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DP pants intervention - recommendations please

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SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 16:14:25

I've had enough of DP's raggedy-arse pants collection angry (I am pregnant and short on patience and I have to see them when I do the laundry.) Apparently, M&S had no acceptable replacements hmm

So, I need a source of basic but decent quality, black trunks-style men's undies that don't go all dishcloth after a couple of washes.

Can anybody help save my relationship ? smile

ilovepowerhoop Fri 21-Feb-14 16:15:53

dh wears asda/tesco black boxer shorts so i am sure they will do trunk style ones too

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 16:24:56

I didn't think of the supermarket - good idea.

Do they wash ok?

Fairylea Fri 21-Feb-14 16:26:21

Tesco. And dh is usually a clothes snob!

Hopefully Fri 21-Feb-14 16:27:20

I know you said no M&S, but my DH was the same until I got him some of the modal/microskin hipsters from there, he says they're really comfy and don't look too awful apart from the bright purple ones he found in a multipack. Several styles here.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 21-Feb-14 16:29:21

DH's best pants are Boden. Thick cotton, hold their shape well, no shrinking in the tumble and they haven't faded in god knows how many washes. M&S pants always go a bit saggy.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 21-Feb-14 16:29:43

He says they're supportive too grin

RonaldMcDonald Fri 21-Feb-14 16:31:43

tell him to have a look

that should help

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 16:32:17

No, no, DP claimed M&S "didn't really have anything" in the vague sort of way he does when he's fibbing. I don't believe he actually bothered going at all!

AnythingNotEverything Fri 21-Feb-14 16:32:24

DS is a small in men's pants (trunks really) and wears Tesco or Sainsburys. Quality is fine.

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 16:33:26

You'd think so, Ronald, really you would...

Hopefully Fri 21-Feb-14 16:33:59

Oh, that kind of 'didn't have anything' grin

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 16:38:55

This is all very helpful, thanks so much everyone smile

I think I'll bulk buy some more basic ones, as per recommendations, and some Boden ones for best. You can say what you like about Boden, but their stuff is usually pretty decent and lasts.

I'm not sure even the textile rag bank will want the old ones but they must be disappeared!

lostblonde86 Fri 21-Feb-14 16:57:10

I buy the asda black trunks for hubby wash well, as lasted well thinking about it.

Mintyy Fri 21-Feb-14 16:59:10

M&S men's pants are rubbish. Infact, so are their women's ones nowadays.

I find Next usually v good for pants, and excellent for socks.

Amethyst24 Fri 21-Feb-14 19:03:03

Uniqlo seamless. DP has a few pairs, one in a rather racy magenta* and a few in black/grey/navy.

*does that make him a Winter? Anyway it means I get to call him the Pink Pantser, which will never not be funny.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Fri 21-Feb-14 19:14:50

I buy DH the 3 pack from M&S for about £18 and they are comfy, nice to look at and wash and dry really well. Been buying them for years as I used to pay a few pounds less than I do now for them.

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 19:31:21

Pink Pantser


DP could totally rock pink pants!

Bluestocking Fri 21-Feb-14 19:36:05

Amnesty do great men's chuddies. DP tells me they are very comfortable and they seem to be good quality and survive lots of washes. And it's a really good charity to support.

SomethingOnce Fri 21-Feb-14 19:43:53

Hmm, I was hoping to see the back of Political Pants with the imminent disposal of the Pants to Poverty ones...

But thanks!

Bluestocking Fri 21-Feb-14 19:51:31

Prohibit Political Pants!

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