They've been around since 1959, but recently the craze known as "mantyhose" is making a comeback thanks to Emilio Cavallini's online fashion boutique.
Since their site debut in 2009, the number of men purchasing the male-friendly tights keeps growing for the business.
Vice President Francesco Cavallini says of the mantyhose movement:
When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men. So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose.
All of the men at our company, including myself, wear-tested a range of tights to rate the comfort level, and we came up with the concept of creating tights that both men and women could wear. It’s a knitted fabrication [of cotton and nylon] that has greater elasticity and stretch as well as breathabilty, which is important since men perspire much more than women do,.
I think the mantyhose are also being worn for warmth under pants during cold weather months and also at home to lounge around in. The tights are comfortable.
Most men go for the classic solid black look, but if U or UR man want to get creative, their prints are available in skulls, stars, stripes, and the oh so fun checkerboard.
Have U or anyone U know ever tried mantyhose? Would U want to???
[Image via Emilio Cavallini.]