Dress Like a Man: Underwear 11.0 – featuring WAMA

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, know that I have a little bit of a “thing” for men’s underwear. In fact, there was a time where I was reviewing men’s underwear on a monthly (or even bi-weekly) basis for a bit. It’s been a while, but I am back with version 11.0 (!) – featuring WAMA Underwear.

I am in running gear 1-2 hours/day, a fair amount, but nowhere near the 10+ hours I am typically in need of business casual attire (or in 2020 style – dress shirt on top and sweatpants on the bottom…). As someone who would rather don a running outfit that work apparel, I find that I am more productive – both on the trails and in front of my Zoom calls – when I am comfortable. We have been profiling some “lifestyle” clothing gear for years now and think that it’s worthwhile to know about items that may prove useful in your closet.

 

The first words out of my mouth upon putting on a pair of WAMA trunks was, “dang, these are really soft”. They may not be as “buttery” (strange choice of words, but I digress) as some micro-modal pairs out there, but I have found that those often don’t do as well as job at staying in place, specifically if doubling as a running baselayer. I was very pleased with the fit and feel of these from the waistband to the leg openings and everywhere in between.

I also have appreciated the simplicity of the fit, coupled with the complexity and function of the hemp fabric. There are no hidden pouches, pockets, or anything extemporaneous. Even the color choices are relatively limited (black, green, gold in some styles). While I definitely appreciate those things from time to time, it’s not always necessary and can be too much at times. Sometimes simplicity can be seen as a lazy way out, but in the case of WAMA, it is clearly not. They appear to put a lot of effort into being uncomplicated, yet providing a modern underwear that has features that us active men can appreciate (“anti-bacterial, durable, breathable”), as well as us PNW-men (sustainable – “hemp is the worlds most sustainable fabric. Hemp plants grow super fast, use no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and improve soil health).

Over the past few weeks, these have continued to serve me well. They stay really in place during wears, with no riding up, and I hardly even feel like they are on. As much as underwear can be called “luxurious”, these fit that bill.

Also note that WAMA makes women’s underwear in 5 styles and bralettes in 2. They come with the same construction and run around $20 for bottoms and $38 for tops.

Company:

Items:

  • Trunks (reviewed)
    • Black & Green
    • 53% hemp / 44% organic cotton / 3% spandex
  • Other men’s styles include boxers, briefs, boxer briefs
  • There are also women’s tops and bottoms available as well

Cost:

  • $24 for Trunks
    • Purchase in Packs for a discounted price per pair

More about WAMA:

Our mission is to pioneer the hemp underwear industry by making the best hemp undies in the world and constantly improving the fit, function and design. During this process we hope to bring more awareness to hemp as an option for clothing, especially underwear.

As we were studying hemp textiles we learned that hemp fabric has many benefits like being naturally anti-bacterial, super soft and breathable. We quickly realized that the best application for hemp fabric would be hemp underwear and that’s how WAMA was born.

We started from scratch creating our unique hemp fabric. We had a rigorous and super long design process because we wouldn’t accept anything less than perfect. For most this would be their first experience with hemp underwear so we obsessed on every detail from the stitches, pattern pieces, colors and overall design. We want everyone’s first experience with hemp underwear to be nothing short of amazing!


Thank you to WAMA for providing us with samples Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1623 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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