Robert Geller Spring 2013
Meggings or leggings for men, is a new trend in menswear, blogs report. The sales in men’s leggings rise while the named celebrities like Justin Bieber and Russell Brand sport the newest garment. While the meggings have already conquered New York the brands like Uniqlo reportedly already sell meggings in Britain. One of the meggings wearer said:
Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans. I’ve always had good legs and it’s nice to show them off all year round.
There are so many people wearing exotic clothes in New York that nobody cares about a man wearing leggings if it works for him.
Perhaps people will be laughing around this in 12 months’ time but for now they come up to me and say, ‘You look awesome.’
And it’s no wonder, men’s fashion demonstrates many unconventional, far from conservative styles during Fashion Week, just take a look at Jean Paul Gaultier’s shows. I’d say meggings are pretty conventional compared to his designs. Besides before becoming an independent trend for fashio-forward men meggings could be seen on athletes or in thermal underwear. Male leggings were also known as long johns for a long time. So it’s just another step in men’s fashion evolution.
Alexandre Plokhov Spring 2013
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 a representative for Uniqlo, Patrick Jones. Other opinions on meggings rising popularity refer to the wider acceptance of “blurred gender lines” and all the “sport-inspired clothing”.
And if you look at the artists’ stage costumes back in the 70′s and 80′s the leggings for men actually isn’t that new a garment after all. Now they are more mainstream. So what do you think about meggings? Yay or nay?
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