Spandex And How To Wear It
Though the fencing, and Archery teams may not be wearing the stretchy fabric, most of the other Olympians will be decorated in Spandex and will be competing to win gold throughout the games. The elastic fabric is great for an athletic pursuit but can also be worn everyday on display for the world to see or covered by the suit you wear to work or the outfit you wear on a first date. We are going to look at the different options that come in Spnadex and other stretchy fabrics that are on the market for men today.
First is a kin to the Speedo swim suit worn by the divers, swimmers, and other water faring men. The swimmers consist of nearly 100% spandex but to buy one that is a little less pro and a little more stylish may be just what you are going for. The Hugo Boss line carries a medley of 95% cotton and 5% elastane brief style swimmers for that Olympic inspired look. Diesel also provides a spandex product that is quite similar to the Boss line in that the material is similar and the style is complimentary. The difference is in the serging details that are along the waistband and dip down on the backside.
Many times finding a suit with a little bit of detail but the material composition that you prefer is tricky but these are three great options. Any Olympic athlete would approve.
In the category of spandex the next obvious product to talk about after swimwear would be your underwear. Many men prefer to have underwear without the man-made synthetic while others prefer the hugging support of a spandex product. Keep in mind that having a cotton stretch combo is typically used when manufacturing these products and the most amount of stretch would be in the garments designed for compression such as Spanx and Equmen pieces. They can be up to 19% elastane or a blend of polyester and nylon as their function is to enhance the blood flow while performing athletic activities.
Some of the other brands that make underwear with some stretch is Burberry at 92% cotton and 8% elastane and Paul Smith with 94% cotton and 6% elastane. Most brands have a stretch option if you look through their full assortments.
Spandex can be incorporated into day to day clothing pieces such as outer shells for jackets, some suiting, and even pants made for the office. The thing is they are so rare it isn’t worth going into too much detail but the fact is spandex, the very same material that the athletes use at the Olympics in London, can be found in nearly all types of garments. You likely already own a few pieces and have them in your closet right now.