By Kadia Blagrove , FashionnStyle Reporter | Dec 12, 2012 01:25 AM EST
It's happened, the unthinkable has happened. Men are now wearing leggings. This trend is actually a thing now.
"Meggings," as the fashion item has been coined, is slowly sweeping the male nation as superstars like Justin Bieber, Russell Brand, and Lenny Kravitz proudly sport the trend. Usually when an odd fashion statement is made by the stars, the rest of the world can just gawk and be grateful that the style won't catch on in the mainstream. However, thanks to stores like Uniqlo, Barneys, and Nordstrom, meggings will be available for all dudes to try.
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Sure leggings are comfortable and easy to throw on. It's understandable why guys would envy such a wardrobe staple. But do we really need to see large manly thighs and calves outlined and highlighted with colorful prints? Unless the man has the body of a ballet dancer, there's a slim chance the tights would look flattering on him. Furthermore, what would an average guy wear with his meggings? A button-down? An oversized t-shirt? A blouse? Surely, there's a look for everyone, and it's unfair to doubt that at least a few good men can pull off this trend. However, when crazy fads go viral, its an open door for brutal fashion felonies.
New York City guys have already started rocking their meggings and the fashion folks over in Britain are dreading the possibility of the kooky trend migrating across the pond. The Telegraph spoke with one proud "megger" named Mark Dorosz who said,"Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans. [...] I've always had good legs and it's nice to show them off all year round." The British megging wearer, who resides in Manhattan, added, "There are so many people wearing exotic clothes in New York that nobody cares about a man wearing leggings if it works for him. Perhaps people will be laughing around this in 12 months' time but for now they come up to me and say, 'You look awesome.'"
Another New Yorker begged to differ and is totally against the megging movement. Gabriel Cru from the Bronx, told the Telegraph "Men in tights? Get out of here. We don't do men in tights in New York."
Even menswear fashion bible GQ is disapproving the meggings movement. On Tuesday, the magazine released its official statement on its blog.
Anderson Cooper is also fully against the fad. Watch the video below:
Despite the fashion warfare over the revolutionary trend, style is personal and to each his own. Hopefully megging wearers will accessorize their look with a jockstrap.
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