As long as the brand new socks and underwear are not a departure with what you normally wear. In both cases, a vacation is not the best time to try something new/different only to find out in 90+ degree temps that it leads to uncomfortable chafing, etc.
I also have found that it is best to wash such clothing items before wearing them in order to soften up/loosen up the fibers. For whatever reason, brand new underwear tends to breathe less than that which has been washed at least once.
Yes, I agree. Please at least wash them before you pack them to wear! I have to wash everything before wearing it…grosses me out to think of all the hands my clothes passed through before coming to me…
Is it weird that I kind of do the opposite? I am good with new socks for vacation, but I usually take some of my older, comfortable, well-worn underwear. Then after I wear it, I throw it away rather than take dirty undies home with me. Then I know I’ll have comfortable underwear while I’m at the park and I won’t have as much to take home.
Eh. If I’m weird I’m ok with it.
I’m one of those people who, once they find something they like, they stick with it.
They’re exactly the same style and brand (and colour!) that I wore in the parks last year. Just deliciously soft and fresh and new. I remember how they felt when I wore them for the first time last year. It was like kittens were licking my feet.
I don’t worry about who might have touched it - my problem is the sizing that new clothes are drenched in. Makes me want to claw my skin off. Plus, as someone else mentioned, washing loosens up the fibers and makes things more comfortable in general.
I do this, I just wash the stuff first, but yeah I don’t wear them before I get there. I agree, nothing better than a brand new set socks, or ones from the dryer.
I also go through a super-major-uber-clean of my house before I leave. It’s not like I’m messy, but I go into overkill mode(like steam cleaning the carpets). I actually wasn’t able to be as thorough as usual before this last trip and it really bugged me.