For me, wearing shorts to work isn't an option (office-dwellers, can you feel me?), going commando=no, and I'm not wearing a kilt. What's a guy to do?
Hello mesh undies.
A moisture-wicking mesh fabric underwear for increased air-flow.
Typically, underwear are made from cotton (or a cotton-blend) which helps with breatheability and comfort. To make mesh undies the material selected must have these same characteristics, otherwise someone is going to have some unhappy junk.
Mesh fabric comes in a few different varieties. There's a blend that is mostly polyester (used for sport pinnies) which is not what we need. This type is mostly polyester and will inhibit air flow and trap heat, even with the perforations.
I choose a mesh material with synthetic microfibers that wick moisture away from the body with a blend of spandex, the same type they use for cycling jerseys.
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enough talk, let's make some underwear!
Step 1: Tools + materials
Step 2: Rrrip
Next, I used a seam ripper to remove the elastic from the fabric.
*note: cotton fabric likes to curl on unfinished edges, so be careful not to pull too hard on the fabric otherwise you may have a misshapen template.