Mack Weldon Marries Tech Fabrics with Modern Style. Here’s Our Review + 10 Favorite Pieces

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Mack Weldon is the rare brand that has you covered from A-to-Z. If you know the way things work at Effortless Gent, we don’t say that lightly. And of course, we appreciate brands that do more than one thing well. 

You can get dressed from head-to-toe with Mack Weldon, and that makes them a brand very much worth adding to your Lean Wardrobe.

Technical fabrics meet modern style, and that’s great news for guys everywhere. Our Mack Weldon review covers the “basics,” and then some.

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About Mack Weldon

If you’re not familiar, this DTC (direct-to-consumer) brand first wowed customers with its excellent boxer briefs and underwear.

You’ve probably seen some buzz online across the past five years or so.  

Men’s basics were once an underrated and overlooked category, but Mack Weldon quickly changed the game.

They’re now so much more than a basics brand, with an emphasis on chinos, tech shorts, stylish polos, super-soft tees and socks.

Here’s What Else We Love About Mack Weldon

Where to start? The brand recently debuted its Daily Wear System, showing you how you can mix and match different pieces from the brand.

For example, you can pair the brand’s tech-focused chambray shirt with stretch chinos and stylish socks. The Daily Wear System works for outfits on the, well, daily.

You should consider picking up everything from basics to your next dress shirt or polo from the NYC-based company. Really, what’s not to love about that? 

The brand blends work and play, performance and style. Its fabrics, including SILVERKNIT (more on this shortly), are typically lightweight, stretchy, breathable and yet turned into stylish design.

It’s not like wearing an athletic logo polo or tee, for instance. It sometimes feels like it, and this is great for guys on the go who want to look sharp and stay cool. Oh, and when it gets cold? The brand also makes thermal gear in a variety of designs for fall and winter.

The Best Gear to Buy Now from Mack Weldon

There’s a lot to sort through with Mack Weldon, so here are our favorites to shop for.

This Mack Weldon review will have you squared away in no time. 

  1. Mack Weldon 18-Hour Jersey Boxer Briefs
  2. Mack Weldon 18-Hour Jersey Boxer Briefs
    $28

    A fan and staff favorite (according to Mack Weldon), these boxer briefs are super-soft and ultra-comfortable, with a wider waistband that doesn’t bunch up. Buy them in multiple colors, and know that you can get a refund if you don’t enjoy them as much as any pair of boxer briefs you’ve had. They’re what sold this writer on the brand, after all. 

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  3. Mack Weldon Pima Crew Neck T-Shirt
  4. Mack Weldon Pima Crew Neck T-Shirt
    $32

    Every guy needs a great tee or three, and MW’s buttery-soft T-shirts are as exceptional as any I’ve tried. They don’t bunch up or stretch out, they get softer the more they’re worn and washed, and they come in more than a dozen colors. Go on and get a couple. 

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  5. Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chinos
  6. Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chinos
    $128

    See, Mack Weldon is so much more than just boxer briefs now. These are the stretch chinos, made with stain and spill-fighting fabric to wear atop your Mack Weldon briefs or trunks. They’re polished enough for work meetings and comfortable enough for the weekend. 

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  7. Mack Weldon Radius Active Shorts
  8. Mack Weldon Radius Active Shorts
    $78

    These stretch shorts are another example of how the brand turns tech fabric into stylish, classic silhouettes. The inseam is a bit longer (9 inches), but should work for most guys (the cut is smart and tailored, not baggy). Plus, that fabric makes them great active shorts as well as daily lounge shorts.

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  9. Mack Weldon 37.5 Oxford
  10. Mack Weldon 37.5 Oxford
    $88

    Mack Weldon really does have you covered head-to-toe with this performance-minded take on the Oxford shirt. It uses cooling technology and plenty of stretch (but not too much!) to give you breathability and performance all day long.

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  11. Mack Weldon Ace Crewneck Sweatshirt
  12. Mack Weldon Ace Crewneck Sweatshirt
    $68

    This is so much more than an old-school-inspired crewneck sweatshirt, although you get style points for that design, too. The Ace fabric is super-soft and easy to layer atop an Oxford shirt or a T-shirt. It’s got a modern cut that’s not overly baggy, to boot.

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  13. Mack Weldon SILVERKNIT Polo
  14. Mack Weldon SILVERKNIT Polo
    $78

    It’s your polo shirt, upgraded through a stretch pique fabric infused with anti-odor Ionic+™️ silver technology; dress it up to wear to the office or rock it on the golf course or at happy hour.

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  15. Mack Weldon AIRKNIT X Crew Socks
  16. Mack Weldon AIRKNIT X Crew Socks
    $24

    Mack Weldon has managed to translate its tech fabrics into a pair of breathable, comfortable socks that use anti-odor technology and “targeted cool zones.” What does this mean for you? It’s simple: Be sure to get multiple pairs, as they’ll become your new favorite socks.

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  17. Mack Weldon Ion Weekender
  18. Mack Weldon Ion Weekender
    $228

    We weren’t kidding when we said Mack Weldon takes an A-to-Z approach. This compact and durable weekender fits all your Mack Weldon gear with relative ease, other than the road-ready gear you’ll surely want to wear on your trip from the very same brand.

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  19. Mack Weldon Swim Board Shorts
  20. Mack Weldon Swim Board Shorts
    $98

    Last but not least Like its socks or boxer briefs, Mack Weldon has turned its penchant for design and performance into some must-buy swim trunks. These feature four-way stretch fabric and zip front and back pockets to protect your EDC from wind and waves.

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Why You Need Mack Weldon in Your Life 

If we haven’t convinced you by now, allow us to make a closing argument.

Any brand that can make everything from swim trunks to socks to boxer briefs and chinos is worth having around.

And when that brand does it all with an eye towards performance, style and price, that’s not a bad thing either. 

Mack Weldon has taken classics like the polo and the T-shirt, infused them with modern technology and translated them into easily wearable designs that aren’t too bright or fashion-forward.

It’s classic menswear blended with modern performance, and it’s hard not to appreciate that approach. Again, the Daily Wear System really comes to life when you look at all that Mack Weldon can do.

Even if you only take the plunge with one or two pieces to start, MW will keep you coming back for more, as all great brands do.

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