“This season, menswear has been taken to new levels of skinniness. Guys, wince and whimper a painful “hello” to man-leggings, or “meggings”. –Guardian.
In the streets of Malaysia, it’s not uncommon to see the ladies sporting their favorite leggings underneath casual or formal dresses, long blouses or even shirts layered with long cardigans or jackets.
Nowadays, the male counterparts are joining in the skinny fashion parade by wearing the male leggings – more popularly known as meggings. I should warn you that here’s a style that you will either love to death or hate hate hate.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with males rocking the male version of leggings (as long as they do it in style) because I am in love with my own collection of leggings.
In all honesty, I still can understand why some men/women adore them and why the rest abhor them.
Let’s look at the top reasons – filtered through my lenses – why the leg-hugging wear is hated with passion.
It makes them men look like girls !
This is one of the most uttered lines among folks who err on the side of fashion-conservatism. They feel the male species ought to stick to the “standard type” of menswear. When you ask the definition of the accepted type of men pants, they will gladly pronounce – stick to something that is not worn by women and if it flaunts your crotch, make sure it’s underwear. Now that should be easy, shouldn’t it?
Being a fashion liberal myself, I believe the real reason that most men just don’t have a thing for male leggings because they don’t want to be giving the male-loving males the wrong kind of impression.
Celebs can get away with it, but mere mortals, don’t even think of it !
This is yet another common comment that I’ve read and heard when it comes to the public’s opinions of meggings and one that I refuse to consider seriously.
Seriously, some average Joes do have better fashion taste than some celebs we see on TV. What about the rise of the young internet celebs with quirky fashion preference – the style has got to start somewhere right?
In Japan where fascinating fashion breeds like mushrooms after the rain, meggings are acknowledged as a sizzling hot item among males of 20 to 30 years of age. I’d say if you have the figure – long slender legs – why not?
They’re way too clingy !
We’re basically back to point number one.
Some guys just don’t fancy the body-hugging stuff that girls love, and while they find leggings on the fairer sex – with great legs – very attractive – they can’t say the same thing about guys who wear them. The guys who don’t support meggings in general often have a scrunched up look on their faces just imagining another guy wearing meggings.
Perhaps, it’s the guy’s anatomy that is getting in the way. I honestly feel that if you know how to wear the male leggings with a touch of your own unique style, it doesn’t matter what the haters have to say. Go for it man!
Are you a guy who loves to wear meggings? What kind of style do you go for when it comes to wearing leggings in a country such as ours? Do you go all out and make a loud fashion statement? Or do you only wear meggings at home only?
If you hate male leggings, please tell us why. We would really be delighted to know!
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