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COMPRESSION GARMENTS/CLOTHES/WORK ATTIRE
« on: May 24, 2010, 06:34:17 PM »
This site has provided me with an abundance of information since I stumbled upon it. The posts in here by the users are what helped me tell my parents about my gyne and ultimately schedule the surgery with Dr. Jacobs. However, the one thing I really couldnt find in here are pics of what the compression garment/binder looks like under clothes. The visibility of the compression garments under my clothes, especially my work attire, was a HUGE concern of mine before I scheduled the surgery. I knew I'd be wearing the garments for a month and was worried someone at work may notice.

Anyway, since no one has contributed a detailed post like this I decided to make it my prize contribution to this great website that has helped me so much. Just a small payback i guess.

 
I work in finance and am required to wear a buttoned-up dress shirt Monday-Thurs (tie optional) and can wear a Polo on Fridays. I wear a suit jacket once in a while, but didnt bother wearing one in any of the pics. You'll see why...


PICS (I am 6'2 and weigh 222lbs)

Let's just start with what I'll be wearing under all of the clothes in my pics, which is a sleeveless underarmour lycra shirt, compression garment and a binder

side
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/compressiongarmentandbinderside.jpg

front
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/compressiongarmentandbinderfront.jpg

T-SHIRT

side
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Shirt.jpg

POLO SHIRT

front
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Polofront.jpg

side
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Poloside2.jpg

back
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/PoloBack.jpg

DRESS SHIRT

front
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtfront.jpg

side
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtside.jpg

side 2
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirt2.jpg

side (shirt tucked in)
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtwithtieside.jpg

DRESS SHIRT WITH TIE (shirt tucked in)

front
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtwithtiefront2.jpg

front 2
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtwithtiefront.jpg

side
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/anthonyrandolph/gyne/Garments%20under%20clothes/Dressshirtwithtieside2.jpg


as you can see the garments are not visible except for a very tiny bulge at the top of the binder. you probably cant even see it in the pics. concealing it is a piece of cake for anyone with gyne since we're all masters at hiding it as best as possible....i actually wore the black polo shirt to a graduation party and no one was the wiser. just be carefull when hugging someone and you'll be fine.

I hope this helps someone!

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=20746.0

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Re: COMPRESSION GARMENTS/CLOTHES/WORK ATTIRE
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 05:11:11 AM »
It seems a bit extreme to see someone wearing two different compression shirts and a binder all at the same time. You should be able to do as well without quite so much compression and be a lot more comfortable.

As you have pointed out, the garments end effect is visually no different than wearing an ordinary undershirt or tee shirt. The color will show through more with a lighter weight fabric in the shirt but still not be too revealing.

PS-- You need an iron and some collar stays. Or send your shirts out to a laundry and have them starched and pressed. You want to look at least as good as the person over you.

Always try to dress as well at the person in charge. If you wouldn't like a promotion, I guess it doesn't matter.

I once got a promotion simply because I was the only one in the shop who "LOOKED" like a supervisor.
Grandpa Dan

Re: COMPRESSION GARMENTS/CLOTHES/WORK ATTIRE
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 01:09:11 AM »
Hey man, thank you so much for posting this! I have to wear the same type of clothes to work and had the same exact questions. Getting my surgery at the end of July, can't wait to be done with all the healing process and hope it goes well. It's been over a year since you posted so not sure if you'll read this, but I registered just to say I really appreciate it.

Re: COMPRESSION GARMENTS/CLOTHES/WORK ATTIRE
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 02:46:35 PM »
I still have a lot of research and consulting to do with both an endocrinologist and some more plastic surgeons, but I'm hoping (if needed) to have my surgery this fall so it will be easier to cover up the compression garments used.

I'm currently wearing an Underworks compression tank top under my tshirts and other clothes. It has helped me drastically.
Before I'd pretty much only wear certain t-shirts around the house, and only button up shirts out of the house. Now with these tank tops they reshape my chest enough to feel confident in almost any shirt.

Thanks for posting this, and to anyone else reading my post- definitely consider a compression tank top or shirt under your clothes to help with confidence, as a band aid until you permanently resolve your gyne.



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