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For Real: Brosiery, Pantyhose For Men (Mantyhose)

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Because why should women get to be the only ones feeling schmexy in form-fitting pantyhose, Italian designer Emilio Cavallini is selling a line designed specifically for men. I...am gonna say I'm not gonna buy any and then buy some behind your back BECAUSE YOU'RE SO JUDGEY.

Cult or fad, the trend has gained some momentum of late, with Racked even conducting a poll as to the best name for the dubious new dressing habit.


While it was WWD who coined the term 'mantyhose', brosiery' is a clear leader in the survey, ahead of 'guylons', 'he-tards', and 'beau-hose' - a term surely reserved for the most confident men out there.

Mr Cavallini said that his company's 'brosiery' is tested on its male employees and that their research had led to a special, breathable fabric being designed to account for men's higher perspiration levels.

AHAHAHHA @ 'He-tards' -- I've been called that before. A pair (patterned or plain) will set you back ~$27 and will probably tear the first time you wear them because you didn't cut your disgusting f***ing toenails before putting them on. Now -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Coming over to your place with two pairs and playing ballerina?" LOLWUT?! Noooooooooo. I'll text you when my rooommate leaves for work.

Product Site (with more pattern options!)
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'Brosiery' and 'mantyhose' take off as men seek the warmth, comfort... and 'fashion statement' of patterned tights [mailonline]

Thanks to Ed, who's convinced the sexiest man in the universe is the one staring back at him in the mirror. Me? I'm convinced it's the guy staring over my shoulder.

There are Comments.
  • I'm a men n i like it. If ur a men n u like it, thumbs up. In this time it's ok. FASHION IS STYLE \m/

  • According to some of these commenters, it really *is* the clothes that make the man. Huh. I wonder if I'm somehow less of a woman for wearing jeans, then.

    As a straight woman, I think a guy who is confident enough to wear whatever he's comfortable in, or whatever makes him feel good, is dead sexy. 
    Also, as some have already mentioned, this is nothing new. Hosiery was originally designed for men (Louis XIV, anyone?). In the 1970s, New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath was the spokesperson for Beauty Mist pantyhose. In the 1980s and 1990s, a number of rock musicians rocked tights with their shorts and combat boots.
    If you honestly think that a person's fashion choices has anything to do with their sexuality or level of "manliness", you might want to check yourself...your insecurity is showing ;-p

  • Did everyone just suddenly forget about Long Johns? Bet all you haters out there would much prefer to actually lose a testicle in icy conditions rather than look like a gay boy... yes indeed... so you'd prefer eunuch then?

  •  It's
    about time for equality in fashions, this is fabulous and I hope just
    the start of real mens fashions and freestyle freedom. We don't live in
    the 1800 any more it's 2012 now and men should be able to wear what
    they wish just as any woman has going back to the 40's.

  • asf2fsdfa

    ew

  • Justine-Louise Manning

    What makes these specific to the male sex? I mean, hosiery is not that complex: it's tight and stretchy. Do they come with athletic cups or something?

  • I just checked the site, and apparently their unisex. Nothing special here...

  • Hipsters and g0ths are going t0 s**t their britches when they find 0ut these exist. I hope the st0res that carry these are prepared f0r an onslaught of n0n-conf0rmist duchebaggery.

  • n_a_a_s

    those are gheyer than licking ranch dressing off a rainbows' taint stain during le' rubberfestiv on planet ramhole

  • Obviously, these need more work. Who wants a seam down the center of your crotch? What about hose that emphasize the pouch, rather than flatten it? Then there's the whole underwear problem. The pictures clearly show the model has underwear on underneath. Looks uncomfortable. Then the problem of leg hair.
    I think I'm clear that these will not be a fashion purchase for this man who happens to be gay. @Chris Moore, they are not exclusive.

  • I agree with you that there are some design elements that could be improved if the product were made specifically for men (as the article implies). The actual product website states that the tights are actually unisex, which would make a more "male-friendly" design kind of awkward (though to be fair, the current design seems to be based on traditional women's pantyhose...which is awkward for men). 

    I can't speak for the men, but I think most women also wear underwear underneath their stockings...unless you're wearing particularly bulky underwear, it's actually more uncomfortable *not* to. 
    Leg hair isn't so much of an issue...it isn't like it somehow gets tangled in the fibers of the stockings or anything like that. I do know some men who have worn tights for compression (while running), who have actually shaved their legs because they say it feels better. I suppose that's always an option.

  • Chris Moore

    All those dude hookers on 3rd street been wearing panty hoes. They getting their fashion tips from cross dressing hookers. hahaha

  • Rayn_A

    I don't care if he's straight, gay, or bisexual - that man is ROCKING those tights. 

  • Back in the old days men wearing stockings used to be the manliest thing to do. The kings and the nobles and everybody who could afford it all wore tight panties thus manliness only exists in the mind. In the end the only thing that makes you a man is having a penis.

  • n_a_a_s

     "now lets get out of this ladies clothing and back into our TIGHTS!"

    -Ahchoo from robin hood - men in tights

  • rikster81

    once again stupid people trying to kill masculinity and make one gender! I am MAN!!

  • Do you tell yourself that everytime before you go to bed?

  • McfeelySmackup

    Brosery?  I think they spelled Faggery wrong.

  • Chris Moore

    obviously these are for gays not men. 

  • Day_Ryder

    Sorry, can't blame the gays for this one. The number of men wearing hosery has the same percentage of strait vs gay males that occure in society. Many gay men may be over the top with their feminine swoosh but very few wish to don womens clothing. In fact, dressing this way is seen as an affront to most members of the gay community. You only see the flamboyant drag queens displayed on tv to base your opinion on. Most are not that way. I have a sister who worked in the emergency room at local hospital for over 30 years. The stories of what came through the door could fill volumes  but what stood out to her was the number of men who were sporting tights under regular clothing. In her words, she figures that about 95% were strait men who liked them for a variety of reasons. And in response to Chris Day, I have been sporting them myself for over 15 years under a Dr's persuasion. Even in the coldest of weather, never once have I frozen off either the right or left testicle. Way more comfortable than my old long-johns ever were.
    Just a piece of clothing guys, nobody says you gotta wear them. It just doesn't mean you need to turn in your man-card if you do. 

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