This is a serious question, I am looking into getting a binder and I need to talk to someone who uses one cause I have more questions then answers, do u use one? I dont want to come off as intrusive I really don't know how to phrase this... If u don't want to answer for any reason just delete this
ok i’m gonna assume ur ftm/nb and tbh idk much about those binders? like yeah i do use one but it’s bc i was complaining 2 my doctor abt my minor case of the moobs and she was like “oh yeah that’s nothing u can get a binder for that” so the ones i have (i have like 3 tht i alternate but i only use them when i wear a shirt that’s kinda tight-fitting) r'nt the kinda stuff you’d get from a resource for transitioning and it’s also not the same kind of circumstance.
but going off of the stuff i’ve seen on my dash, gc2b/g2cb (i don’t remember the letter + number order) is rly good as well as underworks and i heard of another company somewhere but i forgot the name of it. i’m not sure if different companies use different materials, but u should probably keep that in mind when choosing a brand because u don’t want to have an itchy or scratchy piece of cloth on ur tiddies for a handful of hours. also (this one is important) if ur buying online and sizing urself, if ur in the middle of two sizes, go for the larger size. wearing binders that are too small can fuck up ur spine and/or ribs rly quickly, and the damage can be irreversible.
but some good places to check for some good + credible info are websites dedicated as trans resources and ik there are some blogs on here run by trans ppl that answer questions abt body shaping and surgery and hormones so checking those out would be a good place to start.
also i’ve never seen binders sold commercially offline so u’ll probably wanna check some websites for them. however i always see to never use amazon or anything because they can be hella unsafe. (i actually got some stuff for my doctor abt the materials to size and sew my own but the templates i have probably don’t make for a binder nearly as efficient and intense as the one being sold specifically for trans guys.).
tl;dr the stuff i know is almost all second-hand so it would be best 2 either talk to another trans guy/nb person or find a good website as a resource (or both, u can never be too careful).