In my last post I commented that I'd like to know who named Spanx. Well, I was just catching up on reading The New Yorker and there in the March 28th edition is the answer. Journalist Alexandra Jacobs does a fine profile of Spanx inventor Sara Blakely.
She's a size 6 ("the largest I've ever been," she claims). And now she's bringing out a line for men with a "3D pouch." She sent a sample of her Spanx wifebeater to her father-in-law and it apparently took him half a day to get in and out of it. His wife said she never laughed harder. Welcome to our world, guys.