A man models a male bra that compresses.[1]

A male bra, also known as a compression bra, support vest, or bro, is a bra worn by men with enlarged breasts. They're typically designed to flatten and conceal the breasts, rather than to lift and support them,[2] but they only differ superficially from female bras.[3][4]


Men may choose to wear a bra for one of three reasons. When a man has enlarged breast tissue due to obesity and/or gynecomastia, he may choose to wear a brassiere to provide support and/or to flatten his chest. On the other hand, some men wear more feminine bras for cross-dressing. And others wear them for sexual purposes, as a way to demonstrate submission to their partner.[5][6]

See alsoEdit


  1. Bella Jane: "Male Mini Vest: 3041-H"
  2. Wikipedia: "List of brassieredesigns"
  3. "Men Who Need Chest Support"
  4. ENELL: "The ENELL Male Support Vest"
  5. brassièred
  6. Wikipedia: "Male bra"
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