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View Poll Results: boxers or briefs?
boxers 20 36.36%
briefs 21 38.18%
unmentionables / bloomers / other 9 16.36%
neither 11 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 22 2014, 06:10 PM   #31
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Briefs or commando, all dependant on mood.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:29 PM   #32
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Commando. It's an airflow thing.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:31 PM   #33
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Boxer briefs here as well.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:33 PM   #34
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Boxers. This "support" thing that people keep going on about with briefs and boxer briefs is something I want no part of. It makes me feel itchy and I have to constantly make adjustments. As much as I like touching my dangly bits, there's a time and a place, and I'd prefer if it's not constantly and everywhere.

Going Kommander is also an option. It's like going commando, but also involves not wearing pants.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:49 PM   #35
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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. . . Things move around way too much in boxers and briefs feel as tight as a prison cell.
Maybe you're buying them a size too small?

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. . . A good tight fit but with an ample pouch for the General & 2 Colonels.
Never heard that one before. Back in elementary school, it was the "stick shift and two ball bearings."
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Old March 22 2014, 06:54 PM   #36
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Boxer-briefs are the correct answer. If you'd included them in the poll, suspect you'd see they've overtaken both of the traditional styles...
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Old March 22 2014, 08:56 PM   #37
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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^They started in the late '90s or early 2000s. I've been wearing them since about 2002 since they offer the airiness of the boxers with the support of the brief in other areas. I particularly like that they have more room in the middle for certain things. Things move around way too much in boxers and briefs feel as tight as a prison cell.
Agree.
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Old March 22 2014, 10:21 PM   #38
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

scotpens wrote: View Post
Captain Ice wrote: View Post
. . . Things move around way too much in boxers and briefs feel as tight as a prison cell.
Maybe you're buying them a size too small?

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. . . A good tight fit but with an ample pouch for the General & 2 Colonels.
Never heard that one before. Back in elementary school, it was the "stick shift and two ball bearings."
Meat and two veg, twig and berries, wedding tackle, bobby dangler, giggle stick.

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Old March 22 2014, 10:52 PM   #39
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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A good tight fit but with an ample pouch for the General & 2 Colonels.
At my age, they've been reduced in rank to three sorry privates.
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Old March 22 2014, 11:17 PM   #40
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Boxers. I don't care for briefs and lawyers.
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Old March 22 2014, 11:18 PM   #41
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

The lack of a boxer-briefs option on this poll is truly a travesty. So, we boxer-briefers are "unmentionable" "others," are we?

Just remember the old adage: first, they came for the commandoes, and I said nothing, for I did not go commando. Then, they came for the boxer-briefers...
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Old March 23 2014, 03:14 AM   #42
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Another vote for boxer-briefs here. Truly, the best of both worlds.

Boxers are too loose fitting, and frequently ride up into The Phantom Zone, thus causing you to have to do that embarrassing reverse Picard Maneuver to unwedge them.

Briefs make Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg (The Warriors Three) feel like they're stuck in the Death Star trash compactor, complete with the freaky one-eyed monster struggling to get out before the walls crush him.

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Nerdy enough?
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Old March 23 2014, 05:14 AM   #43
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

I have always worn briefs. No plans to change this.

Not only do briefs suit my needs just fine as they are, going to boxers this late in the game would just feel way too weird.
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Old March 23 2014, 07:37 AM   #44
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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Just remembering what my Mom always told me as I was growing up:
"Always have a fresh pair of underwear on, with no holes, so if you are hurt and have to go to the hospital, you won't be embarrassed...."
LOL we just found another planetary constant: my mom told me literally the same and she was told it by her mom.
(to which admonition the traditional reply in my family is: "and stay a good catholic, don't engage in intermarriage, don't get run over by a tricycle and don't fall into a letter box!" )

...as I remember, along with the clean underwear thing, there were only 4 Major Perils:

Fall down
Break your neck
Poke someone's eye out
Catch pneumonia

Ah, the old days...
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Old March 23 2014, 10:02 AM   #45
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

^^ My Mother used to say, "Be careful with that or you'll put somebody's eye out. Then the fun will be over."

That's what I get for going kommander.
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