cotton as a material for underwear (including tshirts or socks). I prefer the wicking and odor control of wool, so I've been slowly converting all of these items to Icebreaker, Ibex, or Smartwool. Some might find these itchy, but I don't. For instance, I bought my father a Smartwool baselayer a few years ago and he hated it compared to Patagonia capilene. He found the wool itchy.
Anyway, some good ideas have been thrown out there on this thread, but for me, if it's cotton I can't consider it for underwear. Also, of the three companies I listed, ibex and icebreaker are probably the best quality, with Smartwool trailing somewhat, though still good IMHO.
I will say I have tried the UA Mesh series and found them very tight fitting and just uncomfortable. I stick to the O Series and Touch Series.