HOW THEY DIFFER AND WHAT THEY’RE BEST FOR
One of the main reasons why I abandoned a secure and established career in commercial banking to build my vision of Drawlz was simple; I wanted to give men the choice to not have to choose between comfort and style. To this day, Drawlz is the only brand out there that offers a balanced blend of comfort, west coast style, and breathability with three premium lines of men’s underwear - Originalz, Cottonz, and Expressionz.
I was talking to a few customers recently when one of them asked me, “What’s the difference between the three aside from the fabric?”; a great question that inspired me to put this article together.
This post covers the major differences between the three styles, quick answers to commonly asked questions like “Which are the most comfortable?”, and ends with what all Drawlz all have in common.
Topics Covered in This Guide
The Differences Between Originalz, Cottonz, and Expressionz
Featured: Expressionz Bed-Stuy
THE FIVE MAIN DIFFERENCES
The main distinction between the three collections of Drawlz are the fabrics they’re made of. While all three are blended with a specific amount of elastane, the main fabric they’re blended with differs.
Originalz are made with 95% micro modal and 5% elastane, making them our top pick for comfort and softness.
Cottonz are made with a blend of 95% breathable, plush cotton and 5% elastane, best for those with sensitive skin.
Expressionz undergarments are made with a blend of 85% nylon and 15% elastane, the top choice for those who lead an active lifestyle or are seeking lightweight & quick-drying features.
Featured: Expressionz DBC Signaturez
All three collections of Drawlz comfortably move with you and fit securely to your body without squishing the boyz due to the design, flex fit flatlock seams, all of which we’ll get to later.
With that said, they do outshine one another in certain situations.
Seeing as the ultra-soft Originalz are the most comfortable, they’re the best choice for dinner events, a night out, parties, lounging, sedentary careers, dates, and intimate moments. The thick, luxurious fabric keeps the boyz warm and cozy, making it the best for those living in freezing, cold, or cool climates.
Cottonz are the most absorbent and multifaceted, making them the best option for everyday wear, careers with a low to mid activity level, and active lifestyles. Their versatile nature provides a comfortable wear in cold, cool, or warm temperatures as well as dry or mildly humid climates.
Featured: Cottonz Bred
If what you’re doing makes you sweat more than average, go with anything in Expressionz. Made with our stay cool mesh, these premiere undergarments are the lightest & fastest-drying of the three, performing best with high-activity level careers, a day in the sun, swimming, bicycling, exercise; anything that requires a lot of movement and results in a lot more sweat than usual. Seeing as they’re the lightest option and also dries faster than the other two, Expressionz are best for warm or hot temperatures and climates.
STYLE & COLOR TONES
Although we put days - and sometimes weeks - into designing each and every pair of Drawlz, each collection does have its own signature look; we want every man to find something that fits their drip when they shop with Drawlz.
Featured: Originalz Red
The rich, deep colors found in all Originalz are best suited for a mature, elegant, and sophisticated look and are best to be worn with suits, tuxedos, formal wear, business casual attire, and winter fashion.
The lighter tones of Cottonz are best for a more classic or casual look; the simple yet modern appearance makes them easy to match with most outfits, making them the top pick for everyday wear, casual attire, and spring or autumn tones.
Without a doubt the boldest style of the three, all Expressionz feature a completely original and unique design front, sides, and back exclusive to Drawlz. The vibrant colors and striking appearance are the perfect match for loud summer tones, daring outfits, and head-turning styles that refuse to be categorized.
This section is pretty straightforward so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Each collection has three separate prices, so we’ll start with the lowest price and work our way up.
All Cottonz are $24.00.
Most Originalz are priced at $26.00, only two pairs are $28.00.
The prices of Expressionz range from $29.00 to $32.00, with a majority of them being priced at $29.00.
We also offer two- and three-packs of Drawlz called Multi-Packz that offer a slight discount when compared to buying the Drawlz included separately, ranging from $46.00 to $85.00.SHOP PACKZ
Featured: Blue Pack
Featured: Originalz Gold Anniversary Edition
Every waistband on all Drawlz provides a comfortable wear and secure fit without grabbing any skin as a result of the top-quality elastic material and 2” width; where they differ is the appearance.
Both Originalz and Expressionz have durable rubber logos on the waistband that are attached via very, very strong adhesive. The front side of the waistband displays the single ‘D’ from the Drawlz logo while the back side features the ‘Drawlz Brand Co.’ lettering. Each letter is glued on individually with laser precision for a sharper appearance and will not fall or get ripped off no matter how many times they’re washed or worn.
The Cottonz collection features a sleek, inlaid Drawlz logo that evenly alternates the entire length of the waistband. The colors of the logos are either white or perfectly compliment the color of the fabric.
Featured: Cottonz Yellow
What They're Best For
Now that we've clearly defined how they're all different, let's answer some of the most commonly asked questions I get about feel, performance, and wear.
BEST FOR EVERYDAY WEAR: COTTONZ
Due to their comfort, versatility, absorbency, and classic style, Cottonz are the best for everyday activities, work, and school.
Recommended: Cottonz Gray
BEST FOR BOLD STYLE: EXPRESSIONZ
The unmistakable choice for those who don’t have the word “boring” in their vocabulary is the distinctly unique Expressionz.
Recommended: DBC Signaturez Gold
MOST COMFORTABLE: ORIGINALZ
Made with 95% micro modal, the feel Drawlz Originalz can only be described as luxuriously ultra-soft with a sophisticated look.
Recommended: Originalz Blue
MOST BREATHABLE: COTTONZ
Cotton underwear has been the top choice for generations of men due its natural breathability, and Cottonz Drawlz are no different.
Recommended: Cottonz Carolina
Made with stay-cool mesh, Expressionz are the most lightweight option that’s also the fastest-drying.
Recommended: Expressionz Afrika
BEST FOR SLEEP: ORIGINALZ
The micro modal material in Originalz is so soft you’ll wonder why we don’t make Drawlz Bed Sheetz of the same fabric.
Recommended: Originalz Kingz
MOST ABSORBENT: COTTONZ
The unparalleled absorbent properties of Cottonz captures sweat to prevent chafing or irritation, which also makes it the top pick for warmer climates.
Recommended: Cottonz Mambaz
If you live in hot, humid climates or sweat more than the average person, you’ll want the premiere quick-drying features of Expressionz.
Recommended: Expressionz 305'z
FOR CHAFING & IRRITATION: ORIGINALZ
The soft, silk-like fabric, cool to the touch feel, and moisture-wicking properties of Originalz are the best choice for those suffering from chafing or skin irritation.
Recommended: Originalz Green Moss
BEST VALUE: MULTI-PACKS
Featuring 2 and 3-pack options, Multi-Packz offer a slight discount and are great to try new Drawlz.
Recommended: 2022 Anniversary Pack
NEW TO DRAWLZ: STARTER PACK
Featuring one Drawlz from each collection, this Multi-Pack is the best option for those who are brand new to underwear that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style.SHOP STARTER PACK
Featured: Originalz Pacific Blue
WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON
Although each collection has their own unique style, tone, and performance, they all share the same foundational principles and features.
While the fabric varies, all Drawlz are stitched together with flex fit flatlock seams. This technique results in a thin, flat, soft seam that’s much more secure and lasts longer than the generic seams found in most other brands.
Featured: Expressionz 305z
This premium stitching technique combined with the soft, wide waistbands ensures that every pair of Drawlz provides a comfortable and secure fit that’s tight enough to prevent sagging and bunching, yet loose enough to give your bawlz room to breathe.
Finally, and most importantly, we go above and beyond to ensure all Drawlz are incredibly comfortable and breathable beyond belief. Drawlz was started so that every man, regardless of fashion sense, background, lifestyle, or climate, can experience the feeling of unstoppable confidence that comes with wearing comfortable, breathable, and stylish underwear.
Whether it’s the soft and sophisticated Originalz, classic and comfortable Cottonz, or lightweight and cool Expressionz, there’s a pair of Drawlz for everybody.
All the best,
Anthony | Founder