Men and women’s fashion have always been interchangeable. Annie Hall wore men’s slacks, Prince rocks four-inch boots, and David Bowie has worn just about every piece of clothing from both genders. It seems logical that men can wear leggings. It’s only fair.
I’m not saying that leggings are for every man. In fact, it takes a very bold man to wear them—one who is comfortable with his body and not afraid to break the mold. It’s kind of like kilts: People might try and put you down for wearing them, but if you think you can hack it, go for it.
Celebrities including Russell Brand, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, and Justin Bieber have rocked leggings. Men’s leggings, or “meggings” if you will, are catching on. There’s even a Tumblr blog called “F*** Yeah Meggings”, dedicated to men in leggings.
Most men will choose pants over leggings, but there is nothing wrong with choosing the latter. It shows that a man has guts, takes risks, and isn’t hesitant about breaking gender stereotypes. It demonstrates that he is secure and willing to try new things. Women go gaga over Brand and Levine and Bieber (Buy Justin Bieber Styled Harem Parents Online), so by rocking the meggings they must be doing something right.
Along with the fashion element, Mother Nature Network highlights the fact that leggings are perfect for active men. Just like women, men have discovered that working out is just more comfortable in leggings. For guys who are ripped, it’s a chance to show off their killer bods. I don’t think anyone would object to that.
In the wintertime, men can wear them as an extra layer to stay warm in the bitter cold. Using meggings as a layer is a perfect scenario for men that don’t want to take fashion risks. It allows them to feel cozy and not have to show off their legs if it makes them feel awkward.
While meggings are a little controversial, men shouldn’t be afraid to wear them. It might not be a good idea to put them on before a job interview or board meeting, but if you’re running errands or dressing up for a fun night out, ask yourself:
Why the heck not?