Messy Nessy: Men Wore Corsets, History Says

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Messy Nessy: Men Wore Corsets, History Says

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Another article bringing light to, well, how mens fashion has changed over the years. Am I advocating corsets? Heck no! Just adding another link to yet another article that talks about how mens fashion had changed/evolved over time. It's actually quite interesting as the author talks about fashion in general.

https://www.messynessychic.com/2021/03/ ... tory-says/

It was linked to from Neatorama - https://www.neatorama.com/2021/03/11/Wh ... e-Corsets/
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Coder wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:27 am
Another article bringing light to, well, how mens fashion has changed over the years. Am I advocating corsets? Heck no!
Many still do; they're known now as back-braces for supporting proper posture.
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crfriend wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:55 am
Coder wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:27 am
Another article bringing light to, well, how mens fashion has changed over the years. Am I advocating corsets? Heck no!
Many still do; they're known now as back-braces for supporting proper posture.
Oh certainly!

Just trying to not stray into weird territory :P
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In this neck of the woods they would have been called "Stays" but pronounced Styes as in a pig pen.
I guess that was because they kept everything contained. I'd also surmise that the wearers, men or women, would have occupied a certain status in life.
Not for the revolting peasants at any rate.
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I noticed in one of the illustrations that the chest/waist/hip measurements were 36/24/36 the perennial measurements ( maybe outdated now ) for the female figure. I have some pairs of my wife's panty-girdles which no longer fit her and just barely fit me. I don't wear them very often as they aren't particularly comfortable to wear. I can imagine that a proper girdle would be agony. Not for me, there are enough uncomfortable articles of clothing without adding another.
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There are documented case of organ displacement caused by corsets.
However, no fatalities that I saw but discomfort may be a gross understatement.
Surely we have progressed enough that it is reasonable to expect to be comfortably clothed.
Or is this another example of suffering for one's art?
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I've never owned a corset myself, and see now reason to invest in one either. I use a body briefer to smooth my profile (comes in handy when I wear some dress styles) and that's enough for me.
I don't want to LOOK like a woman, I just want to DRESS like a woman.
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I have worn a kidney belt ealier in my life when I rode old motorcycles - to prevent said organs from bruising.from engine vibration and little or no rear suspension.
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