Underwear color

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  1. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    It is a bit of the intimate question. Do boxers/trunks/briefs have to match with either undershirt or pants? I prefer white undershirts since they don’t show through both light and dark shirts. However, I don’t like white boxers as they don’t match with my grey or navy pants. That is the reason I prefer to match my boxers with pants. However, both white undershirt and boxers look perfectly coordinated as opposed to the case when boxers are grey/navy and undershirt is white.
     
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  2. laundry day

    laundry day Active Member

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    For underwear, if it is clean, fits, has no holes, and is comfortable, I will wear it. I don't really think about color coordination, matching textures, or matching formality with undergarments.
     
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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Hopefully, no one can see your underwear and pants at the same time, so who cares if they match?
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    If your underwear is not visible (and it should not be), this should not matter at all. I can understand how a shirt would be a bit see-through and why one might like a white undershirt (though I have heard a very light grey is actually better for this purpose), but pants generally should not be.
     
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    wojt Senior member

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    indeed, however dark underwear is more practical I prefer navy
     
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  6. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    only if you don't wash thoroughly and regularly....or you have some type of "condition."
     
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  7. wojt

    wojt Senior member

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    You got me.
    To be honest though, what I had in mind were sweat stains. I do a lot of sports and I don't compromise when playing basketball.
    I like my vital parts to be supported by my best boxerbriefs. White underwear/clothes do not stay snow-white long enough, yes you can
    remove those stains but why bother if you can just buy navy briefs which don't show as much/any color deterioration. Plus your rear
    always looks good in navy regardless of you complextion.
     
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    dragon8 Senior member

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    Amen.
     
  9. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Get navy boxer briefs. Don't worry whether they match or don't match.
     
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    konoyaro Senior member

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    The exception here is if you plan to wear white pants. Seems grey would be a good all rounder here as it does not tend to show through light colored clothes.
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Yeah. My comment was based on OP liking navy boxer briefs and tending to wear navy or grey trousers. Light grey is better for wearing with white pants.
     
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    wojt Senior member

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    I am not the OP i just got caught in the crossfire, but your comment for light grey is appreciated and will be remembered, not sure I will ever wear white pants though
     
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    mymil Senior member

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    The color doesn't matter. Since when is "perfectly coordinated" a virtue? All of my undershirts are gray, almost all of my underwear is navy.

    If you're concerned about sweat stains, wear different undergarments for exercising. I wear technical underwear for exercise and sports.
     
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    Yeah. Though the best color undershirt under a dress shirt that is a bit see-through varies a little depending on color of skin. I'm a black guy, not super-dark, and white is a fail under light colored shirts. Medium gray is good and black tolerable.

    Also, a few "summer" pants, such as light-colored linen pants or shorts,may be a bit see-through..
     
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  15. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Yes, sweat stains are a real nuisance with white underwear.
     

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