Apparently, Mantyhose Are Totally Happening
by Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour Magazine
Next time your favorite tights go missing, you might check out your guy's drawer, because if a new report is to be believed, "mantyhose"--yes, hosiery for dudes--is totally a thing right now.
The look hasn't exactly gone mainstream yet, but apparently enough men are interested in svelte-ifying and staying warm that demand has increased, and hosiery specialist Emilio Cavallini tells WWD that his recently-launched just for dudes line is doing pretty well. "A growing number of men have been buying tights at emiliocavallini.com since a unisex collection was introduced in June 2009, said Cavallini. Purchases by men account for 2 to 3 percent of the company’s annual production of one million tights," reports the paper.
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So just how did "mantyhose" come to be a Cavallini specialty? "When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men.…So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose...we came up with the concept of creating tights that both men and women could wear."
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Basic black is their best seller, and he says most men wear them under pants for warmth, or with shorts to make a fashion statement. And of course, there are some wild patterns available for the more adventurous (check out the his-and-hers pairs from his site above).
We've already seen Spanx for dudes...and a real-life "bro"...and undershirts that second as shapewear...so are mantyhose just the next logical step? Or is this just a road you don't think men should go down? Would your guy ever wear a pair of tights? Don't you just love the name "mantyhose"? Discuss!
Photo: Emilio Cavallini
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