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.