Not Helpful 1 Helpful Yes, if some reason like sports dance performance, for sure. Most pantyhose are quite stretchy and will fit almost anyone well.
It's only fabric at the end of the day. Wednesday, 21 September Guest post: Boys in tights - a mum's perspective. Becky Fuller is one of the many female readers of Hosiery For Men. Becky is a freelance theatre, film and TV writer, reviewer and editor who lives in the south-west of England. She is a mother of a girl age 11, and boys age six and eight. Her website is ByBecky and she tweets at Theatregleek1.
Becky recently asked Hosiery For Men for advice on where to find tights for boys who were older than 36 months. Her youngest son had asked for tights with a unicorn or penguin design but she couldn't find these anywhere.
In her research of products available, Becky found that for boys up to three years there were many different styles of tights available, but for boys aged four and over there was nothing aimed at them. Becky has now written a guest post for Hosiery For Men where she reflects on the practicality of tights for boys in cold weather, but also the gendered assumptions made about boys wearing tights that perpetuate stereotypes.
For my daughter, a lifelong dresses and skirts devotee, that means she will start to pull on her thick, fleecy tights; black ones for school days and then, at the weekend, a whole host of colours, patterns and designs that she will team with boots and dresses, or even some shorts.
I also once, to my total joy, found tights for boys in Lidl; pale blue with Mickey Mouse all over them. They wore them a lot. Then, once they got to around age three, I stopped putting them in tights, figuring people would think it strange. It took my neighbour, who was raised in Germany, to point out that boys over there wear tights under their trousers all winter, and it made perfect sense to me. You know, the sort that actually keeps their legs warm in winter.
When we leave home at 8am on a bitterly cold winter day, the wind bites through to my boys legs and makes them miserable and cold. Tights sit closer to the skin, therefore creating an extra layer of warmth for our little ones, be they girls, boys, or dinosaurs. For small children who like to sparkle, like my youngest son, tights are a funky, frivolous and fantastic way to brighten up your legs, and they look great under shorts in the winter.
In fact, two Christmases ago he got some red shorts and red and white stripy tights to wear under them. He looks like an elf, which is exactly how he wants to look, and he wears them a lot. I also took a trip to Germany last winter and came back with armfuls of tights for him; navy with purple stars, bright blue with orange stripes, red with blue spots…. Stigma Tights are easier for a lively six-year-old to move around in, too. Well, for very young boys up to around three years of age there are some great websites out there that are doing a sterling job in promoting the fact that tights for boys is A-OK.
They sell tights with trucks on, tractors, planes, boats, and so on. The designs are bright and appealing, not only to boys but also to girls who might not favour sparkly or floral designs. But age three seems to be about where it ends. Sportsmen often wear tights under their shorts or training pants in winter.
Footballers, rock climbers, hikers, long distance runners all set vanity and social constraints aside in favour of being warm and sensible and of course, male ballerinas practically live in tights and not much else. Are tights only for girls?
Tights are not gendered. They come in a variety of colours, sizes, and styles, just like trousers do. They have holes for putting your legs in, and a waistband for pulling them up. What could be cuter than a little boy in thick corduroy shorts and some woolly tights? Pay no attention to what society says; just concentrate on making sure your child is comfortable, warm, and happy. The regular use of full support tights or pantyhose may be all that is needed to prevent these symptoms from occurring.
Some scuba-diving men have been known to wear pantyhose or similar garments under their wetsuits to get a bit of extra insulation against cold water. Pantyhose are also an effective protection against box jellyfish stings. The stinging cells on a box jellyfish's tentacles are not triggered by touch, but are instead triggered by the chemicals found on skin. There have been anecdotes of men wearing pantyhose for practical purposes nearly since their original introduction in the women's market, but these stories have been typically difficult to verify because the men in question tended to refrain from discussing the issue.
Such anecdotes have included:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved on August 11, NPR February 23, June 13, Compression tights may give runners a lift. Long underwear long johns Union suit. Retrieved from " https: All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from August All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Use mdy dates from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Views Read Edit View history.
This page was last edited on 28 August , at That's one damning metaphor. Were it up to him, Cutcliffe would ban them altogether: Lampooning men in tight sportswear is a sport in itself. One news outlet sniffed that light green was "one of the most unforgiving colours in the spectrum" and national embarrassment was caused by the juxtaposition with "demure, modesty-maintaining black" shorts of other countries.
The term "moose knuckles" entered common parlance, and became an awkward one to explain to your mum. It follows the attacking acronym, MAMIL, used to deride a "middle aged man in lycra" usually early morning cyclists. One way of navigating this minefield is just wear shorts over the tights. But Brent Holden, a semi-professional football player, doesn't feel he should have to: The difference with the tights I wear is that the fabric is compression, so for my style of tight it holds everything in place and keeps the muscle warm, allowing blood flow and muscle recovery.
He even has a second, less conventional use, for them: For those who don't want to wear shorts over their tights, but are put-off by the jibes, men's stylist Sally Mackinnon has these three tips:.
Sep 21, · Guest post: Boys in tights - a mum's perspective Becky Fuller is one of the many female readers of Hosiery For Men. Becky is a freelance theatre, film and TV writer, reviewer and editor who lives in the south-west of russia-youtube.tk: Hosiery For Men. Feb 18, · But ofcourse men can wear pantyhose but herein lies the secret of wether its practicable or for pleasure!!! I myself used to wear pantyhose/tights during the long cold days of winter whilst working on my various building sites. Answer. Men wore tights in Europe before they became fashionable for women to wear. Lycra tights add pizzaz to a nice set of smooth shapely legs.