There's a Glaring Gap in the Market for Cashmere Underpants (and I Want to Talk About It)

Several years ago, say literally 7+ years ago, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon a luscious pair of boy shorts at a Victoria's Secret sale. You know, back when I was still masochistic enough to shop a Victoria's Secret sale. Upon turning over the label, I saw that there was a reason I simply could not bring myself to put them down - they were (and remain) 100% cashmere. They've remained in my lingerie drawer since, though I only break them out a few times a year, in the very coldest weather - the kind of weather we had last night in New York.  

This morning, after sleeping in said cashmere underpants, I found myself on a mission - a mission for more, but I came up close to empty-handed. What, lingerie makers, is up with that? Where, cashmere makers, are all of the cashmere panties? 

If you're like me and you believe in life, liberty and, yes, cashmere underpants, here are a few of your best bets:

  • Kiki de Montparnasse gets it right, as they often do, though the price tag gives me an actual migraine, $525
  • Catbird's Cashmere Boy Shorts are bigger than I would like, personally, but don't let that stop you. $136
  • La Perla's Studio Balletto short is a cotton knit, and thereby inferior (though still gorgeous), $94 at Journelle
  • Sartoria (above) uses upcycled cashmere and merino wool in their collections, and at just $43.42 for a custom pair on Etsy, there's no need to feel guilty for indulging your ladyparts.