One day, the WinterSilks founder grew tired of freezing during his daily walk to work in sub-zero weather – uphill in the snow both ways. To avoid freezing, he tossed on a pair of silk long johns under his pants. They kept him warm and layered so beautifully that he sought to spread news of this miraculous garment across the land. Silk is an amazing substance – it keeps the wearer cool in hot weather and warm in cold. It's hypoallergenic, repels mold and mildew and is incredibly soft and lightweight. WinterSilks carries a full range of silky garments (not just silk underwear) for men and women.