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I’m Thankful Too…

…for Mail Order Underwear!

That’s right. Mail Order Underwear. And socks. And t-shirts.

I found this site, Manpacks.com a few weeks back. I don’t remember how I ended up here, but I think it was through reddit. And at first I was like, wait…you can order underwear online? But then I was like, well of course you can! We’re virtually crotch deep in the Age Of Ordering Online!

The thing is, this isn’t just a one-time order, it’s actually a subscription for socks, underwear and t-shirts. Who knew? I didn’t.

Their tagline is Men Hate To Shop (so we don’t make them). And they’re absolutely right. Now let me tell you a story.

A few months back, I had to do  some shopping, and I needed underwear. Badly. So I did what any guy would do: I didn’t go!

A few weeks later, the situation was very dire. I REALLY needed underwear now. So I went on the hunt and ended up at some department store. In the underwear section. Yes. Boxers will do. Hell, anything would do at this point. Just buy them and let’s get out of here. But it wasn’t that easy.

It was underwear warfare.

Nothing was in order! I couldn’t find my size, or the right style. It was chaos.

Then there was a huge whirring sound, and the ventilation shut down. I began to sweat and I couldn’t breathe. I started to fear that they’d find me hours later, slumped in a corner, clutching a bag of g-strings. “You don’t understand!”, I’d try to explain as I came to. “I passed out! I grabbed the display for support!”

My reputation would be ruined. Soiled in fact.

And that’s why Man Packs seems like such a great idea!

Seriously, I’m this close to ordering: —> |  |

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  • Now there’s a good idea. I was surprised to see that they expect folks to order underwear every three months. I’m good for a couple of years in between purchases.

    We have these gadgets called a washing machine and dryer and it makes my underwear feel brand new every time I run them through a cycle.

  • Jepeto

    My woman buys my underwear and writes my initials on them.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah? Manpacks. For your, erm, man-pack?

  • Heh, heh. When I first saw the word, “Manpacks”, I thought it was some kind of male enhancement underwear – you know, like the push-up bra for women, it’s men’s underwear with a codpiece.
    😉

  • I embroider hearts on Alex’s. That way, he and anyone he showed them to would feel bad when they saw that. I need to talk to Nicky and make sure she understands the strategy.

  • Alex only wears Ralph Lauren boxers in classic blue and white stripes. He also favors Eddie Bauer tee shirts in white. It is easier that way so I can take care of that for him. Manpacks? I love the way that sounds! Rugged and racy at the same time. So glad I can comment again!

  • Manpack? Oh NO. YOU need the macho pack!

  • Yeah, that’s a good point. If I go this long between wearing out my underwear, why would I need a 3 month subscription. Also:

    WHO WEARS OUT THEIR UNDERWEAR THAT FAST?

  • Yep. That’s pretty much the idea 🙂

  • ahahahaa…If Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull was an underwear model, it would be exactly that: Codpiece Underwear.

  • Glad you can comment again too! I really don’t know why this is happening to you.

    Manpacks is a great name. I still think I’ll take the plunge and try, just to see.

  • hahahha…Do I ever!

    But I wonder now…what would you call the female version? Ladypack sounds weird. I’ll think of something.

  • Do not order from the “pre-owned” or the “lightly used” section. And refurbished just won’t cut it either.

  • Ha, ha! Ian Anderson – I can picture it! Wow! Thats a blast from Living In The Past and his trademark minstrel ‘manpack’.
    😉

    Nertz, now you’ve made me think of a flute riff in one of their songs and, for the life of me, I can’t remember its name. Damn earworm.

  • Found it (thank the gods, it was driving me nuts)! It wasn’t a riff but a song – “Bouree” from their album, Stand Up – a variation of J.S. Bach’s Suite in E Minor for Lute. (Sorry, off topic, I know.)

  • I knew that was the one you were talking about, but you beat me to it. I’ve been humming it in my head ever since!

  • Jepeto

    who’s Nicky?

  • That’s the most sound advice I’ve ever heard.

  • “Man Packs.” BAHAHAHAHA!

    My friend’s husband just went mountain climbing and needed her to go buy him the underwear touted as “Seven Days, Seven Countries, One Pair of Underwear.”

    Needless to say, they are only made for men.

  • I hate shopping as much a men do! Ordering underwear online is like a dream-come-true!

  • Rachele

    I just saw, somewhere, an article about disposable underwear…for women. I’m sure they make them for men too. Why would you need a subscription? Are they sending you new briefs monthly? How many do you get each time? I need more info ‘cuz it sounds like they assume you don’t do laundry…none of my business.

  • Disposable underwear? We’re not talking about diapers, right? I hope not.
    But no, I haven’t tried it, yet. You can customize the packages to your needs. 1 of each item, 2 of each, etc. It all depends on how badly one needs them underwears.

  • That sounds nasty…yet I’m intrigued. Sounds like high tech underwear.

  • hahahaha…like what could be better?

  • Exactly!

  • KZ

    You know, I was thinking along the same lines. “Who in the world needs that much underwear?” Then I remembered that in the last month alone, I’ve ripped a whole in TWO of my Gap branded boxers during my workout sessions. Gap branded boxers and deep squats are a dangerous combination. I’m not entirely convinced that Manpacks is the answer for me, though.

  • I’ve bought some items from the Gap, and I have to say that the quality is not up to par. But then, much of what we buy isn’t made to last. To settle my curiosity, I think I’m going to have to try this Manpacks thing.

  • Mikewj

    Do they carry anything with a steel-reinforced crotch? Just curious….

  • Mikewj

    I love “Bouree.” And now it’s stuck in my head, too. Damn you both.

  • Mikewj

    When you say you’re “going to have to try this Manpacks thing,” it sounds suspiciouly ambiguously Brokeback Mountain.

  • It does, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. Not like there’s anything wrong with that if it was. Which it’s not.

  • I don’t think so. Do you think there’s a market for that?

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