I Have Underwear Older than You.

Other provisions not covered above that may make survival easier if your life is tossed out of the norm. This section is for discussing everything from arc welders to underwear.

Moderator: ZS Global Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Stercutus
* * * * *
Posts: 12086
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:16 pm
Location: Bouncing in to Graceland

I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by Stercutus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 pm

Maybe not the old farts here at ZS but certainly some kids.

In 2005 I purchased a pair of Patagonia Performance Underwear. I still have them and wear them about once a week. They look nearly new without fraying, tears, added holes or any other problems. I can not be absolutely certain but I believe that they are the only pair of underwear that I have that are that old. Most others tend to wear out in the crotch area where the thighs meet the groin area, others tend to lose the elasticity in the waistband.

I still remember buying them, they were being marketed as adventure wear that would last a very long time, require minimum maintenance and could be hand washed, wrung out and air dry in a few minutes. They were $17 a pair so I was leery. Since they seem to last at least three times as long as regular underwear they have turned out to be a good buy.

I don't know if Patagonia still produces the same quality stuff today but I would recommend them if they do.
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother

fatty21
*
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:03 am

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by fatty21 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:03 pm

http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-c ... rt=1&sz=24

Something like this?

Up to 25.00 now but if they last that long they might be a sound investment.

User avatar
JeeperCreeper
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 2168
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:49 am
Favorite Zombie Movies: Twilight... making zombies of our future generations
Location: Yo Momma's House

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:04 pm

Stercutus wrote:...In 2005 I purchased a pair of Patagonia Performance Underwear...Since they seem to last at least three times as long as regular underwear...
2018-2005=13 years.
13 years/ 3 times= 4 1/3 years

Well at least I know the average lifespan of Stercutus's undies is 52 months...
They see me trollin', they hatin'.... keyboardin' tryna catch me typin' dirty
Halfapint wrote:There are some exceptions like myself and jeepercreeper.... but we are the forum asshats. We protect our positions with gusto
zero11010 wrote:The girlfriend is a good shot with a 10/22.
Her secondary offense will be nagging.

User avatar
raptor
ZS Global Moderator
ZS Global Moderator
Posts: 16102
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:18 pm
Location: Greater New Orleans Area

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by raptor » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Stercutus wrote:Maybe not the old farts here at ZS but certainly some kids.
Hey now I resemble that remark!

I do not have underwear anywhere near that age.

I do have several pairs of these shoes of which the oldest pair was purchased in the late 1990 and still use daily.

http://www.church-footwear.com/it/en/co ... 099XVF0ADY

BTW the quality (but not the price) went downhill when they bought out in 2014ish.

User avatar
majorhavoc
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 6719
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 10:06 am
Favorite Zombie Movies: 28 Days Later, ZombieLand, Dawn of the Dead
Location: Maine

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by majorhavoc » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:29 pm

raptor wrote: these shoes of which the oldest pair was purchased in the late 1990 and still use daily.

http://www.church-footwear.com/it/en/co ... 099XVF0ADY
Raptor, lovely shoes but must I say it? Oxfords, not brogues.

Image

User avatar
RonnyRonin
* * * * *
Posts: 1528
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 8:11 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: zombieland wasn't bad, but shaun started it for me.
Location: Front Range, CO

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by RonnyRonin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:33 pm

I nearly always wear out the elastic before anything else, I might get a few holes here and there but many of my underwear succumb to the classic sound of elastic being stretched for the last time followed by the tiny puff of elastic dust. Polyester undies will outlast cotton ones by many many years if the elastic doesn't fail, some elastic lasts much longer then others but I haven't been able to tell which is which. Some of my regularly circulated cotton undies lasted around 10 years, at perhaps one wear every 2 weeks. Some of the elastic failures I'm convinced are from age and not use, I'm tempted to set a new pair aside and see if just straight oxidation will limit the lifespan to that of a worn pair. it also seems that the elastic inside of fabric covered waistbands tends to be cheaper then the exposed elastic kind, but that is from a pretty small sample size and might not be true across the board.

PCU level 1 boxer briefs can be had fairly inexpensively on eBay, but probably not any cheaper then an end of season sale at patagonia, ex officio or underarmour. I bought some surplus kevlar undies on a whim to see how long they'd last, but if the lifespan is elastic limited I might not find out for sure.

I'm wondering if a fabric band and a drawstring might be the answer for ultimate long-term undie durability, might have to retrofit some of my more durable pairs and compare.
share your tobacco and your kindling, but never your sauna or your woman.

AK, Glock, Pie.

User avatar
Halfapint
* * * * *
Posts: 3604
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:41 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: all?
Location: Central Cascadia

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by Halfapint » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Probably TMI, but I stopped wearing them when I was around 13. So that's been about 23 years now.... Only had any issues a couple of times. Mostly when in Vegas and some chafing on the inner thighs.
JeeperCreeper wrote:I like huge dicks, Halfapint, so you are OK in my book.... hahaha
Spazzy wrote:Tell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

User avatar
JeeperCreeper
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 2168
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:49 am
Favorite Zombie Movies: Twilight... making zombies of our future generations
Location: Yo Momma's House

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:26 pm

Halfapint wrote:Probably TMI, but I stopped wearing them when I was around 13. So that's been about 23 years now.... Only had any issues a couple of times. Mostly when in Vegas and some chafing on the inner thighs.
That's why I've switched to thongs. It's really the best of both worlds and it's great that there are no lines to see through my lululemons!!!
They see me trollin', they hatin'.... keyboardin' tryna catch me typin' dirty
Halfapint wrote:There are some exceptions like myself and jeepercreeper.... but we are the forum asshats. We protect our positions with gusto
zero11010 wrote:The girlfriend is a good shot with a 10/22.
Her secondary offense will be nagging.

User avatar
Stercutus
* * * * *
Posts: 12086
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:16 pm
Location: Bouncing in to Graceland

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by Stercutus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:56 am

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Halfapint wrote:Probably TMI, but I stopped wearing them when I was around 13. So that's been about 23 years now.... Only had any issues a couple of times. Mostly when in Vegas and some chafing on the inner thighs.
That's why I've switched to thongs. It's really the best of both worlds and it's great that there are no lines to see through my lululemons!!!
I hear thongs are unhealthy.
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother

User avatar
flybynight
* * * * *
Posts: 2196
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:30 am

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by flybynight » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:18 am

Stercutus wrote:
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Halfapint wrote:Probably TMI, but I stopped wearing them when I was around 13. So that's been about 23 years now.... Only had any issues a couple of times. Mostly when in Vegas and some chafing on the inner thighs.
That's why I've switched to thongs. It's really the best of both worlds and it's great that there are no lines to see through my lululemons!!!
I hear thongs are unhealthy.
This, coming from the guy with 13 yr old britches
As of now I bet you got me wrong

John Titor was right

User avatar
Ellywick
* *
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:14 am
Location: Central MO

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by Ellywick » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:03 am

So, thought I would weigh in on the underwear thing as a lady-type person. As I thought about it, have undies as old as Stercutus' which are still in good condition and not worn much at all. And not "fancy" ones either that only get worn on special occasions, lol. They get worn pretty frequently. Many of my female friends also have undies they've had forever which are in good condition. Main issue with female underwear are period stains.

However, my husband goes through underwear like crazy. And so do a lot of my guy friends. Holes in the crotch area and elastic giving out. I have often wondered about this disparity (because I can't shut my stupid brain up and I think about strange things in general). My guess is that male underwear typically lasts a shorter time (at least in good condition) because male anatomy has more friction against the fabric on a regular basis. Mentioned this theory to a few male friends and they agreed.
"When you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't crawl..." "You find someone to carry you."

"She's tore up plenty, but she'll fly true."

User avatar
JeeperCreeper
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 2168
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:49 am
Favorite Zombie Movies: Twilight... making zombies of our future generations
Location: Yo Momma's House

Re: I Have Underwear Older than You.

Post by JeeperCreeper » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Ellywick wrote:So, thought I would weigh in on the underwear thing as a lady-type person. As I thought about it, have undies as old as Stercutus' which are still in good condition and not worn much at all. And not "fancy" ones either that only get worn on special occasions, lol. They get worn pretty frequently. Many of my female friends also have undies they've had forever which are in good condition. Main issue with female underwear are period stains.

However, my husband goes through underwear like crazy. And so do a lot of my guy friends. Holes in the crotch area and elastic giving out. I have often wondered about this disparity (because I can't shut my stupid brain up and I think about strange things in general). My guess is that male underwear typically lasts a shorter time (at least in good condition) because male anatomy has more friction against the fabric on a regular basis. Mentioned this theory to a few male friends and they agreed.
I agree with this. Plus, I think making contours for men's underwear to fit the anatomy is difficult i.e. expensive. That's why the typical Hanes and Fruit of the Loom packaged undies from WalMart get destroyed so fast. They don't put a lot of effort into underwear that conforms. I also think men don't like to spend a lot on underwear. My girlfriend will drop $15-20 on one pair of fancy stuff, when I get a pack of 6 for $12... clearly her's last longer.

Expensive underwear with seams and pouches avoid excess rubbing and friction by contouring more, which means they last longer, generally.

Basically, I have some Under Armour stuff that looks brand new because it has a pouch for my junk. But my Hanes bulk pack will get destroyed in about 3 months of being in rotation.

Here's a funny video to break up this underwear chat...
They see me trollin', they hatin'.... keyboardin' tryna catch me typin' dirty
Halfapint wrote:There are some exceptions like myself and jeepercreeper.... but we are the forum asshats. We protect our positions with gusto
zero11010 wrote:The girlfriend is a good shot with a 10/22.
Her secondary offense will be nagging.

Post Reply

Return to “Other Gear”