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Mens Tights - why not

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Male or female, tights look amazing. They can make you look feminine but they can also make you look masculine. Likewise they can make you feel feminine or masculine. It depends on how you wear them, how you carry yourself and ultimately how you see yourself. Mens tights are highly functional and practical while women’s tights can look very sexy.

I think it’s great that we have more men wearing tights again. They bring out the shape of the legs and body and that is always better than baggy clothes that hide your figure. In the past, mens tights were only something that you’d find in specialized activities such as ballet or some sports like cycling. These kind of mens tights are thicker and more durable than the nylon sheer tights that women often wear. I don’t see why mens tights haven’t been more popular because they are surely much better any activities that involve lots of movement.

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Shopping for Mens Tights

Buying mens tights is easier today than ever. Not only because of internet shopping but also because more and more fashion shops and department stores are selling tights for men. The selection is increasing and the prices are decreasing. Perfect! And consequently, the range of styles for mens tights has also broadened a lot. Now days, tights for men aren’t just the heavier, durable kind but also include those soft and fine nylon mesh materials that women typically wear. There are some online stores that specialize in these kinds of women’s tights for men. I think they look great if you have nicely shaped legs. And because they’re easily worn underneath regular trousers, there are probably more men wearing tights today than we think.

Crossdressing stores also sell tights but these are, as the title says, deliberately feminine and pretty. They are intentionally designed to make a man look feminine. This part I love too and I make no secret of the fact that I like men to express feminine beauty and crossdressing can be a great way to do this. Cross dressers often say that the sensation of putting on womens tights is super exciting for them. Maybe you “normal” guys would like to know what all the hype is about. Give it a try. Can’t hurt, can it? You can take that sensation a whole lot further and go for the full bodystocking. But maybe better not, you might not be up to such an experience...;)

So to all guys out there, who are thinking of wearing tights, go ahead and try it. They can look fantastic, and they can be very practical at the same time. Especially if you have nice legs it would be a shame to hide them under those loose trousers whenever it’s too cold to wear shorts.

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Jeannette on January 13, 2012:

I love wearing tights!

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roger on September 28, 2011:

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why not, it's only clothes..wear what u want.

Kevin C on April 10, 2011:

I cycle to work everyday and I usually wear cycling tights with the high vis stripes and logo on them. Recently I got a hole in them so I bought some 300 denier thermal opaque tights and wore them under my cycling shorts instead. They're much better because I wear them when its cold in the morning and just have the shorts on in the afternoon when I return home. Very practical and comfy for cycling, much better than proper cycling tights.

Kevin on December 12, 2010:

I am a window cleaner work in all weathers especialy in the winter I wear ladies tights as they keep me warm

Lucky0967 from UK on November 28, 2010:

Hi, Im new user and im male and wearing ladies tights that my favour also the size prefect fit for me, it nice, comfortable than boring old socks - I have quite a lots of opaque tights (mainly are Wolford, Levante and Aristoc) and wear with mini skirt (sometime denim or cord shorts) that seem prefect. I do have good legs after shaving - plus warm tights like Gipsy 100 deiner luxury that help to keep me warm in the winter also clean up the driveway from the snow. I don't wear sock but I have Wolford 66 deiner socks that quite good as very softy. :)

emmlouise from sussex uk on October 10, 2010:

I always wear ladies tights, stockings or hold ups

Lucy83 (author) on June 17, 2010:

Well you're already very brave as it is. More people like you is what the world needs.

Gr8legs on June 16, 2010:

I love tights, wear 'em heaps, mainly under my trousers or when I'm at home alone. However, now that we're in the grip of winter here in the southern hemisphere, I have taken to wearing tights with shorts when going home from the gym. I wear black opaque tights. They are, however, gloss tights and have a very soft anf silky feel to them. The first time I did this I was a bit apprehensive. I put them on in the men's changing room in front of and whilst talking to a couple of guys who had been perticipants in my boxing circuit class. Neither of them batted an eyelid or even gave them a second glance as I rolled up the legs and rolled them up my legs, pulled my shorts over the top of them & stuck my feet in my shoes.

I now do this as a matter of course at all the clubs I work at and have only had one comment. One guy did ask if they were women's tights I was putting on. I told him they were, explained (truthfully) that they stop my legs from cramping in the cold after a heavy workout and that they feel A LOT more comfortable than wearing tracksuit pants or joggers. They give me, I told him, the freedom and comfort of wearing shorts, with the warmth of joggers. He said "Yeah, I wouldn't mind giving them a try, but I don't know what the girlfriend would say". I told him that mine had originally been my (soon-to-be-ex) wife's idea. I also told him about fashion chains like Selfridge's in the UK now selling men's tights. I haven't seen him since, so I don't know if he followed up on it.

Sometimes on my way home I have to call into shops, or a filling station. I haven't had any comments of adverse reactions. I think most people just assume they must be runner's tights. I would dearly love to be able to openly wear other tights during the daytime, but must admit I'm not brave enough for that one yet.

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