Tag Archives: underwear

Product Feature: A Look at the New Tani SilkCut Collection

I have a love-hate relationship with underwear. On one hand, who really likes to wear an extra layer of clothing? On the other hand, when you find a really good pair isn’t it kind of amazing?!

Today, we’re taking a look at Tani’s new SilkCut Collection.

Back in 2014, I tried out some of Tani’s offerings and found them to be pretty solid. Obviously, if you’re used to wearing underwear that comes in under $10 and in a multipack, trying out more luxurious options is going to feel starkly different.  Recently, I was interested in trying out Tani’s new SilkCut Collection, which is reportedly SOFTER than silk, itself.  Needless to say, I was intrigued and skeptical.

Here are the product’s key selling points:

  • The only underwear made with MicroModal® AIR

  • The fabric is thinner, finer and more durable than silk

  • Naturally wicking fabric keeps you cooler and dryer

  • Quick Dry, Lightweight, Breathable, 8 Way Stretch

  • Patented “No Grip” Waistband

Having tried out the new, patterned trunks (who needs boring solid colors all the time?) on hot and humid NY days, I can absolutely vouch for the comfort and cool factor. These products breathe well which is great for all guys, especially those who run a little hot like I do. I didn’t recognize any bunching or discomfort whatsoever, which in all honestly, is rare for me.

I can’t say whether or not Tani SilkCut Collection is actually softer than silk or not, because frankly I could probably count on less than one hand the number of times I’ve held silk fabric in my hands. However, I have to that I am incredibly impressed by the craftsmanship from the folks over at Tani. The products are good. It’s a whole different standard that I’m most often exposed to, and that’s a great thing.

And did I mention the technology used to create this amazingly soft fabric is CO2 neutral. How cool is that?!

That being said, Tani products are luxurious and are quite an investment. You might end up spending upwards of $50 for a pair of underwear, but somehow it’s still a solid value considering the quality and feel of their products. I still have, and can wear, the products I reviewed back in 2014 and they have no signs of slowing down.

I know all of us (at some point) have joked about getting socks or underwear for presents, but man, I think that any guy would consider himself pretty lucky to having any of Tani’s products on his body, especially the new SilkCut Collection.

You can shop the collection here.


Disclosure: Product for review was provided courtesy of Tani. All opinions listed herein are mine, and mine alone.

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.

Björn Borg Shows Us its Nudes

Björn Borg launches new underwear collection covering a range of nude skin tones.

In March 2016, apparel brand Björn Borg launched it’s new “Skin Collection” for both men and women. With a new dedication to providing “nude” products for a wider range of people, Björn Borg used the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale to offer up 6 new shades of nude underwear to be more inclusive.

Source: Out.com

Being more inclusive isn’t just a ploy for diversity and political correctness these days. With more and more customers identifying as multiracial, brands need to understand that in order to keep up with the market, updating their definition of “nude” is essential.

For about €32.95 (currently about $37 US) customers can have their own shade of Björn Borg’s latest offerings.  While men can get in on the action, it’s obvious that the new definition of “nude” will empower many more women of color to feel comfortable in their garments which require something closer to their own skin tone.

The offerings are somewhat limited as only Hotpants are available for women and Short Shorts available for men. You can find the new Skin Collection on the brand’s website at http://www.bjornborg.com/us/campaigns/skintones. Enjoy!



Tani Product Review: Offering Luxury Underwear for Men

tani luxury underwear

As guys we are, unfortunately, notorious for holding on to underwear for entirely too long past its expiration date. But what if you bought higher quality pieces instead of 3 pairs for 10 bucks? Well, then maybe Tani luxury underwear is for you.

Tani has been in business for over 25 years, but if you’re like me, then you probably had no idea! Aimed to crate the softest and sleekest underwear in the market, Tani uses innovative knitting technologies and luxurious fabrics to make for long-lasting and comfy wear.

The folks over at Tani wanted my take on what they had to offer and sent over a few samples for my opinion. In a nutshell, Tani has been one of men’s fashions best kept secrets.

I tried a black tank and a pair of Tani’s signature boxer briefs which both turned out to be incredibly smooth and luxurious feeling. It may be hard to imagine feeling that excited about underwear, but Tani’s offerings are just that special.

Tani uses thick, yet supple fabric that also prevents the development of odor-causing bacteria. This means that while wearing Tani, you can feel comfortable knowing that foul body odor will be kept at an arm’s length do to the fabric technology. And that’s no small thing.

For all that luxury, there is a high cost involved.  The Air Fitness Boxer Brief rings in at a whopping $45 while a tank will set you back a cool $60.  Obviously, this isn’t your everyday underwear.  But, these could definitely make for a special gift for yourself or a loved one who likes the simple, but nice things in life.

Disclosure: Products for review were provided by Tani for the sole purpose of this review.

Product Review: Obviously Boxer Briefs with Anatomical Pouch

obviously pouch descriptions

I don’t purposely make it happen to review underwear here on MANE MAN but it seems as though it’s something I’m growing accustomed to. Truth be told, I’m a bit of an underwear aficionado (no, not in a creepy way) but just in that I want to try out different undies to make sure I’m super comfortable.  There’s nothing wrong with that, right?  That being said, today I bring you my review of Obviously’s Basic Boxer Briefs with Anatomical Pouch.

OK, I know what you’re thinking. Anatomical pouch?! Yep!  Here’s the thing, Obviously (the underwear brand) has created the anatomical pouch to give a “nearly naked” feel.  Now, that’s a tall order.  And let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised.

For guys who are looking for superior fabrics, Obviously has definitely got that covered.  These boxer briefs were definitely one of the most comfortable pair of underwear I’ve ever worn.  Yes, this specific pair comes in at $27 bucks a pair, but maybe they’re just worth it.  The 90% micro modal and 10% lycra fabric is awesomely smooth and offers sweat absorbent technology.  I tried mine out on a 85 degree plus day here in NYC and was really thankful that I had worn these briefs instead of some cotton ones.  It goes without saying, humidity is not my friend.

On top of that, the anatomical pouch makes for a comfortable day, even if it is super humid outside.  Is the “anatomical pouch” a little strange to look at? Sure, I’ll concede that. However, what it lacks in handsomeness it more than makes up for in comfort.  After all, it is designed to let you enjoy that natural hang you already have and ain’t nothing wrong with that!

No chafing, no squashing, very little sweat, and not hot.  Yep, these are a winner.  I think it’s time you try your own pair of Obviously underwear…


Enter your info in the widget below to win your own pair of Obviously Comfort Urban Hipster Briefs (random color chosen as availability permits).  You can do one option or all below, your choice.

Win a pair for yourself or for a “friend”.  The winner will be announced late this week and contacted via email by yours truly!  MANE MAN subscribers will get a big advantage on this one so make sure to join the mailing list in the left sidebar there.  You will get max 2-3 emails per week.  Now get to work and GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Products for review and giveaway have been provided courtesy of MensUnderwearStore.com.