Call them what you want: Mantyhose, brosiery, hose for bros, guylons, hetards, beau-hose – whatever. Pantyhose geared toward men are here.
The underwear staple for women is making its way into wardrobes of the opposite sex – and the look is gaining popularity.
Italian design house Emilio Cavallini has designed a range of tights that it says are unisex and the styles are being snapped up by men, who make up two to three per cent, or 20- to 30,000 – of the company’s customers.
Mr Cavallini said that his company’s ‘brosiery’ is tested on its male employees and that their research had led to a special, breathable fabric being designed to account for men’s higher perspiration levels. The designer believes his male clients mostly seek warmth, wearing the pantyhose under trousers but he has seen men pairing them with shorts and believes the leg wear will be a style-driven choice.
Would you wear mantyhose?