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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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Dec 12, 2012 10:58PM
Ok old ladies get your heads out of your arses. Men in the music business and a lot of young actors have been wearing them for years. So haven't younger men in the more affluent set. Something I would guarantee none of the posters knows about. The comments below are so embarrassingly and cringe-inducing ignorant.
Dec 12, 2012 10:57PM

My "thing" is too big to wear that.


Dec 12, 2012 10:56PM
Real men don't wear tight tights. Well, real straight men anyway.
Dec 12, 2012 10:52PM
I too wear my long johns (long underwear) in the winter when I'm out hunting or playing in the cold weather. I can't imagine anyone wearing them as a fashion accessory, but then again I can't imagine people with perfect vision wearing glasses as a fashion accessory either. Either way I'll still point and laugh at peoples stupidity for such nonsensical things.
Dec 12, 2012 10:52PM
Some idiot must have a vested interest in a business that is trying to drum up business.  No self respecting man would ever run around in something this butt ugly.  As for the celebrities the article refers to, they may have money and fame but damn who would want to used them as role models.
Dec 12, 2012 10:49PM
The only men who wore leggings in my day were athletes, who wore spandex on cold days or nights so they wouldn't pull a muscle while running or other sports.  Oh, and glam rockers of the 80's.  I wouldn't wear these as a fashion statement though, just don't get it.
Dec 12, 2012 10:49PM
Yeah, sure its a trend. Its just a trick to see whos gay.
Dec 12, 2012 10:47PM
I try to have an open mind about what people wear, but these don't look good on most women, and they look even worse on men. yuk.
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