Having watched the most gorgeous 6 ft blonde man wander around a cricket field in whites on a blissful summer afternoon and then spend the evening shagging him senseless, my personal view is they were invented by a woman like me - only about 20 years younger
<<pag does wistful sigh and losses an afternoon in nostalgia>>
<<pag realises she is going to have to remember to seperate reality from false memory lusting when watching Stuart Broad during the ashes>>
I use vanish soap rubbed in well, then rub trousers with nail brush to get off bulk of stain and put a vanish white wash powder in with ordinary powder. Bloke does look gorgeous in them, but they should be green, brown and red.
I wish I could make ds2 wash his cricket whites himself, but since he is utterly incapable even of putting dirty washing in the washing basket, he'd be wearing the filthiest whites in the known universe all the time.
But I don't scrub grass stains either - I use daz and vanish powder and that has to suffice.
Never looked at the white pants that closely. Just had a peer at them. They have a pouch for the box but aren't that awful, thy're kookaburra. Main problem is he only has 1 pair and is playing twice a week so he has to remember to wash them as we don't do 2 white washes a week normally.