Friday, November 28, 2008

Mooby stars

So, the Grandma's Dead book wasn't quite what you were looking for as a present for the man in your life this Christmas? Why not take a leaf out of the Japanese book of incredibly strange ideas and get him a man bra.

Yes, you read that right. A man bra.

“I like this tight feeling. It feels good,” says Masayuki Tsuchiya, a representative of the Wishroom company that makes the bras. He wears one under his business clothing. Meanwhile, Wishroom Executive Director Akiko Okunomiya says that she was surprised at the number of men who were looking for their inner woman. “I think more and more men are becoming interested in bras. Since we launched the men’s bra, we’ve been getting feedback from customers saying ‘wow, we’d been waiting for this for such a long time’.”

Amazingly, there are plenty of chaps out there who want to tame their moobs. The bra’s product page on internet shopping site Rakuten proudly boasts that it achieved 1st place in a men’s underwear sales ranking for two consecutive weeks. But due to the high volume in orders, those who purchase men’s bras through the site today won’t be receiving their product until December.

You'd better rush!

Found on Exene's fabulous site.

13 comments:

Lara said...

Oh. My. God.

Having said that I know a few blokes who could probably use these with good effect. lol.

Debby said...

Call me superficial, but I think I'd have a hard time dealing with a man whose moobs were bigger than my boobs. Maybe I'm just being oversensitive. Dunno.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Lara - So, so true. I rather suspect that I am at least a B cup myself. x

John Soanes said...

In Seinfeld, they had a plotline where two characters invented the very same item, though if memory serves they didn't get to market it as they fell out over whether to call it the 'Bro' or the 'Man-sierre'...
J

Stevyn Colgan said...

John - Fantastic!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - That is a disturbing image isn't it? But it's not so uncommon now. These 'Half Ton Man' type TV shows - fat porn as I like to call them - frequently feature chaps with chebs that Pammie Anderson would covet.

doctawho42 said...

Oh dear god Stevyn. I shall be imagining all the fat guys I know with bras on now.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Hannah - How about we lobby parliament to make it just as socially unacceptable for a chap to wander around topless as it is for a woman? It might shake a few guys up to get on a diet or head for the gym. And think of the new jobs we'd create in the male swimsuit and mankini (guykini?) industry.

chris hale said...

Sings 'There's a Bra Man waiting in the sky...'

doctawho42 said...

Guykini, I think.
And, well yeah, I mean we're just doing it for the economy aren't we? Creating an entire new job market and all that.

Gahhhh, I've just thought, its nearly summer. Beaches will be full of the damn dangly things.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Summer. Sigh. It's bloody freezing here. It's not even as if we'll get a white Christmas either. We haven't had one of those in decades. Bigger sigh.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Chris - Be ashamed. Be very ashamed. I'm going to email you the number of Punsters Anonymous. They can help.

Diane said...

I, for one, do not want to date any man whose lingerie is nicer than mine... or whose boobs are... OK, scratch that... who even HAS boobs. Lordy, lordy.