I don’t know about you, but I like it when my clothes look good AND feel good. They say beauty is pain, but does it really have to be?
Today, I want to share everything I’ve learned about how to find comfortable, stylish mens clothing. Let’s start by talking about what makes clothing comfortable, then I’ll share some comfy clothing options.
What To Look For When Shopping For Comfortable Mens Clothing?
Here are the top things to keep in mind when shopping around:
The quality of the fabric you choose will not only affect your comfort, but it can also affect how long it lasts, temperature regulation, and even wrinkle resistance.
Not every clothing piece needs to be as stretchy as a sweatshirt, but a little bit of elasticity can go a long way when it comes to finding comfortable clothes to fill your wardrobe.
Look for fabric blends with things like spandex, nylon, polyester, bamboo, and Merino wool. Our bodies naturally grow and shrink throughout the days and months, so finding clothing that can accommodate your body's cycles will ensure you stay comfy.
Fabrics like silk are popular because of their softness. But fabrics like silk, leather, pvc, denim, and latex have virtually no breathability and are poor fabric choices for warm weather and outdoor activities.
Breathability is important for temperature regulation, but also to prevent moisture build up. Too much moisture build up can harbor bacteria that intensifies odors. Not only that, but prolonged moisture exposure can deteriorate the fiber in your clothing prematurely.
Moisture Wicking Material
There are so many benefits to having moisture wicking clothing including temperature regulation, moisture regulation, and odor control. It can also help prevent chafing.
There are some fabrics that are naturally moisture wicking like Merino wool, bamboo, hemp, linen, and cotton. But there are also treatments that can give clothing additional moisture wicking abilities.
There’s nothing worse that wearing a new shirt or pair of pants only to have that annoying tag digging into your skin and causing you to itch.
While you can always cut the tags out of your clothing—finding pieces that skip sewn-in tags altogether is ideal.
Typically, tagless clothing will have all of the important information you need printed on instead. This is important for ensuring you’re properly caring for your wardrobe.
It's natural for our bodies to shrink and grow throughout the month and this can affect the way our clothing fits us—particularly pants.
Finding clothing that can accommodate your ever changing body will ensure that you’re comfortable even if you indulge in a bit too much (just the right amount?) of pizza and beer.
The Most Comfortable Mens Clothing
These are our favorite comfortable and stylish staple clothing items:
1. Daily Driver Pants
Don’t let the tailored fit fool you—the Daily Driver Pants are truly some of the most comfortable pants you’ll ever own.
While they may look like regular dress pants, they’re actually a highly versatile design. They can be worn casually, formally, and even during outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
They feature a four way stretch, a hidden drawstring, SPF 50+, and an ultra-strong magnetic button. They’re also antimicrobial so you can wear them many times without worrying about them smelling bad.
They are perfect for those that live in hot and humid places since they’re quick drying and moisture wicking.
2. Lightweight Traveler Pants
What sets the Lightweight Traveler Pants apart from other pants is just how packable and lightweight they are. They’re perfect for those who prefer one bag travel since they pack down so small and only weigh a few ounces.
Just like the pants before these are also moisture wicking, antimicrobial, stretchy, and feature UV protection. The Lightweight Traveler pants are also perfect for hiking, backpacking, and camping, and feature integrated bug repellent.
Here at TEREN we pride ourselves on our ability to make clothing that is highly versatile, sustainable, and stylish. These are just a few of the many amazing features we included in this design.
3. Daily Driver Shirt
If you like wearing button up shirts, the Daily Driver will be your favorite go to shirt. Unlike so many button ups, this shirt won’t restrict your movement. In fact, it's so stretchy and comfortable you can even wear it while doing outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
The Daily Driver shirts are made from 45% bamboo which is naturally antimicrobial, ultra breathable, and wrinkle resistant. This super soft shirt also features an integrated lens cleaner so you can keep your shades clean, and the removable collar stays double as a fire starter.
This shirt can be dressed up for formal occasions, but has all of the functionality you’d expect from outdoor specific clothing.
4. Daily Driver Tee
Look t-shirts are a staple in so many wardrobes. That's why we took the time to craft the best t-shirts on the market. The Daily Driver Tee is made from 70 percent bamboo which is highly regarded as one of the softest, most sustainable, and durable fabrics available.
Bamboo is naturally moisture wicking and breathable so you never have to worry about sweat stains or walking around wet all day because of a spontaneous rain storm. It is softer than cotton, and excellent at temperature regulation.
The Daily Driver Tee can be worn on its own, but it's also a fantastic base layer for outdoor activities, or even just under a button up. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic as well so it's perfect for those with sensitive skin.
5. Traveler Tee
The Traveler Tee is another amazing option for anyone looking for the perfect t-shirt. This shirt is made from 100 percent Merino wool which is often considered the best overall fabric for clothing.
While you may think of thick sweaters and winter wear when you hear wool—Merino wool is different.
Merino is made from a specific type of sheep that originated in Spain. The fibers of the wool are one-third the size of a human hair which is what makes this fabric so unbelievably soft. Not only that, but it’s naturally moisture wicking, odor resistant, and antimicrobial.
This shirt is perfect as a base layer for cold climates, but it's also perfect for warmer weather as well. This is because of its superior temperature regulating properties. Also, Merino wool is one of the only fabrics that won’t make you cold if it gets wet.
Imagine getting sweaty shredding down the ski slope and not freezing on the chair lift after. Bamboo and Merino wool are both incredible fabrics.
We did a deep dive exploring the differences between Merino wool and Bamboo for clothing. We wanted to find out which one was better, but the truth is that both are impressive in different ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about finding the most comfortable mens clothing:
Why is moisture wicking fabric so important?
Moisture wicking fabric is great at keeping your temperature regulated throughout the day. It also can dramatically improve the longevity of your clothing since prolonged moisture can deteriorate fabric fibers.
What fabrics are naturally antimicrobial?
Bamboo, Merino wool, and copper infused fabrics are all naturally antimicrobial. Other fabrics can be treated to make them antimicrobial.
What fabrics are the most comfortable?
There are a ton of incredibly comfortable fabrics out there but the most highly regarded comfortable fabrics are cashmere, silk, bamboo, linen, Merino wool, and cotton.
Hopefully this was proof that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. There are plenty of fashion forward clothes on the market that will keep you comfortable all day long. I wish I’d started investing in quality clothing earlier.
Our brand's mission is to create the most versatile, durable, and reliable clothing we possibly can. We want to take the guesswork out of shopping, and every item on our website can be mixed and matched, and styled for many different occasions.