Also — I have come to understand — not only are tights nice and snug, but they were originally intended for us men anyway, in all our swashbuckling Tudor glory. Some of the European hosiery manufacturers whose products we supply are actually having trouble keeping up with the demand, so great has it become!
After all, men have legs too, don't they? The number of manufacturers now producing tights for men has increased enormously, and now includes some of the major players in the hosiery industry. One of the more recent of which, Adrian of Poland, produces 1 million pairs per month! Some of the European hosiery manufacturers whose products we supply are actually having trouble keeping up with the demand, so great has it become! It has now reached the point where it is tipping over the edge into the awareness of the public at large, and is no longer considered a 'niche' market.
More and more guys are beginning to at least give it a try. And we at L4M have been, and plan to stay, at the forefront of this growth area. We were the first, and are still the only reseller to specialise in men's legwear and hosiery exclusively, and we also have the widest range of made-for-men hosiery products, with a number of manufacturer's products represented here.
This is NOT a fetish site; we are promoting waist-high legwear as serious, practical, comfortable clothing for men! We carry a range of legwear, and now bodywear and other complementary 'non-legwear' items, for every clothing situation; sheer, for wear with shorts or trousers, opaques for cooler days, or for stealthier wear with workaday clothes; support tights for guys who are on their feet or indeed, seated!
For more General Information , see this page. After that he started treating himself to the occasional pair of tights, long before the advent of internet shopping: Although no one ever said anything, and I do recall one or two assistants actually being very, very helpful.
I wonder if Thomas Cromwell had one of these too? So soft, so silky, the sort of thing Marie Antoinette might wear. You only need to go to an art gallery to see that from the middle ages onwards hose was always very accepted.
But in the s, especially, when hosiery technology was developed more and tights became popular with women, they kind of replaced stockings, and since then they have been overwhelmingly aimed at women. Gipsy 60 Denier XL Tights. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.
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