Slimming/compression undershirts have gained mass popularity over the last few years and each company offering these types products tout a laundry list of end-consumer features.
Features like; firms/flattens chest, flattens stomach, eliminates love handles, supports lower back, and of course improves posture.
If I’m being totally honest, I’d have to say that out of all the slimming undershirts I’ve tried, at best, only a couple have offered a slight posture improvement.
So, when I came across this posture under shirt product from Alignmed’s Evidence Based Apparel by way of this The Lab Rat: Can the Right Shirt Improve Your Posture? article, it definitely peaked my interest.
Based on the design, the Posture Shirt looks more like athletic wear, but I don’t see any reason it couldn’t be worn as your traditional undershirt base layer as well. The company offers posture shirt lines for men, women, boys, and girls.
I sent an inquiry out to Alignmed a few days ago to see if they have any other information they’d like to share, but I haven’t yet heard back from them. Stay tuned for more info.
6/22/11 Update: Wanted to let everyone know that I did indeed hear back from Alignmed very quickly and they have been super responsive! In fact, they offered a sample product, shipped it overnight, and I’ve already had the chance to try it out! Gotta tell you, this thing is the real deal. I put it on and the shirt immediately pulled back my shoulders – even Mrs. Tug noticed! The full review to come soon, so stay tuned.
Posture Shirt Description:
The Evidence Based Apparel compression garments create a whole new technology that we call “Anatomic Garments” – making the other compression garments on the market obsolete.We know of no other clothing with clinical evidence showing that an anatomical change is triggered when you put on the garment.
It has taken years of research, trial and discovery to come up with a base material that has a specific four way stretch material, containing a combination of Nylon, Polyester, and Lycra. Sewn into this 4-way stretch material are strategically placed strips of non-stretch material called Neuro-bands. These bands start at your chest above your pectorals at the clavicle junction, move over your shoulders, traverse the top and bottom of your shoulder blades and connect to a panel that runs down the length of your spine.
This banding creates two things:
a) a mechanical pull on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons and
b) neurological signals to the brain
The combination of mechanical and neurological triggers create an assist to your bodies natural desire to balance itself. All the aspects of the most sophisticated compression garments claims are incorporated into the EBA Posture Shirt, including moisture wicking and anti-microbial treatments; the difference is we are the only garment that has proven a change in anatomy takes place when worn.
We encourage you to research the other compression or performance apparel companies that exist today. Alignmed has spent years researching and we welcome the challenge.
Posture Shirt Line Details
In an attempt to structure the Posture Shirt ($99.95/each) line product information provided on the company’s website, I pulled the information into a spreadsheet so that it was a little easier to read. See information below.