There have been whispers of a new super garment for the boys, that would rival the wonderbra - first there were those hideous "jock stuffers" from Aussiebum, that funnily enough for me ruined the brand - everytime I saw the waistband on a guy post that release I always thought "your wearing Aussiebum, you need a lift!" so when a new range of clothes were released to help "enhance" the male body, I was a little wary.
Equmen has released a range of singlets, undershirts and t's that promises to improve posture, support core muscles, control body temp and streamline you! Is this a girdle? Is this a dud? Does it do anything apart from play on our vanity?
Well, me, the eternal cynic decided to take the Core Precision Undershirt (singlet style) out for a spin in one of the most demanding circumstances! A crowded gay nightclub!
Instantly i knew that the shirt was something interesting. For a large-ish lad, i do have love handles and "muscle disguised as fat", so it was going to be an interesting ask for the garment to perform its claims.
Putting the singlet on, I instantly felt comfortable, yet correct, a weird description, but it does indeed make your posture better, the garment is ribbed and sewn in ways that pulls your shoulders back, gets you into natural and good positions and does not feel like your turning into a drag queen being corseted up to the nines or worse yet, wearing a male girdle!
We headed out, with the singlet under a normal t-shirt, and got to the club, the most amazing thing I noticed is that I normally crack a sweat like a bastard at the first sign of warmth (or the half hour walk to oxford street up hill). and i was freakishly normal... tick that big box!
Now, the one thing that this garment does not do is push you into a preformed super body shape... its not a corset, and its not a jello mold. What it is, is a perfect must have garment that assists you in your work towards your goals... I consider it to be a great part of my lifestyle regime now. Its slick style, basic appearance (lack of gigantic brand names on the garment ARE a real plus...) and its sporty vibe make you feel good, look smart and "technologically" assist you as you go clubbing, wear it day to day or more... the thing i most like about the garment is that whilst it is known as the "wondershirt" or "Spanks" for men... its not a fatties cloaking device... its really a great piece of equipment that helps your core, posture and image - without you having to really do anything!. 9/10
EQUMEN Core Precision Undershirts are available in a singlet, short and long sleeve t-shirt style - and is an Aussie invention - gotta love that!
RRP: $AUD 99-139