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.