If You Want Breathable Comfort, You Need MicroModal
With luxury men’s underwear, we talk a lot about the importance of comfort, and the important role that MicoModal fabric plays in making our underwear supremely comfortable. After all, if you’re going to invest in a high-end garment, you want to be sure that the product you’re getting is enjoyable to wear. As much as we talk about comfort, however, many men inadvertently reduce comfort to being a matter of softness. While softness is crucial, another key element of comfort that’s often overlooked in luxury underwear is breathability.
Natural vs Synthetic Fibers
The fabrics used to make men’s underwear can roughly be divided between fabrics made from natural fibers and fabrics made from synthetic fibers. Most natural fabrics come from plant-based products, and include fabrics such as cotton, silk, and MicroModal. Synthetic fabrics come from manmade fibers such as polyester, rayon, and nylon.
When it comes to breathability, natural fibers are the way to go. Typically, synthetic fibers don’t allow for much airflow, and they have a tendency to reflect heat back toward the body. This can cause your body heat to get trapped close to the surface of the skin, making you sweat more.
Natural fibers on the other hand, tend to allow for more airflow, and heat is able to pass through the fabrics and away from the body. This improved airflow allows for your body to regulate its temperature in a more natural way. Additionally, most natural fibers absorb moisture and dry relatively quickly. So not only will you be sweating less, but your perspiration won’t be held against your skin where it can accumulate bacteria and odor.
Breathability is just one of the many reasons that we love MicroModal and use it for our underwear.
MicroModal is made from the pulp of beech fiber trees. It’s an incredibly close knit fiber, which is what makes it so soft, and like other natural fibers, its softness and density doesn’t prevent it from remaining breathable. Even with the small amount of elastane we use in our underwear to help them retain their shape, the MicroModal base of our fabric allows for airflow and rapid heat dissipation. MicroModal underwear stays cool to the touch throughout the day, which is absolutely crucial for long term comfort, especially if you’re wearing pants that are made from a less breathable fabric over them.
With Summer upon us, the time to make sure you have comfortable, breathable underwear is now. And if you want underwear that’s as breathable as it is stylish, well, you’re in the right place.