Get Your Guy the Gift of Compression this Holiday Season

November 12, 2015

Get Your Guy the Gift of Compression this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and that means that it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for your fella. As many of us have experienced, buying a present for your guy can be tough; when it comes to holiday wish lists, men often go the utilitarian and functional route—in other words, ties and boxers. Well, we think that we just might have the answer to your gifting woes: VIM & VIGR’s stylish and functional compression legwear, of course! No matter what his lifestyle is like, our compression socks and leg sleeves will help him look and feel his best from the office to the trails. If your main squeeze falls into any of the categories below, then he will love unwrapping a pair of VIM & VIGR compression legwear this year:

  • The Sitter – Studies show that sitting for more than 90 minutes at a time can decrease blood flow to the lower legs by 50%. If your guy is a workaholic who spends much of his day glued to his chair, compression legwear is a gift that will keep him comfortable and stylish all day long. VIM & VIGR’s Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology maintains an optimal graduated compression level of 15-20 mmHg to continuously circulate freshly-oxygenated blood from the ankles to knees and down to the toes.
  • The Stander – If your special someone spends the majority of the day up on their feet, our compression socks and leg sleeves can help reduce the strain and aches that comes with it. Science shows that too much standing can cause varicose and spider veins, as well as increased swelling and fatigue by 20%. If his job requires a lot of running around or if he loves standing-heavy activities like fly-fishing, we recommend our new and improved wool collection which has a reinforced arch and foot bed (not to mention that the argyle print is classic and festive for the holidays)!
  • The Health Nut – Is your beau always ready for a good workout? VIM & VIGR’s compression legwear is a perfect choice for him because it’s a gift that will make a difference in his workouts that he can literally feel. Our compression technology provides important benefits both during and after intense or strenuous physical activities by preventing soreness, improving circulation, alleviating aches and speeding up the muscle recuperation process. Our top pick for an adrenaline aficionado is a pair from our moisture-wick nylon collection; as the name suggests, the fabric is designed to prevent excess sweat and moisture.
  • The Jetsetter – Does your sweetheart constantly bop around the globe? If so, compression socks or leg sleeves are a must-have. Those long flights spent seated and the walking-intensive navigation of airports and cities are exhausting and take a toll on the body. Our compression legwear helps to refresh and reinvigorate the legs so that he can hit the ground running upon arrival.

No matter where your man falls on the lifestyle spectrum – workaholic, rustic and outdoorsy, fitness fanatic or avid traveler – VIM & VIGR compression legwear is a functional gift that he will love. What are your best “for him” stocking-stuffer ideas? Share with us in a comment below!

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart




Fabric Collections:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.