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Old 04-18-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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I've never had that problem. I can't imagine why you think that VS would have quality items of any kind. It's not a high-end store. If you want quality, go Macy's, Nordstrom's, and that type of department store.
Because they used to be. Not any more though.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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Because we guys like'em that way?!?
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I have noticed lately that the ladies panties I buy literally fall apart very quickly. I usually buy my undies at stores like Walmart, and I know that their stuff is cheap. But even undies that I buy at other stores, even VS or Soma, literally self-destruct in a matter of weeks.

I am not unusually hard on my knickers. I don't yank them off in fits of passion. I wash them separately in a "lingerie" bag in my washing machine on the "gentle or delicate" cycle. I try to take care of them, but within a matter of a few weeks, they are usually falling apart. Seams coming out, elastic tearing away, etc.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? Can you suggest a better way to buy undies? Please, I don't want to spend $20 for a pair. But I am willing to spend a reasonable amount.
It's just you. I buy thongs and g-strings at Ross for $3 or $4/pair and they last me two or three years at least. And I wash them in the regular cycle.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Some people have caustic sweat, typically from meth use. It's not my intent to out you. This is public information. You can look this up. There might be other causes.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Some people have caustic sweat, typically from meth use. It's not my intent to out you. This is public information. You can look this up. There might be other causes.

I agree with this to a large extent, but it's not only people who do drugs. ALL people do have more caustic sweat and more bacteria and fungi on the skin in the nether regions than in other parts of the body and it's not just in those who indulge in certain substances. It can also be from genetic or dietary causes, it can be from medications or hormonal secretions, or smoking and other environmental pollutants. Also that part of the body gets a lot of physical activity going on - sitting, walking, twisting, turning, stretching, rubbing, friction and other physical stresses on the material that causes underwear fabrics and elastic to wear out faster than other clothing. Another culprit is that all too often people don't wear underwear that is a proper fit, often tending to get underwear that is too tight.


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Old 04-18-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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I've noticed that the elastic in underwear and in socks doesn't last as long as it used to, even when washed on gentle cycle and not dried in the dryer. I swear they used to last for years, but now they last about 6 months. I'm talking about Jockey and Keds, which used to be decent manufacturers. It's the elastic that wears out, not the fabric.

My husband's stuff does last forever though, even though washed on regular cycle and put in the dryer.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Because they used to be. Not any more though.
I only remember looking at their online catalog, which is full of clothing items, and everything looked cheap, and kind of cheesy. It did not make a good impression.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I haven't noticed this. I buy cheap underwear and wash and dry them with my regular clothes. They last for years without any tears or elastic issues. Maybe you have some water issue with your washer. I have a water softener.

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Duluth Trading Company.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:04 PM
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Location: Long Island, NY
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Pictures?
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