EXPOSED ELASTIC
MICROFIBER
COVERED ELASTIC
SEAMLESS
DRAWSTRING

MICROFIBER WAISTBAND

Made possible with updated manufacturing techniques and modern materials, the microfiber waistband can be considered the 2.0 version of the traditional elastic waistband. Essentially offering the same function as an exposed elastic waistband what sets the microfiber version apart is improved finish, fit and design possibilities. Microfiber waistbands are generally smoother to the touch and offer a more flexible level of stretch and movement than classic elastic versions.

It’s typical that you’ll find multiple colors and finishes as well as complex patterns and designs on these types of waistbands due to the higher degree of fidelity in the manufacturing process possible. The height and thickness of microfiber waistbands tends to vary more than traditional elastics with some that can be over 2” tall.

Pros: Strong, durable, can support complex designs and colors, smooth finish is more comfortable than exposed elastic.

Cons: Can make an underwear item more expensive due to higher-quality manufacturing processes, sometimes with thicker versions, the fit can be tight.

EXAMPLES

PAPI PLATINUM THONG
CALVIN KLEIN STEEL MICROFIBER BOXERBRIEF
JOCKEY ACTIVE MESH BRIEF
C-IN2 PRIM PUNT (SQUARECUT)
2XIST PRINTS ZIGZAG NO-SHOW BRIEF