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Boxers or briefs? I don't like the old type boxers in stiff woven cotton and accordion waistband. But newer type boxers are halfway between a boxer-brief and a regular boxer. A smooth elastic waistband and soft jersey knit cotton. Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have them. I've only tried the Ralph Lauren Polo version and find they are the softest, most comfortable pairs of underwear I've ever worn. I like mine in white. Several buyers at Nordstrom (http://tinyurl.com/mz7a9n3) suggest you try a size smaller than usual for a better fit. 
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+Albert Oliver And I like their ads... :-)
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OK, so I have been doing something for some time that I just did, without giving it any thought. It seems to keep everything tucked in better and things stay neater so I just accepted it. Then one day I came across some articles that said what I was doing was basically a very bad, or at least a totally dorky thing.

When I wear button-down shirts, I wear an undershirt. And I always tuck the undershirt into my boxer waistband. Then I tuck the button down inside my pants, over the boxers. Like I say, everything seems to stay put better that way... but it seems that a lot of younger guys, egged on by the likes of GQ, find this just anathema. So, always eager to learn the "right" way to do things, I googled the subject and found more than one argument in favor of the way I do it. Here's a link to one of the best ones I saw. 
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I guess it works for me because my undershirts only extend down a couple of inches below the waistline of the boxers. I intentionally buy undershirts a size smaller than normal so they fit quite snugly without restricting movement. My outer shirts are tailored to a relaxed fit without billowing anywhere. At this point, I've learned to only buy button down shirts made to my measurements as off the rack ones can't accommodate the belly without being too huge in the shoulder, and the neck size 18.5 also throws some rack shirts off. With a well-fitting outer shirt, I want the undershirt to fit like skin. And I get V-neck types to avoid "bacon neck" and to stay below the open collar if I wear a button down without a tie. :-)
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I was given one of these cameras for Christmas one year. I had a lot of fun with it. 
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Customer service... that's what it's all about when you're shopping for nice stuff, right? Kent Wang has it. 
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Wow. I worked on a dairy and would have expected the water tanks to be similar to milk tanks, minus the refrigeration and stirring mechanisms. Seems like stainless steel should be the materials for the tank going forward and mandatory inspections/cleaning yearly with HUGE fines should be instituted immediately. 
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Wow !!!!
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Undershirts. I don't want to sweat and stain my nice made-to-measure custom shirts. I also don't want to be showing skin when I sit down, unbutton my jacket and the shirt placket bunches and opens up. I had a friend take a photo of me at a meeting once and I saw this was happening. It was not very professional looking, and undermined the look I'm trying to present. 

An undershirt is really a good idea for a lot of reasons, and something soft, cool and absorbent is what you want. It helps if they are also relatively inexpensive and easy to get. Some Web article I read somewhere suggested a place called uniqlo and they have a style I really like in Supima cotton. (http://tinyurl.com/noczlec) These have a soft, smooth texture, a seamless body and a low V-neck to stay hidden under a shirt with the top unbuttoned. A pack of two runs about $10-12. I get the white ones and I try going a bit small on the size as these will stretch nicely and fit like skin under your button down. 

If you try them, let us know how you like them!
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Uniqlo is good - there are a couple of stores in the bay area.  It's a Japanese chain, so xxl (for me, at least) can sometimes be on the smaller side.  Although my down coat from them fits very well!
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I agree, putting on a suit in the morning puts my mind in a certain place. When I arrive at work, I think people see it as a sign of respect to them, our work, and people we support. And yes, I like the way it feels.
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I telework quite a bit now. Some weeks I never see the office, others maybe just for one day. I had a training week recently where I had to go in three days. Those are the days I put on the suit and dress to dazzle. I works too! Last week I was up on a floor my team will be moving to and ran into a facilities management person I don't see very often. She was just gushing about how great I looked and was so glad that I was expressing my confidence and enthusiasm again. Apparently she got quite a statement from a simple change in clothes. Of course, it's nice to get compliments but it was more interesting to me to see the image I was projecting. 
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I had both versions back in the day... on 8-track tape and cassette. I was seriously into Joe Walsh. I still listen to those albums on iTunes. Good music doesn't go out of style. 
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Life's been good to me so far...  :-)
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Love these guys! I had returned a pair of shoes that were just a tad tight and it had been a few days since I saw they had received them, so sent a quick email. Five minutes later I had a response with a tracking number of the replacement order. That beats Nordstroms and Brooks Brothers, both of whom I had recently had returns and email contact with customer service. I'm impressed. (And I like their shoes too!) 
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This looks like an interesting site for simplifying the mysteries of improving your style. Has anyone checked it out before?
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Fred, Fredric, Josiah, Joseph, hey You!
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I'm a PC *and* a MAC. Enjoying my life here in SoCal as much as possible. Work in a good place, have a great partner and a decent home. (At least I think so.)
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Early adopter of the Chevrolet Volt. (2011 #3179)
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  • Redlands High School
    1972 - 1975
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