My secret underwear

I have this theory that when I talk about underwear I get more readers that day. We’ll see. And I am going to talk about underwear again today. My secret underwear. Since October I have been secretly wearing a certain type of underwear:

I don’t have a pair of women’s thermals and I desperately wanted to wear layers when we went to Boston in October. And since I’m hopelessly cheap frugal I stole them from Du. What is it with me and men’s underwear? I couldn’t believe how much of a difference they made. I was actually not freezing while walking around Boston all day every day in the freezing wind and driving rain. You think I’m exaggerating. I was hooked.

Ever since then, if the temps dip below 50 I’ve got these babies on under my jeans. Skinny jeans that have a low rise. If you can see that dude’s waist up there you’ll see that the thermals rise pretty high. And look at all of that…extra fabric. So now I’ve got a thermal muffin top that billows out above my jeans. It’s like a whole pack of muffin tops.

I’ve also become a fan of wearing really long tops. I’m layering the northern end too for warmth so usually my undertank is long enough to cover the thermal muffin. I can feel the muffin though and it makes me constantly readjust my shirts, pulling up the muffin and pulling down my three or four tops.

Every once in a while I think about getting proper ladies’ thermals. But would they be as warm? There definitely wouldn’t be as much fabric. Also, much less adjusting of my package…pack of muffins. Maybe I’ll try my hand at alterations and try to shorten the fabric and extract the manhole.

So there you have it, my secret underwear. I get weirder every day don’t I?

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9 thoughts on “My secret underwear

  1. Du says:

    Wait a second, those are my thermals! You can’t just go around shortening the fabric and extracting manholes. Well, I will accept a new pair of Under Armour running tights as a substitute 🙂
    Love you!

  2. I wore my long undies every single day during German winter. I’ve already pulled them out for the misery-that-is-Maryland right now. ugh. I hate the cold….

    Cuddl’Duds for girls work very nicely 🙂 mine are pink!

  3. Kelley says:

    Target has women’s longjohns on sale right now; so does JCP (Cuddle Duds). My personal opinion: the best are the silk ones from Land’s End or LLBean. They are worth paying full price because they last for years and they are not bulky or get you overheated while shopping!

  4. Lisa M says:

    I’ve been wearing Cuddl Dudds. You can find them at the BX and/or Kohls. You won’t find any extra fabric on those puppies. They are basically like thick nylons. I bought Steve and the boys the Land’s End Silk Long Underwear. They LOVE them so much, that I had to order more. If you buy them this year, just imagine that you will get three winters usage out of them. I think it’s worth it. I personally don’t mind spending the money, as long as it’s put to good use.

  5. Beth Hood says:

    Oh my gosh that was so funny : ) At least your pack of muffins isn’t permanently attached – that’s what I’m jealous about! And I completely agree about the LLBean or Land’s End silk ones – they’re the best! I’m still wearing mine from college twelve years ago – totally worth the investment.

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