Minor existential dilemma: a hole in your favorite underwear

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    Dec 19, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    Edit: This is a thread meant for fun. #firstworldproblems are for Sally Fucking Struthers.

    This morning, while dressing for work, I discovered a small hole in the front of one of my favorite, most comfortable pairs of underwear. I've probably worn/washed them too often; their age is showing.

    The dilemma now: Attempt repair? Throw away? Wear with the hole as it multiples? There really is something to be said for the comfort of our favorite things, especially clothes that fit just right and might be difficult to replicate with a subsequent purchase of even the same size/brand/color/etc.

    What would you do?

    (I'm going to attempt to sew the hole tonight. It's close to a seam, meaning it may not ruin the fit.)

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    Dec 19, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    Why repair it.. Go commando! Experience all the excitement today!
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidYou only have one pair of underwear?
    Time to buy a new pair ... maybe several ... this is the time of year where you should be able to find quite a few sales out there .... take advantage of them for yourself too.


    If you read the original post, I was talking about one of my favorite pairs of underwear. I probably have over 100 pairs total.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWhy repair it.. Go commando! Experience all the excitement today!


    I do that all the time. But some things of comfort require maintenance. Right?
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    Keep them until you have a date with someone 'special'. Wear them then. If you get naked, hope he finds the hole and rips them off you, rather than politely taking them off.

    OK, so you'll lose your underwear. But at least they'll have a good send-off!
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidWhat would you do?

    Unless you're undressing in a locker room with other guys, I suppose it's your little secret. But as my late Mother frequently warned me as a boy: "Always wear fresh underwear, in case you find yourself in a hospital emergency room."

    Honest to gawd she'd say that, and oddly it came to pass far too often. Another area of her concern were my socks and ankles. One time after a bicycle accident, during which I was unconscious for most of it, she told me how relieved in the ER she was when they undressed me and "Your ankles were clean."

    Mom! I had a concussion with multiple other injuries, and your concern was whether my ankles were dirty??? I was a boy who played rough every day, and my ankles got dirty every single day.

    Back to underwear: I have read some studies that suggest all men's underwear should be replaced every year, no matter what their condition. Has to do with accumulation of fungus that causes things like jock itch. The fungus is very resistant to ordinary washing with detergents. So I'd say it's time to say goodbye to your old friend, and give it a decent burial.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    With all due humour, love, and respect:

    #FirstWorldProblems

    1. Wear one of your other favourite pairs of undies.

    2. Replace Ol' Faithful with a new pair of same brand/similar kind.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    TropicalMark saidWhy repair it.. Go commando! Experience all the excitement today!


    I do that all the time. But some things of comfort require maintenance. Right?
    I think I own three pairs.. and those are ONLY if I need to go to the doctors office or something where I might be with others and need to be 'modest' in a certain level of dress.....

    LOL
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    Preserve it and use it only for special occasions. I think tattered but clean undies are sexy if worn nonchalantly by a hot guy.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    Is it because you were busting out of them?
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    I've heard the replace-every-year-fungal argument too, but some pairs just fit so well....

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    Dec 19, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidWith all due humour, love, and respect:

    #FirstWorldProblems

    1. Wear one of your other favourite pairs of undies.

    2. Replace Ol' Faithful with a new pair of same brand/similar kind.


    Hence the title, minor existential dilemma. Somewhere else I might be wondering "What are underwear?" icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    endo saidIs it because you were busting out of them?


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    Dec 19, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    Just wear them with the hole.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy saidJust wear them with the hole.


    this
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    If the hole were big enough and in the right place, maybe. But it's not.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    WAIT a minute.. Runin, where IS the hole?
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    If you read the original post, I was talking about one of my favorite pairs of underwear. I probably have over 100 pairs total.


    100 pairs???icon_eek.gif

    And, I think this thread needs a photograph.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Really, nearly 20 replies and no one's asked to see pictures yet?

    Don't disappoint me, RJ.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    #firstworldproblems
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    I will say a well worn pair of haines or ftl briefs with a hole in them dives me wild.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    bummer
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    I'm facing this minor existential problem too. But, you see, this is nice underwear, and I don't have much of it.

    So repair it shall be. Good thing I know slip stitch icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    And seriously, with the #firstworldproblems...we get it. But this is a thread for fun.

    The title speaks to the complete ridiculous non-seriousness of this matter. If you have to circle higher, by all means call Sally fucking Struthers already.
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    Dec 19, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidbummer


    mmm. love the fur.

    The hole is small. And they look like they are 2xist. They should be easily replaced at any store selling gay apparel.