This is crazy. Last Wednesday, New York Times reporter Catherine Saint Louis wrote her “Men’s ‘Shapewear’ Is a Retail Hit” article, simply reporting that retailers have enjoyed stronger-than-anticipated 塑身衣. Since that time then, I’ve read no less than 50 other articles that rehash and refer returning to her story. (like I’m doing here ironically).
If I encapsulate the points of your story, they are:
Neiman Marcus is reporting that Spanx for Men can sell incredibly well. Occasionally, they may be out of stock waiting for more inventory.
Starting this month (June 2010), Spanx for males will probably be available too at Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, and at Web sites like freshpair.com
Michael Kleinmann, the president of Freshpair, declared men’s shapewear “the next big thing”, also stating that Equmen and Sculptees have been selling quickly
Due to early success of Equmen, retailers have been anxious to start selling Spanx for Men
VP of Men’s Fashion at Saks says Equmen sells equally as well as Hugo Boss and two(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 get them directly)
Obtaining the products being marketed as “problem solvers” helps guys overcome the mental stigma that they’re actually wearing a form of a girdle
Some state that these new men’s slimming/shapewear shirts help improve posture, eliminate back problems, and solve the improper fitting undershirt problem containing plagued traditional undershirts for so long
Everyone generally seems to joke about being caught wearing compressing undershirts in the club, or god forbid looking at your date
A Few Things I find astonishing is, and maybe it is because I’ve been following men’s shapewear more than 1.five-years, is how very narrow minded individuals are being in regards to the men’s shapewear ‘revolution’. As most of you almost certainly may have learned, I’m a huge fan of my compression/slimming undershirts. Recently a couple weeks ago, We have had the pleasure of trying out and wearing the men’s shapewear products from Equmen, RipT Fusion, Sculptees, Spanx males, Bodymax, Manshape, GC2, Ardyss, Slix, and Firm51. I’ll also soon be trying out the people from Insta Slim and Slim T’s.
I am just very excited that my pals over at these firms are common experiencing tremendous success, and I hope that I actually have helped be involved in the growth and acceptance in the new market segment, considering we have seen over 250,000 individuals who have visited this website looking for information regarding men’s shapewear. Also i hope that these organizations still realize a similar success over time, as being the excitement and newness of your men’s shapewear category levels off.
While I do enjoy wearing my compression/slimming undershirts, I actually do so only occasionally. They definitely serve their purpose, and you will discover a help to using them, but in many instances, they are not a replacement for that undershirts you wear daily, nor are virtually all them affordable enough to help you to do this. I’ve heard so many things, I’ll ought to address them one by one (keep in mind I’m generalizing below):
Selling away from the shelves/Next Big Thing – this really is awesome, however the question I have got is will they continue to sell up to they have recently across the long haul. Everybody is usually excited each time a new movie is released, right? But the majority individuals will visit a movie once, or twice at the most. So, will guys just buy a few of these sorts of undershirts? Or will these undershirts truly get to be the replacement undershirt? At $50 per undershirt, I am just very skeptical of men’s slimming undershirts overtaking the traditional undershirt market.
Improve Posture / Eliminate Back Problems – while a select few may are convinced that they’ve experienced improved posture and reduced back discomfort, the vast majority will not likely experience either. This is certainly mostly marketing hype, and other people are purchasing involved with it. Should you and i also are standing before a whole new plasma tv, and that i claim that it’s the very best picture I’ve experienced, chances are you’ll accept me and believe it’s the best picture you’ve ever seen too. People usually believe anything they are told.
Take inches off your waist line – again, only diet and exercise will lower your size. So don’t enter into this expecting these undershirts will make you skinnier – mainly because they don’t. They actually do a fantastic job of smoothing, shaping, and flattening your physique. The compression in these shirts can make your waist a hair smaller, but that loss has got to go somewhere, right?
Hard to get these shirts on / off – i’ve read countless articles where authors love to describe, in great detail, just what it was like to wear and explode compression undershirts – it’s so overdone, I’m about to puke. Are they more difficult to acquire off and on then regular undershirts? Without doubt regarding it. But after 1.five-years of evaluating men’s shapewear, a lot of them are very not *that* hard to put on and explode. I’ve been wearing tight/compression workout clothes for a long time and wearing a compression undershirt is definitely approximately the same as putting on compression workout clothes. If you’re wearing such as this, you’re carrying it out for the reason, so suck it and prevent complaining.
Flattening in the nipples / chest – without a doubt, men’s compression/slimming undershirts will flatten/smooth your chest as well as in most every case, will mask any indications of protruding nipples. In fact, they do this incredibly well. That said, dependant upon the severity of your condition, you will possibly not need a slimming undershirt. If dexlpky87 have slightly puffy nipples, you might likely manage to find a strict “fitted” undershirt that can flatten out your chest about the same. Now, when you have a more severe case of man boobage, I might definitely recommend considering among the numerous compression/slimming undershirts on the market today.
Getting caught over a date or in the club wearing one – Happen. If you’re really worried about this and you’re not intelligent enough to discover a method around these situations, you shouldn’t wear a slimming undershirt to start with. This is simply not and ought not to be a challenge for anyone (us) in lasting relationships or who happen to be married. After all, in case your significant other will not know you’re wearing one, they’re likely not going to be your S.O. for greatly longer.
Solve the improper fitting/bunching undershirt problem – Really? Since is merely plain insulting. For a couple decades, some companies are already making stretchy “fitted” undershirts which fit much even closer your body than traditional box-cut undershirts. Spend anytime here on the website and you’ll look for a bunch, and none of them are compression/shapewear undershirts. Yes, these shapewear undershirts are tight with no, they won’t bunch (since they are tight), but let’s not start praoclaiming that 男性塑身衣 are the miracle solution to ill-fitting undershirts because there are a variety of others who do that and be expensive less too.
Anyway, I hope the aforementioned information helps put all the articles you might be reading about men’s shapewear into perspective. Of course, I welcome your comments and questions!