Tights are magic as the weather gets cooler. They keep us warm, look cute and give a second life to our spring and summer outfits. The only problem? Rips, tears, runs and pilling force us to buy new pairs way too often.
For more than a decade, Mack wore women's pantyhose under his clothes to keep him warm while he worked as a landscaper. But four years ago, Mack, 35, discovered "mantyhose" —pantyhose for men. He says that he enjoys the fit and feel of the "mantyhose" so much that he wears them year-round, even though he now holds an office job. Mack is one of a growing number of men — from construction workers to athletes and businessmen — who've found a passion for pantyhose, claiming they wear the hosiery for support, comfort and aesthetic purposes. Coming to America European men have been sporting hose for several years, but the trend has been slow to catch on in the U. It is important to note that the trend has no connection to men who wear hose to cross-dress, since they prefer to wear pairs that are more feminine.
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Trends come and go For here is my conservative little secret: Pantyhose, to me, are one of many symbols of womanhood.
Dahan, 33, a Montreal-based mother of two and co-designer of Mackage, a brand of downtown chic outerwear. Not long ago, few fashionable women could stand wearing pantyhose. Later they began to rely instead on products like Spanx for body contouring, and self-tanning lotions to conceal blemishes.