While reading up on circumcision, I happened upon this swell advertisement for what is billed as a “health supporter belt,” but appears to be a “gentleman’s girdle.” Tomato, tomahto.
(Your grandpa’s Spanx! Image source)
Note that this ad describes protruding bellies as “bay windows” (complete with quotation marks) no less than five times. Five times on a single page! Was this hip new slang, or was someone campaigning far too hard to coin a term?
While body-shaming lingo usually leaves me wincing or punching the nearest wall, I laughed aloud at the idea of a hidden, pierced ‘bay window’ under my shirt. Maybe because bay windows sound so much more peaceful and romantic than say, “gut” or “beer belly.” Who doesn’t appreciate a nice, broad window to the world?
One has to wonder… did customers wear underwear beneath their Chevaliers, or was that “removable pouch made of a soft, comfortable fabric that absorbs perspiration” filling in for briefs? If so, one extra pouch is hardly enough…
Ah well. Back to reality.