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Signs of the Apocalypse - Men in Leggings

Posted on the 13 December 2012 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

Are you someone who smirks when you hear that men today have been emasculated and feminized by the culture?

Smirk no more:

When trendsetters speculated what would be the defining men's fashion movement to sweep New York BeggingForNoMoreMeggingsthis winter, few opted for the male legging.

But "Megging", as the male legging is known, is now all the rage in sartorial circles. 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.


They are expected to follow on from the trend for "skinny jeans" on men, which have become a staple of the British high street.

One proud "megger" is Mark Dorosz, 34, an English internet entrepreneur who lives on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

"Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans," he said. "I've always had good legs and it's nice to show them off all year round.


Some New Yorkers, however, see the "megger" as an affront to masculinity. Gabriel Cru, 35, from the Bronx, said: "Men in tights? Get out of here. We don't do men in tights in New York. That's European!"

New York-based British fashion designer Lucy Sykes warned that 'megging' is a hard look to pull off. "The only guy I've seen that looks good in a legging is my friend Neil who works with me at Rent the Runway," she said. "But he's young, dark and handsome and used to perform ballet at Lincoln Centre.

"Frankly any other man I have seen [in tights] looks a bit of a wally."

Maybe there's something to this Mayan calendar bit.


With a less than enthusiastic tip of the hat to Mr. Reynolds.

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