This can be crazy. Last Wednesday, New York City Times reporter Catherine Saint Louis wrote her “Men’s ‘Shapewear’ Can be a Retail Hit” article, simply reporting that retailers have enjoyed stronger-than-anticipated 塑身衣. Since that time then, I’ve read at least 50 other articles that rehash and refer to her story. (like I’m doing here ironically).

Generally If I encapsulate the points in the story, they may be:

Neiman Marcus is reporting that Spanx for Men can sell incredibly well. In some instances, they may be out of stock waiting for more inventory.

Starting this month (June 2010), Spanx for Men will likely be made available at Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, as well as Web sites like

Michael Kleinmann, the president of Freshpair, declared men’s shapewear “the next big thing”, also stating that Equmen and Sculptees happen to be selling quickly

Due to the early success of Equmen, retailers have been anxious to get started on selling Spanx for guys

VP of Men’s Fashion at Saks says Equmen sells equally and also Hugo Boss and 2(x)ist

David Whitman, men’s general merchandise manager for Nordstrom says online sales are much better than retail sales (claiming guys can be quite a little embarrassed to buy them personally)

Getting the products being marketed as “problem solvers” helps guys overcome the mental stigma that they’re actually wearing a kind of a girdle

Some claim that these new men’s slimming/shapewear shirts improve posture, eliminate back pain, and solve the improper fitting undershirt problem containing plagued traditional undershirts for so long

Everyone appears to joke about being caught wearing compressing undershirts at the gym, or god forbid in front of your date

Things I find astonishing is, and perhaps the reason being I’ve been following men’s shapewear in excess of 1.five-years, is how very narrow minded individuals are being regarding the men’s shapewear ‘revolution’. As the majority of you probably may have learned, I’m a huge fan of my compression/slimming undershirts. Lately last week, We have had the pleasure of attempting out and wearing the men’s shapewear products from Equmen, RipT Fusion, Sculptees, Spanx for Men, Bodymax, Manshape, GC2, Ardyss, Slix, and Firm51. I’ll also soon be testing out the ones from Insta Slim and Slim T’s.

I am very excited that my friends over at these firms are typical experiencing tremendous success, and I hope that I have helped are involved within the growth and acceptance from the new market segment, considering there has been a lot more than 250,000 individuals who have visited this site seeking specifics of men’s shapewear. I also hope that every these organizations carry on and realize the same success with time, since the excitement and newness of the men’s shapewear category levels off.

As I do enjoy wearing my compression/slimming undershirts, I actually do so only on occasion. They definitely serve their purpose, and there is a advantage to wearing them, but in many instances, they are not another one for the undershirts you wear every day, nor are nearly all them affordable enough to enable you to do so. I’ve heard a lot of things, I’ll ought to address them one after the other (take into account I’m generalizing below):

Selling off of the shelves/Next Big Thing – this is certainly awesome, but the question I have is can they still sell up to they have got recently across the long run. Most people are usually excited every time a new movie is released, right? But most people will visit a movie once, or twice at the most. So, will guys just buy a couple of of these sorts of undershirts? Or will these undershirts truly end up being the replacement undershirt? At $50 per undershirt, I am very skeptical of men’s slimming undershirts overtaking the regular undershirt market.

Improve Posture / Eliminate Back Problems – while a select few may are convinced that they’ve experienced improved posture and reduced lower back pain, the vast majority will not likely experience either. This really is mostly marketing hype, and individuals are buying into it. Should you and I are standing before a whole new plasma tv, and that i claim that it’s the very best picture I’ve ever seen, odds are you’ll accept me and believe it’s the ideal picture you’ve ever seen too. People often believe whatever they are told.

Take inches off your waist line – again, nothing but exercise and dieting will reduce your size. So don’t enter into this expecting these undershirts forces you to skinnier – since they don’t. They do a fantastic job of smoothing, shaping, and flattening your physique. The compression within these shirts can make your waist a hair smaller, but that loss must go somewhere, right?

Challenging these shirts on / off – i’ve read so many articles where authors like to describe, in great detail, what it was like to put on and explode compression undershirts – it’s so overdone, I’m about to puke. Will they be more challenging to acquire on and off then regular undershirts? Certainly about it. But after 1.five-years of evaluating men’s shapewear, many of them really are not *that* hard to wear and explode. I’ve been wearing tight/compression workout clothes for a long time and putting on a compression undershirt is just approximately the same as using compression work out clothes. If you’re wearing something similar to this, you’re doing the work for a reason, so suck it and quit complaining.

Flattening of your nipples / chest – undeniably, men’s compression/slimming undershirts will flatten/smooth your chest as well as in most every case, will mask any signs and symptoms of protruding nipples. The truth is, they are doing this incredibly well. That said, dependant upon the harshness of your problem, you might not need to have a slimming undershirt. If dexlpky87 have slightly puffy nipples, you would probably likely locate a good “fitted” undershirt which will flatten out your chest about the same. Now, for those who have a more severe case of man boobage, I might definitely recommend looking at one of the many compression/slimming undershirts now available.

Getting caught on a date or at the gym wearing one – Happen. If you’re really worried about this and you’re not intelligent enough to figure out a way around these situations, you shouldn’t wear a slimming undershirt from the beginning. This is not and must not be a problem for those of you (us) in long lasting relationships or who happen to be married. After all, if your mate fails to know you’re wearing one, they’re likely not going to be your S.O. for very much longer.

Solve the improper fitting/bunching undershirt problem – Really? Since is just plain insulting. To get a couple decades, some companies have already been making stretchy “fitted” undershirts that fit much closer to your system than traditional box-cut undershirts. Spend anytime here on the site and you’ll locate a bunch, and none are compression/shapewear undershirts. Yes, these shapewear undershirts are tight without any, they won’t bunch (since they are tight), but let’s not start saying that 男性塑身衣 would be the miracle strategy to ill-fitting undershirts because there are plenty of others that do that and be expensive less too.

Anyway, I am hoping the aforementioned information helps place all the articles you may well be reading about men’s shapewear into perspective. As always, I welcome your comments and questions!