lightweight mens underwear

Oct 31st, 2003, 05:42 PM
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Before my trip last summer to Italy, I purchased "silkweight" boxers from Wickers, Ex Officio briefs, and Patagonia boxer/briefs. The waistband on the Wickers boxers was irritating, so I didn't wear them much. The others (ExO and Patagonia) were all great -- very comfortable, and very quick drying. I think next trip I may try to get by with two pairs -- they are so easy to wash out and quick to dry. The downside, of course, is that all of these are pretty expensive (up to $25 per pair), but if you are patient they all go on clearance from time to time at,, and
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Oct 31st, 2003, 06:02 PM
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LOL, Joey, you want to know why Europeans are all uptight about the differences between men and women's underwear? You've hit the nail on the head--any man would most certainly be uptight stuffed into women's underwear! Literally and figuratively, of course.

I bought my husband cheapo cotton boxers for our two weeks in Italy. I washed them in the sink, wrung them out, rolled them in a towel to get the last bit of water out, hung them over the tub and they were always dry the next day. Worked like a charm and I incurred no extra expense for fancy clothing.
Nov 1st, 2003, 09:52 AM
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at's it, tomorrow I file for divorce. For some reason my otherwise perfect wife expects me to buy my own underwear and, woe to tell, hand wash it myself while on vacation. How does one pluck these paragons of pampering from the passing parade of perambulatibg pulchritude?
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Nov 1st, 2003, 12:10 PM
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Mike, lots of good advice here, but if you don't want to pay high prices for fast drying undies, visit JC Penney's. Their Towncraft brand is a cotton/polyester blend and comes in briefs, tee shirts and athletic shirts. My husband loves them because they're very comfortable. We originally bought them for our trip to Europe last year, but he wears them everyday now.

They are inexpensive, hold up well and dry in no time!
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Nov 1st, 2003, 02:38 PM
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Do they really dry overnight? What about socks that dry overnight?
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Nov 1st, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Ok, I didn't think I would have to state the obvious, but after reading a response to my post here, I guess I should add the following: If you decide to bring your older underwear and throw them away after you wear them, you really should put them in a bag when throwing them into the trash - please be discreet!

Fun thread and informational, although I not sure how the burka comment fit in - Christina, it really isn't meant to be used as underwear - LOL -
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Nov 1st, 2003, 04:21 PM
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A reply to the question about socks that dry overnight: Tilley ( sells socks that dry quickly. The thin type are dry in the morning except in very damp climates. The thicker type take a bit longer but are nicer for doing a lot of walking in. The Tilley t-shirts are very handy as well. As another poster said cheapo boxers work just as well as the expensive underwear.
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Nov 1st, 2003, 09:46 PM
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Well, to say the least I got some great suggestions, some interesting suggestions and some not so great suggestions. Thanks to all of you and continue if you have more.
Rhkkmk-I don't think so! (came off the farm years ago and been wearing ever since.) I wear tees 12 months a year and feel less than dressed without them.
Lacko-I don't think so. Even that level of cross dressing doesn't appeal to me -- reminds me of too many jokes I've heard. Besides as someone said what if I had to go to the hospital -- I would probably just lie on the street and die -- The undertaker would not embarass me.
To the rest of you thanks for the great sites and suggestions. I am sure I will find something. And thanks for not making fun of the question!
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Nov 2nd, 2003, 05:55 AM
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Even though I can respect most people and their fetishes, wearing women's underwear will not work for me. Going without underwear can offer a moment of free-flying, sexy abandon until bodily excretion stains begin to show up on clothing. Also, not for me. Men's underwear is a very important subject for men who travel and I applaud Mr. Mikex for bringing it up, so to speak. Every time I visit Europe I take the time to shop for new underwear and I don't care about the cost as long as the fabric feels great against my sensitive skin and the fit is generous and comfortable. For a seven night visit I will pack five pieces. I found these great plastic clips that hang on any kind of hook or rod so drying underwear overnight has never posed a problem. DIM is a stylish French brand that is quite popular throughout Europe, especially with active, athletic men. HOM is also a favorite choice but harder to find outside of Paris. As one poster already mentioned, Intimissimi of Rome has great stretch boxers but I wish their selection for men offered more. I'll be sure to check out Sloggi on my next visit to Italy. Thanks to all for posting this helpful information.
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Nov 5th, 2003, 12:30 PM
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cd, yes they easily dry overnight. They are great. Socks made from microfiber will dry quickly. I have several pairs myself and so does my husband. I've seen them at Walmart and other stores.
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