Mantyhose: Yay or Nay?

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Style blogs across the Internet are positively distraught over Selfridge’s latest men’s offering, mantyhose by lingerie brand Unconditional. These tights for men cost £70 per pair and come in black, beige, and charcoal. Selfridge’s menswear director David Walker-Smith says, “The ‘mantyhose’ are extremely versatile and we expect men to be wearing them not only as a way to give legs an extra boost of warmth on the chilliest nights, but as a true style statement.” People with opinions around the globe may be horrified, but we support the man tights movement.

In all seriousness, they wouldn’t look terrible under cropped pants. And if men have become bold and secure enough with themselves to embrace Spanx-esque shapewear, then why not mantyhose? For the truly fashion-forward man who wants to make a statement by way of tights, this guy and this guy look pretty rad. It may be easier to pull off crazy tights on the streets of Harajuku than on the streets of Soho. But if women worldwide are supposed to wear diapers next spring, men could at least try their hand at fashion ridiculousness this fall to make us feel a bit less absurd in our nappies and giant clear plastic beads.

Men in tights are an abomination [Telegraph]