MEN’S UNDERWEAR: A MATERIAL GUIDE

When speaking about manufacturing men’s underwear, the first material coming to our minds is inevitably cotton and its by-products (stretch cotton and so on). But cotton is not the only existing material. Thus, Solendro.com wants to make you discover the other materials that are often used to manufacture men’s undergarments.

Viscose

Undergarments made from viscose have a silky finish. This material gives a fluid aspect to men’s underwear and makes them fit perfectly, providing optimum comfort to the wearer. One of the main advantages of viscose undergarments is their ability to absorb humidity faster than cotton ones.

Impetus

Impetus viscose boxer briefs

Polyester

Men’s undergarments made from 100 % polyester are rather rare since polyester is often combined with other materials. We thus can find products made from polyester and cotton or polyester and wool, for optimum comfort and easier maintenance.

The advantages of undergarments made from polyester is that they are very resistant to rubbing caused by movements and washings. Moreover, polyester enables men’s undergarments to be elastic and to come back to their original shape after stretching, making them crease-resistant.

Polyamide

Polyamides are fabrics made from synthetic materials and are often used to manufacture men’s undergarments.

The most common type of polyamide is nylon, a flexible, elasticated, silky and soft material that has the big advantage of being waterproof. Men’s undergarments made from it resist to rubbing, making the maintenance of this type of underwear very easy.

Solendro’s trick: Avoid putting your polyamide undergarments in the dryer because this material is very sensitive to heat.

HOM

Hom boxer briefs made from polyamide

Modal

The biggest brands of men’s underwear use modal to manufacture their undergarments. Modal is a material that enables men’s underwear to be breathable and enables a better evaporation of humidity, for a light and comfortable-to-wear product.

Microfibre

Undergarments made from microfibre provide optimum comfort.

Microfibre is often used to manufacture sport undergarments because it lets perspiration evaporate when you work out. And nothing is more uncomfortable than feeling humidity in men’s undergarments. Materials made from microfibre are more breathable than classic ones, thus naturally protecting your skin. Moreover, men’s underwear made from microfibre are very resistant to heat and can thus be tumble dried.

CK

Calvin Klein polyamide boxer briefs

Lycra

Undergarments made from Lycra are really flexible but don’t stretch and go back to their original shape. Forget about clothes losing their shape after a few washings! This material is also crease-resistant and has a silky touch. Underwear made from Lycra is currently really trendy on the market of men’s undergarments.

Pull In

Pull In boxer briefs made from Lycra

Bamboo

Bamboo is still rarely used to manufacture men’s undergarments even though it makes them unbelievably soft and resistant. Bamboo is the ideal material if you are looking for a second skin sensation.

Mariner

Mariner bamboo boxer briefs

Don’t wait longer and come discover all these materials on Solendro.com!

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