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Guys, Don't Forget Your Girdles

'Shapewear' helps men slim down

(Newser) - You'll find them under the hip new names like "shapewear" and "compression shirts" but make no mistake—men's girdles are a fashion force. Though bearing little resemblance to their old-fashioned female counterparts, shirts such as Spanx for Men and garments by Equmen—"Equality for Men"—accomplish...

Where Have All the Girdles Gone?
 Where Have All 
 the Girdles Gone? 

Where Have All the Girdles Gone?

Daphne Merkin hunts for anti-gym fix

(Newser) - In these belt-tightening times, Daphne Merkin wonders why she can't find a decent girdle.  Spanx abound and corsets have been re-conceived as fetish objects or ironic fashion statements, but the real body armor has become taboo, she writes in the New York Times T Magazine. "Try Brighton Beach,...

Men Trade Crunches for Corsets
Men Trade Crunches
for Corsets

Men Trade Crunches for Corsets

Spandex briefs and belly compressors are a hot market

(Newser) - Undergarments that tuck the tummy and boost the butt are enjoying a surge in sales—and not just in the women's department. The male "shapewear" industry is growing by leaps and bounds as men discover that they don't have to lunge and crunch to get that taut shape. Say...

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