*Disclaimer: There will be no "Dave modeling underwear" photos in this review. You can now safely read on…
Sometimes you need to buy new underwear.
Like a lot of other dads I get my fair share of cheeky boxers as gifts, some better than others. I got a pair of Despicable Me boxers for my birthday that are so soft it's really quite unnerving.
But uh…I digress.
A few weeks ago around spring cleaning time my wife was extolling the virtues of some new Asian philosophy that helps you get rid of all your crap without feeling bad about it. I took that thinking to my closet and drawers and within an hour or two had three giant, black garbage bags full of clothes I never wear to give away and another bag of clothes for the trash, namely undershirts and underwear.
That left me with one little problem. I didn't have a lot of wearable undergarments to get me through a long run without doing laundry and those Minions aren't going on under my work clothes.
Then it struck me. Well it was broadcast to me really. During some sporting event on TV I was subjected to another one of those Duluth Trading Company commercials with the deep voiced narrator and overweight cartoon guy I'm pretty sure is a plumber talking about Buck Naked underwear and how great they are. The tagline is "No Pinch, No Stink, No Sweat."
Well, you don't have to tell me twice during every commercial break for weeks and weeks before I submit to your will.
Online I went and in a week or two I had four pairs of new underwear, two of the Buck Naked performance boxers ($20 each) and two pairs of the more traditional Free Range cotton boxers ($17 each). Both are size large, waist says 36-38. I'm a 36, 35 on a good day.
I wasn't expecting anything phenomenal from the Buck Naked to tell you the truth but they really do have that feeling of "not being there" because the material is so light and stretches easily. They kept me relatively cool but I didn't really give it a smell test thank you very much. The waistband also didn't pinch as much as I thought nor as much as Jockeys I have with similar waistbands. It definitely passed the "No Pinch" test.
Surprisingly the Free Range boxers with a cotton elastic band were tighter which was a surprise. With a 36-38 size I figured I'd have more give. Nope. They're pretty tight which is too bad because the cotton is very soft and comfortable.
There it is. I endorse a product with the name Buck Naked and you don't even have to be a plumber to enjoy them.
**There was no contact nor payments from the company mentioned in the story and I purchased the products mentioned.