A Modern Man’s Guide to Shapewear

Modern Man’s Guide to Shapewear for Men

Alright, alright, alright? We’re not Matthew McConaughey, but we know when there’s a clear need for a product in a market, and honestly, shapewear for men has been a long time coming. 

Whether for your comfort after surgery or a little extra “smooth factor” under the suit and tie, shapewear for men is here to stay. Men everywhere turn to shapewear to provide a controlled and slimmed appearance under their regular or work clothing. 

Are you still wondering what exactly shapewear even is? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Shapewear is a compressive garment designed to be worn under clothing to enhance your appearance or lend some of the benefits that compression provides to the body. These garments can help reduce the appearance of beer bellies or “man boobs” if you are uncomfortable with your appearance or want some stability in those areas. 

Shapewear can also help sculpt your body, promotes blood flow and circulation (meaning quicker recovery times from your workouts), and is a helpful tool if you have undergone any surgical procedure like liposuction.

Other benefits of shapewear for men

Wearing shapewear and enjoying a more slim appearance may give you a little ego boost, as you’ll look like you just dropped a few lbs overnight. Enhancing your body image can work wonders for your confidence and attitude, whether you’re giving a presentation at work, meeting over Zoom, or celebrating a special event.  

Shapewear garments also offer various levels of support that are unique to your body. Wearing shapewear that smooths the stomach can also help improve your posture due to the compression. Improving your posture, will reduce lower back pressure and can make sitting at your desk much more comfortable. 

These garments are also worn for post-surgery support to keep everything in place as your muscles recover and heal in their proper areas. You can also wear shapewear to the gym, as the compression helps circulation, improving your workouts. You can also wear shapewear to enjoy the extra support for a tired or overworked back. 

And, once you get used to pulling it on and off, shapewear for men is comfortable. Garments are custom-made to your measurements and slide effortlessly underneath an outfit so that no one would know you are wearing it unless you told them! By choosing custom-fitted shapewear, you’re guaranteed the right shapewear size. Knowing it will stay put and smooth out your appearance while providing a comfortable level of support.

What types of shapewear are available for men? 

ContourMD has several different styles of shapewear for men. Each type serves its unique purpose. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to help. Here’s an overview to help you get comfortable with how shapewear can benefit you.  

The Power Vest 

This male vest provides reinforced comfort and compression with adjustable shoulder straps for a custom fit. There is no need to worry about underarm binding as this product has complete freedom of movement. Wear men’s shapewear vests under your clothing as a solution to “man boobs” and to help flatten the appearance of your chest/stomach area. Plus, no fat or extra skin can escape from under the arms with this product. With a higher compression level, this product can be used by those who have recently completed surgeries or by experienced shapewear users. 

The Brief (high waist)

Often, those who use the brief will enjoy extra back support and a reduced appearance of their midsection. These briefs provide a lifting and shaping property and some belly control that will hide a beer or sugar belly. Comfortable to wear under any clothes, these briefs also help avoid chaffing the legs during hot weather and any friction your waistbands or belts may create. It’s perfect for daily wear with a custom fit and soft finish.  

The Body Shaper (whole-body)

One of our more “full coverage” products, the body shaper can be used both post-surgery and regularly when worn under suits or other clothes. This garment is both comfortable and adequately compressive in all the right places. With adjustable shoulders straps for a customized fit, height is no issue! 

The Compression Vest

This male vest provides comfort and style. Available in both black, beige, and white colors. It is a perfect addition to any wardrobe as it is indistinguishable from a regular undershirt. Use this product regularly or after a surgical procedure, as it offers a higher compression level. Easy to get in and out of and does not push any underarm skin out the top. 

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What’s Next

Consider the purpose of your compression garment before purchasing. Are you mainly looking for support in the mid-section? The high-waisted Brief is probably proper for you. If you are looking for more upper body support in the pectoral or shoulder region, you can consider our vests. We even have one with sleeves here

For a complete list of our male shapewear products, check here

Like any custom-made clothing, buying the right shapewear size can make a difference. Our handy sizing guide is rarely ever wrong, but ensure you have all your most recent, up-to-date measurements when selecting your garment. If you’re in-between sizes or unsure of what garment to buy, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert staff at ContourMD. We’re a family-run business, so customer service is in our blood! 

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