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Product Review: Tommy John Men’s Underwear

Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Tommy John for the purpose of this review. All opinions listed herein are mine alone.

A lot of men dress for comfort and I’m definitely one of those guys. Yes, I like to try to look put together on a daily basis, but not overly so. Most days, I just want to look like I tried (LOL) and feel comfortable.

Over the years I’ve learned that comfort stays from your base-level clothing, your underwear. If those items are comfortable and fit properly you’ll probably be uneasy all day, and well as Sweet Brown would say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Today, I’m sharing my thoughts of some offerings from underwear giant Tommy John. Read on for my review of two items from their Cool Cotton line up.

Cool Cotton Crew Neck Stay Tucked Undershirt

I’m perpetually on the hunt for the best undershirt because, well, I tend to sweat a lot honestly.  It’s not my favorite physical quality but is unavoidable, especially during the times of the year when the weather is at its most extreme. Whether it’s 90+ degrees and humid or I’m suffering inside due overwhelming heating systems, having a good undershirt is a necessity.

Long days at the office require something that helps me stay cool and wick away sweat. By and large, the Cool Cotton Crew Neck Stay Tucked Undershirt works really well for me. The fabric is pretty soft, smooth and comfortable. That is, with the exception of the form-fitting nature of the belly area. It’s not disruptive or restrictive at all, but when you’re used to keeping your shirts untucked (even your undershirt) anything touching your skin can feel too close. After I tried the shirt a few times, I found that my preoccupation with being hugged went away.

The biggest benefit, by far, is the shirt’s stay cool technology. It does help you keep a little bit cooler throughout the day. It also stays put so you don’t get any weird movement or bunching throughout the day, which is definitely a bonus. This feature, in my opinion, is what really sets Tommy John apart from the rest.

Cool Cotton Colorblock Brief

When I came across this item in the Tommy John line-up I immediately got excited. It’s not often that men’s underwear, especially briefs come with a bit of design.  The colorblock design made for an interesting departure from the typical tighty whities that everyone tries to avoid like the plague. These are stylish, sophisticated and not over the top. They’re a good pair of briefs.

But, what is most striking about the Cool Cotton Colorblock Brief is that it is so comfortable. It has a similar texture to the undershirt, but somehow feels softer against the much more delicate skin. They are incredibly comfortable, supple even, so much so that you probably won’t want to take them off (even when you need to!).

Right now, my only qualm, frankly, is that I don’t currently have a drawer full of these puppies. They’re expensive underwear, but boy are they comfortable. They move with you as well, which make them comfortable for long periods of time.

Also, there’s a cool horizontal flap for easy access for quick bathroom breaks. Genius.

You can find both items from Tommy John at their online store here.

Product Review: ribbedtee

Every now and then it’s important to switch up your tees and underwear, and let’s be honest, most guys aren’t the best at updating our undergarment wardrobes. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out some offerings from ribbedtee and I’m happy to share my thoughts with you.

First off, let’s put all the cards on the table here…I’m not a small guy and I tend to run a little hot. This means I tend to sweat quite a bit, especially in the underarm area. I’ve long been on the lookout for a those special shirts that guarantee “no sweat, no odor” but haven’t really found my match. Enter ribbedtee.

ribbedtee vneck undershirt

While the shirts themselves don’t promise they’ll eradicate sweat altogether, I can tell you that, so far, when I’ve worn this shirt I have not sweat through it and my work shirt for the day. If you know me, that’s a pretty big feat. The super soft, moisture-wicking fabric actually does deliver on its promise.

There’s something about the technology of this shirt that also helps keep odors at bay. Typically, I find myself immediately switching out of damp undershirts or showering when I get home. When I wore ribbedtee, I didn’t. “The proof is in the pudding,” as they say.

And if I forgot to mention, the shirt is made out of THE SOFTEST cotton. It definitely made me think of (and how it’s better than) the oldest and softest tee shirts I have in my drawer (mostly those from high school!). Now, that’s soft.

ribbedtee boxer brief

The boxer briefs are supple and soft, but in a different way. They feel really good against your skin, but I’m afraid they didn’t offer me much support in the sweat less department. They have a bit of a active wear undergarment feel, so they may not for everyone’s everyday wear. But, there are not tags and the fabric feels very smooth against your skin. I have to say I’m pretty happy with them as they still represent a major upgrade from a 3 pack of underwear for less than 10 bucks.

Overall, I have been pretty pleased with my experiences with ribbedtee. If you’re looking to upgrade your undergarments and like that silky smooth, soft feel then these are a solid buy. Learn more about ribbedtee at ribbedtee.com.