Man Bras | Japan Brings Us Bras For Men
God bless the Japanese, they are true innovators. Along with panties from vending machines, solar powered torches, and the beautiful but deadly martial arts like karate, kenjutsu and ginsu, they bring the world this – the man bra, or MENZUSUKYANTI
It's been done before no doubt, but has it ever been done with such style? Or with such a Herculean type model heating up the screen? (The fact that none of the models appear to actually be wearing the man bra indicates strongly that they may not have been aware of the type of ad campaign they were involved in, which is unfortunate because they would have looked quite stunning in any of the black, white, or pink offerings.)
These are billed as a 'premium brassiere' for men, which I thought meant that they give you extra support or something. I was wrong. Closer inspection reveals a brassiere that looks the part, but doesn't seem to have been designed with functionality in mind.
The pictures detail a brassiere that actually looks like it might work quite well for men who just like to wear bras for the feeling of it. The slim straight line back strap reflects the fact that the cups won't be supporting any great weight, which is fine, except if you suffer from gynaecomastia, in which case you'll be stuck in the ladies' section buying your bras for a wee while longer.
Specs reveal that these bras are made out of polyester, and feature removable shoulder straps (for those days when you're wearing something strapless), and possibly some padding. Google translation seems to fail a little when it comes to ironing out lingerie details.
Customer feedback seems to indicate that Japanese men are happy with the overall theory, and find the more masculine cut of the garment to be pleasing. After all, what's more embarrassing than wearing a bra and not being able to fill it out? The only semi negative feedback listed is that the men wearing these bras desire a range of cuter designs in more colors.
Could this be the seed of a new world wide men's fashion trend? Or will it forever be relegated to the pages with the two headed kitten and other such tomfoolery.
Only time will tell. I hope this one goes big, like Pocky, Hello Kitty, and sending your kids to foreign countries to drive around really fast in high powered sports cars.
Check out the page for yourself: Japanese Man Bra
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