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?