Monday, September 25, 2006

Quality product: Stanfield's underwear

EDIT: Jason had a less pleasant experience with Stanfield's underwear. See comments. - RG>

A few weeks ago, it came time to buy new underwear. Not something you do very often, but you have to live with your choice for a long time.

The last time I got new underwear, it was for christmas, back when I still lived with my parents. They got me Standfield's underwear, which I liked the fit of.

So I headed off to the Bay in search of Stanfield's underpants. But I was fearful. Never having bought underwear for myself before, I wasn't sure whether, for example, the design changes from year to year (making the version I currently had a few years out of date), or if there are different models of briefs.

I took the plunge, and purchased a three-pack for $27 plus tax. A bit steep, I know, but I like to wear quality material under the belt.

Before even trying them on, I was quite pleased. They are clearly marked on the back that they are made in Canada (Truro, Nova Scotia to be exact), and advertised "Buy Canadian". They came with the little inspection tag, saying that Darlene had verified their quality. This is quite reassuring in an era where most of the things we consume are produced overseas (food included).

I tried them on, and they fit like a glove. I was very pleased.

Thanks Darlene.

- RG>


jason said...

I bought some new underwear recently too, also Stanfields, but I bought mine at Sears. It appears we had a much different experience. I found that underwear had, in fact, changed RADICALLY since I last bought some. I suppose profit-hungry investors demanded a shake-up at Stanfield's marketing department. I ended up buying three different kinds (!) of Stanfields boxer-briefs (in non-returnable two-packs, of course) before finding something that wasn't seemingly constructed by a baboon or a computer. The underwear I tried demonstrated only a cursory grasp of human anatomy, and frankly I learned more sophisticated sewing skills in grade 8 home ec. And yet each garmet fetches upwards of $12. What has happened? This new age of underwear is strange and bewildering.

Unknown said...

I like your style.

Anonymous said...

FWIW, my underwear is my "wash the clothes" sign. When I run out, it's time to do the laundry.

Also, if you're going to get wet, eg, hiking, canoeing, ... cycling in the rain -- then get polypropylene/polyester underwear so it will dry. Cotton stuff stays dank forever.

Anonymous said...

Where can you buy Stanfield boxers/briefs online? I like the look of them and as buying online is as convenient as anything else, I would, If I can find a site that supplies them?

Anonymous said...

i actually love Stanfields and i dont agree with jason i think they are comfortable and worth every penny. I was really happy with my investment.