Men’s shapewear: types and brands

Anyone who thinks that corrective underwear is not for men is wrong. Why shouldn’t men also enhance their figure? Shapewear can also help relieve back pain by helping you adopt better posture. In this way it provides extra support to your back, shoulders and other muscles around your torso. You will immediately notice relief when you normally adopt a somewhat cramped position because you are ashamed of your belly.

Shapewear shirt and shorts

  • Why corrective underwear?
  • Shapewear from Knapman
  • Spanx
  • Equmen
  • Other brands


Why corrective underwear?

Many people think of corrective underwear as people who do not want to make an effort to get rid of their fat rolls and beer bellies and therefore resort to underwear that can make you appear slimmer than you actually are. This is also the reason for most people, but why should you be ashamed of it? Corrective underwear also offers many other benefits, also for men, such as:

  • It improves your posture while standing and sitting
  • It provides relief from muscle pain and back pain
  • It supports the muscles in your back and shoulders
  • It allows you to stand longer
  • You don’t have to worry as much about how your clothes will turn out


Shapewear from Knapman

Knapman’s Shapewear for Men line offers an extensive range of corrective men’s underwear. You can choose from the following models:

  • Invisible shirt – The khaki color and deep V-neck make this shirt invisible under your outerwear, even when you wear a light shirt. You can leave up to two buttons on your shirt open without the neck of the shirt becoming visible.
  • Tank top – The tank top looks just like a regular white shirt. No one will know that it is this shirt that gives you such a physical boost and shows off your stomach a lot better.
  • V-neck – This shirt resembles the invisible model but has a higher neck so you can see that you are wearing a shirt.
  • Wool – This model is specially made to keep you warm during winter activities such as skating and skiing. The combination of merino wool and patented MaxClima™ textile makes the long-sleeved shirt breathable but also keeps you warm. Odors are neutralized by using silver ions.



The Spanx line offers an extensive range of corrective underwear. You can choose from the following models:

  • Cotton tank top – This cotton tank top provides mild compression to the upper body, accentuating the chest while flattening the stomach and smoothing love handles. It is made of 81% cotton and 19% Spandex.
  • Cotton v-neck – The v-neck model offers the same benefits as the tank top, but with short sleeves.
  • Cotton crew neck – The crew neck model has a higher neck so that you can see under your clothes that you are wearing a shirt.
  • Zoned Compression Tank Top – By using targeted compression zones for the abdomen and back you strengthen and accentuate the chest while the Breatheasy™ ventilation zones keep you cool and offer you maximum freedom of movement so you never feel like you are limited by your underwear. This shirt is made of 92% Nylon and 8% Spandex/Elastine.



The Equmen line offers an extensive range of corrective underwear for men. You can choose from the following models:

  • Shirt – Equmen has enlisted the help of physiotherapists and occupational therapists to develop this special compression shirt. Besides helping to improve back posture, it also stimulates blood circulation.
  • V-neck – This is the same as the shirt but with sleeves.
  • Crew neck – The crew neck also has short sleeves and a slightly higher neck.


Other brands

In addition to the above brands – which are now also available in a number of underwear stores – there are a number of other brands that offer corrective underwear for men. You can mainly go to online web shops for this. Corrective underwear is often not called that because many people have negative associations with it. Instead, the word compression is often used. You can also opt for sports underwear, which often has the same effect. Examples of brands you could try are:

  • FarmaCell (shaper belt, control briefs, control boxer, girdle tank, tank total and girdle t-shirt)
  • Sloggi (sculpture tank, sculpture v-neck, sculpture short, sculpture X hipster)
  • Bio Fir (waist shaper)
  • SlimShaper
  • New SlimX
  • Svenjoyment Underwear
  • McDavid
  • Under Armour
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