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Equmen Core Precision Undershirt is a big hit overseas

Supplier: Equmen By: Kenny Herzog
23 August, 2010

Apparently a big hit overseas, the Core Precision undershirt (otherwise known as the "wondershirt") is, as my ever-unsympathetic fiance e Colleen observed, a "control-top undershirt" for men. While designed for athletic support and general cosmetic enhancement, the stretchy garment (from $89 at equmen.com) seems like something conceived as a lesson in gender empathy.

Equmen Core Precision Undershirt

The idea is to put your typical attire over the glorified wife-beater and marvel as it improves your posture while slimming your upper body. Somewhat shockingly, that's exactly what happened.

I wore the wondershirt (say it loud, say it proud!) while tackling a day's worth of writing, finally sitting naturally upright thanks to the tautness of the polyester-blend fabric. And more significantly, I wore it to the gym where I found new determination among the dumbbells and workout benches.

My muscles were discernibly more disciplined, and it was markedly easier to feel the subtleties of every stretch.

Peeling off the sweaty shirt, however, felt like Houdini unshackling from a straitjacket, making my droopy torso reappear-which is why I may consider wearing it every day.