Japanese men are starting to wear men’s brassieres as a means to alleviate stress.
In a recent episode of JTBC‘s global guest talk show, Non-Summit, Japanese panel member Ogi Hitoshi revealed that men’s brassieres were becoming a trend popular in Japan.
This episode of Non-Summit asked their global panel to share what are considered “small luxuries” in their respective home countries. For example in Italy, small pastries at bakeries were considered a small luxury, while lottery tickets and scratchers were the equivalent in Mexico.
Ogi Hitoshi revealed that men’s brassieres were considered a small luxury in Japan, as they gave men a feeling of comfort, as the brassiere wrapped snugly around their chest.
He also explained that while men’s brassieres were first available only in black with a basic design, they started becoming increasingly trendy and were now being released in a variety of designs and colors.
Some of the other panel members couldn’t hide their shock and confusion at the brassieres and struggled to understand how a brassiere could give a feeling of comfort.
Watch the segment here!