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How to Choose the Right Men's Underwear Fabric

Types of mens underwrar fabric Ochox

There are hundreds of different fabrics and each just as unique as the next. With so many choices, it's hard to decide what fabric should be closest to one of the most sensitive parts of a man’s body, his boys. From blends to mesh, we are going to cover the most popular of underwear fabric options.

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Underwear Fabric

There are many things to consider when picking out the perfect pair of underwear for yourself. When choosing your underwear, deciding which fabric works best for you should be a part of the process. There are three main things to think about when choosing.

1: The Feel

When deciding on the underwear fabric consider its feel. You will want a fabric that not only suits your lifestyle but also keeps you comfortable. For example, you wouldn’t want to choose a Wool fabric if you lived in Florida. The most popular and comfortable feel is Organic Cotton. It's extremely soft and grown without chemicals.

2: The Activity Level

Just as you have different shoes for different types of activities, you should have different underwear fabrics for different activity levels as well. For sports or high movement activities, you should consider underwear made from Acrylic. Its durability and has a fast drying time which is useful in preventing chaffing. For lounging around the house, try a luxury fabric such as Modal.

3: The Weight

Similar to the feel, you don’t want a heavy underwear fabric in the middle of the summer. Consider the time of year when purchasing underwear. Should the weight be heavier to help withstand cooler temperatures or lightweight help facilitate a breeze?


Next, let's go over the most popular of fabrics for underwear. This will help you determine what type of fabric to choose based on activity level and time of year.



A synthetic fiber, known for its quick drying time, strength, and durability.


Made from the pulp of bamboo grass, it’s light and strong and great for those with sensitive skin.

Combed Cotton

A super soft Cotton where broken or short fibers are combed or removed away.


A natural fiber and the most popular fiber for fabric in the world. It is soft, comfortable and breathes well.


A skin-tight fabric made with rubber. It’s used in elastics to enhance elasticity and has similar qualities to Spandex.


A light-weight and durable fabric, known for its quick drying qualities.


A type of Rayon that is smooth, soft and breathes extremely well. This is considered a luxury fabric.


A synthetic fabric made from petroleum product that is lightweight, durable, resistant to damage, and has low moisture absorbency.

Organic Cotton

A type of Cotton that is grown without the use of agricultural chemicals.


A lightweight fabric blend of Nylon, Polyester, and Silk. It is very sheer.

Pima Cotton

Known for its durability and absorbency.


A very durable fabric that is quick drying, maintains shape and is known for its ability to hold color well.


A manufactured fiber made of regenerated cellulose derived from plant materials, Rayon has a soft and comfortable Silk-like feel.

Ring Spun Very

A very fine and soft cotton that is spun on a ring.


A glossy fabric, made with Polyester, Acetate, Nylon, and Rayon.


A fiber formed from proteins secreted by silkworms is made into silk. Silk is known for its softness, insulation, and strength.


A synthetic fiber made from polyurethane that is lightweight, elastic, durable, and resistant to moisture.

Viscose Rayon

The oldest manufactured fiber, and is ideal for intimate apparel. It is soft and lightweight and dries very quickly.



There are so many different things that go into purchasing the right underwear fabric. Here at Ochox, we understand that every man is just as unique as his underwear needs. From Spandex and Sheer to the most popular of Cotton fabrics, we have it all. Check out our wide variety of men's underwear and fabrics here.  

Better fit. Better options. Better value.