Universe, meet Meggings

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.

Conan O'Brien Jeggings

Conan O’Brien’s jeggings

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.”

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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.

4 thoughts on “Universe, meet Meggings

  1. RSM Distributors

    Leggings for men is not a new trend – one that’s been around for years. As someone who sells leggings to men and women around the globe at UnJeansdotcom – I know people are wearing and enjoying them.
    It’s time to get over the body image constraints and go for the comfort. Just wear them. Leggings are perfect casual wear for women AND men. Having worn leggings for years, I’m aware of people’s comments both negative and very positive. After all, it’s not the leggings on the man but the man in the leggings. Everyone looks good in leggings and some people look great!
    If more people, women and men, wear leggings, then it will just be another apparel choice. At one time denim jeans were worn only by miners digging for gold. Now they are everywhere and nobody asks whether you’ve struck gold.
    So never say never – when you do decide to wear leggings, choose a well made pair – not with cotton fibers that bag out over time but a high tech fiber that retains its shape.
    No pockets on leggings? – no problem – wear a belt pack. When wearing leggings I’m actually more comfortable when my wallet isn’t sticking in my butt (like it does when I’m wearing baggies) Instead it’s conveniently at my waist with my keys, cell phone, etc. All your stuff is right with you and more accessible. Go for the comfort and support of a great pair of leggings and enjoy.

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  2. Andy

    I love wearing my leggings around the house and at yoga. I wear Lululemon’s wunder under leggings. I have been researching guys wearing leggings and found some guys will absolutely never try it…their loss. However, women don’t seem to mind. I am a straight, toned looking guy who looks good in “meggings” and would love to see this fashion trend take off!

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  3. tim radtke

    I just received my first pair of blue leggings if I knew that they were going to fit like a glove I would have ordered more thank you

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