Men in leggings! Is this a thing now? Well, yes. Justin Bieber and Russell Brand are fans. And I’ve been proudly wearing them since the beginning of this year – what more could you want? Now I’m ready to advocate leggings to the general menfolk of the world. Go! Now!
This year sTitch Leggings took on Dragon’s Den with their daring business idea of a range of high-end fashion leggings (or meggings). Here’s their pitch:
“We envision a day where men can wear what they want as opposed to what they should, to achieve this, we will strive to design and produce garments that liberate the modern man from conventional male fashion.”
I can dig it. And I’ve come up with 6 reasons why a man should be wearing leggings, if he so desires. Check it out and let me know what you think AND win a pair from ASOS below!
1) They’re comfy
Everyone knows it. Every girl I’ve talked to about my leggings penchant agrees: ‘well, leggings are comfy, you’re absolutely right.’ So why deny anyone that comfort? Especially when they look hot.
2) We wear them anyway
Men wear leggings, or yoga/cycling pants, during exercise as it is. So why not strap on your pants as per, but leave the bike and sashay into town for a coffee instead of a spin class.
3) They’re for women
So stick it to the man and wear them anyway! Down with social conventions and gender based roles.
4) If you have great legs, show them off
I have brilliant pins and I’m not gonna hide them beneath terrible bootcuts any longer! #sorryboutit. I’m gonna feel my oats and put the bass in my walk.
5) We don’t have a lot of choice as it is
Men don’t have a lot of choice for outfits in comparison to women. It’s just trousers or shorts. So add to your repertoire and mix it up.
6) They’re up and coming
Guys are wearing these now! So get involved and be a part of the trend.
Photo credit: Stich Leggings, Lookbook, Instagram and ASOS.