Mu-mu-mu-mu-muffin tooop. Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock.

Do you want to know what the male equivalent of a muffin top is?  It’s when guys wear dress shirts that aren’t fitted.  The shirt starts off tucked in and looking good, but after a day of standing up and sitting down – bam – male muffin top.

Non-fitted dress shirts are also the best way for guys to look bigger than they really are.  It’s the iconic “Spongebob Squarepants” look that every man is looking for (not really).

The worst thing to do when you’ve been spending a lot of time in the gym, running and eating right is to visually kill the silhouette of your body by buying a standard shirt with no shape.

This is how it is supposed to look:

Hmm... Maybe this one is a little "too" fitted. Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock.

A lot of stores now carry fitted dress shirts and athletic fit shirts.  Make sure to try one on the next time you are shopping for a new shirt for that big event.

You’ll definitely get noticed for the right reasons – i.e. how good you look vs. the shirt coming out from under your vest.


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