7 Stylish Men's Essentials That Help Avoid Body Odor
When it comes to fashion, polyester is one of the most common materials you will find on the market today. However, it is not a natural material. If you are looking for choices that prevent or reduce body odor, your best bets are natural fibers or some blends. If you sweat and have a non-breathable material that does not absorb moisture, bacteria start to multiply and create an unpleasant stink. Natural fibers are breathable and help keep your skin dry. These are some top recommendations for men's clothing.
1. Merino Wool Socks
You may have heard that cotton is great for preventing body odor, but keep in mind that it can make your feet feel hotter and gets damp with sweat. One of the best materials for socks is Merino wool. It absorbs up to 30% of its weight in moisture and leaves your feet still feeling dry. Also, it has natural anti-microbial properties. You can find plenty of new brands online that are environmentally conscious as well.
2. Linen Trousers
Linen is a natural material that is very breathable, which makes it a good choice for trousers. Whether you are going to an indoor or outdoor event where it will be warm, they come in several styles to match nearly any occasion. There are several good brands that sell linen trousers.
3. Cotton and Modal Blend Boxers
Boxers are designed to be loose and airy, but the material they are made from is also important. One underappreciated combination is cotton and modal. Cotton is natural, soft and breathable. However, modal is twice as soft as cotton and has antimicrobial properties. It also wicks moisture to help you stay dry. Softer and drier is a better combination. In Common Jersey Boxers are 56% cotton and 44% modal.
4. Merino Wool Sweatshirt
Whether you want a pullover or zip-up sweatshirt, there are plenty of wool options today. Woolx and other new brands now offer men's clothing that is made from Merino wool for its antimicrobial and warmth benefits. It has a special texture that naturally resists odors, but it can still develop odor over time or if you store it away during a season in a musty area. Just be careful to check care instructions before you buy. Some heavier wool garments can only be dry cleaned. However, some can be washed in a machine on the wool cycle setting.
5. Cotton and Modal T-Shirts
In Common and other new brands make blended shirts as well. Tie dye black T-shirts can be worn alone or under heavier clothing if you need to layer up on a cold day. The benefits of modal's softness and antimicrobial properties, when combined with the natural breathability and softness of cotton, make for an excellent and comfortable shirt. Another benefit of the modal is that it makes shirts more resistant to wrinkles than all-cotton shirts. Additionally, the material is priced affordably.
6. Linen Shorts
You already learned a few benefits of linen earlier. For shorts, flax linen is a great choice since its fibers are hollow, which makes it easier for water or air to circulate. Although cotton and linen both absorb moisture, linen can absorb more. This means that it may be a better choice for you on a hot day.
7. Linen and Wool Blend Coat
A warm coat that is not too heavy is hard to find but desired by many men. By now, you may remember reading that wool and linen are both great at absorbing plenty of moisture. Also, you learned in the last point that linen is lighter. When it comes to buying a blended coat, you can find one that is lighter in weight, will still keep you warm and will help prevent odors if it is a wool and linen blend.
If you have some washable clothes that are still holding on to an unpleasant odor, you can soak them in vinegar or baking soda for an hour or so before you put them in the washing machine. As more men join the battle against odor-causing materials, expect to see more anti-odor fashion choices in the coming years.