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March 8, 2012

Here is one fashion trend I think I’ll skip. According to the Daily Mail tights for men or “mantyhose” are the latest thing.

If you thought men in tights was a sartorial statement best left to medieval jesters, think again.

The underwear staple for women is making its way into wardrobes of the opposite sex – and the look is gaining popularity.

If any were in doubt as to the strength of the trend, it even has its own name: Mantyhose.

Cult or fad, the trend has gained some momentum of late, with Racked even conducting a poll as to the best name for the dubious new dressing habit.

While it was WWD who coined the term ‘mantyhose’, brosiery’ is a clear leader in the survey, ahead of ‘guylons’, ‘he-tards’, and ‘beau-hose’ – a term surely reserved for the most confident men out there.

Mr Cavallini said that his company’s ‘brosiery’ is tested on its male employees and that their research had led to a special, breathable fabric being designed to account for men’s higher perspiration levels.

Here is a picture. Brace yourself.
Maybe I am being too judgemental and old-fashioned, but I think there is a slippery slope here. If men start wearing tights again, before you know it we’ll be expected to wear outfits like this.
I am not going to wear high heels and those big wigs. Best to nip this sort of thing in the bud.

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