I don't usually like cotton underwear (gets soggy, slow to dry when exercising in hot weather). I don't usually like briefs (too high in the waist and show at the top of many pants). But these looked low enough in the picture and the description sounded good. I'm glad I tried them. The fabric is substantial enough that it's somewhat of a control type of underwear, although it's not described as that. But it's also quite stretchy for comfort and movement, unlike 100% cotton would be. I received one white, one beige, and one black, so a pretty good mix of colors. I put them through the dryer before wearing so can't say if they shrank, being high in cotton, but after the dryer they fit true to the size I bought. The waist band is low enough to wear with almost all my pants and shorts and is quite comfortable. The legs stay put. There is a little bit of tummy control as I mentioned. Denim and other fabrics don't slide over these as easily as over nylon or polyester, but it's better than most cotton underwear. Because they are a bit thicker material, and mostly cotton, I don't use them for exercise in warm weather, but they are great in cooler weather for a little extra layer of warmth. Overall a nice addition to the underwear drawer!