Tights

This is totally gay

I mean it, what sort of panty-waist would wear these:

If you thought men in tights was a sartorial statement best left to medieval jesters, think again.

The underwear staple for women is making its way into wardrobes of the opposite sex – and the look is gaining popularity.

If any were in doubt as to the strength of the trend, it even has its own name: Mantyhose.

Italian design house Emilio Cavallini has designed a range of tights that it says are unisex and the styles are being snapped up by men, who make up two to three per cent, or 20- to 30,000 – of the company’s?customers.

Costing $27, the tights, made from a mix of cotton and nylon, were launched in June 2009, reports?WWD.

Speaking to the fashion newspaper, the company’s vice president, Francesco Cavallini said: ‘When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men.?So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose.’