Rated 4 out of 5 by Larry This product is excellent quality, but run small.
For years, my son has worn Stafford mid-rise briefs in size 3X large. Although the 3X large waist band states, they are 50-52 inches in the waist, the waist band actually measures about 44-46 inches. The mid-rise brief in 3X has been discontinued and we are unable to find a brief with the same great fit.
We purchased the Stafford low-rise brief in size XX large. The low-rise sit higher on the waist than the mid-rise which is okay. However, the waist size states it is 44-46 inches in the waist but it measures about 36 inches in the waist.
We would like to have the low-rise brief in a true 44-46 inch waist size. I would purchase numerous pairs of them.
We have tried the Stafford brief in big and tall in size 46, but the problem with this brief is, it comes SEVERAL inches above the natural waist.
January 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by chloechat These are midrise briefs
Fortunately the briefs are midrise just as they have always been. Too bad they are made of such thin knit fabric. My husband has bought these briefs for over 40 years. Now they have a ridiculous shipping fee and are imported. Guess it will be necessary to find a replacement but midrise briefs that are NOT some weird color are hard to find.
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alshopssometimes Great product.
The order and delivery went smoothly. Pick-up was easy and there were no problems.
January 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Glen Penney's just bums me out anymore
My husband wore the Stafford mid-rise briefs for literally decades and loved them so, therefore, I loved them. I could buy these briefs in the store easily. He liked the fit and the fabric. About 2 years ago the company, Penney's, changed the sizing on these briefs and rather than going by mid-rise and size 32-34, the closest thing I could find were low rise, medium. The low rise are not too different than what used to be medium rise which is the good news and the fabric felt pretty good. They are not bikini cut like I was almost expecting. The bad news is that the waist band of the medium, which is supposed to be size 32-34, was so tight on my husband that it looked like the briefs were going to pinch him in half. Also, the briefs were not carried in my store so I had to order them and pay shipping to get them to the store (rather insulting). My husband is a runner and weighs the same as he did 20 years ago and wears the same size shorts (32) so I believe that the problem is with the briefs. If a person was a size 34, they would truly be hurting in these tight waist briefs. Needless to say, I won't be buying any more of these from Penny's.
December 4, 2015
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 5 out of 5 by colorado It's always been a fantastic product.
I have been wearing this brand for 50 years, and they have never disappointed me. Comfortable, true to size, and they last.
December 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Will I like the product.
We have bought this same product for years. They have always fit good and have been good quality. This time it does seem to be made of lighter weight material than before. Hopefully, they will be as durable as before. Only time will tell.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by comfortVSfashion Where have these been my whole life?
I'm in my late 20's, fairly slim built, and a hardcore Levi Jean fan. My problem? Finding a good pair of underwear that won't ride, won't sag, and that have a good fit.—you know the one that aren't so revealing (c'mon I'm not a model) and the one that doesn't make you look like your 60 years old nerd.
I have tried just about every underwear brand possible in search of a good a brief—Calvin Klein, Levis, and Diesel to name a few. These are by far the most perfect cut, ever, hands down. Basic yes, but comfort is more important to me than fashion. My only complaint is that I wish they would make these in more colors and that they are SLIGHTLY a little to small to size. I typically wear Smalls, but I think I might try out the Mediums next time.
November 11, 2015