Man Fashion: Men In Tights Fashion is Back?

12:39 am Contributed by JW

Believe it or not, there's a new trend in men's fashion, men are now looking for fashion tights or skinny jeans or khaki pants. According to one of the recent fashion report, UK stockists are reporting record sales of sheer, patterned and support tights for men. Retailers say men's tights are not being sold as fetish garments, but as practical, comfortable and – most worryingly – stylish everyday wear. "I don't know what is going on – sales have gone mad," said Kieran Hughes, director of the tights stockists Precious Collections.

"In the past two months we have gone from selling 300 pairs of tights a month to men in the UK, to selling more than 1,000." Men give three reasons for donning skin-tight legwear. Some simply like the added insulation they bring underneath trousers. Others put them on under shorts and claim they bring such health benefits as back support. And a few even claim that tights are the latest symbol of metrosexuality. Mr Hughes said: "German men have been wearing them for years. More than 50 per cent of German men wear tights, including famous German football players. I can't imagine many footballers here doing that." Online site Legwear4men reports that it is struggling to cope with demand, while Mytights reports that its new men's line sold out almost immediately, particular skinny jeans and similar fashion. Tights aimed at men are designed slightly differently from those worn by women – and not just because they come in sizes large enough to accommodate burly rugby players. They usually feature support panels, sometimes include front openings that resemble flies on jeans, and also have reinforced feet. Will you get one for yourself?

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  1. Anonymous said...

    the pics you have shown here make skinnys look bad, when they are really cool, go get some good pictures

  2. Anonymous said...

    Men have legs too!!!

    And some will do well to enhance them and show them off

    It is a hard fashion statement to get right both in style and function and so makes an interesting challenge for the designer

    But I think there is scope for a breakthough in this idea at some point

  3. Anonymous said...

    Men have legs too, some will do well to enhance them and show them off. Because of that attraction, and historic precidents, there is scope for a fashion breakthough in this, however it is a difficult one to get right both in style and function, how and who will get it right will make their name, here lies the challenge for the designer.

  4. Anonymous said...

    Intresting, I just bought my first Spandex tights last week. It feels right!
    I'm not an 80's rocker or a Punk. I just like the idea of men in tights. Getting tired of all those baggy jeans, so I go the other way!
    But, it's very hard to wear, you have to match it up really good.

  5. Anonymous said...

    men with good bodies and reasonably well hung always look hot in skin tight pants, even better if they are super low rise

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