June 1, 2010

Guy girdles?

Posted: 05:42 AM ET

I. Love. This. Story. Men’s "SPANX" are so hot, they can’t keep ’em on the store shelves!

So what’s a Spanx, anyway? Its one of the popular brands of "shapewear" we women-folk might secretly wear to make the undie-lines disappear, or lift the rear, among other things.. Call it a 2010 version of "the girdle." That brand, along with many others, are a huge hit for women.

But now comes word the "manx" as I call it, is big for the fellas!

Now don’t get fooled into thinking its "men in tights." The version I see being sold is the tightening t-shirt. Good for under your dress shirts and stuff to smooth you out, especially around the paunch and the love handle area.

But whether they admit it or not, men (or the women who love their men) are snapping them up at the stores.

Equal compression for all, I say.

Your thoughts?

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kingsley kwofie   June 1st, 2010 6:21 am ET

Good Show.

Donna K   June 1st, 2010 8:07 am ET

My hsuband would not wear one of those on a good bet! I'm curious if a man or a woman came up with this idea.

Craig   June 1st, 2010 9:00 am ET

warning for men, don't wear one, you will feel like a hot dog wrapped in bacon , and grilled to a crisp

Robert   June 1st, 2010 9:04 am ET

I wouldn't wear spanxs but to call it false advertising I find very funny when women wear makeup, pushup bras,pantyhose, high heels,hair extensions,girdles,fake fingernails,fake eyelashes,and in alot of cases fake boobs now thats what I call false advertising!

Guest   June 1st, 2010 10:30 am ET

The video mentions that the shirts are "expensive".... seriously?!?! The Spanx shirt doesn't cost any more than a bra from Victoria's Secret.

Donna Law   June 3rd, 2010 6:47 am ET

Great article Robin. I truly wish you would have stood up for the women who were suspended from Hooters, and women everywhere when your weatherman made the "it isnt a Perkins, its a Hooters!"...
Rude, distorted, and judgemental...that's the attitude that gives young girls bad body image and leads to eating disorders that eventually mame and kill young women.

jake   June 4th, 2010 8:12 am ET

there is more yo life than this crap.sounds like you people are running out of good struff to talk about. get a life.

Anthony   June 5th, 2010 7:06 am ET

I love that the model on their website is possibly the only guy on earth who wouldn't benefit from this shirt. It's lik advertising push-up bras with DD tits.

Steve   June 5th, 2010 8:10 am ET

I wouldn't buy a closet full of these and wear them every day, but what guy with an extra 20lb. hasn't held in his gut for a photo? I could totally see wearing this for a special occasion where I wanted to look my best, like a wedding.

Take a look at GQ or do a Google Image search for "Men's Fashion" and you'll see that menswear is all about skinny right now. I expect we'll see more products like this soon.

Frank   June 5th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

don't think "men in tights?" But that's exactly what's stated in the video. This place is a fool's errand.

Katherine   June 16th, 2010 9:09 am ET

Serouly Why do we have news like this one . This is a wast of air space taken from more serious topics that have more need to be aired .

stevie68a   July 27th, 2010 12:02 pm ET

I bought one for holding in my "moobs" (man boobs). I tried it on and it
looks great, but 90+ temperatures have made it unwearable for now.
Keep in mind that women are not born wearing makeup, long hair and nails, pushup and padded bras, high heels, girdles, body waxing, etc.,
etc., etc., etc..................
Real men can do anything they want in the good looks department.

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