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How To Hide Your Man Boobs

by Garry Davidson

How To Hide Your Man Boobs

Why Every Man Should Hide His Man Boobs

Unless you have the resolve of a Spartan and don’t give a damn what others think of you, learning how to hide your man boobs can actually help you to lose your man boobs.

A lot of my clients are hard-set against the idea of hiding their man boobs. They’re afraid that if they can totally conceal their man boobs in their day-to-day life, then they’ll lose all motivation for actually getting rid of their man boobs.

But in my experience, with the vast majority of my clients, the opposite has been true. After learning how to successfully conceal their man boobs, guys who were once on the verge of giving up, went on to take the time they needed to finally achieve their goal – a flat, masculine chest that no longer needs hiding.

Once you’ve picked out a decent method below to help you hide your man boobs, remember to then start taking action on actually losing those man boobs. After a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally discovered a method most guys with man boobs can use, to get rid of their man boobs naturally, without surgery, and without using powerful medical drugs. Click the link below to find out about these methods:

Click here to discover tantalizing secrets on how you too can lose your man boobs naturally

So How Does Learning To Hide Your Man Boobs Help With Actually Losing Your Man Boobs?

Losing your man boobs naturally, takes time. It doesn’t have to take months or years, but it does take a few weeks for your body and chest to respond to the lifestyle changes that you make.

During those few weeks, the single most important factor that decides whether a guy will succeed in losing his man boobs, is his motivation in being able to consistently stick to his plan despite not seeing any massive changes in his chest or in the way people treat him.

People will make fun of you whether you have large, medium or small man boobs. Going from having absolutely HUGE man boobs to having tiny ones is a great accomplishment, but people will laugh at you just the same, women will still find you unattractive and you will not have the feel and presence of a man until your chest is completely flat.

In the early days of my career as a personal trainer specializing in man boob reduction, many of my clients were coming back to me after having lost inches of pure chest fat and complaining that the system just wasn’t working.

After all the effort of making lifestyle changes in exercise and dietary regimes, people are still laughing at them, their friends are still making jokes about their man boobs and women just don’t seem to find them attractive.

After all that effort, they still didn’t feel confident, and they still didn’t feel comfortable being topless or wearing a T-shirt in public.

When I started to insist that every one of my clients wear compression vests up until the point that they actually lose their man boobs, their success rate went through the roof!

It seems that successfully concealing their man boobs helped give my clients the motivational boost they needed to keep going until they reached their goal.

Hiding your man boobs today gives you a glimpse of how things will be when you actually DO lose your man boobs. So with that said, let’s get to

How to Hide Your Man Boobs

Method #1: Wearing Compression Vests

If you get the right compression vest, it’ll look just like a normal vest. You can wear it in the summer under a tight white t-shirt and no-one will know you have man boobs. Depending on the shape of your body, it can even give you the appearance of having pecs!

You can get compression vests that cover only the chest area and others that look just like a normal vest. I personally prefer the ones that look like a normal vest. What if someone spills a mug of steaming hot coffee on your shirt and you need to take it off? The only thing more embarrassing than having man boobs is to be caught wearing something that looks like a male bra.

But each to their own I suppose. Some guys do prefer the upper torso compression vest, as they find it to be both more effective at concealing man boobs and more comfortable to wear.

Here are a number of different options available to you:

Compression Vests My Clients Or I Have Worn And Liked

Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank

Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank Ratings

Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank

I bought a number of different compression vests back in my man boob days, and this was one of my favorites. The microfiber technology makes it very breathable and soft against your skin despite compressing your entire torso. It’s also incredibly thin and almost invisible underneath a summer t-shirt.

Another good thing about this microfiber compression vest is it doesn’t just compress your chest, but also your belly and love handles (if you have them).

All the extra comfort means this vest doesn’t compress those larger chest sizes as well as some other vests do.

I recommend this to my clients with a more even body fat distribution through their torso, with small to medium-sized gynecomastia.

I should warn you that I personally bought this vest after I had significantly reduced my own body fat and chest size. This vest may offer good compression at its price range, but it doesn’t do the job for larger guys as good as some other more expensive vests.

Where some of the more expensive compression garments almost completely erase problem areas like man boobs, this particular vest doesn’t erase, but rather makes the problem area look better. So where this vest isn’t suitable for larger lads, it can be just what you need if your man boobs aren’t too big. Don’t forget, it’s both very comfortable and almost invisible under a thin layer of clothing.

And a word of advice: don’t choose a smaller size than what you normally wear, as you’re likely to find that it’s too tight to even get on.

My clients and I have found the best prices to be on Amazon. Click here to take a look at some of the customer reviews.

Underworks Cotton Concealer Compression Muscle Shirt Top

Underworks Cotton Concealer Compression Muscle Shirt Top Ratings

Underworks Cotton Concealer Compression Muscle Shirt TopThis vest provides far superior compression than the Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank reviewed above. However, having a layer of cotton over a layer of nylon spandex, this second vest is also thicker, less comfortable and less invisible than the first.

Due to the extra compression, this vest does tend to ride up a little more while you’re wearing it. This happens more so when you are indoors and frequently changing from a seated to a standing position. One way to stop the vest from riding up is to tuck it in and wear a tight belt around your waist.

Since your belly and man boobs naturally bulge out while seated (especially if you slouch), this vest can be a little uncomfortable while sitting down. Worn outdoors on the go however, you can hardly tell that you’re wearing it.

Another advantage to this vest is due to the double layer with cotton overlay, it looks like a normal sleeveless t-shirt so you don’t have to wear anything on top. This is an improvement over the first vest above, which is almost see-through and can look kind of embarrassing when worn on its own.

With this particular vest, I advise you order one size smaller than your normal shirt size.

You can order this compression vest here, or take a look at some customer reviews.

Underworks Mens Compression Body Shirt Girdle Gynecomastia Shirt

Underworks Mens Compression Body Shirt Girdle Gynecomastia Shirt Ratings

Underworks Mens Compression Body Shirt Girdle Gynecomastia ShirtThis is a classic single-layered nylon spandex compression vest. Although not as transparent as the first vest above, it is still best worn as an undergarment beneath another piece of clothing like a shirt or normal t-shirt, especially if you get the white version.

Although this compression girdle provides more compression than the first vest reviewed above, it doesn’t have microfiber technology, which makes it less comfortable and more visible underneath thin clothing.

From my own experience and from many of my clients’ experiences, this particular vest provides a good amount of even compression throughout the torso, which gives it the added benefit of helping you to maintain your posture and giving lower back support. The downside of this is it also makes it harder to get into. Some of my clients find that it’s easier to put this girdle on by stepping into it.

Click here to take a look at some customer reviews. You can order this vest by going here.

Underworks Mens Extreme Gynecomastia Chest Binder Girdle T-shirt

Underworks Mens Extreme Gynecomastia Chest Binder Girdle T-shirt Ratings

Underworks Mens Extreme Gynecomastia Chest Binder Girdle T-shirtThis is a full t-shirt version that combines microfiber technology with spandex fabric. This makes it breathable and comfortable, and gives it good compression at the same time. It isn’t as comfortable as a pure microfibre vest, and not as compressing as pure spandex, though it comes very close.

Although a little see-through, you can still wear this t-shirt on its own without looking like a freak of nature or worse – looking like you’re trying to hide your man boobs.

For the best prices on this vest with quick and reliable shipping, click hereClick here for reviews.

Compression Vests With Great Reviews

I haven’t tried these, but the reviews on Amazon are better than the ones above, so good in fact that I’m going to get some of my clients to try them out.

Gynecomastia Compression Shirt By Esteem Compression

US and Canada only.

From the image, description, and most importantly, the reviews, it seems this compression vest is strong, while at the same time being thin, comfortable and very breathable, so you don’t even know you’re wearing it.

Here are what some reviewers have had to say about it:

“It breathes great for me and after a minute I don’t even notice I’m wearing it.”

“Definitely these are the manliest and strongest I have tried”

“It applies maximum compression without being too uncomfortable to wear all day.”

“It made my moobs disappear. I actually laughed a little to myself when I first looked in the mirror.”

“The material looks high quality. Thin, but very strong and not too hot.”

Click here to find out more about this compression vest.

Under Armour Men’s HeatGear Armour Short Sleeve Compression Shirt

USA, Canada and UK

This one is made of 4-way stretch fabric, which allows for easier movement. It also touts a “Moisture Transport System” and anti-odor technology, which helps sweat dry up fast and prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes–perfect for if you’re wearing a shirt on top.

On the whole, this compression vest, keeps you dry and flexible, while reducing the appearance of man boobs.

Here’s what people have to say about it:

“My favorite thing about this shirt is how well it cools me while running or cycling in the warmth and humidity”

“The fabric is close to the skin, so it wicks perspiration quickly and spreads it out for rapid evaporation. The result is a feeling of cooling when only the slightest breeze of air passes over the shirt. And, I think it looks good on. It’s a good product.”

“Item is an exact fit, breathable material, and moves with you. Not so tight that it cuts off circulation”

“The low neck line on this item means that it can be worn under other clothing without showing and the design in the material helps wick sweat away from the body helping keep you cool and dry.”

Learn more about this compression vest here.

Method #2: Dressing Smart

Compression vests are all you probably need to hide those man boobs. But if you still find yourself feeling a little self-conscious, here are some extra tips and tricks to help you out.

Wear something dark over your compression vest

Wearing dark colors makes body contours less noticeable. People won’t be able to tell if you’re built like a tank or fat.

Go for patterns instead of plain

Tops with patterns on them (lines, squares, random shapes, scribbles or even flowers if you like) hide body contours also.

Go for vertical instead of horizontal stripes

Vertical stripes make you look tall and thin, whereas horizontal stripes make you look short and fat.


The top in the above picture probably won’t suit you. I put that picture there for illustrative purposes, to show you what type of stripes you should be wearing, not because I find the model so incredibly alluring. Wow. Those are some good stripes.

Wear a shirt with two front pockets

t-shirt with front pockets

The type of pockets I’m talking about here are the ones with flaps and buttons just like in the picture above. These do a great job at hiding man boobs, try one out yourself.

Go for thick instead of thin clothing

This one’s a no-brainer (as are a few others listed here). It’s harder to notice man boobs, love handles and other contours or deformities when you are wearing thick clothing as opposed to thin.

Wear something a little baggy

It’s your compression vest that’s meant to be tight, not what you wear over it. Although with a good compression vest most guys find they can wear a thin tight t-shirt and they look built rather than fat. But like I said earlier, if you still feel a little self-conscious while wearing a compression vest, it’s best to opt for something just a little on the baggy side.

Wear a shirt instead of a t-shirt

All the extra features of a shirt work well to hide your body contours. These include the collar, the buttons, any pockets the shirt may have, all the extra seams etc.

Method #3: Working The Right Muscles

Resistance training can really help improve your appearance and make your man boobs totally unnoticeable. I know a lot of guys who have man boobs, but don’t even know it themselves because they were born with naturally broad shoulders and a wide upper body.

The good news is, guys who were born to be scrawny (like me – I had a chicken’s shoulders before I started lifting weights), can really improve their appearance by working out the right muscle groups.

The muscle groups that are best for hiding man boobs are the shoulders, chest and upper back. The mistake that most guys make is they only bother working the chest. The trouble with only training the chest, is that it pulls your shoulders forward, giving you a hunched appearance, and making your man boobs bigger. I explain in this article, how it’s equally important to work your upper back. This helps to keep your shoulders back, and helps tremendously in widening your upper body.

Adding in a good upper chest exercise, is another great way to reduce the appearance of man boobs.

Method #4: Lose Those Man Boobs!

Yeh, who would have guessed eh? The best method for appearing as though you don’t have man boobs, is to actually lose them!

Now that you know how to hide your man boobs, it’s important to get started on a program that will help you to finally get rid of your man boobs. A gynecomastia vest can’t help you if you want to get topless – say at the beach or in the bedroom.

To get started with losing your man boobs right away, take a look at the following video, where John shows you how he lost his man boobs in a matter of weeks, using an awesome new technique that I doubt you’ve ever heard about:

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19 comments… read them below or add one

John January 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm

When I look in the mirror I see two options:
1. Up and compress- makes my manboobs look like big peck muscles- especially in relation to my muscular body. Thus it is okay that they are not much flattened by this visual misdirection. So I am thinking of some sort of lifting bra that compresses slightly and then a compression vest over top. Thoughts?

2. down and out and compress- would want to really press them down, my moobs are big. Yet I haven’t found a solution that can pull this off yet. So I hunch my shoulders, which kills my lower back. Thoughts?


ps. I am a little over 6 feet tall, slim, athletic build, obviously moobs don’t fit this picture.


Jeremy September 13, 2015 at 11:55 pm

Im 6’2″ at 206lbs. I have some pretty big love handles and about a hand full of man boobs. Which one of these would be the best for me? I dont carry any fat anywhere else on my body.



ED August 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

I was an obese child and eventually lost a lot of weight. (went from 320 to 160) The thing that sucks about all that work is that I was too old by that point for my skin to shrink up by the time I finally lost the weight. So now I have extra skin. I had surgeries to remove much of the extra skin, but the chest area is one area I didn’t get the result I wanted, leaving the man boob look even after losing the weight. So, I guess my question is…do you think weight lifting would be enough to fill in the extra skin and get rid of the man boob look. Is incline dumbbell press really the silver bullet? (i’ve been using machines for a while…none of which seem to work upper chest…probably more middle/lower.) Thanks much.


Garry Davidson August 13, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Hi Ed. An excellent way to get rid of flappy skin is to fill it out with muscle. However, if you still have excess fat in the chest area, you also need to work on gradually getting rid of the excess chest fat if you want to lose the man boobs look. To get rid of excess chest fat, I suggest using the hormonal tactics I mention in the following article:

The incline dumbbell press is an excellent exercise for targeting the upper pecs. You’d also get great results with dumbbell pullovers and the neck press.

For great overall chest development, I recommend doing chest dips.

I also recommend ditching those machines and switching to using only free weights, since free weights are known to stimulate muscle growth much better than machines.


shailesh February 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

how to know whether the moobs are medium or large??? my chest size is 48.5… which type and size vest should i go for???


David John December 9, 2014 at 5:25 am

I am an having men boobs and love handles,can these compression wear help to hide both of them or else can u suggest me a way hide both



Garry Davidson December 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

Hi David, yes, a lot of these compression vests work for the entire torso. With this one for example, here’s a comment left by a buyer:

“I have love handles and was worried that it would not do much to hide them but I just tried it on and was relieved to see that it works great. I understand about working out eating blah blah but this was a quick fix for a wedding right on the end the winter.”


Charles October 28, 2014 at 5:14 am

Just an addition to the hiding of one’s gyno. One thing I make sure to never run out of or skimp on is fabric softener. I know it sounds silly, but if your shirts have a lot of static electricity the clothing will bind itself to your chest. This was just an extra tip in hiding before losing!


Garry Davidson October 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Thanks Charles, appreciate the tip! Hope some other guys will try this out and let us know how it goes :).


Boober June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

Wow, insanely helpful. I don’t have huge or even medium moobs, but they are noticeable and this helped me out a bunch. Thank you so much for your time.


Garry Davidson June 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

Hey buddy, glad you found it useful. Don’t forget the next step is to actually get rid of your man boobs. It’s more hard work than just hiding them, but the end result is so much better.


ricky June 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Hi mate. I have a question. Actually I have gyno with fatty chest. I always wear a compression vest under my t-shirt in the gym to hide my man boobs. I wanted to ask if wearing these compression vests in the gym affects muscle gains or full movement of muscles, e.g. chest muscles etc.. thanks.


Garry Davidson June 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Hi Ricky. As long as your vest isn’t excessively tight, I see no reason why muscle gains or range of movement should be affected. A very tight vest on the other hand, can restrict blood flow to the area. Some studies have actually shown that temporarily restricting blood flow to a muscle group can help increase the muscle hypertrophy response after exercise, but these are studies that were supervised by experts in a controlled environment, I don’t recommend you purposefully restrict the blood flow to your muscles while you work out.

So the bottom line here is, keep wearing the vest, just make sure it isn’t restrictingly tight. Do not wear one that restricts blood flow to your muscles, do not wear one that restricts your range of motion, do not wear one that limits chest expansion (so your breathing isn’t affected).


S Q January 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

It was a very valuable piece of information. Thanks a lot. I have recently started to bring lifestyle changes to lose my moobs and  I still have some bothers. I request you to answer approx 3 questions of me please.  The first being about the size of the compression vest itself. I don’t have a really large budget so I’m usually very reluctant to order the wrong size. How do I get the right size? Should I take the body measurements or just order L or XL etc- all on guesses. 
Thank you. (2 more questions to follow-please bear with me)


Garry Davidson February 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Hi, thanks for the question.

When you click on the links I give you on this article, you are taken to Amazon where you can buy the vests. Where it says “Select Size”, there’s a little drop-down menu with chest sizes in inches. I suggest getting yourself a tape-measurer and measuring the diameter of your chest at the point where your chest is biggest. Go under the armpits, around the fullest part of the chest and around the shoulder blades.

I hope that helps.


S J April 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Thanks that really helped.
Another question is that should I focus only on the cardio like treadmill first to lose some weight (im overweight slightly- 88 kgs, around 5 11 feet)
Or should I also start weight lifting? 
Currently I do cardio and then do pushups and crunches


Garry Davidson April 21, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Quit the cardio. Cardio just makes you hungry. Body fat reduction is all in the food. Reduce your sugar and grain-based carbohydrate intake. Eat meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Don’t try to exercise away a bad diet.

I do advise you lift weights though. Not only will it help improve your appearance by building muscle, but unlike cardio, it will also improve your hormonal profile, which will make it easier for you to reduce body fat. Take a look at at my advanced weight training program. It comes with a detailed step-by-step workout plan that shows you how to maximize muscle growth and boost your hormone profile.


JasonKL May 9, 2015 at 12:53 am


You are SO RIGHT about cardio! Too many people think cardio will get them in shape. Cardio doesn’t even burn that much fat compared to cutting from your diet. It takes about 30 minutes of cardio to burn only two tablespoons of olive oil!

Also, cardio skyrockets cortisol, which makes man boobs and abdominal girth even worse. Add to that the fact that cardio is stressful on joints, and there really is no reason to do cardio unless you need to increase your running stamina.


Garry Davidson May 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Hi Jason

Most people who use cardio never end up losing weight. Those who do end up losing weight, end up slimming down everywhere except the chest. This is because the high levels of cortisol and low levels of testosterone you get from doing long duration cardio, cause your body to hold onto chest fat.

You start to see REAL body transformation when you make diet your first priority. You also see some impressive changes when you do weight training the right way, and do high intensity interval training instead of steady state cardio.


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