Leggings have been doing the fashion rounds for decades now. At a time in fashion-land where skinny jeans have reigned supreme – its clear that showing off your bum and ankles all in one opaque move is hawt. Then came skinny jeans for men – usually worn by the fashionably edgy, “I’m in a band” sort of guy. But, behold: the concept strutting down catwalks – Leggings for men. Or Meggings.
Martin Margiela’s S/S 09
Now, not being an avid follower of menswear styles (maybe I should be if things like this keep surfacing..) I was alerted to this trend by Guardian journalist Jonathan Heaf. Heaf decided to don a pair of meggings for work and see the reaction. How did he feel about his new look? ” I looked like an evil mermaid and felt as if I was walking with a crotch full of staples.”
Although Heaf describes the reaction of his colleagues and general bystanders as positive (maybe he counts constant laughter as a positive things?) and he got the advice of Justin Hawkins, spandex wearing frontman of The Darkness, his girlfriend covered her eyes in fear! Perhaps we’re not ready for meggings just yet….