It takes a confident man, in this case Jonathan Heaf, Features Director with British GQ, to reveal all about trying silk boxer shorts for men instead of his usual conservative cotton underpants.

His column in the Standard reveals a cautious approach from a thirtysomething whose attitude to undies was original shaped (and transformed) in 1992 by Mark Wahlberg's debut in the Calvin Klein ads.

Pondering the possible effects of his new Tom Ford silk boxers, Heaf asks: "What sort of bow can you wrap around the package to make it more appealing?" Read on for his conclusions…

Deadgoodundies always has, of course, plenty of choice for gents in search of silk, something a little different, rather more luxurious, or worthy of a Blue Riband in the men's underwear wow stakes. The right boxers, briefs or shorts in silk, microfibre or premium cotton might be your damascene conversion to something totally new.

Olaf Benz RED 1571 Silk Boxer Olaf Benz RED 1571 Silk Boxer £41