Let me assure you that no one twists my arm to say this, but I must say: I fell in love with my underwear. My family thinks I am crazy. My friends teased me. I just don’t care. Some people make a fuss about their BMW. Others are greedy foods from Hermes or Rolex. I am very passionate about my ExOfficios. My “front” and I am about to usher in our fifth anniversary, there are 22 countries to visit along the way, which makes this a perfect moment, can mention my ulterior (I promise to keep it, hey, short ).
First of all, I want to say that 2018 is a busy year for me. As I entered this message, I was returning an 11-hour flight from Chile, followed by summer missions in Europe, Asia, Canada, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. Frankly, I am a little tired but my skiing is crisp and fresh, as the Pringle pops out of the jar.
You may know what underwear I am talking about. You may have seen “classic ads in 17 countries.” 6 weeks. A pair of underwear. “That’s it. Nylon, ultra-light mesh material is deodorant and stain-resistant and can be dried in two hours or less. It is also very powerful. The waist or leg holes (or worse) do not sag, hydrophobic The fiber causes the moisture surface to evaporate almost immediately. ExOfficio retails for about $20.
This may sound terrible, but we are all friends here: Have you ever been to a long-distance running or a soul cycle class, sitting back home on the couch, just to find a wet pool in the shape of your ass sitting? Yes, none of this will happen. Or, suppose you are traveling and try to clean the last pair of clean panties at the end of a long journey. For most other outfits, you basically walk around the whole day and feel the feeling. But again, ExOfficios does not happen.
I got my first pair when I traveled to the most remote Ethiopia in 2012. I am visiting the lost tribe in the Omo Valley, I know that I will not find a fluffy fold by the river. At that time, I started to practice. This has become a habit, especially when I travel, it is like this: wear, wash, twist, wait, wear.
In other words, you wear underwear all day, then wash it with soap and water. Give it a rinse (perhaps a quality control sniff) and then twist and wring the water. If there is a hand towel, it is even better. Wrap the underwear with a towel and twist it. This way you can smash the water into a towel for extra absorbency. From here you can choose: let the underwear hang dry (again, usually takes 2 hours) or let your 98.6 degree tuchas get the job done.
Full disclosure: I actually have two pairs of ExOfficios now, this is all the underwear I need. No, they are not sexy, so I have some other cotton briefs and boxers. Like other brands, I especially like Mack Weldon’s boxer briefs. But ExO is still the best choice for my daily life and distant life.
When I visited Japan last year, I walked a few miles a day and stopped in a series of traditional hot spring bathrooms. My underwear ceremony is perfect. I took off my clothes and put on a yukata robes, washed off the ExOfficios, and put them when I soaked them in the bathtub. When I finished, the panties were ready to swing again. I think it is the art of Zen and underwear maintenance.
ExOfficio launched the deodorant Give-N-Go “performance” underwear in 2000. They make men’s and women’s clothing for fancy prints and solids of all shapes and sizes. As for me, I will stick to my five-year-old pair and continue on the road.