About 7000 years ago, the first known definition of men’s underwear has been the loin cloth used by the primitive humans to provide some sort of covering when running an errand. This was passed on to ancient Egypt, which indicates that the Pharaohs wore a sort of tailored kilt/loincloth named ‘shendoh.’ The middle-aged came and dressed loose-fitting pants called ‘braies;’ they gave more covering, but came with the inherent drawback of needing to lace in three positions.

This was fixed by the ‘codpiece’ which was accessible from the front using buttons. Underwear improved entirely after Tighty-Whities were influenced through a postcard from French Riviera. Shortly after that, boxer shorts were just as famous.


It is a cloth with a micro-fiber weave that fits perfectly and gently on the body. Comparing with cotton, nylon underwear leaves the user dry, making it a better and more convenient choice for underwear to dress in the gymnasium or while exercising. Some other great benefit of nylon is that it is easier to wash, making it easier to clean and care for.

When cleaned, it needs a little time to get dried so that it can be helpful for those horrible, rushed mornings. The only major drawback to nylon is that it creates damp stains when used in hot weather and in light-colored clothes.


It is the most popular fabric for women and men’s underwear. It is also the most preferred because it is absorbent, airy and relaxing. It is comfortable to the skin and highly durable for clothing. For example, mens boxershorts. The cloth is absorbent, which means that it retains sweat and other moisture; as such, it can be avoided when you purchase clothing for exercise.

However, it is ideal for other things, such as travelling to work, training, or simply running errands. It doesn’t compress in the washing machine, so you can be confident that your underwear won’t be too short after washing.

T-shirt and shorts guy in grey studio


If nylon does not satisfy the absorption requirements, then modal will be the next greatest thing to do. It’s soft and gentle on the body, but unless you’re allergic to it, it won’t cause any pain. The textile is a synthetic fabric that is versatile such that it can be worn anytime and anywhere.

While it is noticed to be less durable than nylon and cotton, it still provides enough protection to enable you to wear just about anywhere. It’s perfect for the gym, and it’s also practical enough to wear with jeans or a suit.


This is a plastic composite made to be lightweight and easy in the laboratories. It’s such that the thickness amount will be half way than of cotton and other forms of material. Besides that, it has the benefit of being able to retain colors more than even cotton. It is sturdy and resilient and has the potential to handle wrinkles; it is also easy to clean and dry, making it easier to preserve. Since it’s lightweight, it’s the right fabric to wear if you’re going to wear skinny jeans. The only downside is that it doesn’t have strong absorbent strength, so it is not suggested for hot summer days.

The different styles of underwear come in different materials. Apart from picking the one that doesn’t scratch, these will be useful details about such materials that are great to help you choose the right pair for yourself.