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What to wear? What not to wear? Come here to find and how to make anything you'd wear on your body - from goggles and playawear to bodypainting and adornments.
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Post by JakeAndy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:45 am

Is there an ideal kind of underwear for the playa? What have people found to be good or not good?

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Re: Undies

Post by Sham » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:55 am

JakeAndy wrote:Is there an ideal kind of underwear for the playa? What have people found to be good or not good?
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Underwear is important on the playa. I have a painful story to tell.
I figure 2 pair of socks a day, and 1 pair of underwear, but add a few extras for the week. Cotton is what I would recommend, but you could wear the same as you do in your everyday life. Synthetic fabric doesn't breath as well as cotton. :shock:

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Re: Undies

Post by Admiral Fukkit » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:57 am

None is quite popular.

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Re: Undies

Post by cranberries » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:50 pm

Sham wrote:I figure 2 pair of socks a day, and 1 pair of underwear, but add a few extras for the week. Cotton is what I would recommend, but you could wear the same as you do in your everyday life. Synthetic fabric doesn't breath as well as cotton. :shock:
Cotton is way more prone to chafing though, especially if you're a sweaty person with some junk in the trunk, as it were. I second the one pair per day plus extras, and lots of socks.

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Re: Undies

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:07 pm

If you want to be comfortable wear the fur side facing in, if you want to be fashionable fur side out of course.

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Re: Undies

Post by Thecatman » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:20 pm

I agree with Sham, cotton or some other natural material.
If not, Memory foam might be a choice :mrgreen:
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Re: Undies

Post by Sham » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:20 pm

Thecatman wrote:I agree with Sham, cotton or some other natural material.
If not, Memory foam might be a choice :mrgreen:
Depends! 8)

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Re: Undies

Post by EGAZ » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:05 pm

I C Wut U did there..... :coffee:
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Re: Undies

Post by trilobyte » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:12 am

It is worth noting that playa does not stick to silks & satins

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Re: Undies

Post by Savannah » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:43 pm

I like cotton, as many pairs as possible.

If there's a chance you might wanna walk around in very few clothes, bring your Social Panties (amusing underwear for any gender, in especially nice condition).

I haven't had a chafing issue as cited above, but I also believe in baby powder (cornstarch variety, not talc). It can save you from a lot of potential discomfort.

A friend of mine swears by BodyGlide (an anti-chafing product) for the same purpose. Others apparently use (solid) anti-perspirant for the same thing.
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Re: Undies

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:29 pm

trilobyte wrote:It is worth noting that playa does not stick to silks & satins
That is good info indeed. That Sir, should be in the survival guide!
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Re: Undies

Post by GreyCoyote » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:07 pm

trilobyte wrote:It is worth noting that playa does not stick to silks & satins
You're doing it wrong. (-ducking-) :mrgreen:
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Re: Undies

Post by Token » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:00 pm

Savannah wrote:I like cotton, as many pairs as possible.

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All at once? :D

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Re: Undies

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:06 pm

Token wrote:
Savannah wrote:I like cotton, as many pairs as possible.

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All at once? :D
YES!

It gives me a fashionable Jennifer Lopez look. :lol:
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Re: Undies

Post by Admiral Fukkit » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:35 pm

So THATS your secret!

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Re: Undies

Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:00 pm

Admiral Fukkit wrote:So THATS your secret!
*LAUGH*
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Re: Undies

Post by fireheadwhale » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:39 pm

I must say that commando is my personal preference in the default world but I attended Burning Man last year and this year I am buying underpants for my time there only. In the default world I have access to normal showers at least twice a day. I will be adding underpants to my playawear ensemble. I'll probably dispose of them on the trip home.
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Re: Undies

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am

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Re: Undies

Post by forty_eight » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:57 am

interesting

if you wear undies on top are they still undies?

overdies?

topdies?

outdies?

is nodies a thing?

there's a lot of nodies going on out there

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Re: Undies

Post by global village idiot » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:07 pm

Others may have different experiences but I swear by UnderArmour and its equivalents.

I spent 2005 in Iraq working in an Army Post Office. Winter was chilly and rainy/muddy - Iraq has the damnedest clay you ever saw and rain/snow NEVER drains, it only evaporates. Summer - from about early April to mid-October - was dry and dusty without a cloud in sight the entire time. It would occasionally get to 130 or so and the hottest we ever measured was 155.

When you're from the Chicago area like I am, that's enough to call your ma about, which I did. When I told her about it, she said, "That's hot, but it's a dry heat, isn't it?"

I replied, "Yeah, mom, sure is...so's a freakin' oven."

It's the only place I've ever been where you have to bundle up against the heat. The clothing Arabs wear (when they're not wearing Western-styled clothing, which is usually) when out in the desert makes a lot of sense, and it's wise to imitate their example.

Our Post Office was blessedly air-conditioned - Willis Carrier never got the praise and thanks he had coming to him - but most days we'd have to sort mail outside. It arrived in 20' shipping containers and it really IS an oven inside them.

We found the best drawers and t-shirts for the environment and the work were the kind UnderArmour put out - some sort of space-age synthetic material that wicked moisture away to the rest of your uniform where it usually evaporated instantly. It doesn't chafe, doesn't stay soaked and yucky, doesn't ride up your ass or anything.

In short, it made a world of difference in extreme dry heat. I'm usually not terribly brand-loyal; but in the case of UnderArmour drawers, I swear by them and have never gone back to cotton.

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Re: Undies

Post by tatonka » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:38 pm

This camp lost alot of undies :)

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Re: Undies

Post by AntiM » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:18 pm

And horses. The horses are key.

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Re: Undies

Post by Tel » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:58 am

Strongly in favor of wicking underwear. Gets the sweat away from your skin asap so it can evaporate and cool you, but also helps prevent chafing and heat rash.

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Re: Undies

Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:45 pm

Post Playa Report. (File this under TMI)

I spent a lot of time wearing a kilt, sarongs, & leggings and found that I prefer None (No Undies).
I did buy a fanny pack to preserve some of my dignity while wearing the leggings but man I wish I knew how comfortable leggings were before. They feel fantastic. But I gota say underwear ruined it for me so I just went without. (thus the forward facing fanny pack). Yeah there was nothing left to the imagination wearing those.

I really pushed my clothing comfort zone this year and had a blast. I also don't dance & danced my ass off.

What a hoot.
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Re: Undies

Post by forty_eight » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:04 pm

FlyingMonkey wrote:Post Playa Report. (File this under TMI)

I spent a lot of time wearing a kilt, sarongs, & leggings and found that I prefer None (No Undies).
I did buy a fanny pack to preserve some of my dignity while wearing the leggings but man I wish I knew how comfortable leggings were before. They feel fantastic. But I gota say underwear ruined it for me so I just went without. (thus the forward facing fanny pack).Yeah there was nothing left to the imagination wearing those.

I really pushed my clothing comfort zone this year and had a blast. I also don't dance & danced my ass off.

What a hoot.
that post goes well with your sig, interestingly enough! :D

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Re: Undies

Post by Savannah » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 pm

forty_eight wrote:
FlyingMonkey wrote:Post Playa Report. (File this under TMI)

I spent a lot of time wearing a kilt, sarongs, & leggings and found that I prefer None (No Undies).
I did buy a fanny pack to preserve some of my dignity while wearing the leggings but man I wish I knew how comfortable leggings were before. They feel fantastic. But I gota say underwear ruined it for me so I just went without. (thus the forward facing fanny pack).Yeah there was nothing left to the imagination wearing those.
that post goes well with your sig, interestingly enough! :D
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Re: Undies

Post by FlyingMonkey » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:29 pm

Savannah wrote:
forty_eight wrote:
FlyingMonkey wrote:Post Playa Report. (File this under TMI)

I spent a lot of time wearing a kilt, sarongs, & leggings and found that I prefer None (No Undies).
I did buy a fanny pack to preserve some of my dignity while wearing the leggings but man I wish I knew how comfortable leggings were before. They feel fantastic. But I gota say underwear ruined it for me so I just went without. (thus the forward facing fanny pack).Yeah there was nothing left to the imagination wearing those.
that post goes well with your sig, interestingly enough! :D
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Hahahahaha!
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Re: Undies

Post by ImEllie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:56 pm

In the case of good Undies I would suggest merino wool! It is breathable, I can’t believe I’m saying this but made to wear for days without being stinky and it’s pretty comfy! On a 3 week bike packing adventure only 2 pair were needed! Socks are the same way, you can wear merino wool socks for days without stinking, plus they wick well and dry quick! They are pricey but worth it! There are many brands just be sure they are 100% wool! Good luck :D
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Re: Undies

Post by Token » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:36 pm

So true on the wool. I wear wool socks all rear round.

The problem with wool britches is getting true merino or even better alpaca wool, and not the scratchy stuff from inferior breeds.

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Re: Undies

Post by Wigwam » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:51 pm

People wear something under their tutus?!?!?!
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