Out of so many aspects which you look for before buying men’s underwear, Fabric is one important element that should not be ignored. These days, underwear brands are coming up with fabric options that are soft on the skin as well as offer a shiny appearance. Fabric with which the Male Underwear styles are designed not only shines in terms of its appearance but also the functionality it has to offer. Top designers, namely, Calvin Klein, Good Devil, Agacio, Intymen, Ergowear, Hugo Boss and many others are continuously exploring new and innovative fabrics to include in their men’s underwear collections. The most popular fabric used these days in men’s underwear industry are-Cotton, Nylon, Spandex, Microfiber, Polyester, Polyamide and so on. Apart from the named ones, there are some other fabric choices used mostly in sexy underwear styles like Sheer and Mesh.
Let’s give a quick look to each of its functionality-
Cotton – Typically lightweight, 100% cotton underwear fits comfortably under clothes, even under everyday business attire, making them perfect for all activities. They provide extra warmth without bulk, to feel warm and dry indoors and out. Usually, cut oversized to compensate for first-wash shrinkage, underwear made out of cotton is the most popular choice in men’s underwear.
Underwear styles like Briefs, Boxer Briefs and Jockstraps are mostly designed using Cotton as it is one luxuriant fabric that can be worn the entire day without any fuss.
Nylon – Known for its long lasting quality, durability, strength and resistance to damage, Nylon continues to be a populated choice in various male underwear styles like briefs, bikinis, jockstraps and others.
Microfiber – Crafted from a combination of polyester and polyamide, Microfiber is synthetic fiber which is extremely fine – much finer than silk. It is light weight, luxurious and stylish fabric. In men’s underwear collections, the use of microfiber is desired for its luxurious feel and its unique physical and mechanical performance. Indeed, the look of the fabric is what makes microfibers so special.
Spandex – If you are looking for an underwear style which is stretchy then go for Spandex Fabric. It is known to provide greater elasticity, being a skin-tight fabric. It is much lighter and also easier in the skin.
Polyester – Polyester is again a popular fabric known for durability and functionality of fabric allows it to breathe well and offers a soft feel on the skin. Poly cotton can be blended in varying amounts. A standard poly cotton mix used in the manufacture of various underwear styles like Briefs, Jockstraps, bikinis, thongs and many other.
Sheer – A “see- through” fabric, sheer is used for designing exotic underwear like thongs, g strings and c strings.