The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog has an interesting post about shapewear (Spanx, corsets, girdles) for men and how they are flying off of the shelves at Sak’s.
“So the men’s shapewear category has expanded pretty quickly over the past year. It includes items like briefs, tank tops, and T-shirts designed to compact the gut and flatten the stomach. Some like to think of these items as man corsets or man girdles, a.k.a. mirdles. They’re selling briskly at Saks Fifth Avenue, where the most popular new style is an $89 to $119 undershirt by Australian company Equmen, which is supposed to improve posture and reduce back pain in addition to making dudes look slimmer.”
While I can see why a man or woman would want to wear support underwear (vanquish fat and by vanquish I mean hide) I can’t see why a man would want to wear a bra (unless it was for some fetish purpose).
Furthermore, I think a major turnoff would be realizing that the guy that I’m dating wears Spanx or mirdles (men + girdles = mirdles).
Lastly, what’s with men attributing their use of the bro and support underwear to stress and back pain respectively? If you want to look slimmer then just say so.
What do you think about menswears latest obsession?