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Latest trend for guys: Man tights

'Meggings' are 'taking the world by storm.'

By Kim Anne Dec 12, 2012 6:38PM

Photo courtesy American ApparelGuard your leggings, ladies. Because men are hopping on board the trend of wearing tight, stretchy pants, too. So if they disappear from your closet this winter, you know where they might have gone.

According to an article written by the Business Insider, men’s leggings are no longer just reserved for ballet dancers and male models —they are now common among all trendsetting gents. 

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"'Megging,' as the male legging is known, is now all the rage in sartorial circles,” quotes the Insider. "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."

Apparently, the megging is creeping its way into fashionable men’s closets everywhere, serving as a replacement for the popular skinny jean trend that has become more common among males in the past few years.

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"Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans," megging-wearer Mark Dorosz told the Insider. "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."

And so far, Dorosz says the feedback has been nothing but positive. "Perhaps people will be laughing around this in 12 months’ time, but for now they come up to me and say, 'You look awesome.'"

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Photo: Courtesy American Apparel

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318Comments
Dec 13, 2012 2:53AM
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Maybe at home with the windows closed,  and then only to keep warm.
No,  scratch that. 
No way.

Dec 13, 2012 2:49AM
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I already wear these...well a form of them.  They're called compression tights and they're ideal for long cold-weather runs.  I wouldn't have started wearing them unless Reebok, that I wear-test for, had provided them.  Oh, and they're black .

I wonder if t he attitude would have been different  if the guy had a muscular physique not looked so white bread..  

Would I wear the purple in public?  Well,yea,  if I was getting paid.  All shapes and sizes. That's what makes SF the city it is.
Dec 13, 2012 2:46AM
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Those are nice, if you tell the sheep poop is ice cream they would not only eat it, they would like it. I could see Justin B wearing those.
Dec 13, 2012 2:36AM
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Not masculine by any stretch of the imagination! We aren't going anywhere if your jeans or pants are tighter than mine!
Dec 13, 2012 2:32AM
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Yea, I can see me wearing tights to work.. I think I would be so embarassed that I would not take my snuggy off the whole day.. Only boy band members will buy these..
Dec 13, 2012 2:20AM
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These are gross...so are girl leggings worn with nothing over them. And yoga pants worn outside of yoga. Some people dress so skanky and either just don't care or want the attention. Not everyone wants to see your crotch and butt.
Dec 13, 2012 2:18AM
Dec 13, 2012 2:18AM
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I'll take one in pink and one in chartreuse maybe lavender

 

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