Don't Blame San Francisco
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 97 23:54:41 -0800
Subject: Don't Blame San Francisco
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Excerpted-from: S.F. Chronicle, Wed. Dec., 10, 1997
For That Special Guy
by Leah Garchik
Romantasy's latest catalog, the Mystery of Corsets, includes a section on
corseting for men that contains some fascinating tips.
"The female waist occurs generally at one inch above the belly button while
the male waist occurs one inch below. Thus, for a man to achieve a female
figure the corset must pull in the waist above the belly button."
Romantasy suggests that a man wearing a corset for the first time opt for the
comfort of the "underbust hourglass Victorian. It is also the most easily
disguised corset when wearing under male clothing."
Meanwhile, Kristina Bonfield of Santa Rosa represents Apres Nior, vendors of
feminine-style lingerie for men. Bonfield says the most common comment she
gets is, "Our sort of underware must sell quite well in San Francisco." To
set the record straight, the largest concentrations of customers are in Texas,
Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
© 1997 Peter Langston