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Three pairs of pants is NOT enough... is it??

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Adunni Wed 22-Mar-17 13:00:17

Noticed there were hardly ever pairs of DP's pants in the wash basket, so I bought him a pack that looked comfy and were reasonably priced, and put them in his underwear drawer.

When I mentioned I'd done this he said, "Oh, you didn't need to do that - I already have three pairs."

I press him on this and he says that, 'as [he's] not a woman', he doesn't need to change his pants every day and three pairs is plenty.

As in he literally own three pairs. In total.

He's been wearing them in rotation and if I'd have to estimate I'd say that unless I forcibly liberate them from his Floor Closet (that's a rant for another day) they aren't getting washed more than once every two weeks.

Am I being precious or is this just... eughh???!!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 22-Mar-17 13:01:07


That's grim

phoenixtherabbit Wed 22-Mar-17 13:01:27

YANBU that's gross.

sparepantsandtoothbrush Wed 22-Mar-17 13:01:54

Ewww. That's grim

TheDuckSaysMoo Wed 22-Mar-17 13:02:35

Pretty gross but it is his choice. I'm not sure if it is better or worse than my dh's choice to not wear any.

Sirzy Wed 22-Mar-17 13:02:43


Not that it matters but is he wearing one pair for 2 weeks? Or each one for about 5 days?

Petalbird Wed 22-Mar-17 13:03:17

Eek when ever he takes them off put them straight in the washing machine

GuinessPunch Wed 22-Mar-17 13:03:19

Yuck. You have sex with that.

QuizTeamaAguilera Wed 22-Mar-17 13:03:45

YANBU! Clean pants every day is very important! I think my DH has about 7-8 pairs in total and always puts clean ones on after his daily shower.

BorpBorpBorp Wed 22-Mar-17 13:03:50


MiddleClassProblem Wed 22-Mar-17 13:04:25

What's gender got to do with it? Willies are worse as they leak a bit sometimes after!

Sirzy Wed 22-Mar-17 13:04:29

Does he wash?

Twistmeandturnme Wed 22-Mar-17 13:05:32

The three pants rule is for independent travelling: (one pair on, one in the wash, one on the line) to minimise packing.
It is not an excuse to be a filthy so and so.
Clean pants every day.

TheConstantCakeEater Wed 22-Mar-17 13:05:37

LTB shock

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Wed 22-Mar-17 13:06:29


I thought the FiL who only owned 6 pairs was odd!

ijustwannadance Wed 22-Mar-17 13:06:31

That is pure laziness.

I also would wonder how clean his bits are!

MatildaTheCat Wed 22-Mar-17 13:08:00

Mark my words, this will not be the full extent of his crimes against decency. You have been warned.

Does he own a toothbrush?

JennyOnAPlate Wed 22-Mar-17 13:08:27

Absolutely rank!!

MatildaTheCat Wed 22-Mar-17 13:11:29

Quick question due to use if the word 'closet', can we be clear you are discussing underpants? If you are American then you could possibly <clutches at straws> mean trousers to the British reader.

But I don't think you do?

Floggingmolly Wed 22-Mar-17 13:12:57

He rotates them, but they're not washed between wears?? Does he have a shower and put back on dirty pants, or does he not bother to shower either?
That's not endearingly eccentric, that's disgustingly filthy envy
How can you bear to touch him without a ten foot pole?

Floggingmolly Wed 22-Mar-17 13:13:58

Do they sell trousers in packs of three, Matilda? grin

DorothyBastard Wed 22-Mar-17 13:14:41

That is really foul. How on earth has he reached adulthood without learning/realising that that is not okay?

OhTheRoses Wed 22-Mar-17 13:16:59

Ugh. Mine is the other extreme. Cotton lawn boxers x at least 25/30 and he likes them ironed and folded a certain way. Kept in his drawer in neat piles of five. All in shades of blue, with or without a pattern. His socks have to be folded too; black for work usually browny at weekends. Don't get me onto the handkerchiefs.

Fancy a swap OP?

Sunnysky2016 Wed 22-Mar-17 13:17:32

That's disgusting! Clean everyday and after a shower is the rule

Laiste Wed 22-Mar-17 13:17:35

they aren't getting washed more than once every two weeks.




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