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18 people found this helpful
on 21 October 2012
I bought these as they are one of the few types of boxer shorts that don't have they horrible button down the front which cause a lessening of support. They arrived almost the next day and when I unpacked them I had to recheck the packaging and the label to confirm they were the correct size (I ordered Medium). They looked TINY! More like the sort of thing that a 10 year old boy might have a little difficulty squeezing into!
However, when I tried them on they stretched to fit and were very comfortable. Despite the degree they need to stretch from their seemingly tiny size, the waistband didn't dig into my waist, the legs were snug but not tight and they were exceptionally comfortable. I think this is because many makes that contain Lycra Elastane do so only in one direction. This means they stretch mainly following the direction of the Lycra threads. These however, seem to have Lycra threads both vertically as well as horizontally so they stretch to fit snugly in all directions. Added to that they are 8% Lycra, whereas many other makes are only 5%.
As for the other 92% being polyester instead of cotton, it just means they need to be washed at a lower temperature. They feel smooth, snug and supportive in all the right areas for general everyday use.
I can recommend these to anyone that doesn't want to pay the exorbitant prices of boxer shorts with a well-known brand and just 2% more Lycra. Just 2 pairs of these are about the same price as, if not cheaper than, a single pair of Calvin Kline equivalents (for example).
I intend to by more immediately.