I discovered Dickies Briefs about four years ago, while shopping at The Andersens, a modern general store of sorts, which only operates in Ohio, and I was immediately impressed and pleased. My favorite features of the briefs were: the extra wide and rugged waist bands, which stayed put and never rolled, the thick and rugged all-cotton fabric, the cut general and fit, including the darted pouch, all of which allowed for exceptional and generous comfort, along with freedom of movement and stability (they stayed put) which is not an easy combination to come by. Unfortunately, the company that manufactured this fine product under the Dickies label went into liquidation about a little more than a year ago. Now, it seems, another company has begun to produce briefs under the Dickies name, but don't be fooled! The only thing that these briefs really have in common with the ones you could get a couple of years ago is the name on the label. Despite the rugged sounding "durablend" name the manufacturer has given to their cotton-polyester blended fabric, these briefs seem flimsy by comparison to the ones they have replaced, even as I measure them right out of the package against all of my older pairs of Dickies briefs as they are in their worn condition, all of which are more than two years old. The waist band of the new briefs, though extra wide, is thin and flimsy by comparison, the fabric is exceptionally thin (almost see-through) and seems not to hold its shape, and the briefs lack the darted pouch which was special to the version that was available previously. Honestly, I don't really know what, if anything, these briefs bring to the market that was not already there and, furthermore, if I were an executive working for the Dickies company, I would NOT want the name of my company on these briefs. I am sadly disappointed, as these briefs are so obviously and greatly inferior to the ones that I liked so much, and which I thought contributed something significant to the market. These new Dickies briefs are just cheap by comparison. And yet,it would seem that there is a market for simple, rugged, comfortable, stay-put briefs designed with simplicity, movement, value, and durability in mind. Why can't we just have that? I would have expected better from Dickies and from any company that it might let use its good name.