Originally Posted by Big Texas
I can't say if it's worth the crazy prices Zimmerli charges, but I do think Hanro is worth it if you can afford it.
There really is a very noticeable difference in quality and longevity between nice boxers and cheap ones.
I generally agree with the first part of this, and hope the latter is true, for both undershirt and underwear.
I machine wash, but line dry my Hanros, since they are very thin, and I assume that the dryer is the most stressful part of the wash cycle, especially for any elastic in the waistband.
Thus far durability for Hanro seems good, as I can't distinguish my newest from my oldest, though my oldest pairs are only ~1-2 yrs old. Hoping for 3+ years out of 'em, would equate to $400/yr run rate undershit+underwear expense. More than a person needs to spend, but well worth it terms of the additional comfort, in my experience.
They're also much nicer looking, which is a small plus.