It seems the older you get, the more you care about things you didn’t pay much attention to in years past.
That’s the case with me anyway.
As a man on the wrong side of 30, my current interest in things like lighting quality and thread count would seriously confuse my already confused 20-year-old self.
Another is my relatively newfound interest in the comfort level of my underwear.
Don’t get me wrong. Since graduating from college I’ve (generally) always opted for quality. But I paid little attention to comfort, or just assumed paying above a certain amount would guarantee a fairly consistent level of comfort.
Boy, was I wrong.
You see, it’s this quest which has led me to recently give Tani USA a try. And let me be clear. This is a premium brand and they’re certainly not cheap. But their garments have really impressed me.
Who is Tani USA?
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Tani USA describe themselves as the world’s best and most comfortable unisex underwear.
The brand was founded in 2013, and they have since carved out a niche in the high-end undergarment industry. Their main point of difference is in their use of new and innovative fabrics.
And I can testify to this. The underwear feels different to anything I’ve tried on before. Put simply, it’s softer and more luxurious against the skin. Both to actively touch and to passively feel.
Check out their official “About” page here for a breakdown of some of the unique fabric technologies they’re using.
Which products did I try?
I tried them all for a few weeks. My reviews for each are below.
TANI UNDERWEAR REVIEW
SilkCut Printed Boxer Brief
Tani describes the SilkCuts to be their “best men’s boxer briefs”. They’re the only briefs I’ve tried from the brand, so this claim is difficult for me to judge. But they do feel great.
The briefs are available in a selection of tasteful geometric prints and patterns, all of which I wouldn’t feel bad about wearing if my Grandmother bought them for me for Christmas.
- 94% European knitted Micro Modal® AIR fabric (claimed to be thinner, finer and more durable than silk) / 6% Elastane.
- Naturally wicking fabric which is naturally made and biodegradable.
- Form-fitting with no noticed reduction of elasticity after weeks of wear.
- Extremely comfortable both to wear and to touch.
- Durable, with no noticeable change to the fabric after several washes.
- At $45 per pair these are not cheap.
- Only six colors available, but they’re all nice to look at.
- A note for our stockier brothers: one of our readers mentioned that the XL size did not fit him comfortably at all (six foot, 200 pounds and 38 inch waist).
Breeze Laid Back Linen Lounge Shorts
So, you know how you always find yourself rifling through your clothes desperately looking for your favorite ‘lazing around the house’ shorts?
Well, these have quickly become mine. Yep, 2009 yellow gym shorts, you’ve been benched.
Tani’s lounge shorts are so lightweight you hardly feel like you’re wearing anything at all. And while my girlfriend may protest, that’s just the way I like to feel in the comfort of my own home.
- 100% Linen Yarn Dye (Grey in color).
- String tied with side pockets.
- Super lightweight and breezy.
- Moisture absorbent (these are definitely going into my backpack for my next pool party).
- They’re so comfortable, they’ll quickly become your go-to for around-the-house-wear.
FreeForm Cotton Tank
The final Tani piece I’ve been rocking lately is the FreeForm Cotton Tank. And when I say rocking, I mean around the house.
You see, I’m not much of an undershirt guy. But if I was, I’d be looking for something breathable, lightweight, and comfortable.
And much like the other Tani offerings I’ve tried, their tank certainly fits that bill.
- 86% Extra Long Staple Cotton (Sea Islands) / 14% Elastane.
- No hem or binding and crafted specifically to not unravel or roll.
- Extremely form fitting with the fabric not losing shape after four to five wears and as many washes.
- Highly luxurious feel to the fabric.
- Again on price, at $55 this won’t be the cheapest tank in your closet.
- When I wore it as an undershirt, I could very faintly see the lining under a dark business shirt, but I was looking intently—you’d have to know the undershirt was there to notice.
I’m a pretty big believer that you don’t really know you could use any quality product in your life until you try it.
When it comes to quality underwear, yes, it’s going to cost you to get through the gate. But I don’t think you’ll regret it in the long run.
The big difference with Tani is simply that they feel different. They’re clearly durable which gives me confidence that they’ll last longer than other ‘luxury’ brands, many of which have become holey just as fast as any cheaper pair I’ve owned.
And they feel incredibly comfortable. Especially the briefs and shorts.
And if ‘the boys’ are happy, I’m usually pretty happy too (did you really think there wouldn’t be one crotch joke in the review?).
Give Tani a try for yourself and let us know how you like ’em.