Should Men Wear Pantyhose?
Should Men Wear Pantyhose?
To wear or not to wear? Many men seem to really love pantyhose. Some admire women wearing them. Others not only love women in pantyhose but enjoy wearing pantyhose and stockings themselves. In fact, it now seems that with all the pantyhose and stockings being sold nowadays, at least half of the products are being purchased by men.
Why might this be? It seems hosiery sales have fallen off the past several years, with women shunning sheer leg wear and preferring the bare leg look. Up until the '90s, pantyhose was the number one selling clothing item. Now it seems, pantyhose for men, although not a mainstream clothing item seems to be gathering some popularity. Several companies have begun manufacturing and selling pantyhose made specifically for men.
Several years ago, I read an article in a major business publication about a company that created a product line of pantyhose for men. I had been wearing pantyhose pretty much my whole life, but all my pantyhose was presumably being made for women. I found this men's pantyhose to be fascinating. I wasn't the only guy wearing pantyhose. In fact there must have been enough men wearing pantyhose, where this company decided it was worth trying to capture this niche market. The next day I heard morning hosts on a radio program discussing the article in the business publication. A few months later I read about the same company in a magazine.
Several years later, while continuing to research this on the net, it also seems a lot of other companies are getting in on this possible men's pantyhose or legwear trend. There is even Chinese companies making pantyhose specifically for men. Is this an emerging new fashion trend?
A major business magazine recently did some research on men's pantyhose, calling the products "mantyhose" and "brosiery". They also opined that this could eventually become a very large business.
So why would men want to wear pantyhose anyway? For me, it's simply, I like them. I love how they feel and I'm impressed with how nice they make my legs look. Corresponding with other pantyhose loving guys over the years, many feel the same way about pantyhose as I do. Others like them for a layer of warm clothing in the winter. Others claim to wear them because they have circulation or other problems with their legs and they insist pantyhose help alleviate those problems. Still, for others, it's strictly fetish attire.
Should men wear pantyhose? I think it's up to the guy. If you like how they feel and look, by all means wear them. If they help alleviate leg pain, or give you that extra warmth layer in the cold months, it seems foolish to not wear them. If it's a private fetish and you get a thrill from wearing pantyhose, go ahead enjoy yourself.
How about wearing pantyhose out openly in public? Once again, that's a personal choice. I do it. I rarely go out bare legged. For others, if you decide to take this step and want to be at the forefront of a men's fashion trend or have wanted to do it for a long time, by all means give it a try. Just don't wear your pantyhose with extreme clothing and behave normally.