Men’s bras, hot in Japan?

I wonder if what Ice (Black Gene for the Next Scene) is wearing here can be considered as a man-bra? ^^

Mitsu (v[NEU]) & Ice (Black Gene For The Next Scene)

Mitsu (v[NEU]) & Ice (Black Gene For The Next Scene)

It reminds me of the following article recently posted:

Men’s bras appear to be on the rise in Japan

Men's bra

Men’s bra

It would seem that Japan is experiencing an upswing in men who like to wear bras, according to website My Navi.
Sure enough after searching Japanese online shopping site Rakuten, there were six pages of bras designed specifically for men on sale.
My Navi’s bra-wearing woman reporter went to gather evidence of this phenomenon to find out why more and more men a looking to strap on a brassiere.


One guy from England explained, “I feel relieved and protected,” which seemed to be a common reply. Another reader from Italy seemed to have a more physical reason, citing “My back feels supported by my chest and relieved.”


While many of the men felt protected there is also the anxiety of getting caught. Many bra-loving guys refused to wear them to work for fear of being exposed. Others worry about their spouse or significant other catching them raiding the underwear drawer. This leads to a circle of fear: Without the bra, some men lack that comfortable feeling of security, and with them they have to be careful not to get caught.


Male bra wearing will likely stay in the underground until some huge star besides Stefan sets the trend. Glam, visual-kei, and grunge rock all tried to get guys wearing gowns in to the mainstream, but it never seemed to quite take off. But who knows, maybe someday Michael Jordan will lift up his and reveal that the secret to his success was actually a frilly red bra. Then perhaps a new day will dawn in socially acceptable men’s undergarments.

Read the whole article here: Men’s bras appear to be on the rise in Japan

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