JockStraps, Part II

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by Aruba 1st, May 23, 2005.

  1. Aruba 1st

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    Thank you, NeuRomancer,
    for initiating this Thread.

    Hey, hey, hey !
    Good news.
    Remember how "jock straps" (Bike in particular) were too small ?
    A change has transpire within the "Bike" corporation.
    They are responding properly to customer input.
    Your and my e-mailed complaints and suggestions have PAID OFF.

    I just bought one of the "new" BIKE, jogger/runner jockstraps.
    They changed exactly what I/we requested.
    The pouch is no longer made of (shrinking) 50 % cotton, 50 % polyester.
    It is now made of: 55% nylon, 25 % rubber and (only) 20 % cotton.
    No more "shrinking" (wash in cold water).
    Dimensions of a "flat" jock are no longer 8 inches by 2 1/4 - they are now:
    9 inches by 3.
    Wow !
    Thank You !
     
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    For what it's worth I know that in the late 60s and early 70s the standard British "Litesome" jockstrap had a pouch exactly 9 inches long, and I would guess at least 3 inches across. This was no doubt to accommodate the broad range of sportsmen; but it wouldn't work for me.

    On the choice of fabric, I am glad that mine are mostly cotton; wearing a nylon mix all day would be a quick route to disaster. Nylon ones are best reserved for use under swim wear. I tell the manufacturers what I need in the way of 'shrunk' dimensions, and they seem to be able to allow for it. Not that much shrinkage seems to happen anyway. ;)
     
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    Nylon ones are best reserved for use under swim wear.
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    Roger that.
    Tonight I'll use them for the first time running.
    I forgot to state that these are "XLs".
     
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