Silk boxers are a terrific way to dial up the heat in the bedroom while keeping your bits nice and cool.
The best silk boxers should be made with quality-sourced silk, feel great, resist tearing or ripping, and compliment your body type like the TexereSilk boxers we reviewed below.
In this review and guide we not only review some of the most popular silk boxer brands currently available on the market, but we also go over a few considerations you should think about when making a purchase, along with how to both wear and care for your silk boxers in order to get the most out of them.
Let’s get started:
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Everything you need to know about silk boxers
During our review of all the best silk boxers currently available, we found that there were seven key considerations that you should think about.
Here’s what they were:
1. Satin vs. Silk vs. Cotton
While the scope of our review only covers silk boxers, it’s important to know that many companies try to market their silk boxers under other names – primarily satin.
Here’s a quick overview of how each of the popular fabrics differ:
Sourced primarily from cocoons, silk is a natural protein fiber that provides a nice shimmering appearance that is also highly breathable (source).
What makes it so unique, other than it being intensely comfortable, much like cotton, is that the fabric won’t stick or pull to your skin if things get a little too heated.
This not only makes silk boxers the choice for men who are having some sexy fun with their significant other, but the naturally cooler material won’t cause any sweat to build up – which, of course, also keeps any odors at bay.
Similar in both the feel and look of silk, satin is fundamentally different when examining the fabric.
Satin is usually a blend of a variety of fabrics which includes the following: polyester, cotton, rayon, etc.
While the cost is typically much lower for satin boxers, they oftentimes are considered less elegant given their synthetic fabric reliance along with a reduced amount of breathability. What does this mean?
If you plan on wearing a pair of satin boxers under your favorite pair of jeans, you may have some sweat issues going on in the groin area.
Your standard daily wear comfortable boxer briefs are often sourced primarily from cotton. This highly breathable material is great for preventing chafing and sweat buildup; however, it isn’t nearly as soft as silk.
This fiber is great for high performance daily wear, not nearly as much of a turn-on when having an intimate evening with your significant other.
Of course, if you are looking for cotton boxers that are softer, we would recommend looking specifically for Supima or other long-staple cotton fibers.
Intent is everything when it comes to finding the perfect pair of silk boxers for you.
When researching all the best silk boxers on the market, we found that they primarily fell into three main categories:
Here are a few differences on each of them:
Sexy silk boxers are designed for one thing and one thing only – for easy access and removal.
Sexy silk boxers, which are geared for intimate settings, will often feature a more aggressive cut on the fabric (more on this in a minute) along with a fly that has easy access – either a single button or just folded fabric.
Secondly, the waistband for these types of silk boxers will usually be elastic for easy removal.
If you are looking for a silk boxer that won’t slow you down during foreplay, then look for a few of these design choices.
Many men love silk for the gentle touch of the fabric on their skin. It would only make sense that men would love to wear this all day long.
Given the high breathability of this fabric along with its low chance of causing sweat buildup, silk is favored by men, particularly in warmer climates (or even just in the summer months).
When choosing the right silk boxers as underwear, we would recommend that you go with a pair that is a bit more tapered or form-fitting.
Not only will this prevent bunching up of the fabric around your legs or groin area, especially if you plan on wearing a pair of skinny jeans, but it will also give you a bit better range of motion as well.
In addition to the cut, an elastic waistband coupled with a buttoned fly will help for easy access when going to the bathroom.
Lastly, there are silk boxers for sleeping.
Sleepwear or loungewear silk boxers should be a bit roomier to allow for more air circulation and comfort while sleeping.
Whether it’s the warm summer months or cold winter months, a quality pair of silk boxers are an absolute dream to sleep in.
We would recommend that you find a pair with a covered waistband or even drawstring for optimal comfort.
Naturally, the fly option here is up to you, but we do recommend a simple button fly or fold over fabric should anything intimate happen at a spur of the moment.
As you will see in our silk boxer reviews below, they can come in a variety of colors and patterns.
This is largely a personal preference; however, we do want to share these few scenarios to quickly consider.
When and where are you wearing your silk boxers?
If you plan on wearing your boxers inside the house or in the evening, then it’s completely up to you on what color or pattern you go with.
Generally speaking, we do think that black silk boxers are most versatile and subtly add a flair of sexiness to them.
Silk boxers that are white, nude or any other lighter color are subject to stains.
Silk boxers with patterns are always a safe bet for home, but usually not recommended for public use simply because if they are visible through a hole in your jeans, along your waistline or somewhere else, they may be inappropriate or distracting.
4. Body Type
One of the challenges when finding the perfect silk boxer for you is buying for your body type.
Lucky for us men, boxers are an extremely versatile garment that can work if you’re tall, short, large or skinny.
If there were any pointers here, it would be around the leg opening.
Should you be at the gym regularly and exercising your quads (thigh muscles), then you want to make sure that you pick up a pair of silk boxers with a large leg opening.
Whether it’s for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day present or simply something fun for a Friday night, silk boxers make for a great gift.
Like buying lingerie for a woman, when purchasing a pair of silk boxers, you can have some fun with scenarios, role play, etc. on what you would like to engage in with your significant other.
Now, if this purchase isn’t for an intimate setting and you are simply looking for a gift, then that works, too.
Silk boxers are versatile when it comes to gifting.
6. Waist / Cut / Fly
While we won’t dive too deep into all the different cuts and fly options available when it comes to purchasing a pair of silk boxers, here were a few options that we saw while researching:
Waist options on silk boxers come in two main varieties: drawstring or elastic.
Drawstring is great for long-term use, especially if you don’t find yourself buying new boxers regularly and want to stay more secure.
However, drawstring can, of course, be prohibitive when going to the bathroom.
Elastic comes in two varieties – either with the band exposed around the waist or sewn within the silk fabric itself.
Given the elegance of silk boxers themselves, we highly recommend that you buy a pair of silk boxers with the elastic waistband underneath the fabric. This increases the comfort level and will prevent marks or indentations from showing up on your skin.
Whether in a traditional boxer short cut (straight across a few inches above the knee) or a more modern fit, the cut can allow for a greater range of motion in your legs.
While there is an argument to say that cut matters when it comes to both intimate and sleepwear scenarios, the biggest factor here is if you intend to wear your silk boxers as underwear.
A higher cut will prevent bunching when wearing shorts or pants along with giving a greater range of motion in order to prevent an incidental rip.
In fact, as you will see when in search of silk underwear, you will find that there are some men’s silk boxer briefs available.
While some are definitely for novelty or intimate purposes, there are some good silk boxer briefs to be found.
Most silk boxers come with a fabric fold overfly as they are primarily worn for intimate or sleepwear.
If you want some security around your fly and don’t want to accidentally expose yourself, then a single button or no-fly will be your alternative here.
From $35 to $150, silk boxers come in a variety of price points.
Given that they are a more elegant and luxury purchase, the increased prices usually correlate to a higher level of craftsmanship and silk purity.
Remember that silk is sourced from cocoons; therefore, there is a lot of variety when it comes to quality.
However, after researching all the most popular silk boxer brands, we found that you should set aside around $50 for a quality pair of boxers.
The 5 Best Silk Boxers Reviewed 2020
These roomy silk boxers are a great choice for sleeping in. This is a generously cut boxer short with material to spare around the legs and rear.
This makes it a great day wear as well as night wear short, because of the room it has around the legs. The waistband is a comfortable fit, and the silk around the waist doesn’t cause slipping up or down.
The fly is hidden, and has a single button closure to keep everything inside your boxer shorts. These shorts are very roomy, but they are also very long, with a lot of material around the legs and rear.
This could cause bunching, and you probably cannot wear shorts with these boxers underneath. The length is the biggest issue with these shorts, but they are otherwise extraordinarily comfortable to wear.
100% silk boxer shorts are great gifts because they can be worn at any time, both daytime and at night.
They are comfortable and easy to wear, and many people prefer silk boxer shorts because of how soft they are.
These Derek Rose boxer shorts are full of beneficial features, from the wide leg holes to the very accessible fly. These shorts are equipped with an elastic waistband, making them easy to slip on and take off, and the fly features two waistband buttons to make it easier to open. The floral/dot pattern all over this pair of shorts is traditional and reserved, but still shows some personality. For all day or all night comfort, these silky boxer shorts are the way to go.
These shorts are made from 100% Taffeta silk, meaning it has a crisper feel than regular woven silk boxers.
Instead of a slippery feel, these would be more akin to a cotton boxer, but without sacrificing the luxury or comfort of other silk shorts. These shorts feature a stretchy elastic waist and a single button fly for convenience and comfort, and the short outseam and inseam makes these a viable undergarment for every day wear.
The leg holes are wide, but they don’t cause issues with bunching or wrinkling. These boxer shorts are exceptionally easy to care for, as you can hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle to get the longest wear out of these boxer shorts.
These silk boxers by Majestic International are handsomely crafted, and are exceptionally comfortable to wear.
They are made from 100% silk, meaning they are a little slippery, but otherwise very lightweight while being worn. The elastic band helps keep the boxers up without being constricting or pinching in any way, and the wide leg holes maintain a wide breadth of motion so you don’t feel constricted while walking around. These shorts can be used as day wear or for sleeping attire, as they do not ride up while wearing.
The single button on the fly is great for opening and closing the fly without too much hassle. These shorts fit true to size, and are available up to a 46 inch waist (XXL).
The boxer short gets an overhaul with these redesigned men’s shorts. Traditionally, boxer shorts of this type would bunch and get tangled, but because these boxer shorts have less material in the back, the bunching is reduced to a minimum.
The seam is flat and does not wrinkle, and the leg holes are wide and straight, which allows them to hang down comfortably without rubbing against your legs. The result is a fantastic wearing experience for you, and comfort that lasts all day long.
They are rather short in the inseam, but it should not cause too many problems for most men. These shorts are roomy, but not too roomy, and they definitely aren’t too tight anywhere.
A few questions men had about silk boxers
Whether it was questions that we had while searching for the best silk boxers, or common questions made from countless other men, we thought it best to share our research notes on what we learned should any of the following questions be on your mind:
How do you wash silk boxers?
Washing your silk boxers is unlike any other article of clothing you likely own.
Unlike cotton or polyester, silk must be cared for in a much more delicate manner.
Here are a few quick steps to remember:
1. Use a laundry bag
Most companies recommend that you put the silk boxers in a laundry bag before washing as this will ensure that the delicate fabric doesn’t get snag on other items being cleaned – namely zippers.
2. Select the right washing cycle
If your washing machine has one, wash on a ‘delicate’ or ‘gentle’ cycle. This cycle typically uses cold water (which is recommended for silk) and agitates the articles of clothing significantly less.
3. Hang dry
Putting your silk boxers through a hot dryer is never recommended as it may either shrink or destroy the fabric.
Either place your silk boxers on a drying rack, clothesline or lay them on a flat surface in a well-ventilated area.
4. Dry clean (optional)
If you don’t want to deal with laundry bags or having to remember to take your silk boxers out of the washer once they are done, then simply dropping them off at the dry cleaners with the rest of your clothes works just as well!
Where to buy silk boxers?
As you may have already discovered, finding silk boxers online is rather tough.
Our recommendation here is to either go with a large online retailer (Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, etc.).
Another alternative is to check out the following companies that sell directly to customers:
What are ice silk boxers?
Ice silk boxers are a clever marketing trick that was created out of thin air. While evoking some of the same properties as silk (i.e. breathable, soft, shimmery), ice silk isn’t silk.
Instead, it is typically a synthetic weave of fibers usually containing nylon, spandex or polyester.
While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it helps keep the costs down, it is helpful to know what you are paying for.
In addition to a different fabric composition, ice silk boxers are often for intimate scenarios as the fabric is rather stretchy, hence the inclusion of spandex, nearly completely transparent, along with often having the addition of a ‘pouch’ to put your manhood on display.
Other Silk Boxers Reviewed
Available in five different solid colors, Yateen is one of the most popular ice silk boxer briefs brands. With a polyester and spandex composition, they are perfect for lingerie and intimate wear.
A classic and affordable silk boxer, Intimo relies 100% on silk and offers their boxers in a variety of colors. With an elastic waistband and a two-button fly, they are perfect for lounge or sleepwear.
Made from 100% India silk, these are cheap silk boxers that deliver great value. Royal Silk also has a large color and size variety.
Great for men who want a silk-like texture yet don’t want to rely on a product made from animals, the Winday boxer briefs make sense. While the size runs small, they come in neutral colors and provide great mobility to your legs and waist.
How we found the best silk boxers
Finding the best silk boxers of 2020 was tough. With a wide mix of options available for men at wildly different price points, it was hard to sift through all the options.
However, we feel confident that our list above accurately reflects the best boxers for any scenario and budget.
We hope that this review and guide proved useful in finding your next pair of silk boxers.
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