So it turns out that we are completely surrounded by men walking around wearing Spanx and Spanx-like foundation garments, at least according to the New York Times. What does this mean for our (giggle) culture?
While we've had clues that this was happening before, never have man-girdles had their moment like they are this holiday weekend, when no less than the paper of record has declared that men's foundation garments ("shapewear") are flying off the shelves. Calling Spanx for men "a huge retail hit," the Times goes on to quote some men they found who did a cost/benefit analysis and decided that being mentioned in the New York Times for wearing Spanx was better than not being mentioned at all. Like this guy: