"I'm as fascinated as you about that. Obviously it's got to do with the fact that otherwise we'd have a large green penis flopping around that diminish the chances of us opening in 4,000 cinemas across the country."
— Eric Bana, when asked about the magic pants in Hulk
"Nanomachines break them down and store them until he returns to human form. I call it the "Broadcast Standards and Practices Modesty and Y-7 Rating Preserver.""
— Dwayne McDuffie, Ben 10: Alien Force, on Ben's magic clothes.
"Did his pants just grow thirty times their normal size?"
— Dragon Ball Z Abridged, "Dead Zone" (pre-Team Four Star)
Reader: I've been thinking about a great topic for about five years now. And that topic is, "Why is it that in battle manga, the bottom half of people's clothes never get destroyed?"
Oda: If they fought naked, wouldn't it kind of change the emphasis of the manga?
— One Piece Volume 13 SBS
"Thank God his pants stayed on."
I have no idea. I'm just glad it doesn't rip.
"Heh, I'd like to meet his tailor."
—Warren Zevon, "Werewolves Of London" (song)
"Contrary to hulk's belief, his pants are the strongest thing there is."
Across this vision of early 21st Century technopia strode a dark-haired, dusky female of gargantuan yet well-favoured proportions, swiping at the gyrocopters that buzzed about her like angry gnats. Clothing made of stitched bedsheets barely covered her breasts and loins, and thousands flocked to her path despite the danger, drawn by the chance of seeing the world's largest crotch shot.
— Attack of the 50-Ft Half-Klingon by Odon.
"Don't worry, these boxers are made of the latest heavy-duty materials. They won't break just like that!"
— Satan, Hataraku Maou Sama
...his sleeves became mere rags, his body turned dark green and swelled enormously yet his underpants stayed intact, exerting a terrible pressure on his privates that only fueled his excessive rage.
— Man of Wood
Those pants sure know when to stop ripping.
— Yusuke to Gouki, Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged
Werewolves that rip out of their clothes but always seem to get their shorts back. Seriously, do they keep stashes of jean shorts hidden around the forest?