A couple of years ago, I decided to try boxer briefs for the hell of it when I needed a few new pair to replace the white briefs I’d been wearing since childhood (and man some of them sure looked like they’d been worn since childhood…), and all that was available in the perfectly reasonable multipack were color mixes. Manly colors. Strong blacks, reds, dark greys, dark blues. I’d never had any colored underwear and the notion seemed kinda, well, girly.
But I bought a number of packs of the boxer briefs, all in various color multipacks, before deciding “heck, these really just kinda ride up my legs and become briefs with an uncomfortable accumulation of fabric at the legs. This sucks.” So I switched back to briefs. But alas, I had grown accustomed to the look of black and red and one mucho manly powder blue pair that came in a pack somewhere along the line.
I could no longer wear the cheap thin-fabric BVD multipacks and be happy. And it wasn’t vanity. I certainly don’t look any more attractive with my gut invading on a black waistband than a white, though Only Mostly Missus likes to joke about the passion that red ignites, or to quote Notting Hill “Not bad, not bad. Ladies love the grey.” It’s more the convenience. I can wash my underwear with my socks, which are all now darks for work, not so much white athletic socks. Yeah, I COULD wash them with the white undershirts, but somehow darks are easier to do. It doesn’t hurt that the colors hide the unavoidable discoloring around the crack, or that fabric seems a lot better on these than the brands of tighty-whities I used to buy; heavier, more durable. And less butt-sag. Because that is one of the biggest mood killers of all: butt-sag.
So men! Wear your weirdly included powder blue nuthuggers and rejoice!
One should always try and epitomize “mundane” and “pointless” when starting a thread here.