What’s the Deal with Men and Their Underwear?

Warning: sponsored content below. Also beware of violent behavior in the video. My husband thought my treatment of his underwear was very aggressive, but I’m sure your opinion will vary.

It’s not that I need everything nice and new and all matchy-matchy in our house now, but after more than three years of living with my parents, we’re making a bit of a fresh start. What better way to start off fresh than with new underwear?

Apparently there’s one in every couple, but in a male/female couple my research indicates it’s almost always the male. The man who cannot part with his ratty old undies. The guy who looks longingly at a limp gray pair of what used to be tighty whiteys and cannot toss them* aside.

“We went through college together,” he sniffed sadly as I ripped the seams apart.


What’s the deal with men and their underpants?


As we were preparing to transition to our new place, I met someone from the Jockey team and shared my vision, my dream that my husband’s old skivvies would get “lost in the move.” Moved by my passion on the topic, the kind soul passed along a gift certificate so that I could set my husband up in style. Well, as noted in the video, I invited my husband to choose the new undies with me, but apparently he would have felt like a traitor to his current stock, so I did it alone.

I went on my virtual shopping trip earlier this week. I was surprised by the variety of styles available for men.

jockey underwear

Uh, no.

Yeah, I skipped the bikinis and thongs, but I didn’t go all tighty whitey, either. My shopping haul included boxer briefs, sporty things, and other styles. Okay, I may have snuck a pair of women’s exercise pants in, too. What? They were on clearance.

Nothing says “fresh start” like new drawers in your new drawers. After I return from the Blissdom conference it’s out with the old and in with the new. I can’t wait.

And tell me, does your partner have an underwear thing, too?


*It? Them? Why do we call a single article of clothing a pair?

 Thanks to Jockey for partnering with me on this very special project.

6 Responses to What’s the Deal with Men and Their Underwear?
  1. Tina
    February 29, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    haha – loved this! hilarious. I found you through your entry in my canvas contest – thanks for a good laugh today!

  2. Condo Blues
    March 16, 2012 | 9:11 am

    I completely agree with women making almost all men’s undie purchases. BTW buy the Space Panties! Well Jockey has a different name for them but CoolMax (I think) was developed by NASA for astronautics which makes them Space Panties in our house. They really do keep you cooler.

    • admin
      March 16, 2012 | 9:36 am

      I got some of those for the hubs, but dare not call them panties, LOL. He said they really do keep his boys cool, though the feeling takes some getting used to.

  3. Hyacynth
    March 16, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    That was kinda{!!} hilarious! lol

  4. Lisa
    March 17, 2012 | 8:11 am

    He has more than an underwear thing. He can’t throw any of his clothes away. I have to have them magically disappear a lot.

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