Spanx for Men

Who says girdles are for girls? A fancy new undershirt sucks in your beer gut so you don't have to

Illustration by John Ueland for TIME

Time's Josh Quittner "Before" and "After"

I've got the hair of a lion, calves like a dancer's and a pretty decent tush. But, sadly, I have the stomach of an old Israeli tank commander. My gut is big and getting bigger. When I try to control it with exercise and diet, it recedes briefly, then reappears, laughing and taunting, bigger than ever. I despair. Nothing works.

I know a woman--let's call her "my wife"--who swears by Spanx, special "body shaping" undergarments that magically hide her modest bulges. These New Age girdles are hugely popular with many women, but Spanx for dudes? I'd rather get a stomach staple....

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