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Title: What bras do you use?
Post by: whattodo on June 22, 2008, 05:58:43 PM
I'm thinking a minimizer, a sports bra and a wonderbra for home.
When I get mine. ;)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: James18 on June 27, 2008, 02:16:25 AM
Well I've got a 30B pair of boobies, so I do wear a tight sports bra when I don't want them to bounce too much (sports or so), or a loose one to be on the house... When going to the school, or somewhere else, I do use a normal one, im already a full B, and would like to grow more, but well, I will have to wait until I'm able to order with credit card.

Cya.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: 13genof on June 28, 2008, 05:12:42 PM
Just plain no frills white, beige, tan no wire bras, the brand varies depending on the fit as most bras seem to fit differently!  I have found that personally Just my size brand bras give me the right fit and support and they are made for people with broader shoulders.


except your body as it is!
Geno! 8)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bobcat54 on June 30, 2008, 09:24:43 AM
I've had good luck with Playtex or JC penney's Underscore line. Both seem to fit well and are comfortable even for extended wear (more than 14 hours).
I have a couple of others made by Gelmart that are very comfortable and give good support.....the key here....GOOD SUPPORT and COMFORT!

If they don't stop the bounce and jiggle, they are not worth wearing. If they dig in and leave red marks, They are not fitting properly.

Price is not always a good indicator of quality. I have found good bras in the $2.99 Clearance Bin.
I pay $13.99 (regular price, Sale $10.99) for the lower end Playtex and usually get up to a year of  wear before needing replacement.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: xunit on July 02, 2008, 08:45:04 PM
Cross Your Heart fits my shape best.  ;D

(http://images.buy-here.com/jms/062308/images/mview/7714_41727_j011408M.jpg)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bobcat54 on July 02, 2008, 10:41:42 PM
I like the "Cross Your Heart" by Underscore. Cups are plain white or beige nylon (no lace). Seem to fit better that the Playtex.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: xunit on July 13, 2008, 12:13:51 PM
I'm thinking a minimizer, a sports bra and a wonderbra for home.

Minimizers don't minimize, if what you want is to appear flat.  Camouflage your shape; no bra will make you look flat -- not minimizer, not sports. 

But if you want a wonder bra, then have at it, I guess.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bobcat54 on July 27, 2008, 01:38:47 PM
Almost 700 views!!!!!
Only 9 replies.
Come on guys.....no need to be embarrassed.
It's simply a piece of clothing designed to give comfort and support.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: matty on September 09, 2008, 09:20:12 PM
Uh.....right ::)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 15, 2009, 08:56:07 PM
I had thought Cross your Heart was Playtex's thing years ago.??

I like the "Cross Your Heart" by Underscore. Cups are plain white or beige nylon (no lace). Seem to fit better that the Playtex.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Andee on March 16, 2009, 12:24:16 PM
I like the Body by Victoria full coverage
(http://www2.victoriassecret.com/images/prodpri2/V275059_367.jpg)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: alane on April 08, 2009, 12:54:29 AM
Lilyette Active Motion Sports Bra, can be uncomfortable after wearing for a few hours if you're active, but is good for minimizing without being active.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: pat on July 11, 2009, 11:54:37 PM
My experience with bras was in the beginning a lot of trial and error until I took the courage to get professional fitted which has made life much more comfortable, I must admit that I wear my bras 24/7 put on a sleep bra going to bed & in the morning put on my daytime bra after showering, and all the bras I use now are Amoena   :) :)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on July 13, 2009, 04:14:07 PM
Got a style or model #?  That is what I am looking around for.

Nike, running top with built in adjustable sports bra. Looks just like a T shirt!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: pat on July 21, 2009, 07:38:28 PM
The Amoena Bras that I use now, during daytime are "Mona" style 614, fairly expensive but very comfortable and my sleep time bras are"frances 2128"
My bra size is B 42
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on July 27, 2009, 08:54:34 AM
What is it you found, I haven't found anything that didn't look very feminine.  Most seem to have all sorts of colors and stuff.  would much rather haveo something in basic black that tends to hide more.


Nike, running top with built in adjustable sports bra. Looks just like a T shirt!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gotgyne on August 06, 2009, 08:48:51 AM
I use the Anita sports bra 5310 (3 hooks and eyes) and the bra "Lara" by Silima (2 hooks and eyes). Both in size 40A and very comfortable.

 
John
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: datamonger on August 17, 2009, 03:41:11 AM
I mainly use Bestform bras from Wal-Mart.  For the most part, all of my bras are molded cup, padded bras.  I have a few that aren't padded though.  I also have a few sports bras, but usually wrap my chest in an Ace bandage instead.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: sdwnymph on October 17, 2009, 11:34:30 AM
Lane Bryant 44b all cotton demi cup
http://www.lanebryant.com/cotton-demi-bra/p20296/index.pro
or

Bali Concealer
http://www.freshpair.com/Bali-Concealers-Underwire-Bra-3411.html  very soft and comfortable

My size is hard to find personally - but these are the best for me, I even wear fruit of the loom or haynes tshirts (little thicker than most) and most people never see my lines.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on October 17, 2009, 03:00:00 PM
How is it for showing through?  With the underwire, does it "enhance", which is what I don't want to do. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: johnny125 on November 02, 2009, 02:03:04 AM
A front hook seamless underwire size 38B. The underwire makes the bra stay put. And the front hook styles have the racer backs so the straps are not always slipping off my shoulders.

I also like the Thank Goodness It Fits soft cup bras from Playtex. They have a little bit of fiberfill in the cups that feels good because my nipples are sensitive. But I can only wear them in private because of the way they enhance the appearance of my breasts.

I like the support of a bra, and it keeps my nipples from getting irritated from chafing against my shirt, but I don't always wear one for fear of embarrassment. I never wore a bra in public unless I had on a jacket or layers of clothing to help conceal it. I worry that the straps would show through my shirt.

At night I wear a stretch sleep bra. It's the most comfortable bra I ever had, but it doesn't give much support. http://www.dreamproductscatalog.com/details.cfm?item=10168
Johnny
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Paa_Paw on November 22, 2009, 03:25:36 AM
I have difficulty believing the number of responses from men with very small chests.

The number who say they wear bras in 38 to 40 inch sizes is incredulous.

My chest is in the 44 to 46 inch range but I usually wear a shirt, jacket or whatever in a size 48 or XL. Rarely wear a bra, but when I do it is a 50B The only source I'm certain of is "Glamorise" and the style is style is "Exclusively AB."

Since the bra tends to accentuate the breast I do not wear one as a rule, Especially not in public. Most commonly I wore one when hiking or back-packing where I found the support to be quite comfortable. When hiking in the wilds, appearances are not very important.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: kevo on November 27, 2009, 06:21:21 AM
I wear M&S sports bras for my gyne and it also helps me as i suffer from having sensetive nipples so any movements on the breasts can be a nightmare thanks kevo
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Paa_Paw on November 28, 2009, 10:23:56 PM
I think that support is the main issue for most who resort to wearing a bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: sdwnymph on November 29, 2009, 10:19:31 PM
Mine is more for support too. I do a lot of moving around at my sign shop job, so helps me. Sometimes if I wear a smaller shirt I end up showing chest a little so gets a little unnerving for my wife - so I just always wear bigger shirts and have rarely ever had anyone comment or even notice my bra. Mostly people its just self conscience than anything else, if YOU don't think about it... most others wont either. Personally I always wear underwire (wife hates em lol) but I like them better than non. The racerback (font hooks) are better for staying in place... but are harder to get off if need to.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Andee on December 14, 2009, 09:11:18 PM
Mine too are for support as I fill a 36C. I like the Victoria's Secret Body by Victoria bra, underwire style, as it is comfortable, supportive, and the straps stay in place. Especially with a slightly baggy shirt or jacket it is almost invisible.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: jsboob on December 15, 2009, 11:39:25 AM
I have difficulty believing the number of responses from men with very small chests.

The number who say they wear bras in 38 to 40 inch sizes is incredulous.

My chest is in the 44 to 46 inch range but I usually wear a shirt, jacket or whatever in a size 48 or XL. Rarely wear a bra, but when I do it is a 50B The only source I'm certain of is "Glamorise" and the style is style is "Exclusively AB."

Since the bra tends to accentuate the breast I do not wear one as a rule, Especially not in public. Most commonly I wore one when hiking or back-packing where I found the support to be quite comfortable. When hiking in the wilds, appearances are not very important.

Hi Paa_Paw, isnt it tho the CUP size that determines the relative size of the breast?  I think you are in US but you may have heard of Jordan the topless model from uk who has had implants to bring her chest size up to something like 32DD. So although she only has a 32" chest, her boobs are massive! ( & ridiculous in my opinion!)
Ive only got 38B's but they sure are uncomfortable jiggling about if I do certain activities so I wear a bra then.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: kevo on December 18, 2009, 05:05:17 AM
Mine too are for support as I fill a 36C. I like the Victoria's Secret Body by Victoria bra, underwire style, as it is comfortable, supportive, and the straps stay in place. Especially with a slightly baggy shirt or jacket it is almost invisible.
I bought an underwired bra 40b of ebay by mistake and it the best supporting bra i have my breasts don't move at all, as i have sencetive nipples but it does also shapes the breasts which can make it a lot more noticeable if your only wearing a teashirt or shirt, but now it is winter i can wear it under a jumper and nobody notices
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: johnny125 on December 19, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
I don't think there is anything unusual about men with gyne having small chest sizes (38-40). Lots of men who are not overweight have gyne. I have it, and I think I'm about the proper weight for my size. I'm 6 feet tall and 175 lbs. and find that a size 38 fits snug, while a 40 is almost loose. I like a snug fit better.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: diddlysquat10 on April 22, 2010, 12:07:57 PM
I like and use Elita Silk Magic, Victoria's Secret Secind Skin Satin Full coverage and Racerback styles, Bali style  3802, all underwire. I wear a 38C.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bill37 on June 03, 2010, 01:42:34 PM
I'm wearing a Warner's Elements of Bliss 36A with an extender, since it's hard to find a 38A in a store.  It doesn't seem to emphasize my breasts, but it does cover nipples with a light foam lining.  It also converts strap styles, from the normal to a criss-cross style.  It's not an underwire, but it stays in place nicely, because the band fits snugly.

Bustly Bill
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on July 14, 2010, 02:55:22 AM
I have a Tekgear athletic, http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/saleevents/0623/womens/bb09filasportnyltekgearathleticapparel/PRD~502295/Tek+Gear+Seamless+Sports+Bra.jsp and a Champion Double Dry that I got at Marshalls that was made exclusively for male thingy's Sporting Goods, something similar to this: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3974033&cp=2367438.2367453.2812888.3590244

And a Nike or Champion bra tank.  Goodwill/Salv Army stores are a place that I have found the Tek and the bra tank, one was new, the other barely if at all used.  And dirt cheap....

40B, so I used a XL and it fits well, very comfortable overall to wear.  Sure feels better than none I can say that.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gotgyne on August 21, 2010, 06:25:12 AM
Yesterday I bought a new bra. It is "Diana" from the Contura Belle range by Silima.
http://www.silima.de/silima/produkt.php?land=usa&id=5629 (http://www.silima.de/silima/produkt.php?land=usa&id=5629)
The bra in color skin with microfibre is very soft and comfortable, yet with good support. It has 3x3 hooks. The fit is excellent. I'm so satisfied with this bra, that I plan to buy a second one in white.

John

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on August 21, 2010, 12:00:17 PM
Did you find them in the US or mail order? 

Yesterday I bought a new bra. It is "Diana" from the Contura Belle range by Silima.
http://www.silima.de/silima/produkt.php?land=usa&id=5629 (http://www.silima.de/silima/produkt.php?land=usa&id=5629)
The bra in color skin with microfibre is very soft and comfortable, yet with good support. It has 3x3 hooks. The fit is excellent. I'm so satisfied with this bra, that I plan to buy a second one in white.

John


Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gotgyne on August 21, 2010, 11:59:54 PM
I'm living in Germany and went to a lingerie shop.
But since the company is present as well in the US, you may ask for dealers.
http://www.silima.de/silima/index.php?navigation=233&contentid=851&land=usa (http://www.silima.de/silima/index.php?navigation=233&contentid=851&land=usa)

John
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Cisco on September 29, 2010, 04:10:58 PM
I wear Warner's or JCPenny underwire seamless T-shirt style bra in a 38B.  They are virtually invisible under a shirt including knit shirts.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: pat on October 26, 2010, 12:53:54 AM
I use two styles of bras 1. Leading Lady Molded Lightly Padded Underwire Bra or Amonea "Mona"
Pat
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on October 27, 2010, 03:37:12 AM
Is the band and straps easily seen?  I would rather wear something like that, but concerns for visibility.  I haven't worn any for a while, but I really can't stand not.

I wear Warner's or JCPenny underwire seamless T-shirt style bra in a 38B.  They are virtually invisible under a shirt including knit shirts.

I use two styles of bras 1. Leading Lady Molded Lightly Padded Underwire Bra or Amonea "Mona"
Pat

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Cisco on October 27, 2010, 03:59:50 PM
Is the band and straps easily seen?  I would rather wear something like that, but concerns for visibility.  I haven't worn any for a while, but I really can't stand not.

I wear Warner's or JCPenny underwire seamless T-shirt style bra in a 38B.  They are virtually invisible under a shirt including knit shirts.

I use two styles of bras 1. Leading Lady Molded Lightly Padded Underwire Bra or Amonea "Mona"
Pat

No, the band and straps are not easily seen.  I'm concerned about keeping the bra hidden under my shirt and have found that the T-shirt style of bra is designed not to be readily apparent under clothing.

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: cattlegrid on December 17, 2010, 03:25:24 AM
I have a 40a non wired from M&S and a 38B wired from John Lewis (UK)   in UK if the store is quiet John Lewis and Debenhams will let you try and will bring you alternatives - most helpful.

CG
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: crash99 on January 12, 2011, 01:37:26 PM
i wear a 95 c under wired and non under wired bras
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on January 23, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
Whatever the bra get one that fits properly. Del
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: manbreast on February 17, 2011, 05:41:46 PM
i wear a flower bali in 44ddd underwire good coverage and firm support from belks i also wear lylette underwire full coverage bra both very comfortable
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on February 18, 2011, 10:15:30 AM
I wear a 38 D/DD bra  depending on the maker. It is usually an M&S  bra, skin coloured and not worn under a white shirt! I am only 1.79m and so height matters in this case. Get measdured  properply however embrrasedy you are  and wear it all the time you are awake and get used to it.
  Del
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 18, 2011, 11:17:01 AM
Any preference in underwire vs not?  My wife hates underwires, but I think it is because she never has had one that was fitted properly.

i wear a flower bali in 44ddd underwire good coverage and firm support from belks i also wear lylette underwire full coverage bra both very comfortable
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Cisco on February 19, 2011, 03:19:13 PM
I prefer underwire seamless bras.  I don't find the underwire to be tight or uncomfortable to wear.  Also the seamless cups don't shape my breasts so that it is even less apparent that I'm wearing a bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 19, 2011, 06:04:27 PM
It does seem that a properly designed and properly fitted underwire should be significantly better than a non-underwire.  But that is my engineering side looking at it... 

Any brands better/worse than others?

I prefer underwire seamless bras.  I don't find the underwire to be tight or uncomfortable to wear.  Also the seamless cups don't shape my breasts so that it is even less apparent that I'm wearing a bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: c310av8r on February 28, 2011, 03:27:34 PM
I have been wearing a bra for just over two years.  I use both a regular or a sport bra daily.  My preference is unlined cup with an underwire.  A medium-impact sports bra works well for me, but can get uncomfortable and hot if worn all day.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Cisco on March 10, 2011, 02:35:43 PM
My preference for underwire bras for fit and support are Warner's and JCPenny.  I also recently purchased a Playtex bra that fits rather well.  I also prefer bras that provide some side support for additional comfort.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: walt on April 15, 2011, 03:22:08 AM
 ;Dhi all i like the danskin now sports bra from wally world . they do work well for me im almost a B cup in a 40 , the wife suggested it after i had pain from driving . high prolactin levels , the cause is a pituitary adinoma .so wear whats comfy and to heck with what folks think or say....
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on April 15, 2011, 08:46:01 AM
I've look at those, just never seen a 40B there.  Do they make anything in the danskin now brand in 40B?

I just started driving again daily and wearing a sport bra now full time I haven't had any pain at all.  Before I had to hold them up manually while driving after about 45 min.  I tried some compression shirts, but they never did much. 

;Dhi all i like the danskin now sports bra from wally world . they do work well for me im almost a B cup in a 40 , the wife suggested it after i had pain from driving . high prolactin levels , the cause is a pituitary adinoma .so wear whats comfy and to heck with what folks think or say....
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: prabil on August 05, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
is this a joke. Get the surgery. No bras bros.  What is wrong with you.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: walt on August 06, 2011, 01:01:26 AM
realy! now just get surgery? , to some of us thats not an option. due to insurance companies some do not cover "cosmetic" surgery . so a bra is a stop gap measure and sometimes the only answer. to those who say just get surgery don`t judge a man till you have walked in his shoes!!!
my endo doc.suggested a sports bra and i have worn one since as my insurance would not cover it and mine is not all that bad im only an A cup but it has stopped the pain so thats that.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Paa_Paw on August 09, 2011, 02:10:05 AM
prabil,

Lighten up. Not everyone is a good candidate for surgery. I could easily come up with a list of medical conditions that might be cause for a surgeon to decline surgery which is so much more cosmetic that physical necessity.

The other issue is a matter of size. Of the many men who frequent this site, only a relatively small number would actually fill a bra.

Unless you could fill a bra yourself, you have no basis for comment in this particular thread.
Title: Enell Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: xunit on August 13, 2011, 09:29:25 AM
I have a Tekgear athletic, and a Champion Double Dry...

I got fitted for an Enell Lite bra, and it is excellent!  The specialist also fitted me for their male support vest and the main Enell Sport bra, neither of which I liked as much as the Lite. 
The Enell Sport and Lite have side support better than any bra I have tried.  My wife liked them so well, she ordered two Enell Sport for herself!

I wear size 6 in Enell Lite; my regular bra is 44C plus or minus depending on bra.

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: mgr on August 16, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
At times I have worn an Anita bra, which is fairly expensive.  I recently went for a fitting and was introduced to a Wacoal bra style # 65149 with an underwire. The cups are not formed, so it forms to me yet is it quite stealth like under a shirt.  It is the most comfortable and best fitting one I have worn.  I am not that large at a 38B though.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: xunit on October 12, 2011, 05:59:54 AM
I recently went for a fitting and was introduced to a Wacoal bra

I recently sent emails to a few local lingerie stores, so that I could get a fitting and measured by an expert.  I explained my situation, gynecomastia etc.  One of the ladies who replied was very understanding and suggested I come in for a fitting some evening. 

I normally wear a 44C but my Enell Lite is for much larger bra sizes (46DD, 46DDD, 48D, 48DD).  I was on an online chat with a bra fitter in NYC a while back and with my measurements, she wanted me in a huge J cup bra.  When I told her, no way could I fill a J cup, she said, half jokingly, that I had a case of BSD -- bra size denial.  Funny.

So... I am looking forward to getting a fitting.  It will help a lot.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on October 12, 2011, 01:46:24 PM
My wife has BSD....  I can't convince her to get a fitting at all.  She is always complaining of back pain, but yet, sticks with the wrong size.

I recently went for a fitting and was introduced to a Wacoal bra

I recently sent emails to a few local lingerie stores, so that I could get a fitting and measured by an expert.  I explained my situation, gynecomastia etc.  One of the ladies who replied was very understanding and suggested I come in for a fitting some evening. 

I normally wear a 44C but my Enell Lite is for much larger bra sizes (46DD, 46DDD, 48D, 48DD).  I was on an online chat with a bra fitter in NYC a while back and with my measurements, she wanted me in a huge J cup bra.  When I told her, no way could I fill a J cup, she said, half jokingly, that I had a case of BSD -- bra size denial.  Funny.

So... I am looking forward to getting a fitting.  It will help a lot.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: KitMayer12 on November 09, 2011, 03:51:25 PM
Usually a Cacique bra works for me, but as long as it's comfortable and supports my heavy 'ladies' I don't really care what bra I wear (or what it looks like for that matter)
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Jason13820 on December 19, 2011, 05:31:45 PM
I've tried about a half-dozen different bras and I swear by this one:
(http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Hanesbrands/JMS_15172_White?$productLarge$)
Just My Size Magic Ring Support Wirefree Bra
Everyone has a different fit, but this is by far the most comfortable one I've worn, and it's available in 42B. You can find one at Walmart.
I know the lace might be a little weird and it takes some getting used to, but it's hard to notice it under a shirt.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on December 20, 2011, 07:06:51 AM
Thanks for that last posting Jason, but at 38D/DD  I always get properly fitted for an under-wired bra and even then it is obvious under an oversized a T-shirt. A sports bra does work but is uncomfortable to wear all day.I cannot have an operation because I have a blood clotting problem.

     DEL
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on December 20, 2011, 09:23:25 AM
Jason, I like the Just My Size also, but I wear the Style: 23538  (store #  1259).

Del, with the large breast like the DD's as we have it doesn't matter if you have a bra on or not, they're going to stick out. I have been told they show less even in a good support bra because they are not "flopping" all around, and hanging lose swaying back and forth.

I looked at Linda The Bra Lady's web site yesterday and put in my measurements and her calculator,  it said I needed a 46 "H". WOW! I am fine with the DD cups with the bra's I have. I have an 8" difference between the rib measurement and the fullest part of the bust. Given the "teardrop" shape the smaller cup works better.

I also like the Magic Bra! They don't offer a lot of support, but they hold them close and tight. They are very light and not very detectable if you want to be discrete.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on December 20, 2011, 11:21:09 AM
 Thanks Hammer for your comments. I also have an 8 inch difference which is why I get properly fitted. I use a bra during the day because we DD's  need the support or get a sore back.
           
                         DEL
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on December 20, 2011, 04:00:35 PM
That is why I FINALLY broke my male pride and started wearing the bra after all the years of neck, shoulder and back pain!

 2009 I went through over 9 hours of back surgery so I don't want to go through that again! I will do what ever it takes now to ease the pains! Except go through unnecessary surgeries that insurance will not pay for, and add anymore unnecessary health risks to myself. With the diabetes, surgery is only done if really needed.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on February 04, 2012, 09:33:25 PM
I have made several other post but the just my size 1256 has no lace and give you plenty of support.  A guys bra????  Just trying to inject some humor. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on February 04, 2012, 09:38:21 PM
I made a suggestion to JMS to check out gynecomastia and to make some more bras that would have less lace to be for us!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 08, 2012, 12:57:00 AM
Just picked up a Nike Pro Victory (Combat) Compression sports bra from Marshalls.  $15 (list is $30 and is common internet price).

At first glance I was dubious it would be worth much in support, but after wearing it for the last couple hours, it is by far the best sports bra I have picked up yet.  Most either are lame for support, not tight enough (and non adjustable), or wear out fast or just wrong size.

No binding, no pinching, straps aren't too long like most, it is snug, but not in all the wrong places, it doesn't mash you completely, but it does firm up the chest very well.  Not the easiest to get on/off, but it is brand new too. 

Wide band underneath is very welcome.  And good price.  It is the "dri-fit" material so I hope that means it won't be too hot in the summer. 

Probably only objection is the reflective Nike logo on front, but it is reversible and the other side doesn't have it. 

Read the reviews, most people really like it.  So far, I wouldn't hesitate to run in it at all. 

Oh, watch for them, they have sizes like S, M, L, XL, and in the print on it will say something like A, B, C cups or D and larger or D and DD, etc.  Most of the time when you find a XL the manf's expect you to be a DD.  Which I am not, more like a B or depending on the size/manf, a C, but an XL (my size) and D-DD cup size, even for a compression bra, is very unsupportive. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bev on February 08, 2012, 09:20:58 AM
Not sure of the make my wife always gets my bras but the everyday ones are all similar and give lots of support. See attached pic
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on February 18, 2012, 12:45:48 PM
Howdy Men.  Posted a few weeks ago about finally wearing a bra and how the 46D Just My Size #1256 was the deal for me.  Took away the neck, shoulder and back pain, and had no frills.  I put the bra on, put on my usual work type shirt and went about my business.  Didn't think much about getting undressed for my evening shower.  Took my shirt off and turned to my wife and heard a Oh My God!  I believe I replied something brilliant like What, What, What?  When I got the profile shot of me in a bra I realized I need to pay attention.  Is there a bra out there that will hold me in but not crush my chest?  The binding is just as bothersome as the neck, shoulder and back pain.  Any help would be appreciated.  Y'all have a goodun!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on February 18, 2012, 01:16:27 PM
Are you saying the band size was to tight, or the cup size was to small?

I always buy a band size 3 to 5 sizes larger then my measurement so it doesn't feel to tight or leave marks. Example, my measurements call for a 46H size bra, however, I wear a 52DD in a front closer and a 50DD in a back closer. I have found that front closer's run small and are also minimize so that makes them a little tighter so I go bigger on them.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 18, 2012, 02:48:48 PM
I have wondered if I could have my wife alter a bra to make it fit better.  Get the right cup size around, but make it not project as much and make the cup depth smaller. 

Like for me I am just shy of a C cup, but I need more of a D width, but more like a B projection if that makes any sense.  Then it would fit perfect.

I think that is the idea of minimizers, but they don't make them in b-cups at all.  Never tried a C cup and see if it fits.  Maybe have to.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on February 18, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
Hey Hammer and Bman.  Thanks for responding to my post.  I have tried to think how to explain my problem with the bra.  I guess I could say if I were female and wanted to show off, I would be very pleased with the result of the bra.  Not certain what I expected.  I thought I could find a bra that did not project without binding.  You know as men, we have it made when we want to buy underwear. Boxers or swingeasys.  Long sleeve or short sleeve tees.  There are way too many bras out there and I know about as much about them as I do flying the space shuttle. And although Sharon is cool with this deal, not certain if I'm ready to have her purchase a bra for me.  Again, any suggestions would be appreciated.  Y'all take care. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 18, 2012, 03:41:00 PM
My wife offered to buy for me, but not sure I am ready to explain to her what I need.  And she doesn't like me looking at pictures to know what I might need.  :) It is not an easy task for sure.

I have looked at patterns on line to see about having my wife make one for me and mod it to fit me better. 



Hey Hammer and Bman.  Thanks for responding to my post.  I have tried to think how to explain my problem with the bra.  I guess I could say if I were female and wanted to show off, I would be very pleased with the result of the bra.  Not certain what I expected.  I thought I could find a bra that did not project without binding.  You know as men, we have it made when we want to buy underwear. Boxers or swingeasys.  Long sleeve or short sleeve tees.  There are way too many bras out there and I know about as much about them as I do flying the space shuttle. And although Sharon is cool with this deal, not certain if I'm ready to have her purchase a bra for me.  Again, any suggestions would be appreciated.  Y'all take care. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on February 18, 2012, 05:41:11 PM
Hey guys, if the wife is already cool with the bra include her in with picking out a bra! Debbie has helped from the beginning and it has saved a lot of trips to return the ones that didn't work.

You could also go for a professional fitting. I didn't need to as I read up on how to fit one properly, and went from there with my wife helping. You will be please with the difference once you have one that you can wear from sun up to bed time.

I once posted that we had a good laugh one night getting ready for bed, as we both were removing the bras at the same time, and did find humor in that. If you get to the point that it is laughable, I think you both got the stigma beat, and can handle it from then on.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on February 18, 2012, 05:58:04 PM
I haven't had my wife see me in a bra only yet, but in a bra tank I sleep in every night, I am just more comfortable with that than a t-shirt or a compression top, it just isn't enough and they slide down (I sleep on my side) and I tend to get my arm going to sleep at night, but if they are in a bra or bra top, I don't have the problem. 

Oddly, my wife is much larger than I am (42DD to 44D I would guess) but she never sleeps in a bra.  I guess to a point being larger might be better?  I don't know. 

Hey guys, if the wife is already cool with the bra include her in with picking out a bra! Debbie has helped from the beginning and it has saved a lot of trips to return the ones that didn't work.

You could also go for a professional fitting. I didn't need to as I read up on how to fit one properly, and went from there with my wife helping. You will be please with the difference once you have one that you can wear from sun up to bed time.

I once posted that we had a good laugh one night getting ready for bed, as we both were removing the bras at the same time, and did find humor in that. If you get to the point that it is laughable, I think you both got the stigma beat, and can handle it from then on.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on February 18, 2012, 07:45:35 PM



My wife would disagree! she is a 36B and said she would not want to be my size, ever! I tried sleeping in bras, and didn't really care for it. I tried in the magic bra and that was better but still decided that I didn't need to.

Being as big as I am, I would have to say as far as fitting a bra may be easier, but when it comes to many other things like hiding them it would be better to be smaller. I don't know either, I can't remember what it is like not to have breast anymore.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Paa_Paw on February 18, 2012, 10:17:50 PM
phm,

Of the many styles available, there are minimizer bras. They are intended to minimize rather than accentuate the breast. Unfortunately they are commonly available in larger cup sizes and may be difficult to find in small cup sizes.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on February 19, 2012, 06:52:35 AM
Hammer,  Bman,  PaaPaw.
Thanks for the help guys.  Will have to give the minimizer a try.  Funny how our stories are similar in so many ways and then again different.  This is indicated with Bman and I.  Like you Bman, don't know if I will ever be comfortable with nothing on but the bra in front of my wife.  But then again with my size, I believe a bra would be impossible to sleep in.  I'll get it figured out one of these days.  On a good note, the hard part of this deal is over.  There is another thread on this forum about what doctors have said to us. I met a female doctor the other day. Her comments and my take on the matter might be interesting.  Check it out and let me know what you think. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on April 10, 2012, 02:13:43 AM
Has anyone tried the Leading Lady Seamless Microfiber wirefree or underwire?

I have a Hanes 40B underwire now that I lost some weight and now it seems to fit ok compared to before.  I like the suppport without the constant squish pressure, and measuring it seems to have outwardly the pretty close measurements as my sports bra.  Just the adjusters and band clasp I am concerned about being seen.

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Cisco on April 14, 2012, 11:39:01 AM
Bman41, I can understand your concern about anyone noticing the adjusters and band clasp.  I've worn a 38B underwire bra on a regular basis for nearly 5 years.  The good news is that I've never noticed any telltale straps under buttoned shirts or knit/polo shirts although I also wear an undershirt.  Additionally I've never noticed any on-looker eyes that appear to see something out of the ordinary.  Hopefully you'll find that wearing a regular bra provides great support and is more comfortable than a sports bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on April 14, 2012, 12:00:56 PM
I have to agree with Cisco about the comfort!

I hope that one day we can all be comfortable wearing the bras in public will no concern at all! I am get better each day.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Chicago on April 14, 2012, 01:39:28 PM
Bman41, I can understand your concern about anyone noticing the adjusters and band clasp.  I've worn a 38B underwire bra on a regular basis for nearly 5 years.  The good news is that I've never noticed any telltale straps under buttoned shirts or knit/polo shirts although I also wear an undershirt.  Additionally I've never noticed any on-looker eyes that appear to see something out of the ordinary.  Hopefully you'll find that wearing a regular bra provides great support and is more comfortable than a sports bra.

I really find that I may notice a bulge or spot here and there, but no one else notices. and if they do, they certainly dont say anything. If its more comfortable, wear the bra. No need to have to stick to sports bras or those unsupportive seen on TV bras.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on April 14, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
one has to ask them self, could you see yourself walking up to someone and asking them, something like "hay buddy you got a bra on, or ladies under wear". I know that I can see myself doing it. If they do see a hint of something, they don't have any idea how you are, so who cares? If they have the balls to ask, ask them, if they get off on "man boobs".
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gotgyne on April 25, 2012, 03:57:03 AM
I hope that one day we can all be comfortable wearing the bras in public will no concern at all!

I think it depends on ourselves how we deal with the whole thing. If we, who accept our gynecomastia, are not embarrassed with a noticeable bra in public this may come true in the future. If we hide it, I don't see any chance.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Jason13820 on April 30, 2012, 05:56:04 PM
I hope that one day we can all be comfortable wearing the bras in public will no concern at all!

I think it depends on ourselves how we deal with the whole thing. If we, who accept our gynecomastia, are not embarrassed with a noticeable bra in public this may come true in the future. If we hide it, I don't see any chance.

Good point... there's a good chance my co-workers have noticed my bras, but if they've noticed, they haven't said anything, and I care a lot more about the discomfort I get when I go braless than I do about their opinions of my underwear.
I think in general, most people are hesitant to talk about or judge others' undergarments because it's really none of anyone's business, and if you're wearing a bra under your clothes, you aren't making it anyone else's business.
I used to have less-noticeable bras for work and other bras for home, but now I don't usually worry about whether they show. I just pick bras that are comfortable and match my clothes.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: TigerPaws on April 30, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
As I am fairly large busted for my body size I wear a minimizer sports bra, they do a very good job of keeping me comfortable when I am out and about. If it is cool outside I will often wear a more traditional full coverage bra for the comfort and support, but these are not generally made to minimize your bust line, in fact they often enhance it. As I am self employed I have to be somewhat careful what other think as perception is all to often peoples reality.  
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on April 30, 2012, 10:45:46 PM
I try hard to make sure not seen, more of my family and young kids.  I don't think they know, if they do they have never said or reacted.

At work I am less concerned.  But I still try hard to be very discreet about it.  I wear a compression shirt over it to hide the band and strap adjusters though.

I have lost some weight recently, my band size has decreased some, but the cup size hasn't.  I found an Playtex T641 38D that I bought on sale for my wife online when I bought her some that she wanted but it never fit her and it seems to fit me pretty well now.  I am not that big, but it fits well oddly enough. 

I am going to keep pushing to loose more weight, I really need to.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 01, 2012, 08:28:40 AM
losing the weight is always a good thing no matter what! from 2007 I am down 60lbs and I would love to lose another 70 to be back to near my pre-navy weight, but like you my cup size or do I dare say the breast size has not decreased! I already have the problem that they arrive to my destination before I do, so if I ever lose the weight that I would like to, they may need their own zip code, and I will need to go to Omar the tent maker for my bras!

Oh, whats a guy to do?
Title: Re: What bras do you use? (Off topic)
Post by: gotgyne on May 04, 2012, 06:18:32 AM
Omar the tent maker ...

I like the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. At first I learned about it from the movie "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman", directed by Albert Levin in 1951.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 04, 2012, 08:44:56 AM
I have liked my full support Just My Size bras most of the time, but lately I have not been comfortable in them! It is almost as if they are to small, however I don't think that I gotten any bigger! The bras feel binding and tight. They are not very old, only a couple months.

The only ones that feel good right now are the Magic Gravity Bras that I have.

Has any one had this problem before?
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Chicago on May 04, 2012, 02:12:09 PM
I have liked my full support Just My Size bras most of the time, but lately I have not been comfortable in them! It is almost as if they are to small, however I don't think that I gotten any bigger! The bras feel binding and tight. They are not very old, only a couple months.

The only ones that feel good right now are the Magic Gravity Bras that I have.

Has any one had this problem before?

As you wear a bra, it actually stretches a bit and thats why you usually need to replace them after 6 months of good wear. My supposition is either that you are a little different size or after using the wirefree bras, you find them to be more comfortable. Not surprising, since many women have long hated the underwire...
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 04, 2012, 02:57:47 PM
the full support bras that I am using are wire free. My daughters like them but my wife does not, and I decided that I would not even try them.

The one thought that I had is it is getting hotter, and I have a hard time with heat, but on the other hand it isn't all that hot yet. If that is the problem I will be in big trouble when the dew point and humidity gets bad in a month!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Chicago on May 04, 2012, 03:56:19 PM
the full support bras that I am using are wire free. My daughters like them but my wife does not, and I decided that I would not even try them.

The one thought that I had is it is getting hotter, and I have a hard time with heat, but on the other hand it isn't all that hot yet. If that is the problem I will be in big trouble when the dew point and humidity gets bad in a month!

I'd give the underwire a try, i mean, why not? it can only possibly be helpful.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on May 05, 2012, 10:53:55 PM
Hey folks.  This is my first summer in a bra.  Lord have mercy!  These things are hot.  On a good day, I will only go through two or three shirts due to the heat.  The bras are great for the support but man do they hold in the heat.  Anyone know about some light weight bras? 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 06, 2012, 09:19:37 AM
I think that might be part of the reason that I am only comfortable in the Magic Gravity bra right now! It is similar to the Genie Bra, but the Genie may be better.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: walt on May 07, 2012, 01:48:03 AM
hi guys , i wear a sports bra exclusively , danskin medium support, they can get warm in the heat but i have not yet been in 80plus yet with it on.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on May 07, 2012, 07:51:24 AM
I have typically only worn sports bras (nike combat xl a/b) but recently lost some weight and things seems bigger now and they are just feeling tight so i found a wacoal 65124 front close tback bra. It is underwire and that is very different but it is waaaay cooler and pretty comfortable most of the time.  I have 2 38d's and they both seem to fit ok now. (other is a playtex soft cup t641)   Measuring tape is closer to 41-42 and 48 bust still.  But it was 43-44. (band) and 51 bust.  Still don't trust the numbers..... They are more prominent now than before.

Sorta frustrating losing weight and i am bigger upstairs.   But i need to lose it not matter what. 

I guess getting sick (flu) and dental work (3 crowns) slows the eating a bit!  But i am determined to keep on it.

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 07, 2012, 09:06:16 AM
  Measuring tape is closer to 41-42 and 48 bust still.  But it was 43-44. (band) and 51 bust.  Still don't trust the numbers..... They are more prominent now than before.

Bman, those are more like D, DD measurements, you are more busty!

How many different bras have you tried? It seems like you have talk about a lot of different types, you must have a drawer full by now! I have three different kind but with the verity of colors I have a good stack with a total of 14 total.

Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on May 07, 2012, 10:44:45 AM
Yes and no on size.  My wife has a playtex 4049 40D that she got from walmart and she doesn't like the fit in a spot, so she plans on returning, so i tried it to gauge size.  It fits band and cups a little big, a c would be good.  I have a 42b bali that i found dirt cheap new with tags and the band is great but the projection is way out there. No way i could wear.  I am wider than projo out.  Hence the measurements. 

So this playtex T641 38D I bought online a couple years ago when i got a few bras for my wife at onehanesplace as a $7 clearance item, it didnt fit her.  I kept it laying around and tried it long time ago and no fit (tight band and baggy cup) now fits well.   So i have a couple now that fit at least and not sports bras.

But admittedly comfort is much much better overall, with the uw sitting up straight helps a lot if the wire digs in at all.  And dont be afraid to bend it slightly if it is pokey. 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 07, 2012, 03:09:12 PM
I think that I need to join a fishing or shooting forum to get some male balance guys! I still can't believe our conversations we have here! Oh BTW, my wife made my shoulder straps longer on one style of the bras that I have and that helped as far as some of the discomfort that I was feeling.

 Oh, see there I go again! Did I tell you guys that I won a new gun a week ago Friday at a "Friends of the NRA Banquet"? 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on May 07, 2012, 03:29:41 PM
Have pondered getting in to archery...  Arrows are much quieter than bullets... ;).

Would love to practice out in the backyard.... 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: speedy89 on May 07, 2012, 05:46:53 PM
I like the champion c9 sports bras, I wear them a lot. I'm having a hard time finding a white sports bra where the band stays tight though. I have bought several different brands but I haven't been able to find a brand that doesn't strech out quickly. The other colors I have don't strech out so it must be the materials used in the white. Does anyone have ideas?
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 07, 2012, 06:12:06 PM
I like the champion c9 sports bras, I wear them a lot. I'm having a hard time finding a white sports bra where the band stays tight though. I have bought several different brands but I haven't been able to find a brand that doesn't strech out quickly. The other colors I have don't strech out so it must be the materials used in the white. Does anyone have ideas?


I have never tried those bras, might want to get a band shrinking tool! Like a board stretching tool, but different of course. LOL

I am thinking I may still try those Genie bras one day, but still riding the fence on that.

Bman, I have a .22 shooting range in my basement! I wish I could shoot my 9mm and 357's down there too but I would need a lot more then a .22 trap for them! When I need to be more quite I use the Cabela's Dangerous Hunting game on Wii with the hand gun, just like I like to deer hunt with my 6" 357 hand gun, much more fun then with a rifle!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: speedy89 on May 07, 2012, 06:26:24 PM
You should try the genie bras, they are only 20 dollars for 2 at target and they work great. I wear them when ever I'm not wearing a sports bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on May 07, 2012, 06:49:50 PM
Here is even a better deal, 6 for 39.99 and free shipping!

.geniebra.com/39-freeship/?gclid=CJe6itvk864CFbAEQAodbCxnKA

Add the www to the front.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: phm on May 08, 2012, 02:55:48 PM
I have typically only worn sports bras (nike combat xl a/b) but recently lost some weight and things seems bigger now and they are just feeling tight so i found a wacoal 65124 front close tback bra. It is underwire and that is very different but it is waaaay cooler and pretty comfortable most of the time.  I have 2 38d's and they both seem to fit ok now. (other is a playtex soft cup t641)   Measuring tape is closer to 41-42 and 48 bust still.  But it was 43-44. (band) and 51 bust.  Still don't trust the numbers..... They are more prominent now than before.

Sorta frustrating losing weight and i am bigger upstairs.   But i need to lose it not matter what. 

I guess getting sick (flu) and dental work (3 crowns) slows the eating a bit!  But i am determined to keep on it.

Bman!.. I hear ya about the weight loss and the chest getting bigger.  How does that happen?  When a lady looses weight they say that their breast shrink.  Most men I have talked to say the breast seam larger with the weight loss.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: speedy89 on May 08, 2012, 04:29:22 PM
Thanks, ill be checking that deal out!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: speedy89 on June 05, 2012, 04:47:14 PM
I have recently bought a couple Energy Z
one sports bras and they are the best sports bras I have had. So I just went and bought 3 more. I would recommend them to everyone.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: RanmaS on November 18, 2012, 12:52:32 PM
Most of mine are under wire without padding.But the newest bra is a sport type with both wire and padding,very confortable to wear. I Accept the breast god gave me,and I dont care what others say about them. The sports bra I bought at Meijer superstore
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on November 18, 2012, 05:44:46 PM
Yep, as I say, God gave some men hair, others he made bald!
Some men are flat chested and others have breast! And still,
Some men are bald, flat chested, while others have hair and breast!

I have both, hair and breast! The hair is kept short and the breast are way to big at double D's but as you said God gave them to me! At my age I going to just carry on and find the comfort I need, and if someone doesn't like it that's just fine with me!


Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on November 18, 2012, 09:17:06 PM
Hmm, I have a full head of hair too....  And a little more in the chest than I ever expected.... 

Yep, as I say, God gave some men hair, others he made bald!
Some men are flat chested and others have breast! And still,
Some men are bald, flat chested, while others have hair and breast!

I have both, hair and breast! The hair is kept short and the breast are way to big at double D's but as you said God gave them to me! At my age I going to just carry on and find the comfort I need, and if someone doesn't like it that's just fine with me!


Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: RanmaS on November 19, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
My family doc says I will be 44 DD WHEN they stop growing. Lace,spandex satin cotten any bra is good.just watch out some bras run diffrent and my not fit right
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on November 19, 2012, 03:55:51 PM
Yep, some are very comfortable to wear, and some you are better off without! It takes time to find what you like and what works best for you, and it isn't like we can go to any store and shop freely with lot of help!

What would be nice would be a bra store " just for the men who needs them " we are here to fit your needs men, a bra for every size 38B,54C all the way to 54C or larger! Or any band size with any cup size because that is part of the problem, and of course our chest is wider too.

Myself, my measurements say 48HH as far as Linda the Bra Lady's web site goes, but I find depending on the bra 50DD-52DD Will usually work fine and by staying with a DD it will make the girls look a little smaller as I am a bit bigger then DD.

Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gotgyne on November 20, 2012, 05:32:19 AM
Some men are flat chested and others have breast! And still,
Some men are bald, flat chested, while others have hair and breast!

So it is! I'm a little bald on my head, but have breast and enough hair on my breast to visit a public pool and a sauna without any problems  ;D.

John
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on November 20, 2012, 07:37:19 AM
And I used to have such a hairy chest that it could be braided, but now it is hard to find one hair! And I do not shave it! My under arms are the same way, not a hair on them!

The only thing I can think of is the lost of the testicles and no hormone replacement. That may be way I still have the hair on my head and my brothers don't! If you haven't read my story I did take replacement for awhile but had side affect that I and my wife decided was not worth taking it.

However, I can still grow a full beard, go figure!


Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: RanmaS on December 04, 2012, 03:25:55 PM
Meijers MTA med impact sports bra. Anyone got it in XXL I only found the Xl but really need the 2xl.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Rob 34a on April 22, 2013, 04:21:13 AM
Curently I prefer the Barely there under wire. lightly padded witch is great for sensitive nipples.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on April 22, 2013, 09:13:09 AM
I have found the (right now on sale at Kohls), Vanity Fair 76380 and 70380, the molded and minimizer versions, and they are probably the most comfortable bras I have found yet.  Can wear all day, if you have any fat under the arms, it holds it and doesn't roll at all.  It is frustrating finding something that works and is comfortable, and hopefully when you find it, they won't discontinue it..... 

I talked to a bra fitter at Soma and she said to stick with sports bras (but I don't want uniboob, she said women don't either!) or non wire bras.  But I have found the non wire bras annoyingly always seem to bring in some uniboob too (if you have any size), and the non wire bras seem to fit tighter, an underwire is just plain more comfortable.  With underwire the fit has to be closer, but once I nailed down size, I never have any of the underwire complaints (poking, digging, etc) 
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: gyno_ARRGH_awful on May 28, 2013, 09:25:30 PM
none.  but im alreddy a b-c cup.....
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Post by: phm on May 31, 2013, 11:21:38 AM
Howdy Men.  Been some time since I have posted.  I know a bunch of us have spent a small fortune finding out which bras are best for our specific needs.  I have had to discard several bras as my size has increased to a G cup.  Thats right, a G cup.  What the hell?  On a good note, I won't need a bra much longer.  A few more days on this old cultivating tractor and I will be able to tuck these cottin pickin things into the waist of my pants.  What do you think Hammer.  You Old Yankee Rascal.
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Post by: hammer on May 31, 2013, 01:00:47 PM
When I use the measurement calculator on sites like Linda the bra lady, I'm why up in that area myself in cup size, but I don't put that size on because it is to damn big! I don't alway ware one anyway!

Are going for surgery? If so, what is the chances of those comming back being that they grow so big in the first place?

Your Yankee bro
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Post by: phm on May 31, 2013, 02:48:16 PM
Hammer!  How the hell are ya?  Surgery is still not an option for me.  I believe my insurance carrier would cover the surgery due to the numbness and pain in my hands and arms which does not happen all the time and is manageable  I could afford surgery if I wanted too.  Plain and simple, I don't have the time to be laid up.  Plus, I have been told I am a candidate for regrowth.  I wear the compression vest when we are out and about.  Mostly because of the bounce and movement.  The vest does OK but is still hot and uncomfortable.  I do still wear the bra.  It is no big deal anymore.  I wear the ginie bra or something like it.  I have Sharon take a stitch or two in the shoulder straps for less stretch and more support.  Any other type of bra just pushes them out and they get in the way. And another thing about surgery and I hope the young guys listen to this.  the boobs don't make the man.  Confidence in yourself is the answer.  Other than all this, life is really good down here on the farm.  And by the way, Snow in May???  Y'all ought to be ashamed of yourselves up there.  If we ever get snow down here after February, I'm going to start looking for those four dudes on the horses.  You take care Hammer.  Your Redneck Brother.
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Post by: hammer on May 31, 2013, 03:07:24 PM
Ya, we had snow on May 11th! I still don't know if we will have a summer!

I agree about the boob don't make the man! There just fat, tissue and skin! No surgery for me to many other important health issues to worry about!

How am I? Still having SI joint problems, in the end I'm afraid that will end up needed to be fussed, but we are trying a bunch of other thing first!

I use the majic gravity bra, it is very much like the geni bra! That also helps the giggle-wiggle as well! Maybe I will have to have Debbie try a couple stiches in it too!

Looking forward to fishing if I can ever get warmed up!


You brother in cold country!
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Post by: gotgyne on June 08, 2013, 03:02:34 AM
The same here in Germany. We had snow in May, now we have the flood. I don't blame nature for it, I blame man.

John
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Post by: gyno_ARRGH_awful on June 30, 2013, 10:51:57 PM
i am a 34D bra.
i use a tight 30B sport bra for (well) sports, when i dont want them to bounce.
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Post by: Bman41 on June 30, 2013, 11:11:56 PM
Owch that sounds painful.... 2 sizes down and 2 cups down? 

Are you sure on your sizing? 

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Post by: hammer on July 01, 2013, 07:05:48 AM
That sounds very uncomfortable! There are many days that I prefer to let the double Ds bounce because the bra is to hot, and it is to uncomfortable! To me being comfortable is more important then anything. Sometimes that means wearing a bra, sometimes not!
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Post by: walt on July 01, 2013, 09:23:32 AM
hi all i wear mostly sports bras in 2x medium impact danskins mostly , i do have a few others t shirt style sports bras and a shirred front sports bra the wife does not like she says it makes my boobs look bigger,well it does but its more comfy. wear what works guys. i wear daily and have become comfortable with that. bright blessings to all Walt
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Post by: Bman41 on July 23, 2013, 05:46:27 PM
I usually shoot for black, harder to see details, so it doesn't look as big.  And if seen thru a shirt not immediately obvious. 

I have several sports bras, I sleep in them:

1.  Nike Combat X-Back sports bra (coolest, back is largely open, great support, it is sized A/B cup and C/D cup, make sure you get right size) store nike com/us/en_us/pd/victory-adjust-x-back-sports-bra/pid-398983/pgid-398984 (put in a dot between store and nike and nike and com).  You can wear this one all day comfortably. 

2.  Nike Combat Compression sports bra, again there is A/B cup and C/D cup, so you can get a decent fit without it being too loose or too tight.  Snug but comfortable enough for overnight. 

3.  Champion cotton t-back (amazon dot com/Champion-Womens-Shape-T-Back-Sports/dp/B000LUY0XC), a tad snug for me, but good support. 

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on July 24, 2013, 06:30:57 AM
I go for black bras too . At 38DD I have to have something less obvious and also use only loosely fitting, darkish coloured shirts or T-shirts.
  Del
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Post by: hammer on July 24, 2013, 07:07:37 AM
Oh, come on guys what's wrong with green or blue and even pink? No, I'm just kidding! I like nude myself, but white is ok too! I only us black with dark and I don't always wear dark.

I haven't been wearing them during the real hot days and in the fold Under the breast I get very sore! It is almost like I have been cut with a knife. It won't do that if I wear a bra, but I'm uncomfortable in the real hot weather with the bra on! So I'm damn if I do and damn if I don't!

I still wear the majic gravity bra a lot but a full support is really much better! When I do wear a full support I wear a front closer bra.


Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on July 24, 2013, 07:23:03 AM
 I do go for white and nude bras as well, and yes I do agree absolutely with you Hammer about the soreness in hot weather and dammed if you do and dammed if you don' comment. Light ,well aerated clothing is only part of the answer, but I can't go without a bra.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on July 24, 2013, 08:46:35 AM
I hurt too much if I don't wear daily so that isn't an option.  The only issue with sports bras is they are often somewhat tall in front and easily seen where my buttons are in my polo.  I keep un buttoned to be cooler. 

The x back Nike is great for cool in back, but still too easily seen in my shirts I daily wear. 

I have to change daily or even sometimes twice daily on hot sweaty days. 

I avoid white and tan, mainly if it IS seen, it is immediately noticed what it is, black is harder for sure.  I have my blue bras, which are my favorite,  and i wear them under my dark blue shirts, easily never seen.  The blues show under clearance often so they make good deals.

I almost always wear dark clothes to hide my chest size and camouflage the bra lines.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on July 24, 2013, 08:59:24 AM
Thanks Bman41, I'll give the blue under blue clothes a try.
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Post by: Bman41 on July 24, 2013, 09:03:43 AM
I keep to dark blues and often with patterns, like grids or one is a muted plaid or darker blues and blacks.

I never see the bra through, and it is very hard to see the clasp or adjusters through.
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Post by: Del on July 24, 2013, 09:09:07 AM
I,ll keep you posted  what happens using your dark blues and pattern suggestions as well. Again many thanks.



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Post by: hammer on July 24, 2013, 12:08:38 PM
When I get to the point that I need to buy bras again I would like to try the racer or flex back style support bra. Being as big as I am it takes a lot to hold them up you know!

Bob
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on July 31, 2013, 09:38:18 AM
Yes blue under blue works well for me,so thanks for the suggestion. Like you Hammer I need a lot of support and get measured properly to get it correct. I no longer find that process an embarrassment, all very professional.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on August 09, 2013, 09:07:58 AM
Where have you gone to be measured?  I haven't had it done yet, comfortable with my size but it would be nice to know if I am right.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on August 09, 2013, 11:44:27 AM
I haven't gone to get fitted myself yet! Debbie and I have just done that ourselves. Our oldest daughter is very well built and has recommended bras that work for her. Actually I wouldn't mine going to the Male of America to get fitted as that is where our oldest got fitted one time but the places that do it charge an arm and a leg for there bras, and I'm not willing to pay those prices, after all I've only got two of each!

Bman41, maybe if you and the wife come up we can run out to the MOA and get it done together! Our wife's can be there supporting (no pun intended) us together!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on August 10, 2013, 03:44:53 PM
I go to one of the Department stores in the UK (Debbenhams).In the US I guess that could be Pennys? My wife also comes along. Del

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: walt on August 26, 2013, 05:05:50 PM
I recently got a few pair of " Breezies  " overstocks from a company that sells on ebay they are from one of those shopping network sites , they are seamless light support shirred cup sports bras .they are light and fit well. I mostly use medium support danskin sports bras but do like not to have my boobs squashed all the time.so too each his own .
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: manndy on January 01, 2014, 11:09:43 AM
I mostly wear Olga style bras - they have great fit and nice selections, especially in seamless styles - very comfortable for all day wear - I am 36d and need the support!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on January 01, 2014, 12:49:02 PM
I wonder in reality the number of men that wear bras because they need to, like us (not the ones because of weirdness). If bra manufacture companies would take notice, maybe they would start to make bras with us in mind!

I know that we all take some time in trial and error to find something that works, but if they would focus on us with a line of products it would be very helpful! There are as many likes and dislikes as far as who likes this or that in a bra with us then with woman except we would need as many color choices.

I know with large breast like my DD's minimizer bras help with front hooks less visible in the back is a plus.

Many like the t-shirt bra, but no matter what support is important.

So come on "just my size" (one of my brands) wake up and smell the market in men's bras!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on January 23, 2014, 12:37:53 AM
I found the Soma Embraceable No-Show Minimizer works well, and I usually, at least when cold out, wear a spandex t-shift over it to further camouflage the clasp in back. 

Depending on what shirt I am wearing depends on what bra I wear, some show the clasp more than others.  Soma does a decent job at making it not very obvious.  I just keep to t-shirt bras.  Vanity Fair 76380 and 76080 (minimizer version of the 76380) are top choices in a decent price very high quality t-shirt bra. 

I don't think I have any front close anymore, I would like, but they are a tad fussier on fitting.  I have wanted to get a Soma Vanishing Back bra, but the cost is still steep.  I got very tired of wearing sports bras, just too uncomfortable for daily wear.  When I talked to a fitter at Soma she said women complain about the same thing with sports bras.

If anyone at work has ever noticed they have never said a work or indicated they notice.

Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on March 16, 2014, 04:23:50 PM
 I have found that  whatever bras I use they always stop me at airport  security checks . Do any other  members who need to wear a bra for support have this  ritual  dreadful experience ?
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on March 16, 2014, 04:54:34 PM
We were there to see my daughter off from Navy boot camp (Great Lakes Ill) to her "A" school after she graduated boot camp. At The airport I "bra less" went through the X-ray and I still needed to be searched under my breast because it was to dense to see with the X-ray! The guy doing it was very polite and a vet himself. I explained why a had big breast and he apologized. He also had to do my power wheelchair as well, that took some time as well.

This is why I always said if I can't drive there, I'm not going, as it took forever to get me through security, and they let us go with my daughter through the military section! My wife now agrees with me as far as no more airports for me!
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on March 16, 2014, 05:07:31 PM
 Thanks Hammer for your quick response.I live in the UK so going to another country from Scotland always involves that embarrassing experience. I was also thinking of giving up these flights.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Bman41 on March 16, 2014, 05:58:30 PM
Makes me think wearing an underwire bra would be the most obvious, and when they pull you aside to pad down when they get to that area, tell them you are wearing a bra.  They will be embarrassed and let you go.

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Post by: Del on March 16, 2014, 06:08:19 PM
 The problem is  Bman that in these days of airport security  when all sorts of things are being carried  that a  search of any suspicious area is  inevitable I'm afraid.  When you are on the very large side  you are bound to get noticed  whatever you wear underneath.
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Post by: hammer on March 16, 2014, 06:32:21 PM
My breast have there own zip code there so darn big! I'm going to get searched no mater what! It wouldn't be so bad if they could make me some extra mad money!

Bob
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Post by: Bman41 on March 16, 2014, 11:02:26 PM
LOL!

My belly and chest are in a race to see who enters the room first....
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 05:28:34 AM
I wear a vanity fair 38 DD. Very comfortable.  I bra that I would rather wear than not. I don't leave the house without a bra on.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on April 14, 2014, 06:04:43 AM
At 38DD  I also  would not go outside without wearing a bra so I know how you feel about it.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on April 14, 2014, 06:58:32 AM
I'm a DD plus, however, I wear one sometimes, and there are times I don't. For some reason they bug me after a while, mostly on my right side so after a few days of wearing one, I need a few without. Sometimes what I do is wear different style bras to get a different fit, but that doesn't always help.

I think the problem is that the right boob is bigger then the left, making the DD bra to tight on the right, but good enough on the left.
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 08:27:38 AM
I don't have any problems with going outside. My breasts are a part of me whether I'm supposed to have them or not. My most comfortable bras are from Soma and Vanity Fair. At the beach, I have found a good compromise wearing a tankini. I have a couple of plain black with built in underwire. They don't look very different from a regular tank top but I get all the support I need with sun and swim.
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Post by: manbreast on April 14, 2014, 08:49:58 AM
i usually wear a flower bali underwire bra in 44DDD the comfort and support are great
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 08:57:36 AM
Is that a molded cup.  I prefer molded cups but a couple of my minimizer bras are lighlY lined
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Post by: Del on April 14, 2014, 09:13:06 AM
I don't wear moulded cups at all , but have to be careful in cold weather
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 09:23:19 AM
I know what you mean.  Do you wear nipple covers. How about stretch lace bras?
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Post by: Del on April 14, 2014, 09:34:44 AM
Yes I have to wear nipple covers otherwise they are very embarrassing  and obvious.
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 09:52:47 AM
I will also use nipple covers when I wear my minimizer bras or a tankini at the beach. Getting out of the water and being able to cut glass. Very embarrassing.
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Post by: Del on April 14, 2014, 10:53:03 AM
I totally accept my condition after all these years, I am who I am and  cannot change the condition  which I am used to having. Any problems are with other people'perceptions. Even so  I avoid embarrassing  situations as far as possible not to offend other people.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: hammer on April 14, 2014, 12:43:47 PM
My doctor told me once that it would be a good idea to go have a professional fitting! I think I may need to do that. My wife and I have done self fitting over the last ten plus years but I think it may be time to bit the bullet and give it a try, maybe.

I too totally accept this, but I can't find a bra that I can wear for mor the 8 hours or so.
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Post by: Del on April 14, 2014, 01:51:09 PM
Pleased to see you have decided to bite the bullet hammer. The first time is the worst time not knowing what to expect. It  is all very professional and you will be given your exact size, advice on your best options  and then asked if you would like to make a  suitable size, colour, amount of support and so on. What you also get is something that is very suitable and comfortable  suitable for wearing all day without any aches or pains. Good luck.
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 02:03:28 PM
A professional fitting is not only the best way to get the bra that you want.  It can be fun. The ladies that do this for a living are more than happy to help you find the perfect bra. I truly enjoy buying new bras for this reason. The smaller boutiques tend to be better educated when it comes to the right fit and once they know you they seem to have a way to telegraph what you want and you leave the shop feeling more comfortable and confident. Good for you. I'd love to hear how your fitting goes for you . Enjoy.
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Post by: hammer on April 14, 2014, 03:21:59 PM
Well, it still may take awhile, Debbie and I talked about it the other day that maybe we should just go ahead and go for a fitting, but when she took our oldest daughter who is very big on top like me it was a very expensive fitting! I'm not sure I'm ready to pay that kind of money for bras!

I've been wearing them off and on for ten plus years but to put out more then $20.00 bucks for one bra, I'm not sure I'm ready yet. When my daughter went they spent over $100.00 for two bras!
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 14, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
If you do go....even if it is just for one really good fitting bra that you will forget you're wearing, I promise you that you will not regret it. For my wife and I, it works out well because most of the bras we buy fit each other but we both have our favorites and ones that are off limits to the other.
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Post by: Bman41 on April 15, 2014, 01:42:59 AM
I forgot finally went and got fitted at Soma.  I didn't buy anything that day, but they did confirm the style I had (Soma Embraceable no show minimizer ) isn't a good choice due to my shoulder shape.  I have strap slippage and it bugged me.  Size was good, the Embraceable series isn't for me.  The 1in and 3in minimizer is best choice.   

If took a lot of nerve, but I did it.  I worked my way up to it and called ahead and talked to them about my issue with needing a bra and they were more than willing to help me and let me try on anything.  I did bring in a compression shirt to be discreet when I opened the door to have something handed to me. 

I would recommend Soma, and right now they have a good 50% off sale.  Yes it isn't easy pondering spending that much on a bra, but it is so much more comfortable than a cheap bra too.  And lasts a long time too.

Well, it still may take awhile, Debbie and I talked about it the other day that maybe we should just go ahead and go for a fitting, but when she took our oldest daughter who is very big on top like me it was a very expensive fitting! I'm not sure I'm ready to pay that kind of money for bras!

I've been wearing them off and on for ten plus years but to put out more then $20.00 bucks for one bra, I'm not sure I'm ready yet. When my daughter went they spent over $100.00 for two bras!
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 15, 2014, 02:23:44 AM
I'm very happy for you.  It's a big step for you and Debbie. B it t she sounds very supportive. It's difficult to find yourself not only with breasts (I'm a 38 DD in my Somas), wearing a bra that was designed for a woman and now going to a boutique to be fitted for a bra. I know it wasn't an easy thing to do but now, I refuse to just buy a bra off the rack and hope it fits. I know I have a couple of trusted fitters that have seen my "girls ". I can remember one fitter even commented to me on how feminine looking my breasts were and said that she had a bra that would fit my girls just fine. The first one she brought me was the one I bought. She has been my favorite fitter since then and I will only by from her. She treated me with respect, sort of like one of the girls (meaning, she was confident in her approach and respective of my needs). A true professional knows what you need and they want to see that look on your face when you find that special bra that holds your assets in place.
Title: Re: What bras do you use?
Post by: Del on April 15, 2014, 04:05:06 AM
Like you  aboywithgirls my 38DD breasts are very feminine  and easy to get the correct cup size. Getting fitted does take courage the first time, but the end result is worth it  for  getting a bra that will  last a long time and take the strain off your back muscles. The proper support also makes you feel good. Well worth getting it done Hammer or you will always find an excuse to put it off.
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Post by: gotgyne on April 15, 2014, 06:18:54 AM
I'm in agreement with all of you. A professional fitting is required to find a bra which suits best. I got my first fitting some years ago and although I'm "only" a 40B, it was more than helpful.

John
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Post by: aboywithgirls on April 20, 2014, 01:02:05 PM
I am one of the first to tell you to go get fitted. But I had ordered a couple of panache bras in a 38 E.OMG,the most comfortable bra I've ever worn. My wife is happy that I have moved toward more sexy|/ stylish bras.
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Post by: dbweb on April 30, 2014, 03:39:01 PM
I have been away from this site for some time now, but am finding some interesting threads here this afternoon, and have to add my 2 cents to this one as well.

I will second the thought that a proper fitting bra is most important.   Once you accept that you need support for your breast, you owe it to your self to find a good fitting and comfortable choice.  With that in mind, good bra's are not inexpensive, esepcially in larger sizes as most of us require. 

I too tried many of the online sale sites, but most were failures, either wrong size or simply not comfortable. 

I finally did get a proper fitting, from someone that could advise which styles will work for me, and now I know the differance- day and night.  It is worth the price, and now that I know what works, I can still watch for sales which do come ocasionally.

I am still an advocate of using the right garment for the job it is intended to do, so have no issue getting a bra fitting or wearing it, but am also convinced that quality also has a price, so at end of day, for me it is fit, comfort, quality at the best price I can find.

If you have to wear it, make sure it is your best choice for reasons above- get fitted!!
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Post by: aboywithgirls on May 02, 2014, 03:31:44 PM
I couldn't agree more . Generalay speaking n You will find your best service, best quality bras and best fit at the boutiques. Once you get over the anxiety piece, the rest is easy and fun. They already know that bras are for breasts and they want you to feel comfortable.i have always been treated with complete respect. I have even been told that I have a Very nice breasts and wearing a good supportive underwire bra and lotion is the best way to keep the girls looking their best. If you got breasts, take care of them.