Fashion Police Glossary: “Meggings” – male leggings

A couple of weeks ago, it was brought to our attention that ASOS.com is currently trying to encourage men to wear leggings: and no, we don’t mean “under trousers, when it’s really cold” or “under shorts, for long-distance running”, we mean every day. As fashion items.

Now, in the spirit of equal opportunity, The Fashion Police would have to say we can see no reason why men shouldn’t wear leggings if they so desire. If men DO want to wear leggings, however, we think they should abide by the same basic “rule” we ask women to observe. Yes, we’re talking about the Leggings Are Not Pants rule. Guys, this applies to you, too. Please don’t wear them as pants. It’s just too much information, trust us.

Of course, trust ASOS to have a solution to this issue. Here’s their suggestion for getting around the TMI issue created by “meggings”:

Ah, the metrosexual male! He’s like a little lost lamb there, isn’t it?

Is this the look you’re aiming for, men? Ladies, do you want to rip this guys clothes off? (And if so, is it just because you want to replace them with something other than meggings?) Click here to buy some meggings of your very own.

7 Comments

  • February 10, 2011

    Bethany

    I’m seeing the possibility of a Robin Hood costume here.

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  • February 10, 2011

    Mair

    It reminds me of ballet. I love a good male ballet dancer 😀 But it only works on the stage I think. Guys are entitled to wear whatever they please, but they might not look good doing it 😛

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  • February 11, 2011

    Amee

    No. I like my men in pants or kilts. Leggings belong under pants, skirts, or dresses. Not as pants themselves.

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  • February 12, 2011

    nata

    Aren’t metrosexual men supposed to shave their legs? Make it another rule for the meggings wearers. This is horrible (and I thought that skinny jeans were bad). Men should look like men. The only reason a woman would want to rip an effeminate guy’s clothes off is to make sure that there is still some manhood left.

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  • December 11, 2012

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  • December 11, 2012

    Catherine Gill

    […] A man with chipolatas for legs; who had taken the brave, and strange, decision to step out in ‘Meggings‘. […]

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  • September 23, 2013

    egon

    In the past, only men wore leggings (yes, Robin Hood era). It’s just fashion doing a full circle. Nothing wrong unless crotch area is too revealing. A thick fabric can be ok.

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