I’m OK with compression gear – we’ve all seen athletes wearing arm and leg sleeves and close-fitting shirts to reduce air drag and to aid with pain relief.

What’s interesting and new, to me at least is the introduction of compression wear for normal everyday use.

If you’re a married man or a man in a long-term relationship with a woman you’ve undoubtedly heard the name SPANX (it’s one of those things like duvet cover that you just learn about)…

Well, SPANX, the brand known for making women’s butts look better on red carpets and in offices around the world, leveled the playing field with the launch of SPANX for Men.

There are three primary products to help us guys keep everything smooth and shapely (ha !!)

The SPANX Cotton Compression Undershirt comes in three styles: Crew Neck, V-Neck, and Tank with sizes ranging from S-XXL, in white, black and heather grey with retail pricing around $55 for each.

There’s also the SPANX Zoned Performance Undershirt.  Crew Neck, V-Neck, and Tanks in S-XXL, white and black, at about $75 each. These, apparently, are the ones for targeting abs and torso compression and help to offer lumbar support and improve posture.

Lastly there is the SPANX Comfort Cotton Brief and Boxer Brief collection. S-XXL, white and black, priced around $40. Per the press release SPANX sent out “no chafing at groin” – that’s a good thing !!!

So there you have it. If you’re looking for that truly functional gift for Father’s Day head over to the SPANX website here and get to shopping.