A few weeks back, I had a bit of a rant about how lovely it would be to have clean underpants.
One can dream, can’t one?
(Again, I reflect on the mundanity of my life that I can only dream of having clean underpants and not, say, naked skydiving with Johnny Depp, but anyhoo …I really must get out more often.)
Not long thereafter, I received an email. Not from the Naked Skydiving Centre, nor from Johnny Depp, but from Tuffetts, who offered to “solve my underwear woes”.
I mistook this to mean they were either:
a) sending me someone whom would do all my washing for me so there was no opportunity for it to mount up, Vesuvius style, or
b) sending me seven pairs of clean knickers each week, and thirteen for when I’m going away overnight.
Initially, I was a bit ‘meh’ with the offer … because, well, the last lot of undies I purchased for myself were three pairs for $3.00, so wasn’t having an overly impressive time with my knickers, as you can well imagine.
Then I pulled them out of the packaging and not only where they are far cry from my formerly-aqua-now-dirty-beige underpants in terms of colour, but they appeared to be rather well structured and of pretty good quality. I had to be impressed.
Oh, and whilst I’m on quality, these knickers and singlets (and now, I also see, crop tops, bras that have no hope of housing my own ample breasts, t-shirts and an equally sizeable array of men’s undergarments) are Australian made, and created by a 28 year old Sydney woman, Lisa Nouh, who started the brand after her mum was one of the many Aussies laid off by Bonds in 2009. Impressive.
So, as far as underpants go, they don’t do anything amazingly impressive, like your ironing or bring you a glass of wine when you need one. But they also don’t crawl up your bum, or do uncomfortably type things when you’re chasing the kids, or cause you to try to retrieve them from places you don’t want to be retrieving them from when standing at the checkout at Coles.
They were, indeedy, rather comfortable. Definitely compared with the three-for-three I recently purchased (wore once, and binned) and even in comparison to my well worn in, rather more expensive pairs that are overdue for replacing, but have formed to my body contours, like a good pair of shoes.
Even Grumpy Pants was impressed by them. “Nice,” he said. “Good quality.”
Um … just to ensure things are clear, no, he didn’t and hasn’t worn them at any time. At least, none that I know of. No, he made those comments when I showed him them.
Also, the singlet – another item I’ve had fights with in the past, because I like to sleep in them … and I rarely find any that are fitted enough that they don’t wander around and attempt to strangle you during your overnight kip, and adequately house ample-sized breast. I did “pfft” this one, too, thinking I’d be popping out all over the place.
And I didn’t!
In fact, I rather like it, and it’s comfortable and it doesn’t reside above my belly button, like other fitted singlets do, but sits well below the top of my hips. I like a long singlet. The only problem is, it’s bright green and the kids keep finding me when I wear it.
Would I purchase them myself?
And if you’re interested … you can view the range at www.tuffys-tuffetts.com.au/
If you get your hands on – or your bum in a pair, would love to hear your thoughts.
Now … I can either do the washing, or just stock up on knickers … whatcha think?