This is a post about men's underwear so I'll try be "brief".
I went to H&M today to do the annual top-up on one's stock of undergarments.The standard price of the H&M boxer brief 3-pack is £7.99 which is a bit higher than it used be (as a guestimate I would say that H&M pantflation is running at about twice the speed of broader inflation). Nevertheless, they still represent pantastic value for money. Okay, enough punning already.
Here is the range of quality boxer briefs that comprise my entire pant inventory:
It's a simple thing, to have a standard quality brief without any favourites or dislikes in the mix, but the consistency is one less annoyance in life (as you can tell, I have little to be annoyed about these days).
I thought I would finish this post with a H&M boxer stock-take:
4 - in the laundry basket
12 - in the stock cycle
1 - wearing
3 - just bought
3 - to be bought next week (if you buy anything in H&M over the next few days, keep the receipt as it gives you a free £5 spend in the first two weeks of the new year...you could even buy a lint roller for £1 to get the voucher.)
- 23 total pant count
It is a good healthy stock although one wonders what would happen if the H&M pant factory shut down or if H&M changed it design. Already, I see that my first batch of boxers were made in China, the second in India, and the latets in Sri Lanka. Perhaps. Nothing is forever. I will add a roll of these briefs to every xmas list and birthday list from here on. That's a potential additional 6 pairs a year, plenty enough to provide sufficient replacements to ensure an uninterrupted supply for years to come.
PS - The New York Times recently published a profile piece on men stock-piling clothes. I am falling into this category and would like to fall further. If I was a rich man with lots of storage I may even consider stock-piling one size below and above to accommodate size changes.