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Old 7th April 2017, 04:07 AM
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LOL; Talk about hang free!! Back when I was in Nam (65 & 66) it seemed that at any one point in time about 20% of us would have a case of the drizzles due to the water & such under the circumstances we were living. Most of us quit wearing skivvies and some had even cut the seams out of the crotch in their trousers in order to do the deed quickly whenever the urge hit. Quite the sight to see Marines in full combat gear and being partially exposed!!! Part of the 'splendors' of wartime that no one talks about.

Sometime in 72 I had the double Hernia repair & the in 73 had to have the right side done again. Like Steve says very swollen & sore so I did wear briefs for support. Mostly I prefer none at all. Even now when just around the house I wear nothing at all unless someone comes around.

When we moved here in 2014 I brought about a dozen briefs with me and at they should last me at least 20 years.

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You may have to travel to Manila but a good place to try is M & S (Marks & Spencer) they are famed in the UK for their underware. They are getting into the big malls, Mall of Asia have one. not cheap though.
Yes, Marks & Spencer does carry larger sized men's underwear. They only carry up to XXL sized (40-42) so if you are larger than that you might need to use one of the previously mentioned methods (1) Chinese discounter, (2) custom undies, or (3) hanging in the wind...

I bought some XXL boxer-briefs there last week (High Street M&S), 3 for P1,850. I would have crapped my pants at that price but I didn't have underwear on at the time... 😂

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Another place to maybe locate the underwear might be the duty free stores on Clark Air Base as well as Subic Bay. Those stores carry just about everything imported and would suspect underwear also.

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Yes, Marks & Spencer does carry larger sized men's underwear. They only carry up to XXL sized (40-42) so if you are larger than that you might need to use one of the previously mentioned methods (1) Chinese discounter, (2) custom undies, or (3) hanging in the wind...

I bought some XXL boxer-briefs there last week (High Street M&S), 3 for P1,850. I would have crapped my pants at that price but I didn't have underwear on at the time... ��
I also broke down once and bought Dickies brand underwear and the size was XXL, these fit for about two washing's and now look like my 12 year old son could wear them, made real good but the cost of 3 pieces was 450 pesos, so If I purchased XXL stateside this wouldn't be an issue, my waist is 34-35, so purchase 3 pieces of underwear at 450 pesos will not work for me because I work in the yard daily and I need many more pairs.

Another issue is that when I buy new underwear and hang them outside and we leave they disappear, so I've had to take measures there by bringing them in at night or when we leave for the day inside sad but a reality, I had this issue also when we were just visiting here for a month, be lucky to have one T-shirt and any underwear left after the 30 days. I now have about 25 pairs of underwear that fit perfect, comfortable, hidden band and quality at a cost of 25 pesos each.
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Agree with the sizing issues.

I needed to get some clothes while there awhile back. The only place that I could find anything that fit was in the Angeles area. I was wearing a 35" waist, but the only thing that would fit comfortably in the crotch was a 38"!
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Agree with the sizing issues.

I needed to get some clothes while there awhile back. The only place that I could find anything that fit was in the Angeles area. I was wearing a 35" waist, but the only thing that would fit comfortably in the crotch was a 38"!
What happens is someone will buy from these discount stores and then resell it a double, triple, quadruple the price, these discount stores can never keep larger sized underwear in stock and then when you do finally find your size it's taken by in-laws or visitors, talking about my situation only because I've heard from many that the in-laws are blessed with money... WOW I wish I had so good.

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What you guys must realise is that sizing is by country not international. An XXL in the US is bigger than a European XXL which is bigger than an Asian XXL. A US womans size 10 is closer to a 12-14 in the UK. US shoes are a size smaller than UK but the same as Philippines. So a US XXL is like a UK XXXL and a Philippine XXXXL.
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What you guys must realise is that sizing is by country not international. An XXL in the US is bigger than a European XXL which is bigger than an Asian XXL. A US womans size 10 is closer to a 12-14 in the UK. US shoes are a size smaller than UK but the same as Philippines. So a US XXL is like a UK XXXL and a Philippine XXXXL.
I also noticed that XXL shirts or larger shirts sold here give very little upper body room from the shoulders down to the upper torso and the length of the garment is shorter. Underwear, pants also have a much shorter length.

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Being relatively new to the islands, I've found a lot of our comfort items either don't exist or are hiding in the labyrinth of shops, sari-sari stores and other retail outfits.

Underwear (sp) DOES exist, it's just not what we're used to. I don't know exactly where Laguna is (but Laguna in California was a great surfing area ) but I was able to purchase a 4-pack at a local store in the Robinsons Mall here. It was a shirt and pants store and I'm sure if you have a mall nearby you can find some ... at least I hope so. Having a lack of underwear is the real ... uh, well (don't want to get moderated again, darned post cops) .. .anyway, look forward to non-cotton (or so it seems) panty-like underwear with smaller (here goes the moderation again) butts then us Americans have. I feel like I'm wearing a woman's panty (not that I would know . It works and provides a fresh 'viva la difference' while my American brand underwear is in the shop ... err laundry.

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Being relatively new to the islands, I've found a lot of our comfort items either don't exist or are hiding in the labyrinth of shops, sari-sari stores and other retail outfits.

Underwear (sp) DOES exist, it's just not what we're used to. I don't know exactly where Laguna is (but Laguna in California was a great surfing area ) but I was able to purchase a 4-pack at a local store in the Robinsons Mall here. It was a shirt and pants store and I'm sure if you have a mall nearby you can find some ... at least I hope so. Having a lack of underwear is the real ... uh, well (don't want to get moderated again, darned post cops) .. .anyway, look forward to non-cotton (or so it seems) panty-like underwear with smaller (here goes the moderation again) butts then us Americans have. I feel like I'm wearing a woman's panty (not that I would know . It works and provides a fresh 'viva la difference' while my American brand underwear is in the shop ... err laundry.

Be well, mabuhay from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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Hi Poleman, that laundry service is gonna get expensive after a while . I'm aware of the underwear at the major store chains and it's not cheap, but I finally found a chain store called Novo that can provide the XXXL that fits and good quality price is about 22 pesos each, I have between a 34 - 36 inch waist, finally found my size and bought a couple dozen, sadly it's been 4 months and half of them have disappeared.

I bought some more last week but they don't keep the same stock on hand so had to buy a different brand and not as good so I didn't buy that many, I'll wait till a better style shows up, we buy so much from this store they offered me a discount card for 200 pesos and I've already saved more than that, it gives a 10% discount. Wife got some perfume at this same spot that actually smells real or like a brand she used to use called Red Door so were headed back to get some more before it disappears forever.

Laguna is on Luzon it's just below Manila and a very large area, we live near Pila Laguna so I shop in Sta Cruz Laguna for most of our stuff, Puerto Princesa looks like a nice area.
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