The world’s most comfortable pant has arrived — for dudes. Finally. They’ve been dubbed “meggings,” otherwise known as leggings for men. Although the concept of tight-fitting pants is nothing new for men (Lenny Kravitz concurs), the idea of leggings for men is fresh and could very well follow the same path as skinny jeans.
According to most fashion blogs, the “meggings” craze took hold in the U.K. and then naturally made its way to the US coasts (NYC, Southern California). And also, apparently, to Conan O’Brien’s studio. The 6’4″ host was seen showing off his lengthy legs on a 2010 episode of his late night show. Now, technically those are jeggings, but you can’t blame the man. Look at those legs.
The appeal of “meggings” is pretty simple. Comfort. In this writeup, (by Business Insider of publications) a “megger” (one who wears meggings) explains his reasons for embracing the trend:
One proud megger is Mark Dorosz, 34, an English internet entrepreneur who lives on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.“Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans,” he said. “I’ve always had good legs and it’s nice to show them off all year round.”
It’s hard to say if the trend here in the US will continue inland from the coasts, or if it will fall off the radar into obscurity. Either way, we’re willing to bet that your iPhone’s autocorrect will warm up to “meggings” by the end of 2013.
It’s safe to say that we’ll be there every step of the way as the world of leggings for men evolves. And perhaps, one day, we’ll be calling ourselves a Meggings Men.