nzfreestyler wrote: Daryl wrote:
Gusto10 wrote:Sorry to say so, but in advertisements for skirts you will see most times that the text runs "womens skirt", thus implying that skirts for men, other than a kilt, exist.
They are making the distinction between girls and women, not between women and men.
That Walmart makes a bra for men is mindblowing. However, the page it appears on is under the category
"Clothing/Women/Womens Lingerie & Shapewear/Womens Bras/Bras"
The word "women" appears 3 times in that path. I have to wonder if those bras are only available online.
So what do they look like? I wear a bra, and I've learnt to just go to the lingerie section. and find what I like the look of and fit of - but it took attitude to begin with. I can imagine marketing this concept would be extremely hard because the target audience is small, and its such a personal sensitive subject. Its actually bloody hard to wear a bra. Woman/Man its a big self-conscious thing to go through to wear your first bra. I was so nervous.
On the cami subject - Camis are great options - I think anybody should and can wear them. You don't need boobs for one - they are such a practical layering garment! Awesome in summer under a top, great in the heat on their own. There is no difference between a singlet and a cami other than the straps are thinner - and perhaps the neckline is squarer cut - but really thats hardly anything. If a cami has a hidden shelf in it - which is common then theres a double layer over the chest - which is not a bad thing for man chests either.
Women wear singlets - oversize singlets, tees - why can't men wear camis? I see no issues.
Well, on the fellow in the Walmart page for that man-bra, it looks silly IMO, because that fellow has nothing to put in the bra. I have more up top than he does and still no reason to wear a bra. I have tried a sports bra and I like the hug around that group of muscles and my back quite a bit, but it has nothing to do with supporting my breasts. Your breasts, OTOH, could fill a bra enough to actually have some worthwhile effect and/or convenience, I imagine. They should have had you model it, not Mr. All-pecs-no-breasts.
The relationship of bras to their wearers is complex. They are at once intended to conceal and reveal, in addition to support, shape and frame. The equation for men, especially men not seeking to become or be identified as women, is bound to be different because the social norms are so different (not to mention the more natural urges). All of which is to say, "congratulations, you are officially a pioneer."
Agree totally on camis. I see no issues. Sell the things as men's wear, using heavily muscled models, and they will take off in the market place, but if men have to buy "women's" clothes to get them, all bets are off. Some sports logos or camouflage patterns, or skulls or liquour or beer or motorcycle branding would hellp too.