For the fellas: U.S.-made briefs

I can’t believe I’m about to blog about men’s underwear, but since

  1. I believe in buying U.S. made goods when appropriate and possible
  2. U.S. made undergarments are hard to find; indeed, finding U.S. made clothes is a chore
  3. I found the goods, on sale no less and I like the fit.

I was taught never to preach about those parts of the human body covered by swimming suits, so I’m a little uncomforable here. Plus I can only imagine the kind of Google searches I’ll get, but given the references to boy, bands, gay and the infamous thong post, I figure it can’t get any worse. The most important thing is to not think of me in undergarments. Indeed, apply the Docetic heresy to me. Let us push on.

The underwear I had found were baggy boxer briefs (union made), boxer briefs with an odd fly (also union made), nylon tricot briefs (uh, no) and some nice cotton briefs starting at size 46 (not yet). The ones I got were quite normal, fit well, looked right, and didn’t feel flimsy. They also have 10% polyester, which I think will help with wear. I don’t know if they’re union made.

Now, here’s the rub. I won’t be saying where I found them, but if you leave a comment or email me at bitb — at — I’ll tell you the company. I don’t want to link to them or be Google-linked to a bunch of miscellaneous companies. (My women readers, inquire, since women are more likely to buy men’s undies than men are.)

If I can figure out a Google search that will take you there in one click, I’ll say so here.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. I found a US made boxer brief from a marketer of organic cotton products. They’re OK, but with 10% spandex in the weave they fit a tad too snug for me, and feel too simmilar to cycle-shorts.

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