Men’s underwear can be evaluated on many different criteria depending on what’s important to you. If you’re a fashion-conscious guy, color and style choice might matter a lot to you. On the other hand, some men prefer to buy underwear that lasts and lasts. One factor that matters across the board is breathability. How easy is it for air and moisture to pass through your underwear? That can determine comfort level, hygiene, and even the longevity of your underwear.
Temperature control is key to long term comfort in men’s underwear. When designers forget breathability, you’re left with a garment that can’t adjust with you throughout the day. Running to catch a bus is going to stick with you in hot, uncomfortable underwear. This leads to the biggest problem with wearing clothes and not just running wild and free: sweat.
Keep it fresh
There’s no way to avoid sweat. The portions of your body covered by underwear are already warmer than average, as your body works to protect the really important parts of itself. A little sweat is common throughout the day. When you’re wearing underwear that features breathability, this is no problem. The design allows the passage of air through the garment. This air allows the sweat to evaporate. Sweat does its job by evaporating and leaving you feeling cooler. Your underwear stay fresher longer, and everyone’s happy.
When your underwear don’t breathe, they’re likely to stay damp once you start sweating. Since most people elevate their heart rate at least once a day (climbing the stairs, running for the bus, seeing your cute coworker smile at you across the room, getting into a tiff with someone) you know that you’re not going to make it from getting dressed in the morning to going to bed at night without your body doing what normal human bodies do. That doesn’t mean that you want to sit in it all day.
When you sit with sweat on your skin, it leads to more sensitivity and irritation. It’s more likely that your damp underwear will rub along your skin. This can lead to soreness, redness, and in pronounced cases even a rash that takes longer than a day to disappear.
If sweat can cause irritation to your skin, part of your own body, imagine what it can do to fabrics. Your underwear isn’t meant to swim in sweat all day. While most pairs will hold up pretty well for a while, eventually sweat will eat away at the fabric, elastic, and so forth. They’ll start to discolor, sag, and bring down the class of the whole outfit. Kick them to the curb and get men’s underwear that can breathe instead. You’ll be glad you did.
Breathability will keep your underwear strong for longer. It will let moisture evaporate instead of hanging out with you all day. Your underwear can stay cool, comfortable, and durable as long as it can breathe.