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Then they were something only women wore — until now.
Blame Wolf Hall or the winter weather, but men are reclaiming hosiery. L ast week I set off on a two-days-and-two-nights tights-wearing odyssey. Why, you ask? Because tights for men are a thing.
I know this for two reasons: first, because I had coffee with the author of Hosiery for Mena blog built on the premise that men do wear hosiery. Also — I have come to understand — not only are tights nice and snug, but they were originally intended for us men anyway, in all our swashbuckling Tudor glory.
Although no one ever said anything, and I do recall one or two assistants actually being very, very helpful. I wonder if Thomas Cromwell had one of these too?
So soft, so silky, the sort of thing Marie Antoinette might wear. The fools. You only need to go to an art gallery to see that from the middle ages onwards hose was always very accepted.
But in the s, especially, when hosiery technology was developed more and tights became popular with women, they kind of replaced stockings, and since then they have been overwhelmingly aimed at women. Men in tights: how chaps are reclaiming hosiery. Photograph: Gerbe.
Dean Kissick. Wed 28 Jan Topics Fashion Men's fashion features. Reuse this content.