Corsets for Men


Fakir Musafar as “The Perfect Gentleman”, 1959 This photo has inspired many other gentlemen to consider waist training. Click through to learn more about Fakir.

Gentlemen wear corsets too, but sometimes it can be difficult to find makers who cater to cinching down the waist while maintaining a masculine physique. The following corsetiers and businesses in this gallery are experienced in making masculine corsets. (There are quite a lot of them actually, so I won’t be writing much in this post.)

All of the makers below either offer multiple styles of men’s corsets, or they can modify women’s styles to fit masculine proportions. I would highly recommend choosing the custom-fit options (supporting small independent designers, in addition to obtaining a perfect fit) over the ready-to-wear options, but both are included for the sake of completion. Click on any of the photos to take you to the website/ social media of each maker to learn more.

*If you are considering a feminizing corset, I have a separate article for feminine corsets for cross-dressers and trans women.*

 

OTR/ Ready-to-Wear Men’s Corsets:

Axfords makes corsets for men, including this C515 for £135.00

Axfords style C515 Men’s Corset, £135.00

"Adam" underbust training corset by Meschantes Corsetry, starts at $149

“Adam” underbust training corset by Meschantes Corsetry, starts at $149

Timeless Trends Corsets for men, available via Lucy's Corsetry

Timeless Trends/ Black Iris Gentleman’s Pinstripe underbust corset, $99

Artifice Clothing men’s PVC underbust corset, $105

Custom/ Made-to-Measure Men’s Corsets:

 

Contour Corsets male underbust with characteristic reinforced zipper closure

Contour Corsets male underbust with characteristic reinforced zipper closure

Necromonger custom men’s corset by Puimond Progressive Corset Design

Men’s steampunk underbust by House of Canney, starts at $285

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Tyler’s Chalk custom silk underbust corsets for men start at $200.

The "Arnold" men's overbust corset by The Ardent Collection

The “Arnold” men’s overbust corset by The Ardent Collection

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Corsets & More men’s overbust in mesh

Bizarre Design leather underbust designed for male proportions, starts at €484 (or $660). Modelled by Egap Tesroc

Contessa Gothique has created this super-sleek men's training underbust, fully boned and made with black satin coutil! Modelled by none other than the owner of Innova corsetry.

Contessa Gothique has created this super-sleek men’s training underbust, fully boned and made with black satin coutil! Modelled by the owner of Innova corsetry.

The “Jordan” men’s waistcoat corset by Cypress Corsetry, $250 – $350.

"The Beast" Gentleman's long-torso corset by Orchid Corsetry, modelled by Tarquin

“The Beast” Gentleman’s long-torso corset by Orchid Corsetry, modelled by Tarquin

Romantasy Men’s Corset/ Stays, which include underbusts, cummerbund stays and CorVests.

Men’s suit-inspired underbust by Bizarre Boudoir

Electra Designs custom longline underbust corset adapted to male figure

Electra Designs custom longline underbust corset adapted to male figure

Variations of the Beau Brummell men’s waistcoat corset made by Dark Garden ($1195)

The "Ezra" men's corset by Scoundrelle's Keep, starts at $290

The “Ezra” men’s corset by Scoundrelle’s Keep, starts at $290

TO.mTO “Andro” men’s underbust corset, starts at €329

Men’s silk midbust corset made by Daze of Laur

Madame Sher men’s vest corset, $700

Count Vlad men’s underbust corset with unique front busk, R$ 350

Ferrer Corsets two-tone waistcoat corset available in Jacquard, Gabardine and wool (R$ 750)

Ferrer Corsets two-tone waistcoat corset available in Jacquard, Gabardine and wool (R$ 750)

Heavenly Corsets' Gentleman's 6" reduction underbust, with matching waistcoat in blue/gold silk brocade. Modelled by Tarquin

Heavenly Corsets’ Gentleman’s 6″ reduction underbust, with matching waistcoat in blue/gold silk brocade. Modelled by Tarquin

Mr. Pearl modelling his own corset, adapted to male proportions (unfortunately no website available)

Gabriel Moginot modelling his own corset, from Maison Moginot (starts at €580)

Gabriel Moginot modelling his own corset, from Maison Moginot (his “fierce” corset starts at €580)

Other makers of men’s corsets (awaiting photos):

*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company in these guided galleries. This is for informational purposes only; please email any of the above makers to learn more about their men’s corsets. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links, which help the galleries remain free for everyone.

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20 comments on “Corsets for Men

  1. Daniel Little Mouse on said:

    Yes I’m a disabled Veteran and I was wondering if Medicaid would pay for a corset to slim down my waist?

    • Hi Daniel, medical insurance would most likely not pay for a regular OTR corset as they’re sold as normal garments as opposed to being marketed specifically as a medical brace. You would likely need to go to a corset maker that is experienced in making custom fit medical corsets, and also experienced in fitting men. Dark Garden in San Francisco is a good place to start. You may need to speak to a Medicaid representative though because I’m not sure how the system works.

  2. Is there an age limit to corseting? im 14 years old and i want to train my waist to a smaller size? is there any corsets for my size?

    thanks, Nathan

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Nathan, while there is no legal limit per se on corseting, many do consider it a body modification and therefore follow the same guidelines as piercing or tattoo parlors – they won’t work with anyone under the age of 18 years, or maybe 16 years if they have permission from their parents/ guardians. I have an article on age limits to corseting here. But there are corsets made for all sizes, because some people are very slim or petite even if they are fully grown.

  3. Chris on said:

    I was originally drawn to corsets because I found them to have an attractive effect on women. As irony would have it from learning about them from your site I am wondering if I should try one myself. I am overweight at 5’9, 210 lbs but to make it worse most all of my excess weight in carried in my stomach and almost nowhere else (thank you genetics). I measure 44″ around my belly button and that has resulted in putting a lot of strain on my back. I also have a tendency to sleep actively and on occasion wake up in a back bend that is painful to curl back out of. I exercise in the evening when I can to attempt to lose weight but between having a lethargic job behind a desk and difficulty with portion control, losing weight is a constant struggle. From what I have learned on here, wearing a corset in the evening during dinner and then at night may partially aid in portion control as well as my back issues. I greatly appreciate the information you freely give, it has given me something to think about and consider.

    Warm Regards,
    Chris

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Thanks Chris! Yes, corsets help with portion control and satiety for many people – some people compare it to an “external gastric band”, except without the risk of surgical complications. Of course, one must have the discipline to keep it on! But you may find that a well-fitting corset is surprisingly comfortable, especially when helping support your back.

      • John on said:

        Hi Lucy – I recently bought a corset because I’m trying to slim down my mid-section. I’ve been dieting and exercising but that has been a slow process so I thought I would try something else. I’ve always like the way corsets looked on women and I thought there should been something for men too but I never found any. I bought the ladies corset and turned it upside down and during the seasoning process I found I that I didn’t want to take it off. Due to my schedule I’m not able to wear it as often as I like and any chance I get on it goes. Once I’m done with the fully seasoning I hope to be actually waist training rather than just occasionally wearing it as I first had planned. In the end I’ve found corset wearing very addicting and very shortly I’ll be buying a another in a smaller size.

  4. Vindy on said:

    I want to know why did men wear corsets?

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  6. Hi there,

    I was wondering if you could tell me which, if any, of these male corsets are suitable for men’s waist training. I am interested in starting waist training along with a male friend. Also is there a limit on how big you can be before you start?

    Thanks!

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Cat, I know for sure that Contour Corsets, Puimond, Bizarre Design, Orchid Corsetry, Electra Designs and Corsets & More all make men’s corsets strong enough for waist training. 🙂 Since those are custom made, then as long as the corsetiere is comfortable with making plus-size corsets there is no limit to size. I know of some makers who have made corsets with up to a 60-inch closed waist!

  7. Leanne on said:

    Hi there,

    I recently started corsetry and was curious about the male corset. Do they need to be created differently than a woman’s corset for safety reasons? What is the difference between a male and female corset?

    Hope I’m not being cheeky by asking, I am just so curious!

    Kind Regards,

    Leanne.

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Leanne, there are some typical differences in the skeletal structure – usually, a female’s hips are larger or wider due to having more estrogen in the body, while the ribcage remains smaller. In a male’s skeleton, the hips remain narrow (as they were before puberty) but their shoulders and ribcage become more broad with the increase of testosterone. It’s been said that women’s skeletons are also slightly more malleable and training the lower ribs is easier – so most men’s corsets accommodate the broad ribcage and relatively few of them actually taper down in a dramatic conical fashion. The waist of a male is also slightly lower than the female waist usually – I usually describe the female waist as being about an inch above the navel, while for many men, it’s right at navel level. Of course there are exceptions to all these rules, but these are the typical observations.

  8. Brandy on said:

    I’m having a problem finding the price or a “contact us” area for the J.C. Creations Army Camo. do you know how to get in contact with them? or the price of this corset? I can’t even find the corset in their website except in a gallery, with no model #. In the mens ready to wear corsets, none of them have the same look 🙁 Thank you for taking the time to make this list for everyone 🙂

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