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Best Boxers in the World

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hugomano, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just got the first prototype in.

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    Prototype is on the left, a pair from Banana Republic on the right. Note that prototype has two seams down the back. Do you find this preferable to the single seam?


    I like the leg opening on yours as it seems not too big or too long. The two seams are fine but I like the wider seemingly looser BR waistband.
     
  2. alexei

    alexei Senior member

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    I also wear CK, but what I really hate is that (1) the band says "Calvin Klein" all around and (2) they can't match it up at the back where it's stitched together so it looks shoddy and you get something jumbled like "Calvlein"

    Gianni Versace. Incredibly comfortable and long-lasting. But expensive.
    Just FYI: Versace briefs are sometimes available on Amazon for $8 - marked down from $80. Don't know if you wear briefs, and also some people say they're not comfortable. I've never tried them, but couldn't hurt at that price.
     
  3. gracian

    gracian Senior member

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    I prefer the single seam. I don't know if the sizes are comparable but yours do seem trim. Are you using a covered waistband?
     
  4. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Hanro

    +1
     
  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I prefer the single seam. I don't know if the sizes are comparable but yours do seem trim. Are you using a covered waistband?
    Single seam does seem to make more sense, as one only has one crack. I'm not using a covered waistband because of the below reason (assuming we're talking about the same thing):
    In particular, I like boxers that have the soft inner cotton white band around the waste. Not the one where the elastic is within a layer of material, but the material bunches up accordian style, leaving impressions in your waist.
     
  6. FormulaQ

    FormulaQ Senior member

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    I wear all black Jcrew boxer briefs and love the way they look and feel
     
  7. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    I think 2Xist are excellent, but they don't last anywhere near as long as other brands. CK is very good, as is JCrew.

    +1 on this. I like 2Xist, but they fall a part quicker than the Coalition of the Willing
     
  8. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    I like Tugaloo boxers. Quality is very good.
     
  9. gracian

    gracian Senior member

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    I've always preferred a covered waistband. I never noticed the accordion marks on my waist. I have begun to develop a latex sensitivity in my old age and tend to get more welts with the uncovered waistband. Do let me know if you need some prototype testers. My resume includes: Calvin Klein, J Crew, Banana Republic, Brooks brothers, Polo, J Press, Paul Stuart and more.

    Single seam does seem to make more sense, as one only has one crack.

    I'm not using a covered waistband because of the below reason (assuming we're talking about the same thing):
     
  10. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    I just bought 5 more pairs of Banana Republic boxers on sale for $9.99 less a 10% coupon I had for those online surveys you randomly get on some receipts. At that price, BR boxers are the best value imo. Covered waistband, notched legs, very nice fabrics... They seem to have introduced new boxers now where the covered waistband is in a contrasting solid color fabric so all the older styles have been marked down.
     
  11. Mecnun

    Mecnun Well-Known Member

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    I like the Zimmerli boxers. Has anyone heard of Bamford & Sons sea-island cotton boxers?
     
  12. HomerJ

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