Have you noticed an increase in the last 10 years or so men’s underwear (boxers, boxer briefs, and briefs, not to mention more and more men’s loungewear)  made with modal?.  Have you, like me, wondered what exactly is modal? (micro modal and micro modal air technology)

Well, I’ve done a little digging and can now say that modal is the best of both worlds, both a natural and synthetic fabric.  The fabric is created by spinning cellulose that been derived from natural materials (most commonly from beech trees and bamboo) and is very similar to rayon (also made from wood pulp).  

Modal was originally developed in Japan in 1951 but hasn’t really come to popular favor until the last 10-15 years. Today modal is found under a variety of different names, including Tencel and Lenzing.   Over time modal has evolved from the original form in 1951.  

In the mid-1980s. Micro modal was developed.  This is a thinner and finer version of modal.  The latest version is micro modal air, which is the thinnest and lightest microfiber available.

This makes the perfect fabric for the best mens boxer brief underwear.  This fabric creates the most comfortable boxer brief for men.

Part of what I like about modal is how it embodies so much of what I like about both cotton underwear and synthetic fiber underwear.  Derived from plant materials, it is breathable and readily absorbs moisture, yet like synthetic fiber, it holds its shape perfectly.  

I find it softer than cotton underwear, and almost as smooth as silk. Like cotton or silk mens underwear, micro modal air provides wonderful and rich colors that do not fade.  That means that your micro modal air underwear will always look amazing.

People like to debate how natural or ecofriendly modal is based on production techniques and environmental impact.  It is a bit confusing to think of it as a solely natural fiber, as different chemicals are required to extract the cellulose from the woody pulp needed to make the material.  

That said, it is commonly understood that the carbon footprint required to produce micro modal air carbon neutral. The production of modal requires less land per ton than cotton, and it consumes considerably less water to convert the fiber, not to mention that it is sustainably sourced.  This means that the best mens boxer brief underwear is literally biodegradable.