It’s been said by GQ recently that silk underwear for men is making a big comeback. This is based, mostly, on the fact that high-end fashion designer Tom Ford featured a line of silk boxers in his runway show during his Fall 2018 men’s show. They’re not yet available on Tom Ford’s website, but when they are, they’re undoubtedly going to be very high-priced, as are all Tom Ford pieces.
Our goal here is to find some men’s silk underwear that are affordable and high quality. And, given that these are all available on Amazon, they’re easy to get, especially for Prime members. Don’t forget, you get Prime for free for 30 days and you can cancel anytime.
Men’s Silk Underwear: It’s All About the Feel
We know that comfort is a big concern for guys when it comes to wearing underwear. Our list of the Most Comfortable Men’s Underwear: Top 10 Best Styles is all about the comfy undies. None of the brands on that list are silk (or satin) because we’re operating from the assumption that the silk undies seeker is looking for something very specific. We’ve got you covered here.
A Quick Silk Education: Watch the Video
Just in case you were wondering why silk is considered a luxury — and why, often, silk clothing usually comes at a higher price — it’s because of the process used to make silk thread. It all start with — are you ready of this? — spit from a worm. (Yes, the silk worm.)
Silk vs Satin
Our list is comprised of several pairs of men’s silk underwear and a handful of satin. The difference between silk and satin is mostly in where the material comes from. Silk is a natural material from silk worms, while satin is a synthetic material. Satin is also usually made with a tighter weave, thereby mimicking the feel of silk. Satin is usually “silky” on one side and “dull” on the other.
One big benefit of either silk or satin underwear is their lack of “bulk.” They both lay flat, which is a plus for packing a bag (takes very little room in the suitcase) or when you’re wearing, say, some tighter jeans. But the other big benefit is more personal: they look good when you’re just hanging out in the silk undies. She’ll like it, he’ll like it, you’ll like whatever you choose from our list of the Top 10 Best Men’s Silk Underwear on Amazon.
1. Intimo Classic Men’s Silk Boxers
These are a traditional cut men’s boxer and they are 100 percent silk. Notably, these men’s silk boxers feature a two button closure on the fly. This is, basically, a small detail that nudges these boxers over into the “loungewear” category, too. These are machine washable, although you may want to play it safe and either hand wash or send to a dry cleaner.
Price: $24.99 and up (depending on size/color selected)
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