As winter arrives and temperatures drop, one piece of clothing stands out above the rest: men's long johns.

Long johns provide an insulating layer that helps maintain body temperature. They have the ability to prevent the cold from penetrating through clothing and allow moisture to escape from the skin.

This is particularly important when the temperature drops below zero. Long johns can even reduce the risk of hypothermia, which occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it.

Versatility is also a good word to describe men's long johns. For example, lighter cotton briefs are ideal as a base layer in winter and all other seasons for daily use and a wide range of activities.


Men's long johns: which material to choose?

When choosing long johns, it's worth paying attention to their quality in multiple ways and choosing the right material for your preferences and hobbies.

High-quality 100% cotton is often the best choice for men's long johns, as cotton has natural breathable properties that keep the skin dry and comfortable.

Cotton is known for its durability, which means that your underwear will stay in good condition for a long time. They do not wear out easily and can withstand heavy use and multiple washes.

This is, of course, essential for hygiene. The light, soft, and gentle natural fibre also does not irritate the skin or cause sweating, as some less suitable synthetic fibres may do. Durable cotton also provides just the right amount of stretch without losing its shape.

For example, a high polyester content can make underwear feel uncomfortable, even if they work in technical clothing. Polyester can also make a cotton product less resistant to washing.


Cotton is the best choice for most people

In extreme temperatures, merino wool, for instance, can perform better than cotton in terms of thermal insulation. The same can be said when you know you're going to do some sweat-breaking activities, as cotton's moisture-wicking properties may not be sufficient. When really damp, cotton also takes longer to dry.

However, cotton long johns are the best choice for most people for everyday wear, as they provide just the right amount of warmth without getting hot indoors.

So if you happen to be the type of person who doesn't get cold easily, 100% cotton is definitely the best choice for men's long johns. It keeps you warm all year while ensuring optimum air circulation.


Guaranteed quality and comfort for the winter months
MÄHÖNE designs men's underwear with passion and expertise. A snug but comfortable fit, carefully considered cuts, and discreet seams distinguish our long johns from other underwear.

Mähöne long johns are made from high-quality US Oeko-TEX-certified cotton. The fabric is therefore free of traces of harmful substances that could irritate and allergize the skin. The cotton we use also meets strict environmental and health standards under the U.S. Cotton Trust protocol.

Men's long johns are available in a variety of colours, including the legendary brown and yellow. Of course, classic black briefs, for example, are also available.

Sometimes the best-quality long johns are out of stock in shops and even online shops as the frosts set in. So it's worth getting your winter underwear well in advance, whether it's cotton or whatever material suits you best. See our range of cotton men's long johns here.

October 11, 2023

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