When it comes to underwear, I am a Zimmerli cotton knitwear guy. Nonetheless as I write this I am wearing an Equmen Core Precision Undershirt, an Australian product that apparently contains not a single natural fiber (the label says it is a combination of polyester, nylon and spandex) in support of its heavily promoted mission of posture-improving support. In other words, and I cringe, it is a modern form of girdle.
Now, suspicious though I am of any clothing that is younger than I, I accepted a sample of the $99 (£49) Equmen product because I have been having minor lower back problems. And, sure enough, Equmen works as advertised to provide additional support that helps reduce muscle tiredness. Surprisingly, it is not as constrictive as I expected and I could easily see myself wearing it during a round of golf, for example, to improve my swing consistency. That makes sense as similar stuff is used in modern high performance athletic garb instead of sport taping.
Still, I would feel better if I could get one in cotton.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Posted by Will at 7:00 AM