Nearly every product and service category I know of has value-priced offerings, as well as those that are premium-priced.
The question is whether or not it’s worth purchasing the high-priced items over those lower-priced ones.
A reader recently wrote in asking about whether or not it made sense to purchase more expensive boxer briefs:
I have been reading a lot lately about the higher-end underwear and shirts (even found some shirts based on your recommendations, so thanks for that), but do you have a list of your favorite brands of underwear?
You have the link to Tug’s Favorite Shirts. Since they’re so related, do you have a list of “Tug’s Favorite Underwear”?
I’m basically trying to see the justification in paying $30-40 for a pair of Mack Weldons when I usually stick with the Hanes ComfortSoft boxer briefs for daily wear.
Are they worth the 1000% increase in price?
Thanks in advance, and keep up the good reviews.
Are Higher Priced Underwear Worth The Investment?
My response to Jason:
Good to hear from you and thanks for your question!
I think it’s a good idea for me to put together a fave underwear list on my site, so I’m definitely gonna do that.
Your question about whether or not it’s justifiable to pay more for certain brands of underwear is a great question.
The honest answer is that it depends on whether or not you find that the product fits you the way you want it to, and whether or not you connect with the brand in a way for you to feel the price is worth the value.
That may sound a little vague, but I think the two combined make up a large part of how we as guys make purchases.
Keep in mind, that what I like in boxer briefs may not be what other guys like.
I’m an average built guy, with slight love handles, and larger thighs. So, I prefer underwear that fits close, but not tight, especially around the waist and legs.
The brands I listed above all have a boxer brief that fit me the way I like them to. Plus, they all are reasonably priced (under $30).
But, if you’re a skinnier guy, you may care about something entirely different, so my faves may not be to your liking.
Personally, I’ve never come across a value brand boxer brief that I really like. But, I do wear some old stretched out Hanes boxer briefs to bed every night because I find the loose fit great for sleeping in.
I’m a big supporter of Mack Weldon, and do think their gear is pretty good. That said, so far I prefer the other boxer briefs I mentioned more, but I do keep a couple pairs of MW in my drawer. Note, I haven’t tried their Silver Boxer Briefs yet.
I hope the above helps you make a buying decision. Please keep me posted on your search and what you think of the underwear brands you try.
I’ll also plan to share this with my readers in an article, plus I’ll be creating a faves underwear page too very soon (:
Thanks for the inspiration!
Although I’ve tried many brands of underwear boxer briefs over the years, I do plan to spend some time evaluating many other brands and writing about them here.
Some brands I have my eye on include:
- Comfortable Boxers Co.
- Mack Weldon Silver
- Naked Silver Boxer Brief
Do you have a favorite brand of underwear?
If so tell me about it in the comments section below.
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