By David Ponce
The atrocities that have been committed in the name of fashion are too numerous to list in their entirety. A few highlights include fanny packs, jean print pyjamas, elephant pants, skinny jeans and double sagging pants. You can now add Italian designer Emilio Cavallini’s creation to this list: pantyhose for men. “Oh, but it’s just some loony designer’s weird pet project!” you’ll say. Not so.
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.
Well, you too can join the ranks of cooler than cool for $27.
No one will judge. Promise.