100% Silk Men’s Base Layers

Silk is a great base-layer material. Here are some attributes of silk:

  • silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics
  • silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe
  • silk has a smooth surface that resists soil and odors well

Although silk does not have the same tactile warmth as merino or yak wool, it is barely noticeable under your clothing. You can wear it every day during the colder months.

Momme (Silk Weight Measurement)

Momme is a Japanese form of weight measurement. It is pronounced “moe-mie” and abbreviated as “mm”.

Momme expresses the weight (in pounds) of a piece of material sized 45 inches by 100 yards.

For example, with a 30 momme charmeuse pillowcase, the weft and warp of the silk fibers are woven closer together than they would be for 22 momme charmeuse pillowcase. Higher momme silk fabrics are also made with thicker yarn. So momme is similar to thread count.

Silk Quality Grading

Silk quality is graded A, B, or C. Grade A silk is the highest quality silk that comes from cocoons that are pearly white.

Grade A silk is very pure and can be unraveled to great lengths without breaking. Silk grades are also further differentiated by number. Grade A silk comes in A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A. For any given type of silk, Grade 6A is the finest quality available in the marketplace.

Silk Base Layer Bottoms

Silk Base Layer Tops

Silk Boxers

Silk Pants

Silk Pajamas

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