Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nine Out of Ten Men Wear the Wrong Size Bra

Source: thebracoach.wordpress.com

Source: thatslifeladies.wordpress.com


Most men measure their ribcage under their breasts to get their band measurement. Double check this measurement by wrapping a tape measure snugly around your back, under your arms and across the top of your chest above your breasts. Because your ribcage expands and contracts as you breathe, taking both measurements will help you find your most comfortable fit.

CUP MEASUREMENT (the letter)

With your bra on, wrap a measuring tape around your back and across the fullest part of your breast. Don't pull too tight! To find your cup size, subtract your band measurement from this measurement.

If the difference is...

1 inch, you're an A cup
2 inches, a B cup
3 inches, a C cup
4 inches, a D cup
5 inches, a DD cup
6 inches, a DDD cup

So if your cup measurement is 39 inches and your band size is 36 inches, the 3 inch difference makes you a 36C.

If you are not sure about measuring yourself, you can have a professional fitting at an intimate apparel shop or in the lingerie department of a department store.

Your mileage may vary, but I have been fitted for bras in both girl mode and boy mode in both venues and have never been turned away. In fact, the women performing the fittings were very helpful and seemed pleased to have a male join their bra-wearing sorority.

If you are unsure about which bra-selling venue to seek out for a fitting, you can always call ahead and ask. Also, during the holiday season, guys shopping for intimate apparel gifts is common, so walking into a lingerie shop in boy mode is not that unusual this time of year.

May you have a good fitting and buy a bra to die for!

(Sources: thebracoach.wordpress.com, thatslifeladies.wordpress.com, www.maidenform.com)





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Actor Gene/Jean Malin femulating in the 1933 film Arizona to Broadway.





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Wearing Giorgio Armani.


  1. this is a great information.. thanks femulate...

  2. I have been "professionally" measured three times, and been given three different sizes, I nowo wear what's comfortable (and pretty)

  3. Bras like all articles of clothing vary in size from maker to maker( sometimes even within
    The same maker) I.e. I'm a size 6 this maker size 8 that maker
    Or A size 6 skirt, size 8 dress, same maker
    I find that I know I'm wearing the right bra when I'm wearing and soon forget I'm
    Wearing a bra, regardless of it' s a 34b, 34c, 36b, etc
    Size is just a number, it's all about the fit

  4. My size varies too depending on the style and manufacturer, but the professional's measurements gets me in the ballpark.

  5. I have been fitted in three different stores and each time I was a 40C. I've always left with at least one well-fitting bra, because they have made sure that it fits well before I leave. I always go in boy mode as well and have only ever been turned away once.

    1. I am looking for an outlet for push-up or regular bras for men.

  6. Would like to find a sensitive, respectful person to help me find the right fit and not make it an embarrassing experience.

  7. Thank you very much for your help!!!!!

  8. Deedee1946March 04, 2016

    I went to a Hanes Outlet store and had a fitting, WOW, talk about a great experience. The fitter and I talked bras and crossdressing for over half an hour after the sale was rung up. (Bought 3 bras)

    1. Sounds like me today at the Santa Fe store. I finally had a proper fitting and I really am an A cup now. I thought I was still a AA. I also spent an hour talking with both Carol and Michelle about various issues of males wearing bras. Arnold said it right: "I'LL BE BACK!"