Hosiery For Men: Active Skin, or Pantyhose By Any Other Name?
One of my super readers recently shared a link to this site which sells ActivSkin which sells hosiery for men. I took some time to browse around it and it is an interesting site indeed. The premise is that hosiery is for men as much as it is for women, and the designers of activeskin are simply making men's hosiery.
Pictures of men casually wearing what appears to be pantyhose (but is really activskin) to the supermarket and out at the park are scattered about the site, painting an interesting picture of what the world could look like if men wore hosiery as a matter of course.
Are these products tailored for the specific needs of men? Most definitely. There are even hosiery products which include a fly, which would probably make the wearing of hosiery much more convenient for men who wish to use a urinal. (Though it has always been beyond me why men like to do that publicly – that would never fly with women, but that's an unrelated topic alltogether.)
I suppose the only slightly irksome facet of the site is the constant denial that there might be anything remotely femine about wearing hosiery. It would seem to me (and feel free to correct me here), that many men who wear hosiery do it to feel 'softer' – perhaps even more feminine. Whilst there are undoubtedly men who wear hosiery solely for the pleasure of the sensation, but from the comments hereabouts, those guys would seem to be in the minority. There's nothing wrong with being in a minority of course, but there's no need to pretend that it is actually a majority.
I enjoyed the disclaimer 'this is not a pantyhose f3t1sh site' (they didn't use the crafty numbers to avoid the contextual black hole that word will plunge you into) which adorns the bottom of each page. That probably doesn't help with search engines who simply see the term 'pantyhose f3t1sh' and classify it as such a site, and it is too small and far down the page to be noticeable to the average reader, so whilst the point is well made, the implementation might need a little work.
Niot picking niggly points aside, this side represents the manifestation of a real change in men's fashions. The ability to purchase high quality mens hosiery indicates the beginnings of a clothing revoplution for men. If we can just quit clinging to the 'don't worry you guys, its totally masculine' line being trotted out, there may be greater freedom for men who enjoy embracing the feminine.