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 it is for your own comfort after surgery or for a little extra “smooth factor” under the suit and tie, shapewear … Continued


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 it is for your own comfort after surgery or for a little extra “smooth factor” under the suit and tie, shapewear for men is here to stay. When the diet is lacking and you don’t have hours a day to focus on exercise, men everywhere are turning 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 simply 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 useful tool if you have undergone any type of 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. This 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. For example, wearing shapewear that smooths the stomach can also help improve your posture, due to the compression. This, in turn, 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 which can improve your workouts. You can also wear shapewear to enjoy the extra support it provides for a tired or overworked back. 


And, once you get used to pulling it on and off, shapewear for men is actually pretty darn comfortable. Garments a 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 size of shapewear, knowing it will stay put and smooth out your appearance while providing a comfortable level of support so you can go about your daily routine with no interruption.


What types of shapewear are available for men? 

ContourMD has a number of different styles of shapewear for men. Each style serves its own unique purpose, so if you have questions that aren’t answered here or are stuck between two garments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we would be happy to help. Here’s a great overview to help you get comfortable with how shapewear can benefit you.  


The Power Vest – This vest provides reinforced comfort and compression with adjustable shoulder straps for a custom fit. No need to worry about underarm binding as there is complete freedom of movement with this product. Wear men’s shapewear vests every day 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 level of compression, 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 along with some belly control that will hide a beer or sugar belly. Comfortable to wear under any clothes, these briefs also help avoid chaffing of the legs during hot weather, and any friction your waistbands or belts may create. With a custom fit and buttery soft finish, it’s perfect for daily wear.  


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


The Compression Vest – This vest provides comfort and style. Available in both black and white colors, it is a perfect addition to any wardrobe as it is virtually indistinguishable from a regular undershirt. This product can be used regularly or after a surgical procedure, as it offers a higher level of compression. Easy to get in and out of and also does not push any underarm skin out the top. 


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 right for you, then. If you are looking for more upper body support in the pectoral or shoulder region, you can consider any of 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 size of shapewear can make a world of difference. Our handy sizing guide is rarely ever wrong, but make sure 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! 



LENEXA, KS, January 21, 2021 — PPE and recovery garment manufacturer, ContourMD, will match up to 100 boxes from every order of their disposable face masks to donate to local community resources. With a legacy of quality and compassion, ContourMD is proud to help protect those serving greater Kansas City during the Covid-19 pandemic.   … Continued

LENEXA, KS, January 21, 2021 — PPE and recovery garment manufacturer, ContourMD, will match up to 100 boxes from every order of their disposable face masks to donate to local community resources. With a legacy of quality and compassion, ContourMD is proud to help protect those serving greater Kansas City during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ContourMD has been creating custom, Made in America, surgical recovery garments since 1982 and they are now using their medical supply and garment making expertise to help keep people safe as they serve the community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ContourMD added new equipment to their FDA Registered and ISO-approved Process Certified Facility to create and sell masks and other PPE. 



As a family owned brand, ContourMD knows what it means to pull together and take care of each other and it seemed like a natural evolution for ContourMD to take their approach to safety and quality and expand their offerings to include masks and PPE.


“Being a part of the Kansas City area community for almost 40 years we can’t stand by and watch our neighbors suffer. But as a small, family-owned company, we need your help to do it!”


ContourMD created the The Thanks for Giving Initiative to give back to those serving the Kansas City community. The program allows ContourMD to match up to 100 boxes from every order of their 3-Ply >99% BFE Disposable Face Masks with an equal donation of masks to a local community outreach program. Meaning each box purchased equals a box donated and delivered to a Kansas City outreach program.

How Can You Help


To participate in the Thanks for Giving Initiative, all you have to do is place your mask order with and they take care of the rest. Your personal mask order will be shipped directly to you from their Kansas City facility and a matching donation of masks will be delivered to a local outreach program. 


If you or your company would like to sponsor a local charitable partner through direct mask donation, please email ContourMD directly to begin the process. This quarter ContourMD is serving Lazarus Ministries, Morning Glory KC, Cornerstones of Care, Hope House, and the City Union Mission.


If you’d like more information, please see the link below or email ContourMD directly. 




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In times when communities are feeling torn apart and the world seems bleak, we need to come together more than ever before to help. At ContourMD, we have seen local communities transform from bright and lively into isolated places that just don’t feel like home. We knew that while others panicked and worried about what … Continued

In times when communities are feeling torn apart and the world seems bleak, we need to come together more than ever before to help. At ContourMD, we have seen local communities transform from bright and lively into isolated places that just don’t feel like home. We knew that while others panicked and worried about what to do, we could do something to help.

As a result, we decided to provide USA-made PPE masks for those in the front lines and in our communities to help everyone stay safe and protected. Though we have been serving customers across the country for many years, we knew we needed to do more during the Covid-19 pandemic. Let us tell you our story about how we decided to give back in whatever way we could.

A Time of Need

At the start of 2020, the world seemed to be entering a state of flux, but nothing seemed completely out of the ordinary. By March, the world was shuddering as waves of COVID-19 began to strike around the world. It seemed like it was just a matter of time until Covid-19 came to ravage America. When the first wave of the virus hit, we were as shocked as anyone else in the country. The nation was not ready for such large-scale panic and need that created a sense of hopelessness across the country.

In our own home of Kansas City, every business was closing its doors and the hospitals were bracing for what was to come over the coming months. Nobody could have expected at the beginning of the year that we would still be in a lockdown state and not able to get back to our normal lives after such a long time in isolation. To make matters worse, our nation’s front-line workers were short on masks and nobody knew what to do.

When the time of need came, ContourMD had to answer the call in any way we could, which we found to be PPE and mask production. After we tell you a little bit about who we are, we want to tell you how we gave back to our community through PPE production in more detail.

Contour MD and Who We Are

ContourMD is a leading provider in the healthcare industry for providing post-surgical compression garments. We provide top-notch quality garments due to our FDA Registered facility, A+ rating with the BBB, and passion for helping those in need. With accountability, reliability, and relationships at the forefront of our business, we have been providing post-surgery patients with garments for almost 40 years. Though we have an impressive track record for the last few decades, we want to continue to improve so we can be a world-class manufacturer within the medical device industry.

Though post-surgical compression garments may seem like a rather small industry, we know our customers appreciate every hour of work we put into creating and delivering the best products possible. Many post-surgery patients, from cancer survivors to new mothers, see benefits from compression garments. When someone is recovering from surgery, their bodies are more sensitive than usual and are also more susceptible to complications. It is our goal to make sure everyone can recover at their own pace and not have to fear some of the unpleasantries that are traditionally associated with post-surgery recovery.

The reason we are the brand of choice for so many operations is because we design our products to be an extension of your body and not something that inhibits it. For example, many of our compression products are specially designed to hug the body just right so that you feel comfortable and protected all day long. We use innovative materials and sewing techniques to maximize comfort and affordability you can rely on. Professionals and customers alike trust our process and help us to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding products with every order.

With such a focus placed on our customers we felt it was essential to make our products right here in America. When our customers get products made in their home country, we can rest easy knowing that love and care is going into every unit. To help spread even more love and care, we also make it essential to get out and help our community. Even under normal circumstances, we are a company that will take any chance for community service we can find.


How We’re Giving Back

Even though we are a small team, we feel that giving back to the community and customers is a top priority. Every member of our team is always ready to help the local Kansas City community with service projects or just helping neighbors in a time of need. Every customer is part of the family, and we feel that there is no such thing as showing too much love to your family.

Even beyond providing support for our customers, we also have been leaders in humanitarian efforts in local communities. This allows us to give back to our community, not just those in need of our products. We use manufacturing incentives and help Veterans find jobs.  Though this may seem like an odd task for a simple garment producer, we know that everyone needs a little bit of help. Even if they don’t need post-surgical garments per say, we try our best to reach individuals in our community to make everyone feel better.

At no time has it felt more important to give back than right now. As the nation is recovering and trying to deal with an escalating pandemic, we couldn’t stand by without helping in any way we could. So, we applied our service-centered attitude to a different sector in the medical device industry: PPE items. We’ve also been working with Kansas City public services and charities to get PPE in the hands of those who need it most, as well as hiring more people locally in order to ensure that Americans have quick access to PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Giving Back with Covid-19

ContourMD was in a unique position when Covid-19 first hit home as we were already producing high-quality garments that were made with medical grade materials. While getting our normal customers the surgical recovery garments they needed was still a priority, we realized we had the tools and potential to give back on a much larger scale. In a relatively short amount of time, we were able to change our production facilities just enough so that they could now start to produce essential masks and PPE for those on the frontlines.

This sudden shift in production did not happen overnight, but we knew it had to be done. Such a large shortage of basic supplies meant that there were hospitals and nursing homes at risk of spreading the virus. No matter what it took, we knew we had the machines and the team to see this project through until the end. So, we made a 3-month investment in raw materials for the job. The Kansas City medical workers needed our help, and we were glad to answer the call.

We produced PPE materials with a specific focus on N95, KN95, and 3-ply surgical masks. All masks were produced within a USA-based FDA registered facility. All facilities met ISO 9000 and 13485 standards, ensuring the masks were completely safe and free of contaminants. These PPE materials were then shipped to medical personnel who had been without proper resources, helping those in the front line stay safe amidst this devastating pandemic.

As we produced more masks, we also provided more local work within our home state of Kansas. The pandemic caused a 1000% increase in jobless claims in the state, so we refused to outsource our work. This allowed us to provide jobs to community members who needed to support their family despite the terrible state of the nation. Even our shipping was handled with local shipping partners, further providing jobs for those in our local communities.

Since we are in the business of helping people, we had to help our fellow citizens, friends, and family members. We felt this was a worthy way to help when it was needed most. Even if we could only produce what our equipment let us, we knew that every last mask and piece of protective equipment was needed more than ever. As time has gone on, we have still been able to do our best to help our community back on its feet with every mask that rolled off the production line and job we provided.

How We Helped Others

Once the initial wave hit and hospitals were able to manage the influx of patients, we realized our job was far from complete. There was still an entire city in lockdown that needed to be ready to open back up in a safe manner. Local businesses were struggling without business and would not be able to survive without essential masks and supplies to reopen safely. Being a family-owned business ourselves, we know how important it is to provide a local business healthcare Covid-19 response that helps those like us.

We have kept our mask production going and made a capital investment in the production for two reasons: to protect those on the frontline and get our local businesses back in operation. Local businesses need all the help they can get, and we knew we were able to make the masks they needed to do that. Even if we could just help one business get through this, it would have been all worth it.

In an effort to keep production running strong, we realized that even the normal people in our communities would like to buy masks. The positive relationships we had in the community really came to life as we saw old friends and dedicated customers coming to us for masks. Our goal is to provide enough people with masks so local businesses can open and remain open at the end of 2020.

We Believe Local Businesses Can Make a Difference

If you would have told our management team that we would be producing masks instead of quality recovery support in January, they would probably have laughed at you. As it seems is the case with nearly every city and town in America, the reality we live in is nothing like the one anyone could have seen coming. As a small business that was founded on family values and not corporate deadlines, we were working with the likes of Tesla and Apple to help make essential supplies. This was a humbling and inspiring opportunity for us.

All we knew going into this is that we had the potential to help our community and would let nothing get in our way. The enthusiasm every member of our team has for delivering great garments for recovering patients was immediately transferred when we realized that other markets needed our help. Change often shows how strong a company really is, and the changes we made this past year show our true colors. We hope other local businesses were able to do the same around the country so everyone could feel the love that we provided to our neighbors.

Whether you came to us looking for comfort after surgery or protection before going grocery shopping, we want you to know how much we appreciate your support. Companies like ContourMD could not exist without a passionate and generous community that is eager to rally around them. All we hope is that we can return the favor in any way possible.