Brand Loyal for Good Reason
Blogging got me more into trying out different underwear brands in an attempt to give some review variety. Before blogging I mainly stayed with a few brands. Now and then I tried out different things Undergear offered, but they were always hit and miss. Mostly it seemed to be misses with them. When I started out into bikinis and thongs there was limited brands really to choose from. Some of them no longer available that I’ve found and liked. Now a days we have quite a few brands out there offering bikinis and thongs, so it seems I should be exploring if blogging about bikinis and thongs.
I’ve mentioned it before that I’m on the conservative side with spending money. So in my journey to branch out the brands in my drawer I’ve stuck with brands people might consider lower end name brands. I’m not going to pay upwards of $30 or more for a pair of underwear, so you most likely won’t see me reviewing brands like Gregg Homme, Olaf Benz, Rufskin to name a few. I’ve seen things that interest me from these brands, but I can not justify spending that much money on a pair of underwear. I can get two to three pairs for the price of one that I know I will like from brands I already know I like.
I like to make the average price per pair in a an order no more than $12 a piece. With that goal it limits the brands I can buy from that aren’t pairs being discontinued. Now I have splurgee more than that now and then, but nothing too crazy and not too often. Some may consider that cheap, but when you are buying more than you really need I see it very reasonable.
So why do I say brand loyalty for good reason? Well, in my attempt to branch out my brands I’m really finding that my brands I’ve been wearing for years really are hard to beat. Maybe it is because I’ve worn them so long, but seems to be more to it than that. They have more than one style that I like from them. Offer a decent selection of colors and prints. They don’t change up things a lot, so I know the style I like is mostly likely going to be hanging around. Then they fit my budget.
Other brands I find are trying to change things up to much and are trying to come up with the next big thing in men’s underwear. With all the changes their offerings are limited especially in colors, since they need to come up something new and fresh in a few months. Guess the goal is to differentiate themselves. Then when you find a style you like from the brand, they stop producing to freshen up their line. Also some brands only carry one or two bikinis and thongs. That makes it hard to be loyal to it especially when only a couple colors available. I don’t what a drawer full of the same colors and styles from the same brand.
So since starting to blog, I’ve tried out close to a dozen brands new to me between buying for myself and some I reviewed for Underwear News Briefs. I’ve found some bikinis and thongs I liked from these brands, but would I say they are enough to make me brand loyal. I’d say no to pretty much all of them, but one. The brand Dietz is one I’ve been pretty happy with finding. They are a little more than I like to pay, but been able to get decent sales on the ones I’ve bought. Overall I don’t think there has been a pair I did not like.
I will continue to try new brands and new styles from brands I’ve found something I’ve liked from. But I’m going to make sure my tried and true brands still get my patronage. I’ve kind of been ignoring them until recently and I need to make sure I continue to support them regularly. Do you find you are brand loyal to anyone? Are you brand loyal to just one style or several from the brand(s)? Share your experience with brand loyalty or not being brand loyal in the comments.