We haven’t talked about slimming/shaping undershirts in a little while. Mostly that’s because the topic is pretty well covered here on the site, but there is one thing that I haven’t written about yet. That’s slimming undershirts for big & tall guys.
You’d think that there would be lots of shapewear undershirt options for bigger guys, but the fact is that most of the ones I’ve come across, only go to size 2XL. So, I was happy when this reader got in touch with me to ask about where he could get a bigger slimming top.
You have a pretty great website and I think I read half of it , but the more I read the more I am confused. I am 6’1″ 294 lbs but carry my weight like most large women (my butt, hips, and thighs). I have good fitting pants and can deal with that, but my spare tire and gut are a problem.
The first step is to not be so fat; I have dropped like 50lbs, but its going slower now and would like to feel a little better in some of my new clothes (I wear dress clothes 5 days a week for work). I also seem to have lost most of my weight from my hips and thighs, so again the frustration with my gut.
I looked through many many articles on your website and sort of settled on the idea of them all being way to expensive to wear every day if they fit my needs (my cotton shirts are like $3/each, so $50 each seemed crazy).
Then I ran into this article;
I thought this is it…the BEST shirt for around $15. As you probably know, they are hard or impossible to find in the US. This fit my budget and at least worth a try.
Do you know how I can get these shirts (nobody seems to be willing to ship to US) and/or another good shirt for holding in the gut that I can wear as a replacement undershirt for less than $20.
Thank you in advance for your help and your great website.
sorry for the delayed response, but things have been really busy for me over here at hq! congrats on losing the 50lbs – that’s a great accomplishment.
asada is in the uk, and they don’t ship to the u.s. if you’re looking to pick-up one of those items, my recommendation would be to find a service in the uk where you can ship your asada order to, and have them forward the shipment to you here in the states. the other problem really is that since you’re a bigger guy, you couldn’t buy asada anyway because they don’t offer your size.
frankly, it’ll be hard for you to find an inexpensive shaper product in your size. i do know that rochester big and tall and destination xl carry a slimming shirt called coreform, that’s offered in larger sizes. it’s actually the same product as ript fusion, but the manufacture discontinued that brand and focused soley on the coreform.
also, i’m pretty certain that both underworks, insta slim, and gc2 offer larger sizes as well. none of them are going to be as inexpensive as asada for sure, but at $15.90 usd, plus getting the product over here to the states, you’d likely find yourself paying $20-$30 out-of-pocket. with that, you’re not going to find yourself paying too much more with these other products i’ve mentioned here.
hope the above helps some. again, sorry for the delayed response. the summer has been really hectic for me!