Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Men? Leggings? ‘Meggings’?

Just when you think it can’t get any worse that men wearing tights shorts and short shorts or that their pants can’t possibly get any slimmer. You’re hit by some shocking news, men are actually wearing leggings. Yes, men are actually buying leggings for Fall. (It took me all my energy and all the caffeine in the world not to faint) 

From Justin Bieber (oh well... let’s not talk about that), to Russell Brand, to Lenny Kravtiz pairing them with platform boots. There’s been quite an array of those on the runways and retail racks. From Givenchy and John Bartlett to Uniqlo. 

Brace yourselves ladies, because your boyfriends might be trying those out sometime soon (and let’s all pray they don’t). “They’re not tights, they’re meggings!” 

“Guys have been wearing slimmer and slimmer pants in the last few years, so the natural progression is to move to the man legging,” says Patrick Jones, a rep for Uniqlo, which offers its own brand of "made for all" meggings. The company technically lists the item as long johns, designed to be worn under pants. That doesn’t stop customers — first in Japan and Korea, now in America — from wearing them alone or with shorts, he says, especially given that their proprietary Heat Tech technology makes layering a sweaty proposition. “Bieber wore a drop-crotch pair at the American Music Awards, and all he did was grab his crotch every ten seconds onstage.” 

Ladies, what do you think about this? Is it just accepting blurred gender lines within the fashion industry and that menswear is not inspired by womenswear? Is it fashion forward? Or it means men should just start shopping from the women’s department? 

PS: I wonder if they’ll go shopping for purses too because now they have nowhere to put their wallets.



  1. Haha it's like reverse sexism, people judging men for wearing leggings.

    You want people to stop being sexist to women when you make fun of men.

  2. Historically men predates women in use of tights:

  3. Umm it's 90% men that design women's clothes and who introduced leggings, so don't judge when they wear them. Can wear whatever they want. they wear it with more pizzazz than the women anyway

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