Because why should women get to be the only ones feeling schmexy in form-fitting pantyhose, Italian designer Emilio Cavallini is selling a line designed specifically for men. I...am gonna say I'm not gonna buy any and then buy some behind your back BECAUSE YOU'RE SO JUDGEY.
Cult or fad, the trend has gained some momentum of late, with Racked even conducting a poll as to the best name for the dubious new dressing habit.
While it was WWD who coined the term 'mantyhose', brosiery' is a clear leader in the survey, ahead of 'guylons', 'he-tards', and 'beau-hose' - a term surely reserved for the most confident men out there.
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.
AHAHAHHA @ 'He-tards' -- I've been called that before. A pair (patterned or plain) will set you back ~$27 and will probably tear the first time you wear them because you didn't cut your disgusting f***ing toenails before putting them on. Now -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Coming over to your place with two pairs and playing ballerina?" LOLWUT?! Noooooooooo. I'll text you when my rooommate leaves for work.
Product Site (with more pattern options!)
'Brosiery' and 'mantyhose' take off as men seek the warmth, comfort... and 'fashion statement' of patterned tights [mailonline]
Thanks to Ed, who's convinced the sexiest man in the universe is the one staring back at him in the mirror. Me? I'm convinced it's the guy staring over my shoulder.