As I write this post I am going through this dilemma. What do you do with some of your favorite pairs that you can no longer wear? It could be for a weight change or if they just wore out from too much wear.

What are your options for dealing with undies:

Option one – is the most drastic. Just throw them away. I will say It’s very rare I do this to a favorite pair. I mean to me its like parting with a great friend. It has to be a pair that has virtually fallen apart due to damage.

Option two – The most eco friendly. Give them to a friend. If the pair is still in good shape and you have lost/gained weight, it could be a good way to share the love of the pair. I know when I went from a 32 waist to a 36, I gave a lot of my underwear to a friend. He loved getting them. Let me say all the undies were in great shape and were clean.

Option Three – Just keep them. Let them have a place in your underwear drawer and hold on to them. This may seem like hording but there are those certain pairs you just can’t give away or get rid of. They could be a pair you had for a special occasion or ones that just fit you so right

Last Option – Make something out of the old undies. This I the most intriguing option. I posted this on Twitter or Facebook back in the day and one person suggested making a quilt out of your underwear. This may sound odd, but if you read this blog you keep great care of your underwear. I think it would be pretty cool to make a quilt out of undies.

How do you guys part with favorite pairs of underwear? Do you do one of the options above or something different?


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years


  1. Jake Pruitt Reply

    My partner and I donate all our old/unwanted undies to the clothing bank at our church. We frequently giggle at the thought of the homeless guys in the area wearing nicer drawers than the executives that pass them by on the street. :o)

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