Mens Underwear (2022): Adam Smith New York’s Saltire Collection

Mens Underwear (2022): Adam Smith New York’s Saltire Collection

Introduction

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:

  • Bikini
  • Briefs
  • Boxer briefs
  • Combo Trunks
  • Trunks.

You can purchase the underwear through the brand’s website and the Men and Underwear Store.

Model Rodolfo Valentino. Photographer Gavin Harrison. (More photos from this photo shoot)
Model: Ulysses Blaanco. Photographer: Fernando Landin

Fabric Composition

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.

FeaturePolyesterPolyamide (Nylon)
Durable, lightweightYes, smooth feelYes, though gentler and softer on the skin than polyester
Water-resistantYesYes. It absorbs water but dries faster as it is a synthetic material.
Holds color wellYesYes
Easy to washYes, highly stain resistantYes. 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

Saltire Collection StyleSizesFabric Composition
BikiniS, M, L, XL78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane
BriefsS, M, L, XL78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane
Boxer briefsS, M, L, XL78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane
Combo trunksS, M, L, XL78 percent polyester, 22 percent elastane
TrunksS, M, L, XL78 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.

Size Chart

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.

Photos

Conclusion

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.

Mens Underwear for Workouts

Mens Underwear for Workouts

Introduction

You made plans to start an exercise program to improve your health. You want to prepare your gym bag by packing clothes that will support your exercise goals. One of the clothes is underwear. This blog post will assist you in selecting the best underwear for exercise.

Styles available are briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks.

Best Fabrics for Mens Workout Underwear

The Underwear Expert blog has a list of the fabrics used to make underwear. Of those fabrics, cotton, polyester, nylon, spandex, and modal are the best for working out.

There is a disadvantage to the use of polyester: It is one of the largest textile contributors to pollution.

Fashion YouTuber Marcel Floruss reviews several trunks that he uses for his workouts.

YouTuber Marcel Floruss
YouTuber and Personal Trainer Bremen Menelli.

Jason Hoeung on Underwear Fabrics

In addition, Jason Hoeung, the founder of 2Eros and Supawear, based in Australia, posted a video on Youtube that explains the fabric his brands use in underwear.

FabricFabric Qualities
CottonNatural fabric, eco friendly
BambooNatural fabric, eco friendly
ModalSmooth feel, luxurious
PolyesterPerformance and allows vibrant colors for prints.
TactelPerformance, luxurious

Brands

Underwear brands offer workout underwear styles with varying fabric compositions.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith, based in New York, released its sports collection. This collection offers the following underwear styles: short trunks (or boxer briefs), long trunks, workout trunks, and mesh combo trunks. (The collection is also available through the Men and Underwear Shop.)

Adam Smith Sports Collection StyleSizesFabric Composition
Short TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Long TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Workout TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane
Mesh Combo TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane

The brand explained that its trunks’ fabric is has a soft hand, is responsive during exercise, and has a purity and anti-bacterial finish.

Size Chart

Adam Smith size chart for its sports collection underwear.

Photo Shoot with Patrick Toechterle and Louis C. Photography

The Adam Smith brand had a photo shoot in London, UK, with male fitness model Patrick Toechterle and Photographer Louis C.

Patrick is an online trainer and social media personality on Instagram and TikTok. He lives in the United Kingdom.

A Men’s Health magazine article featured Patrick for his viral TikTok exercise post (on exercises to prepare for intimate activity).

Louis C. is a fitness and fashion photographer based in the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

Short Trunks

Long Trunks

Workout Trunks
Mesh Combo Trunks

Shortys Apparel

Shortys Apparel is a men’s workout clothing brand based in the United States. Jordan Morello, an online fitness coach and social media personality, owns the brand.

The brand sells a boxer brief called “Hammocks.” Jordan wears the boxer briefs and other Shortys Apparel clothing while performing his follow-along workouts on YouTube.

Read more about Shortys Apparel on a separate blog post.

Photo by Stevan Reyes.
Jordan Morello works out. Shorts, Hammocks by Shortys Apparel.

Conclusion

I wish you well on your workout goals. I hope that this blog has been helpful to you in your search for comfortable, hard-working workout underwear. What workout underwear brand and style is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section (or through e-mail).

Mens Essentials-Basic, Everyday Underwear Brands

Mens Essentials-Basic, Everyday Underwear Brands

The desire today is to express one’s individuality through clothing. This desire extends to underwear. Many brands focus on creating basic, everyday men’s underwear, sold in department stores and online. It can get confusing to know that these brands are available, so I have tried to collect the brands into one post for your convenience.

The basic forms of men’s underwear are briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, and boxer shorts. (Read a separate blog post on the styles and types of men’s underwear for more information.)

Brands

Sold in Physical Stores (and Online)

PVH Corporation: Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger

Although Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are separate brands, these brands have the same owner, PVH Corporation.

Calvin Klein started in New York in 1968. According to the PVH Corp. website, the Calvin Klein brand had US$9.4 billion in retail sales (2019). PVH Corp. acquired Calvin Klein in 2003.

Calvin Klein underwear ads were forward. (I did a blog post on Calvin Klein’s relationship in Times Square, New York City.)

Kyle Hynick by Jade Young
Fitness model Kyle Hynick from Canada poses in front of an electronic billboard in public for a photoshoot with Photographer Jade Young.
Kyle Hynick in pre-pandemic Times Square, NYC. Photographer: Jade Young.

Calvin Klein is sold to all men with all kinds of body types. Typical colors are black, white, and blue. There are reds and oranges in the lineup.

Model; Benjamin Hernandez, fisicoculturista / bodybuilder. Photographer; Rik Ibarrola.
Model: Derek Yates. Photographer: Carlos “Trey” Salazar.
Model: Josh Riquelme. Photographer: Peter Rock
Model: Nick Sandell. Photographer: Michael Hallenbeck.
Model: Shane Crommer. Boxer Briefs, Calvin Klein.
Nico Zetta, Argentina. Photo by Mano Martinez.
Model: Andrei Gutiérrez, a mens physique competitor and engineering student in Mexico.
Model: Law Student and Fitness Influencer Richard Duchon.
Model: Eric Guilmette. Photographer: Alphafit Photography.
Model: Erick Bolivar. Photographer: Pavel Anton.

The Tommy Hilfiger brand started in 1985. It started as a department store brand. PVH Corp. acquired the brand in 2013.

Notably, Tommy Hilfiger brand has professional tennis player Rafael Nadal as a model for its clothing. The brand had US$9.2 billion in retail sales (2019).

Tommy Hilfiger brand underwear comes in solid colors or with printed designs.

Photos of Josh Riquelme by Photographer Peter Rock.

Franco Mayorga, Argentina

Franco Mayorga is a football player, model, and personal trainer who lives in Argentina, South America.

Moschino

Moschino is a clothing brand based in Italy. The brand sells briefs and boxer briefs at a higher price point.

Bang and Strike

Bang and Strike started in 2006 as a retailer of men’s underwear. In 2019, the organization decided to focus on selling its stock of men’s basic underwear.

The focus of the brand is “to create a brand that had a familiar yet modern feel and that was uncomplicated, clean cut and aspirational. Underwear for guys that appreciate low key style.”

Stance

Stance started in 2009 with selling socks with vibrant colors and designs. Later, the brand offered boxer briefs and other clothing for sale. The brand offers two types of boxer briefs, one with an internal pouch (the “Wholester) and the boxer brief. The brand calls the fabric used to make its boxer briefs the “butter blend,” 66 percent modal, 26 percent lyocell, and 8 percent elastane.

Hanesbrands, Inc

Hanesbrands, Inc., owns three brands: Hanes, Champion, and Bonds (in Australia). The company started in 1901. The company notes that it manufactures 70 percent of the clothes it sells. The brand offers boxer briefs, boxer shorts, and briefs.

Jockey

Jockey started in 1876 and is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The brand’s underwear is sold in major department stores. The brand has a wide selection of underwear, from boxer briefs to thongs.

Fruit of the Loom

The Fruit of the Loom brand started in 1851. The company focused on producing textiles in Rhode Island. Later, the brand made underwear and other clothing. The company protected the brand name under trademark in 1871. The Berkshire Hathaway Group acquired the brand in 2002.

Muchachomalo

Muchachomalo is a brand based in the Netherlands. The brand name translates to “bad boy” in Spanish. The idea for the brand is to place art based on life and feelings on the underwear, suggesting that the bad boy wears underwear to be shown. The brand has solid colors for sale.

The brand sells boxer briefs and trunks for men.

E-Commerce

Bang!

Bang! is a clothing brand based in Miami, Florida. The brand offers vibrant colors and designs in its underwear and activewear, and swimwear.

Walking Jack

Walking Jack is an underwear brand based in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2018. I wrote previous blog articles about Walking Jack:

The goal of the brand is to improve the fabric, fit, and feel of basic, everyday underwear. The underwear is made in Portugal.

The pouch is contoured to fit the male anatomy perfectly. It offers support and room exactly where every man needs it most.

Almost all our seams are flat lock to avoid any friction or irritation against your skin.

It took years of research, effort, and hard work to create the garments you buy from us.

We source the best materials, fabrics, and manufacturers so we can offer our customers nothing but the best.

We are present in every part of the production and look after every detail.”

Walking Jack website

The brand has underwear styles in black, white, blue. Printed designs are also available.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is a brand based in New York City. The creator is Yasemin De Mirci, who created underwear based on discussions with men explaining what they wanted in underwear.

The brand has several collections, each with its targeted style. In the Basic Collection, the brand offers boxer shorts, boxer trunks, briefs, and trunks.

Ballistic Menswear

I wrote a previous post about this Canada-based brand. The brand sells boxer briefs and briefs.

Unsimply Stitched

Unsimply Stitched is a brand based in Los Angeles, California.

The brand offers boxer briefs with a wide selection of designs. (The company sells socks as well.)


How often to change underwear?

Daily. Underwear and socks should be washed after each wearing.

How often should guys replace underwear?

Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, has some top tips on when to replace items – not just for cleanliness, but also to get the best out of them.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘Generally speaking, and this applies to any garment, how often you replace your underwear will depend on how many pieces you have in your rotation, how well made they are.

‘How well you care for them is also key. Don’t throw items away simply because you’ve read that they need replacing every year. You’ll save yourself a lot more money in the long run.’

Avoiding Fashion Waste: Recycling Used Underwear

The World Economic Forum encourages the recycling of washed, used underwear to address the issue of textile waste.

“What do you do with your unwanted underwear? Chances are you throw them away.

Now a clothing company in Philadelphia, US, says it’s time to stop casting our undergarments aside. About 5 million kilogrammes of unwanted underwear ends up in landfill sites across the US every day, according to The Big Favorite.

It says it’s bringing circularity to underwear – “the one category remaining that can’t be donated or resold” – by encouraging customers to return their old undies to the company for recycling instead of throwing them away.”

Conclusion

The market for men’s underwear is huge, with many brands available for purchase. Do you have a favorite brand? Write about it in the comments.