It's not often that we write about Jon Hamm's crotch, but here we are. According to the New York Daily News' Confidenti@l, the "Mad Men" star is reportedly running into problems (and possibly narrow doorframes) on the set of the show, due to, erm, restrictive '60s-era pants.

Which got us thinking about Spanx -- specifically, Spanx for men ("manx"). We know women love Spanx (Katy Perry, Oprah and Octavia Spencer are just a few of the stars who have come forward in admitting their devotion to the industrial-strength Lycra). The underwear smoothes lumps and bumps and offers another layer of coverage. But it wasn't until recently that men started sharing their feelings on the shapewear.

Brad Pitt reportedly "battled a pudgy midsection" with smoothing shapewear while shooting his ad for Chanel No.5. "Project Runway" judge Tim Gunn swears by them. "As a man, even I wear it occasionally," Gunn confessed. "Because everything just looks a little more fit, and slim, and trim."

Perhaps Hamm should pick up a pair of manx for their smoothing effects? Hey, just sayin'. Read more about the, uh, situation at


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We're lookin' at you, Jon.

Check out all the celebrities who love Spanx:

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  • Oprah

    <a href="">Oprah endorsed Sara Blakely's young company, Spanx, on her show back in 2000</a>... and the rest is history.

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    At the 2010 SAG Awards, <a href="">Louis-Dreyfus told Giuliana Rancic</a> how she looks so good on the red carpet: "You gotta have Spanx. Keep the spanx on and it will all work out!"

  • Octavia Spencer

    "My Spanx are killing me!" Octavia told Ellen. Hear the full story in the video!

  • Adele

    At 2:24

  • Joan Collins

    <a href="">Collins wrote in the Daily Mail</a>, "Invest in an all-in-one Spanx-type undergarment. This deceptively simple structure is a masterpiece, wrapping around the diaphragm and waist, holding in all those wobbly bits yet showing off your sexy curves."

  • Tom Hanks

    At 1:57

  • Kelly Osbourne

    "Even if you're a skinny girl, Spanx are a must," <a href="">Osbourne told the New York Daily News in 2012</a>. "Nobody wants to see your belly button through your dress."

  • Melissa McCarthy

    "They're intensely uncomfortable," <a href="">McCarthy once said on the red carpet.</a> Hear what she told Ellen!

  • Kim Kardashian

    In 2012, <a href=",,20607696,00.html">the reality star told U.K.'s ITV "Lorraine" show</a> that her thighs were her biggest insecurity, dishing to host Lorraine Kelly that Spanx are "the greatest invention."

  • Spanx, But No Spanx

    Full Segment: Spanx have made their way into the daily routines of women and even a few men. You might look thinner, but is the slimming power of shapewear bad for your self-esteem?

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