Indoc - men’s underwear

Boymomof3

DS#1 NROTC (2025), DS#2 USMMA (2028)
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Maybe I’m overthinking this (or not?)…. The requirement is for all white. I get that.

Q: Have previous Plebe Candidates had any issues if the waistband is colored or has writing on it?

I want to invest in these because I know how important compression boxer briefs could be w/ all of the running but it’s hard to find quality versions that don’t have something written on the waistband….

Thank you!
 
Just a suspucion on my part, nothing to back it up, but I would avoid anything with a solide color waistband. All the clothing of mids is to be stenciled, and in very specific locations, and I remember reading a few years ago that it was the waistband on underwear. With regard to stenciling, don’t jump the gun and start using a magic marker. There is a stencil kit that is to be used.
 
Thanks for the feedback! I agree a solid color waistband would be a bad idea …. Here are the ones I found - a thin strip of color at the top. I think there are also options with more of a gray watermark on the waistband but that seemed kind of busy. Maybe that would be better? The plain white ones had bad reviews for being cheap or were 💯 cotton…. There are some that are $20 a pair but since he needs 15 pairs, that option seems rather expensive…C59F7210-0BBA-4528-BCD0-93E10E36C3F5.jpeg
 
I was looking at that same set on Amazon. When we stenciled in boot camp, it was just below the waist band, because the waistband streches so much.
 
I was looking at that same set on Amazon. When we stenciled in boot camp, it was just below the waist band, because the waistband streches so much.
DS was on a call & the USMMA Midshipman was like, don’t even worry about bringing white underwear 🤯. I’m too much off a rule follower to even consider that for a second 😳. But… trying to find 💯 white w/o a spec of color on them is almost impossible unless you get ones w/ bad reviews/all cotton/$20 per pair…. We are going w/ these. Our oldest has been in dress whites since 2021 - DH & I were just chatting that we don’t ever remember seeing a white pair of underwear in our house….ever …. I have no idea what he’s wearing 😂 (definitely not asking!). But….his laundry gets added to ours whenever he’s home by virtue of apparently no one knows what a hamper is in our house (I choose my battles). And, when he does pack for his summer cruises he somehow needs 7 different rooms, with clothes & gear basically everywhere….I don’t ever remember seeing white underwear. So to quote him - we are just going to “send it” 😊 and buy these….
 
DS was on a call & the USMMA Midshipman was like, don’t even worry about bringing white underwear 🤯. I’m too much off a rule follower to even consider that for a second 😳. But… trying to find 💯 white w/o a spec of color on them is almost impossible unless you get ones w/ bad reviews/all cotton/$20 per pair…. We are going w/ these. Our oldest has been in dress whites since 2021 - DH & I were just chatting that we don’t ever remember seeing a white pair of underwear in our house….ever …. I have no idea what he’s wearing 😂 (definitely not asking!). But….his laundry gets added to ours whenever he’s home by virtue of apparently no one knows what a hamper is in our house (I choose my battles). And, when he does pack for his summer cruises he somehow needs 7 different rooms, with clothes & gear basically everywhere….I don’t ever remember seeing white underwear. So to quote him - we are just going to “send it” 😊 and buy these….
We got Underwear Police at the Zoo now? Glad Im long gone!!😁
 
It's not a big deal. We all stressed and it did not matter. Predominantly white is fine. Don't stress and run all over the place trying to find solid white.
 
It's not a big deal. We all stressed and it did not matter. Predominantly white is fine. Don't stress and run all over the place trying to find solid white.
Thank you for a voice of reason! I’m generally a “don’t sweat it” type of person but I’m finding myself overthinking some of these things / probably making it harder than it should be. These have been ordered!
 
Current Mid. Don’t worry about them. I stressed so much on the white underwear and it didn’t matter. Just make sure you have at least one pair to wear under your summer whites. Under Armor makes some good solid white pairs.
Thank you so much! Another voice of reason ❤️. We’ve spent way too much time/white energy on white underwear 😂.
 
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