Are you a fan of hosiery?
Do you like wearing tights or stockings?
I simply hate stockings from cold winters at school, horrible off-brown-kinda-looks-like-vomit-coloured tights. The thought of them to this day still fills me with anguish of those cold winter mornings and horrible brown school shoes. Ugh.
Moving on, enough about my school uniform trauma.
One simply cannot beat fishnet stockings for dress up parties though.
That aside, would you like your man to be wearing a pair of tights? Specifically made for men, so that would make it manly right?
According to upscale hosiery retailer Emilio Cavallini that purchases by men (and for men) now account for 2 to 3 percent of their annual sales. He noticed the trend about three years ago.
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.
So he decided to cater to male customers by creating unisex tights that allow for greater breathability, “which is important since men perspire much more than women do.” Yes, I had to share that with you. I read it and well, so you have to visualize that image along with me…. Sweaty balls! Who’s passing on breakfast?
So, who are these sweaty, mantyhose-wearing men, and how do they style their hosiery? Apparently the same way people wear long underwear or spandex — in other words, safely out of sight beneath their pants as an extra layer during the winter. Emilio has however said that there are a select few more daring gents, that are European *cough* Italians, but that goes without saying; that have been seen to be sporting their ‘mantyhose’ with shorts.
Which brings us all to the inevitable question about unisex tights: To put it delicately, wouldn’t there be a problematic fit discrepancy between men and women in the groin area? Don’t even deny, you thought about it too. Emilio says no: “If it’s fine for Italian guys, it’s fine for the world.” – sounds as though he’s blowing smoke up his own ass there to me…