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Dress Like a Man: Underwear 8.0 – featuring Pair of Thieves boxers and socks

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, know that I have a little bit of a “thing” for men’s underwear. There are now 8 posts solely dedicated to men’s briefs on Run Oregon.

It’s true. I am back at it again with reviewing men’s “unmentionables”. In this post, I am reviewing some underwear and socks that were provided by Pair of Thieves. Pair of Thieves sent over a box filled to the brim with a variety of pairs to check out, and I was impressed.

All of Pair of Thieves items seem to have the same performance standards that us active individuals love, yet they still manage to look classy at the same time. The underwear has the four-way stretch, moisture-wicking and quick-drying capabilities, and breathability that is necessary. The socks are also breathable, moisture-wicking, and multifunctional.

I received a couple of pairs of underwear with Pair of Thieves’ SuperFit fabric, which was definitely interesting. It almost felt and looked like I was wearing a basketball jersey under my pants. However, it had more comfort than I anticipated, and felt super breathable. I may have been jumping for joy at how these made me feel, but still not high enough to dunk.

Their SuperSoft line is self-explanatory. I grew out of boxers a while ago (in lieu of boxer briefs), so was surprised to actually like their new slim fit boxers. My memory of wearing boxers is filled with stiff fabric and way too much “riding” than I feel comfortable discussing. However, Pair of Thieves took that design and really slimmed it down. There is more room in the thighs than in boxer briefs, but not enough that it creeps and crawls upwards. The fabric is a big reason why, and the stretch in it allows tit to stay in place. The SuperSoft boxer briefs are ridiculously comfortable and fit as a solid boxer brief should.

A few pairs of the Perfect Sport socks

I am slowly turning into a “sock” guy, and with multifunctional, unique, and fashion-forward pairs that Pair of Thieves has in their store, I am falling even more in love. Over the past few months, I have started to diversify my sock game – from dress socks to running socks. Luckily, we get a variety of running socks through the year at Run Oregon, so I’m pretty good from that angle. However, my dress and casual sock styles have been caught in a rut. I have a pretty eclectic closet, full of styles and colors, but my socks are, for the most part, the same old plain black or brown. Having a diverse array of colors and patterns, to spice up and accessorize an outfit, is a must (well, at least it’s a benefit) for any fashionable guy. By sending over about 9 pairs from their Perfect Collection (Sport and Everyday), I am well on my way!

The technology to create the Perfect line didn’t even exist 2 years ago! You can feel the slight compression provided in the Sport socks and they have the qualities (mentioned above) that athletic footwear needs to be viable. The Everyday socks are super comfortable as well and can seemingly easily transition to a variety of environments – from work to lounging around. And man do they look dope. The designs are bold and vibrant, yet not tacky or over the top.

A few pairs of the Perfect Everyday socks

After reviewing dozens of underwear companies over the past few years, I will say that I am surprised by the price. I have learned that comfortable and durable underwear needs to be thought of as an investment and should not be bought in half-dozen packs at the local department store. I have learned to not be surprised by larger price tags – and I’m OK with that. But even a $20 price tag is relatively reasonable (all things considered), when seen from a long-term standpoint. I have definitely seen (and tried) much more expensive pairs – and these are right in line with those.

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More About Pair of Thieves:

Pair of Thieves blends bold designs with high performance elements to make all our products Ready for Everything. We don’t claim to be extreme, and we will never be boring—we’re as comfortable checking our Instagram likes from 9 to 5 as we are in a heated curling match or at the skate park. We use performance technology to improve comfort and wearability… don’t call us Athleisure.

“More About”information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.


Thank you to Pair of Thieves for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

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About Matt Rasmussen (935 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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