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08/04/2008 05:02 AM ID: 72476 Permalink   

More Men Now Wearing Tights


UK stockists have said that men's tights, designed to be worn under shorts, have surged in popularity. Kieran Hughes, director of Precious Collections says "German men have been wearing them for years" adding more than 50% of German men wear tights.

Natalie Theo, a fashion editor has said "The whole concept is absolutely ridiculous. It's metrosexuality gone stark raving mad. It is not even as though tights would be comfortable. And they've (men) got hairy legs."

The Aviation Health Institute has long recommended wearing tights to combat jet lag, which is caused by oxygen starvation. The tights help increase the flow of oxygenated blood.

The tights range from ultra sheer to thick, black tights.

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  What's wrong with wearing tights?  
Wrestlers have been doing it for decades..... I would wear tights, but what would the cows think?
  by: boaznjachin     08/04/2008 05:14 AM     
  Are these tights  
or pantyhose? Since this is an English source, maybe the word "tights" means something different than what it means in America. The biscuit/cookie thing.
  by: walter3ca   08/04/2008 09:36 AM     
The accompanying picture at the source showed "tights" as we understand them in the US. Some do come in quite sheer materials, but I tend to stick to warmer things like velour. I wear skirts year round and the tights help keep my lil legs warm.

  by: morgora     08/04/2008 03:58 PM     
It's not that I have anything against men wearing them, but I hate tights. Something about them, I haven't quite figured out why. I've never been particularly fond of tight clothing though, it's similar to wet clothing. I don't like the feeling of it being stuck to me. Maybe it's just me, I've always been an odd duck.
  by: amir8500   08/07/2008 05:58 PM     
  Men in Tiiiiiiights!  
We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that's right! We maaaaay look like paaaaansies, but watch what you say or else we'll put out your lights! We're men. We're men in tights. *bounds away, laughing and singing*
  by: calilac     08/07/2008 06:20 PM     
  it should be noted  
thatt this is in the UK where the thick black tights worn by soccer players (can be questioned as to whether they are actually male) have become popular amoung youths
  by: dieu_7     08/07/2008 06:30 PM     
  Men in Tights = Bikers?  
Its pretty normal for bikers to wear tights as it helps stop the cold wind. Dont really see what the problem is. Seems sensible too me!
  by: Red!   08/10/2008 06:29 PM     
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