There are times when people are curious about the most mundane things and they want to know how things came to be. For example, if you’re a guy, have you ever thought about how things evolved from loincloths to the mens’ compression underwear of today that have grown so popular? People want to know what is so great about this new undergarment and the benefits that it will bring to the user. For curiosity sake, this article will talk about why compression underwear for men is popular today and how it came to such an amazing undergarment.
The humble loincloth evolved into chausses and braies in the middle ages but it wasn’t until the mass industrialization of the 1900s that we saw the beginnings of the modern underwear. We went from boxers to briefs and then boxer briefs, and now to mens’ compression and slimming underwear.
There are several issues surrounding men who wear slimming underwear because society deems it unnecessary since men are suppose to be manly and therefore they do not need fashion for them to be accepted by other people. This not entirely true because media portrays skinny people as desirable and normal individuals cannot attain the body of celebrities because they do not have the discipline and time to be able to transform their body into runway models.
Compression underwear was first used by medical practitioners to treat patients with thrombosis. Some people also wear this undergarment due to the fact that it helps improve their blood circulation. The fashion industry along with some designers explored the possibilities of using this underwear and incorporating it to the wardrobe of men. They also found out that athletes can benefit from this body shaper because it enables them to stay longer in the game and prevent muscle fatigue. They also developed the fabric to wick moisture away from the body so that undergarments will not be a problem during their day to day activities. Rashes and chaffing are also prevented when this undergarment is worn because it is close to the skin and in effect there will be no friction.
Slimming undergarments for men can be worn underneath a business shirt or even a fitted t-shirt. It cannot be seen by other people unless the wearer divulges his secret. This type of undergarment is multi-purpose because it not only addresses the needs of athlete but also of normal individuals as well who want to improve the way they look.
The evolution of mens’ underwear as come a long way from functional to fashionable but now we have a good merge of the two.