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Men slip into slimming undergarments

March 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Women aren't the only ones looking for a little extra support when it comes to underwear. Men are now getting into the world of slimming undergarments.'Good Morning America' found a couple of brave men to try on the man girdle, or "Mirtle." The control top underwear and shirts are made of spandex and are designed to flatten love handles and spare tires, and provide a confidence boost.

While some men are appalled at the idea, others say, "Why not?"

"I don't want to fool anyone. Sooner or later, you have to take your clothes off," said one man who declined to give his name.

"It's just clothes, it's fine," said another man. "Why should you be embarrassed?"

Other men say they'd wear a Mirtle to look their best on a special occasion.

By the way, the company plans to release a line of slimming jeans for men soon.


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