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Men in tights: how ‘meggings’ are taking fashion by storm

Home - by - December 12, 2012 - 18:45 America/New_York - 66 Comments

Telegraph UK

Men’s tights, for so long the preserve of ballet dancers and runway models, are taking Manhattan by storm and could soon be seen on the street of Britain.

Uniqlo is already selling Meggings on its British website, and their success in New York is seen as an indication they will also prove popular here.

 

Uniqlo is already selling Meggings on its British website, and their success in New York is seen as an indication they will also prove popular here. Photo: DANCALLISTERIMAGES

When trendsetters speculated what would be the defining men’s fashion movement to sweep New York this winter, few opted for the male legging.

But “Megging”, as the male legging is known, is now all the rage in sartorial circles. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz have all been spotted wearing leggings, while fashion stores Uniqlo, Barneys and Nordstrom are selling tights for men.

The bad news is they are on their way to Britain: Uniqlo is already selling them on its British website, and their success in New York is seen as an indication they will also prove popular here.

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h/t  Flaming Hetero

SNIP: This is SO WRONG.

» 66 Comments

  1. Death_By_Farts

    December 12th, 2012

    Notice how the first cab obviously didn’t stop…

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  2. LibertyMilitia

    December 12th, 2012

    Douche Nozzle Wear.

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  3. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012

    Not too Gay!

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  4. Death_By_Farts

    December 12th, 2012

    Now, black men are no longer at the bottom of the list when it comes to the chances of hailing a cab.

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  5. Diann

    December 12th, 2012

    A storm, huh?

    Better start gathering two of every animal and building my ark.

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  6. norman einstein

    December 12th, 2012

    “Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz have all been spotted wearing leggings…”

    So, they’re saying three fashion dorks make a “trend”?

    Not bloody likely.

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  7. Death_By_Farts

    December 12th, 2012

    The really bad news is the guy is STILL waiting for someone to pick him up…

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  8. Aufklarer

    December 12th, 2012

    Who in thier right mind would want to look like this escapee from an off-Broadway revival of Peter Pan? Good news is that they don’t make them in mens’ sizes. Call me back when they make them with a 38 inch inseam.

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  9. RosalindJ

    December 12th, 2012

    No.

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  10. Jethro

    December 12th, 2012

    Are they sold under the brand name “kick me”?
    http://www.kickmecomedy.com/resources/kick+me+person+6.jpg
    .

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  11. Menderman

    December 12th, 2012

    This is the man they were talking about on that Whole foods thread.

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  12. Moe tom

    December 12th, 2012

    Faggarb. I hope I don’t see this shit on the golf course. Damn!

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  13. Ohio Dan

    December 12th, 2012

    In other news, oficials are concerned by a spike on aids cases in certain zip codes in the New York area. Hmmm, I wonder what zip code he lives in.

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 12th, 2012

     
  15. Cynic

    December 12th, 2012

    They shouldn’t be called “meggings”, but rather “faggings”.

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  16. Bad Brad

    December 12th, 2012

    Moe tom

    “Faggarb. I hope I don’t see this shit on the golf course. Damn!”

    Well there goes your xmas gift. You would have liked them too all red a white striped with little stars in between. Now I’m totally out of ideas.

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  17. Dadof3

    December 12th, 2012

    I think it’s great!

    Now I can tell who to not take seriously without even talking to them.

    I’m thinking along the lines of: “HEEEEre’s your sign!”

    8)

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  18. cfm990

    December 12th, 2012

    Even The Village People are saying, WTF.

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  19. historicus

    December 12th, 2012

    You don’t need to question the manhood of anybody wearing these. There’s none to be questioned.

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  20. Moe tom

    December 12th, 2012

    Check out stranded’s BEEP.

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  21. Tabby

    December 12th, 2012

    ROTFLMAO To any straight guys even considering embracing this I say… Goooood Luck Fellas! You’re gonna need more of it than the last power-ball winner!

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  22. Johnny Freedom

    December 12th, 2012

    What better way to say, “I have no man bits”.

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  23. Bad Brad

    December 12th, 2012

    I bet they come with a Velcro trap door option.

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  24. Oh HELL no! « The Daley Gator

    December 12th, 2012

    [...] The latest fashion craze for men is Meggings? THIS? [...]

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  25. Goldenfoxx

    December 12th, 2012

    All he needs is a cap with a bell on the end of it and he could pass as one of Santa’s elves. DH wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of tights. But I could see Obummer wearing them–bright pink for instance.

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  26. Weldor

    December 12th, 2012

    Gaydar…redlined.

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  27. old_oaks

    December 12th, 2012

    WTF?

    I do have a good friend though who has a story about buying jeans and accidentally bought skinny jeans. Wildly hilarious when he admitted to liking them!

    Never seen him wear them, so hopefully it’s something him and his old lady go out and do.

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  28. sTevo

    December 12th, 2012

    Gardar needle pegged.

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  29. Death_By_Farts

    December 12th, 2012

    Wait a second…Look at the expression on his face…Perhaps he lost a bet?

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  30. Mr.Gates

    December 12th, 2012

    Those long johns are a little too short.

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  31. srdem65

    December 12th, 2012

    If they’re anything like the new revealing uniforms the NFL players wear, they should answer a lot of questions.

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  32. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 12th, 2012

    I still prefer men’s clothes.

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  33. even steven

    December 12th, 2012

    Thank God I’m an unsophisticated rube. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing those ridiculous things.

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  34. reddecaesari

    December 12th, 2012

    his parents are huddled with their attorney changing their will.

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  35. Johnny Freedom

    December 12th, 2012

    I think this also brings to the forefront something we’ve needed to do for a long time. Release pre-teased grizzly bears in New York City.

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  36. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 12th, 2012

    12-21 can’t get here soon enough for me.

    What ever happened to shame?

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  37. Noelegy

    December 12th, 2012

    Um, NO.

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  38. Major Mal function

    December 12th, 2012

    Hey Butch, you’re supposed to wear pants over the thermal underwear.

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  39. Dano

    December 12th, 2012

    Hey, just like what FOOTBALL players wear!!

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  40. Xavier

    December 12th, 2012

    Let’s go to an authority: Ann B. what do you think?

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  41. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 12th, 2012

    queer

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  42. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 12th, 2012

    I was prepared to give the guy the benefit of the doubt and say that he was in his long johns trying to get home after a one night stand. But then I saw the shoes……Gaydar alarms are blasting!

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  43. HooHooNayNay

    December 12th, 2012

    My word but his pants make me dizzy….

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  44. JPK

    December 12th, 2012

    To tuck or not to tuck?

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  45. Geoff C. The Saltine

    December 12th, 2012

    I only wear them when I prance around for the missus, then I have to sleep in the garage.

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  46. Carlos The Jackal

    December 12th, 2012

    He might as well wear an “I Suck Dicks” t shirt.

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  47. Moe tom

    December 12th, 2012

    Joe Namath NY Jets wore pantyhose. Smart move. So did I when working outside in 20 degree weather. But this guy? Well, I dunno.

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  48. Moe tom

    December 12th, 2012

    Yeah I cut a slot, if that’s what you’re thinkin.

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  49. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    It’s disappointing when Moe Tom never reads my smart ass posts. I’m actually a little hurt. Pardon me, I need a hanky.

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  50. factslady

    December 13th, 2012

    Please have him put his pink Hello Kitty pajama pants back on.

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  51. Corona

    December 13th, 2012

    Funny how the muzzie cab drivers will ignore them. And they think that’s discrimination. Wait for the scimitars, legholes.

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  52. Moe tom

    December 13th, 2012

    Bad Brad. I hang on to every word. Sorry buddy. I thought you would just assume. You, mendedman, norman, doc, I am speaking to you and the other greats at IOTW. I’m pissed off with BFH right now because he spiked a great comment by a Blackman about the election. I am so pissed off about that election that I sometimes don’t think straight. Even Mrs. Moe is staring at me ascance. Terrible feeling. I am getting used to the couch though, got a new pillow. I’m going to have one more and I’ll hit the couch. Fuckit. Semper Fi.

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  53. Moe tom

    December 13th, 2012

    Askance

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  54. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Tom, As of the last couple days I’ve had shit lost in the abyss. May not be BFH. Had some weird shit happen tonight bro. You know the dudes stand up. Wait and see wtf. The weird shit I’ve experienced is with biz electronic shit. I’m thinking its the new and approved Patriot Act kicking in. You know, where they put sensors in your toilet to see what yo ate. Ever see the movie the Patriot with Mel Gibson? I think that where we are headed.

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  55. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Tom brother, we all gotta back off on the alcohol. Why let this asshole kill us. Probably part of his fucking plan.

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  56. Moe tom

    December 13th, 2012

    Brad Back off the alcohol? You sond like Doc and Mrs Moe

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  57. Moe tom

    December 13th, 2012

    sound

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  58. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Moe tom, NO, had a bad dream the other night. Can’t explain but it shook me. Your the same as me. Fuck these people.

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  59. Moe tom

    December 13th, 2012

    Brad. The Patriot? Will never happen again. Believe me I listen to these 20 to 40 year old guys and gals who worry about their Grip, Stance, and execution of the shot. They don’t give a flying fuk about the “State of the Nation”

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  60. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Tom,I hope your wrong. I am encouraged by the young trades people I run into. I’m encouraged by the young weight lifters I run into in the gym.
    But then I see one of the assholes in the Michigan Union beat down of that Fox Anchor was ex military and it makes me sick. I think I could turn him if I had a one on one. I guess one way or the other. BTW, Crowder’s got my Bullshit meter going off.

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  61. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Believe me I listen to these 20 to 40 year old guys and gals who worry about their Grip, Stance, and execution of the shot.

    Damn funny, nothing will screw up your shot more then trying to break it down and make it mechanical. It’s not, it’s fluid. Make them try and kill ducks for a couple years and they’ll figure it out.

    We are in trouble though aren’t we. Where are the parents that should have been teaching these people?

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  62. Pubert

    December 13th, 2012

    Where did he find Moo’s gardening britches?

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  63. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 13th, 2012

    Oh shit!!!! Add some jelly bracelets and jelly shoes and this pic looks like what my friends and I wore in the 80s. But we’re girls, so…

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  64. Snowball the Sourpuss

    December 13th, 2012

    Looks like an escapee from Gay Paris.

    @Moe – By God man if you want to have a drink, I’ll pour it for you. You’ve more than earned it.

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  65. Sheza Snorer

    December 13th, 2012

    No matter how much your protest… I think this is a fashion trend that will grow slowly, but it here to stay.
    Men’s fashion are so conservative and have been so unchanging for so very long that it has to happen someday… something will change that.
    I think you guys protest them so much because you secretly like the idea of wearing leggings just that much.

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  66. Pete (DE)

    December 16th, 2012

    This guy may have never sucked a schlong, but he damn well has held on in his mouth before.

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