Adam Smith New York, a menswear brand based in New York, offers its Saltire Collection. The Scottish Highlands inspires the collection. The brand uses polyester and elastane in the Saltire group for durability and 4-way stretch. There are five styles available:
- Boxer briefs
- Combo Trunks
You can purchase the underwear through the brand’s website and the Men and Underwear Store.
Jason Hoeung, the founder of 2Eros and Supawear, made a YouTube video comparing polyester and polyamide (nylon). Jason states that polyester is suitable for daily wear underwear and workouts. Polyamide is ideal for comfortable underwear.
|Durable, lightweight||Yes, smooth feel||Yes, though gentler and softer on the skin than polyester|
|Water-resistant||Yes||Yes. It absorbs water but dries faster as it is a synthetic material.|
|Holds color well||Yes||Yes|
|Easy to wash||Yes, highly stain resistant||Yes. It absorbs moisture, but it is easy to wash stains away.|
In comparison, Calvin Klein combined polyester and polyamide in the CK One. (Note: I own some pairs of the boxer briefs.). The fabric composition of the CK One is 58 percent polyamide, 30 percent polyester, and 12 percent elastane. The fit is close to the body and comfortable; the material is light and flexible. The feel of the fabric is smooth. The color is deep blue (Perth Blue).
If you are interested in the fabrics used in making men’s underwear, see a link located in another blog post.
|Saltire Collection Style||Sizes||Fabric Composition|
|Bikini||S, M, L, XL||78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane|
|Briefs||S, M, L, XL||78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane|
|Boxer briefs||S, M, L, XL||78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane|
|Combo trunks||S, M, L, XL||78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane|
|Trunks||S, M, L, XL||78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane|
You should be aware that the size range is a bit smaller overall for the Saltire Collection than the other Adam Smith collection.
Photo Shoot: Water Polo Athlete and Model Rodolfo Valentino and Photographer Gavin Harrison
Adam Smith’s photo shoot model is Rodolfo Valentino, a water polo athlete from Italy. Rodolfo lives in the United Kingdom.
The photographer is Gavin Harrison.
Location: Leicester, UK.
Are you looking for a plaid addition to your underwear collection? Give the Saltire Collection a try. If you try the Saltire Collection, drop a comment below and tell us your experience.