Like most of the things that I end up buying, it started out with me seeing someone else wearing it, the wearer making it look effortlessly cool, followed by the 4 year old in my head demanding that I get one too so that I too may be as cool as he! In this case, it was wrestling trunks (think Hulk Hogan circa forever). Until now, I'd only ever had wrestling singlets and it had never occurred to branch out. But branch out, I did.
I started with the usual trawl through the budget sites, and then eBay, and Amazon, etc. But I soon discovered that there are precious few places which sell genuine* wrestling trunks. Swimwear and underwear are ten a penny, but actual wrestling trunks? No.
(* high on the leg, with a thick side profile, waist high, no waist-band (this is outerwear!) and material which is thick and hard-wearing)
My search eventually led me to Vickstitch: Custom Wrestling Wear. They make wrestling gear for the sport of Pro Wrestling and have done since 2013. So rather than a cheap imitation, I ordered a pair from a company who knows a thing or two about this type of gear.
I had to take a couple of measurements (yaassss, Hunny, Made. To. Measure!) picked the fabric I wanted and paid (prices start around £25, I paid £30).
I had a small problem figuring out how to select my fabric, but the response from Facebook came quickly and it was sorted easily. It took a couple of weeks to arrive, but this was mid-COVID lockdown, so wrestling matches were few and far between, and compared to Wish it's still Warp-Speed.
And couldn't be happier with the resulting item (in spite of what my wrestler-demeanour might say). It fits wonderfully (Made. To. Measure!) and there's even draw strings around the legs for those without such girthy pins. They feel much more robust than any underwear too, and I will be buying more. They do a myriad of styles and customisation options including logos, stripes and initials, as well as singlets, biker shorts, leggings and women's wrestling attire. Orders can be placed via their website, although they recommend contacting them via Facebook if you have a specific question, but have all the usual socials.