Would your man wear meggings?

We’ve written about “‘meggings” here before (For those of you who’ve never heard of them, “meggings” = “men’s leggings”), but they’ve been back in the public eye recently, thanks to a site called Meggings Man Clothing, which claims that meggings are about to be the next big thing in men’s fashion, and that pretty soon our male friends and relatives will be walking around looking a little bit like this:

meggings: leggings for men

[Buy here]

OK, maybe not EXACTLY like this, because that’s pretty hard to imagine. Seriously: picture just about any man you know. Now picture him wearing a pair of gold leggings. Can you do it? We can’t – or perhaps we just don’t want to, because although we fully support men’s right to wear anything they want to (Women get to wear traditionally “male” clothing without anyone batting an eye, after all, so we don’t see why men should be forced to conform to some kind of “men only” code), we’re not sure we’d actually enjoy the sight of hoardes of men walking around wearing meggings as pants.

Then again, we don’t exactly enjoy the sight of hoardes of women walking around wearing leggings as pants (Because LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS, lest we forget), but that doesn’t stop it happening, so there’s that.

Back to the subject in hand: Meggings Man Clothing founders Adam Freck and Andrew Volk say that their product (Which is designed slightly differently from women’s leggings, with a faux zip and wide waistband) is proving very popular with men who have secretly always wanted to slip into some spandex:

“The truth of the matter is, spandex is flattering.” [they say]  “It compliments people well . . . Meggings are much more comfortable than super tight jeans, and more stylish and appropriate to wear out in public than fitted athletic pants.”

But what about… you know… the CROTCH issue? They have that covered, too. Literally:

“With meggings, people ask about their crotch all the time. The response that we get a lot, once people try on our meggings, is, “That’s not as in-my-face as I thought it would be.” Once guys actually try meggings on, the fear goes away.”

What’s the verdict, Fashion Force? Have these images helped the fear go away for YOU? Would you like to see more men in “meggings” – or, if you are a man, would you wear them?

[Cover image: Matalan]

6 Comments

  • January 22, 2014

    Claire

    It’s still leggings being worn as pants, so I really can’t get behind it.

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    • January 22, 2014

      lizvocal

      Behind it might be the best view!

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  • January 23, 2014

    TurboFerret

    Well back in renaissance they wore something awfully similar with tunics. A man I know is sporting them like a boss, actually he sports them a lot, especially on marathons.

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  • January 23, 2014

    Cassi

    I’m just not sure what underwear men would be able to wear with these. Though I am giggling thinking of some dude being called out on VPL 😉

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  • January 26, 2014

    Egon

    Men have worn them a lot before women do. Robin Hood anyone? Just as for lots of other men clothing (thigh high boots, ties, etc) women started wearing them. This is fashion. And EVERYTHING is just acquired taste. Some stuff is plain nonsense or stupid, but meggings are just something men have worn for centuries. Nothing new and nothing criminal.

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    • January 27, 2014

      The Fashion Police

      Why does the fact that something has been around for a long time mean it must be stylish, though? Why should people force themselves to “acquire the taste” for something they dislike just because it’s OMGFASHION? That’s what fashion victims do – can’t people be allowed to decide for themselves what they like to wear/see? (Also I don’t think “But ROBIN HOOD wore them!” is a very persuasive argument why everyone should have to like something, but each to their own 🙂 )

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