As I have said in other reviews, I have spent most of my adult life searching for the perfect boxerbrief. I have tried EVERYTHING. Ex-Officios, Under Armour, Lululemon, Smartwool, Icebreakers, Patagonia, Nike, & a few others. Of the aforementioned, Ex-Officios are my favorite, HOWEVER, they tend to lose a bit of elasticity throughout the day. Under Armour used to be my favorite, but they changed their design. Now they use a thicker material. They went from a great all-around boxer-brief to something that just feels like a compression short. Lululemon is nice but they have no fly! Plus, Lululemon boxer-briefs will pill, and if you are wearing a blue pair, you will have blue lint in your butt crack by the day?s end. Icebreaker boxer-briefs are no bueno. Seriously, unless you like getting wedgies don?t bother with icebreaker. They will literally crawl as far up your butt as possible, with every single step, until you are basically wearing a thong. Point is, I have spent too much $ trying to find the perfect pair of undies, and the search continues.
Right now, however, ex-officio is the best thing out there. Are they perfect? No. But they don?t have to be perfect, because there is nothing else that can compare to the comfort, and wicking, and durability of these boxer-briefs. I once heard Justice Scalia say, in defense of his method of constitutional interpretation, ?If I am walking in the woods with a friend, and we come upon an angry bear, I don?t have to be PERFECT and outrun the bear, I just have to be fast enough to outrun my friend.? (I don?t like Scalia or his method of constitutional interpretation, but he is good with metaphors.)
Anyway, ex-officio boxer-briefs are not perfect, and they would not be able to outrun the bear. However, they would outrun all of the other boxer-briefs in the forest, so the bear would be busy eating the icebreakers and the lululemons while the ex-officios make it to safety. Should I stop trying to make that metaphor work?