Rated 5 out of 5
by towncraftwasbetter These are great
I have worn the Stafford (Towncraft)briefs for most of my life. They are comfortable and durable. I purchased these because the XL on the full rise briefs was too high on the waist. These do shrink after you wash, but quickly stretch back into place for a nice comfortable fit.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by pickuptruckguy Very Comfortable Men's Briefs!
I decided to give these low-rise Stafford white briefs a try. I ended up buying 2 packs since they were on sale, and man was this ever a great decision! My underwear drawer will definitely begin transitioning toward mostly the Stafford brand white briefs as I phase out other brands and retire older pairs. I have a buddy who wears only white briefs and buys only white briefs (per request) for his 2 sons, as they will not wear any other type of underwear. We are both a 32 waist so I will be giving him the 2nd pack of these to try as I plan on ordering more soon.
I wore Stafford white briefs growing up before I strayed in my 20's and 30'st to follow the misguided trends of various boxers and boxer briefs. Today it seems I've come full circle and am back to tighty whiteys -- for good! And it seems I am not alone. The classic white men's brief is the tried and true standard that in my opinion is making a comeback. In fact, the Stafford brand is the main reason I returned to JCP for general shopping.
Boxers bunch up under my pants and I do not like the annoying extra material around my thighs of boxer-briefs. Nor do I like paying more for colored or stylish underwear that resembles shorts when all I require is the practical comfort and support of a basic white brief that suits my needs. It is important to note I now shop for only WHITE briefs and therefore necessary to have a few go-to brands of WHITE briefs I can depend on for all day comfort and support. Stafford low rise white briefs are top of the list, if not my first choice.
I will definitely be buying more of these low-rise white briefs in the future. I have already purchased the fuller cut white briefs online as well and will follow up with a review. THANK YOU, THANK YOU JCPenny for continuing to supply the Stafford brand of men's white briefs for a long time to come!
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatniceguy Best Tighty Whities Ever
These are just about the best briefs I've ever worn. If you're a young guy who is tall and skinny like me you know how disappointing the sizing of briefs can be. The white briefs by Hanes' and Fruit of the Loom have always fit baggy on me, even when I get a smaller size, and the colored briefs by Hanes have always given me wedgies. But these tighty whities fit perfect and have never given me wedgies. They fit snugly but don't have that pinching feeling. I lived in a college res hall for a while, we all saw each other in our underwear, and the other guys liked them, one guy tried them and ended up throwing out all his boxers and bought nothing but these tighty whities.
They're great for working out and sleeping, and in my experience are the best for any male related problems.
They're white so yeah they might stain once in a while, but then me or my mom just use bleach. So if you know how to separate your white clothes and use bleach for the washing machine they're pretty much perfect.
March 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ThatsJustNotRight Weird Cut
These are not true low rise. They seem more like a high cut (French / Brazil whatever cut) for men. The back panel is the same height and size (amount of material) as my recently purchased Stafford full briefs and the only difference between the two is that the front panel has the legs opening cut up about three inches higher so that it doesn’t have as much material covering the thighs/legs in the front but the waist band still goes up to within an inch of my belly button because of the back panel full size, and this also makes the leg openings too large now.
About 6 years ago before JC Penney took a wrong turn and totally lost their quality control the Stafford low rise briefs that I purchased back then had both the back panel and the front panel about three inches lower than the full size briefs that I had at that time. I still have a pair hanging in there that I can compare the differences. These are made in Pakistan vs. the old in Honduras.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by i8abigfish Not what they used to be
I've been buying JCPenneys Stafford Briefs since I was a teenager (I'm 58 now). I purchased competing products from name-brands over the years to see how they compared and always came back to Stafford. I'm not so sure I'll keep that going after this most recent purchase.
I've dropped 10 pounds, but after one wash & dry, the briefs shrunk more than they should have. I didn't but them on sale, nor look for a discount. I expected these to be the same as they have been all these years! I'm disappointed. They still fit and feel good, but something is different. Perhaps the manufacturer is playing games with material or using those sub-human-sized male models from Europe or Asia. regardless, something is different and I may be looking for at the competitors lines again. There certainly are plenty of them to try.
p.s No no no - don't think that after 45 years I've forgotten how to wash or dry them and it's ME that made some mistake. Think again!
May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Satisfied Hard to Find
In my own opinion these are the best briefs out there! Love the waist band, the fit, they are comfortable, do not ride up, no adjustments needed. Been wearing these for many years, the JCP near me closed recently and I went in and purchased what they had, so I'm stocked for a while!
For guys that wear basic briefs these are the best I have found, and I have tried very expensive to very inexpensive brands.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Senior Not available in local stores. Good quality, easy ordering online
El Paso Penney's stores do not offer low-rise briefs in 100% cotton. I ordered them online and received a shipment from the Fulfillment Center, Lenexa, KS. Thank you.
May 9, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by old1 Poor waist band
Nice material. The size of the colored ones was more like a large. The two pair of white ones included in the package were a better fit as mediums. However the waist band unraveled on three pair after the first wash. It is not the same waist band material that is on the traditional white briefs. I would not buy these again.
May 2, 2016