Underwear Cheapskate

Underwear Cheapskate

So am I an underwear cheapskate or am I just practical? Maybe it can be argued I’m a bit of both. I’ve mentioned in the past I’m a penny pincher in general. Though with underwear I always consider myself a little bit less of one, since I buy it more often than I need to. Now that I have been blogging for a few years and paying attention to more brands, I’m thinking maybe I am cheap with my underwear.

It seems the more popular brands sell their underwear around the $20 a pair area. Then you have what I’ll call the luxury brands selling in the $30+ range. Both areas are more than I really want to pay for a pair of underwear. Quite a bit of money down the drain if you don’t like the pair. I aim to get pairs for less than $15. Around $10 a pair sounds even better to me, which is doable. Still a good amount of money lost when not liking the pair. In my opinion you can get nice pairs for that price especially if you hold out for sales. So am I sounding like a cheapskate now?

Personally I’m not a fan of the phrase “you get what you pay for” with anything not just underwear. At times I believe you are just paying for a brand name and not for anything of better quality, workmanship, or more importantly for me fit and comfort with underwear and swimwear. Yes, at times spending less doesn’t pan out, but same goes with paying more. Guess I rather pay less and not work out than pay twice or three times as much with the same result. I can have more not work out that way.

Is this being cheap or practical? I’m going to go with cheaply practical. If I can get pairs that I like for around the $10 area, why pay more? If you look at the pairs I’ve reviewed, they are typically under the $15 a pair price. Most likely near the $10 mark on sale. Sometimes I splurgee, but still I haven’t paid over $20 for a pair of underwear. Are you price sensitive? How much do you like to pay for a pair of underwear? What’s the most you’d pay for a pair you really wanted to try?

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7 Responses

  1. DK says:

    When buying online, I agree with you, not willing to spend too much, because you just don’t know how the fit is going to be. When I happen to find them in person in a store when I can touch them then I’m willing to pay more.

  2. Mark says:

    That’s what this blog is for, information about what is worth spending anything or a lot. Check out the brands from Alibaba, the Chinese company. You can get good stuff for less than $10 US to under $1 US! I have bought from Desmitt and Brave Person brands for example with satisfaction. If you’re new to bikinis, thongs and g-strings, I recommend this company before you shell out for something expensive (THAT is what is hard to explain to the wife, not that I’m buying and wearing skimpy undies!)

  3. Jeff says:

    In my collection I have both expensive… and I find that I reach for my Kmart cotton things or bikini briefs for everyday wear. But I love the exciting cuts and styles of some more expensive stuff I buy online, some look great but aren’t quite for everyday wear, and some would be tough to explain if it was to slip over my belt at work. Some of my expensive swimwear I’ve bought fits and feels great, but I find myself waiting for a certain time/place to wear it and then it never happens, and if I’m home in the pool I just pull on a desmit or Gary majdell swim bikini from Amazon. Do you guys ever “save” certain items to wear at a certain time that never really happens?

  4. EJ says:

    I just got my 1st g string swimsuit couple weeks ago- let’s see what happens

  5. T says:

    Have to agree with Mark about the Chinese underwear market. As someone who wears g-strings 99% of the time,I’ve bought dozens of strings from that part of the world paying a fraction of the price that you would pay for strings in Europe or America. The quality and fit can be a bit hit and miss at times,but you can get some excellent stuff that is long lasting even after multiple washes.
    At the other end of the market,I have bought strings from Gregg Homme,Daniel Alexander,Cover Male and Kiniki,to name a few,and the majority of them have been a good buy,but I can’t honestly say that they were miles better than some of the cheaper strings from the Far East,and despite being up to 20 times more expensive,they weren’t always comfortable and the colours faded after a relatively short period of time.
    My favourite string in recent years is probably the Gregg Homme Commando,but unfortunately it was discontinued a number of years ago. There are still a few to be found on the internet,and I thought I had struck gold when I came across three of them for sale on a well known online shopping site. Now you might think that being the last of a discontinued range,the price would be reduced to clear,but these particular ones were £25 each,or £75 in total. Much as I would like them,there is no way I could justify paying that price for 3 very skimpy and delicate strings.

  6. John says:

    I don’t tend to buy cheap underwear, but I do buy my underwear cheap. I’m always on the lookout for sales on the brands and styles I like and if I find something new I’ll wait for a sale. I’ve had too many times when I get caught up in the style and when I get it I’m unhappy with the fit or quality.

    I would also agree with the others who buy from the Chinese market. Brave Person makes some really good styles with good quality you just have to watch the sizing.

  7. EJ says:

    A couple of months ago I got a 5 pack of Closecret cotton thongs for $10 from Amazon. I’ve never been a big fan of thongs, I prefer g strings I thought I’d get cheap thongs to add to the Arsenal. As far as thongs go they’re pretty comfortable the fabric is thin & soft- I like less coverage in front hence the g string preference, but I love how my ass looks in a thong

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