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As above depends on how much I wear them, shape, fit and colour! Once they look a bit tatty, grey or loose elastic they're only fit for the bin. However I have a lot of pairs and some are only for special occasions and therefore a few are really quite old!
I probably buy some nice new ones every year but keep my old stretchy ones for jam-rag time and the like. I've lost a lot of weight since having a baby a few years ago but kept my old XXL granny pants for some reason, and was pleasantly suprised to try them on the other day and find out they came up to my neck!
Mine last years and years. I've just sorted them out. I must have about 45 thongs which I dont even wear any more. Comfort pants for me these days. I do have matching sets for special occasions <rare>.
I have come to the conclusion that pants are a consumable and I just buy a few more every so often, rather than waiting till I go through and sort them out. Hoping to get this into an efficient quarterly ordering system one of these days! M&S pants used to be brilliant, but don't last that long now. They go in textile recycling when finished, cut up naturally.
My big post-natal pants have had a second life as part of my skiing kit! I always think you need extra pants on a ski trip, as you tend to shower and change after coming in from the slopes.
Once a year when I come back to the UK. I'm still under the illusion that M&S make good quality underwear. It also means my suitcase is lighter on the way out, or I take ones only fit for the bin. However some of the Bridget Jones variety at the back of the drawer date back to post-pregnancy gut retaining times 10 years ago. I felt like I had a crater instead of an abdomen.