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HLSAM wrote a review of on July 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

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?

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HLSAM wrote a review of on July 25, 2013

2 5

I have spent most of my adult life searching for the perfect boxer-brief. 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. Point is, I have spent too much $ trying to find the perfect pair of undies, and the search continues. Anyway, I digress.

These icebreakers are horrible. They bunch and ride like nothing I have ever experienced. Seriously, take one step and they will be up in your butt-crack like they own the place. I tried to wear these to work, and I got dirty looks from my co-workers all day because I could not stop adjusting. All. Damn. Day. I was pulling these out of my butt and trying to keep them on my thighs. It is so bad that I can?t even wear them to sleep. If I do, I wake up, as if from a fever-dream, thinking that my man-parts are being strangled (not in a good way).

I gave icebreaker the benefit of the doubt, and I even bought a second, smaller pair, figuring that they might not ride up if they were tighter. WRONG. Medium was as bad as large. Now I have two more pair of $20+ underwear that I will never wear.

I am going to give these two stars because they are INCREDIBLY soft. They are so soft that I would even say they are comfortable, IF, you are standing very still. I?m talking mannequin still. But as soon as you take one step, these damn boxer-briefs will be like an unwelcome house-guest in your butt.

Unless you enjoyed getting wedgies in middle school, don't buy these.

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HLSAM wrote a review of on July 25, 2013

4 5

I'm 5'8" and I think this vest is a great length. Originally I had purchased the patagonia down sweater vest (size medium). The patagonia was nice, but too long on me. So I got rid of the patagonia and purchased this canada goose lodge vest. I love it! Yes, it is overpriced, but it is a really nice product. More importantly, it fits great. I tried a medium at first, but it was too big. Not huge, but I like my vests to be snug, and the CG medium was not as snug as the patagonia medium. So I returned the CG medium for a CG small. Boom, fits like a glove. If it was less expensive, I would give it 5 stars.

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HLSAM wrote an answer about on September 13, 2012

Hey man, I am 5'7.5", and I wear a 38 jacket, so I may be able to help you out here. If you were asking about one of the slimmer fitting Canada Goose jackets, (like the banff, the chateau, or even the lodge), I would say you need a medium for sure. I know because I have tried on all of these jackets and the small was way too small. The medium, however, was just right. With the Chilliwack, the body fits a bit looser than those other ones, HOWEVER, you still probably won't want a small, because the arms will be too short. When I tried on a chilliwack in small, it was snug, but not overly tight in the body, but waaaay short in the sleeves. In a medium it fit well in the body, looser than their other coats, but definitely not baggy, and perfect in the arms. Anyway, you should definitely get the medium. You will be happy with the fit. And if you end up thinking it is too loose, take comfort in the fact that the sleeves on the small would look silly on you. (I know all this stuff because last year I lived right near The Tannery in Cambridge MA, they sell all of these Canada Goose jackets, and I tried all of them on multiple times.)

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