Finding Feel Good Bras For Men
Bras for men are no different than bras for women. They have to feel good if they are to be of any real use. Men wear brassieres for different reasons, of course. Some men wear a bra just because it looks hot, or feels hot, and other men wear bras for support. Depending on your reason for buying a bra, your purchase criteria are going to be different. The following tips and hints should be useful for any man considering buying a bra, no matter what the reason is.
For Support, You Need A Comfortable Fit
A bra that is too tight can cut in around your chest and into your shoulders. Depending on whether or not you need the bra for support, this can actually be quite painful. If you are purchasing a brassiere for support, I'd recommend steering clear of skinny bra straps. These types of bra straps are not designed for support and can lead to a painful experience.
If you can, try on any bra before you purchase it. You'll soon know whether or not it provides the sort of support and shape you want once you have it on. If it feels tight and uncomfortable, see how much give you have in the straps and the clasps. Back closing brassieres have between 2 and 3 clasp settings, these can be extended by using a bra extender, which will give you a little more width across the back. Bra extenders are a godsend for men who have quite broad chests and small breasts.
A Comfortable Material Is Essential
Lace bras are pretty, but you will want to check that they are well lined underneath that lace. Lace scratching directly against the skin can soon become uncomfortable, and on a hot day, can even lead to a rash.
Cotton can be a great material for bras because it is a natural fiber that breathes well. Cotton bras do tend to be a little bit on the plain side, but it may be a worthwhile trade off if you are really looking for a bra that will provide all day support and comfort.
Most brassieres are made of synthetic blends and typically feature several materials. Make sure that there are no uncomfortable seams which will be exposed to your skin, as the rubbing of these can be quite unpleasant. To be certain of a seamless experience, try a t-shirt bra.
The Underwire Question
Some men and women view underwire as the very devil. I don't think it is that bad, but it can admittedly be less comfortable than bras which have no such underlying structure. If you are going to be quite active in your bra, think about investing in one without underwire, as non underwire bras normally sit better against the body and provide more support during movement.