I ordered these after making a mistake with sizing in this brand's Heather briefs. The fit on these is ok, but they are nowhere near as soft as the Heather colored briefs. I'm going to have to wash these several more times...with lots of fabric softener, to try to get these as soft as I'm used to. The waist band seems to be well made, and stitched well. If I can get them soft enough, I'll enjoy them...for now, they're too scratchy. If you're looking for well made, SOFT briefs, go with the Heather colored briefs in this brand.