Men’s underwear guide part 6

Men’s underwear guide part 6

Underwear colors, number 2:

Solid white, shows under a white pair of pants because it is contrasting to your skin color. If you have lighter skin, you can take a white pair of cotton underwear and soak it in black tea thus giving it a nude-colored look. Alternatively, you can look for nude underwear, but they are often hard to find. Instead, go with a shade of solid or heather gray that is as close to your skin tone as possible. The less contrast between your underwear and your skin tone, the less you will be able to see your underwear through your pants.

Underwear materials, number 1:

Apart from the shape, the underwear materials have the biggest impact on longevity, quality, and comfort of your underwear. As such, it is important to take a closer look.

Underwear materials, number 2: Cotton

Cotton is the most popular underwear material because it is absorbent, breathable, and widely available. Most men look specifically for cotton underwear. Just like with any natural fiber, cotton has a huge quality spectrum and so the price from one pair of cotton underwear to the next can vary tremendously not just in feel, touch, and look, but also in price. Now, because cotton has such a huge quality spectrum, many companies try to distinguish their cotton by using words such as two-ply, Sea Island, Pima cotton or Egyptian cotton among others. Some of these are trademarked and some are not. The terms without protection are often abused, and if you analyze the numbers, it seems that Sea Island cotton multiplies manifold on its journey from the fields to the shops. The WISICA International (West Indian Sea Island Cotton Association International) inspects and certifies every kilogram of locally produced cotton. You have to know that and find the stamp and then hope that nobody fakes it.

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