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Introducing Meggings, AKA Junk-Framing Leggings For Men That Will Leave You Conflicted

Meggings: Leggings for men. Should guys try them out?

Ever wonder why men don’t wear more leggings? It’s because they have never tried ‘meggings’! That is, leggings for men, which fit the same way women’s leggings do except they also frame your junk.

A Chicago-based company called Meggings Man Clothing is trying to make male leggings happen. Designers Adam Freck and Andrew Volk launched the brand in December and already have over 7500 likes on Facebook. The collection currently has 14 styles in a variety of colors and finishes with prices beginning at $29.95. The designers told Racked about why they created the label:

“There’s no reason why men’s fashion can’t be flattering and super comfortable. Fitted pants have been a staple of men’s fashion for a very long time. Meggings are much more comfortable than super tight jeans, and more stylish and appropriate to wear out in public than fitted athletic pants.”

Now, we have already been over our belief that leggings are, indeed, pants regardless of what you look like or are shaped like. But I will admit: I was at first conflicted on the idea of “meggings.” I got all cliche 1950s on myself thinking, Men wearing tight pants? Preposterous! Granted, I do not particularly love patterned, loud leggings unless they have a really beautiful print on them (yes, I am cliche and love the ones with nebulas or cats all up on the legs), so I think that is why some of these particular products do not appeal much to me, but have I also internalized some weird conventions regarding what men versus women “should” wear?

Meggings: Leggings for men. Should guys try them out?

Short answer: yes. Longer answer: yes, but I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m slightly weirded out by seeing the outline of penises all over the place a la Chris Brown‘s 2011 Halloween costume. Luckily, the designers thought about that first:

“It’s all about the cut of the waist and inseam. Our meggings have a triangle­-shaped inset around the hip to allow more room in the thigh, and more importantly, more room for the “boys.” Our material is also pretty forgiving. All you need to wear underneath is pair of fitted boxer ­briefs. Compression shorts also work great underneath to conceal the details you’d like to keep private.”

So, should men wear leggings? Yeah, I don’t really see why not, provided the, uh, “boys” are tucked and all that. After all, I don’t think twice about women wearing short shorts unless they’re showing the, uh, outline of…well, you get it. That said, I do hope this means I’ll see more menswear inspired by superheroes, as my first crush ever was Captain Planet and I feel like sort of hope more guys will be flowing toward that.

Of course, I want to hear what you folks have to say:

Meggings: yay or nay?

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    I agree that men should be able to wear these. But to me they are like seeing men in speedo’s at the beach…not a fan. haha

  • Kaitlin Reilly

    Mehhhh. Not crazy about how these look in general. Not a fan of the awkward two tone at at the cuff.

  • CMJ

    Uniqlo actually makes jeggings for men – they are essentially a skinny jean that’s super stretchy – that my husband is obsessed with.

    That being said – I feel like every guy would need a dance belt with actual leggings.

  • Alexis Rhiannon

    Let them wear megs.

  • Jenni

    I’m more confused by the model than by meggings. Where is he going? A Motorcycle rally? Sailing lesson? Basketball pick-up game?

    • Madison

      Macklemore Fashion Week?

  • Charmless

    I’m of the mind that you can wear whatever you want, regardless of your gender or body type. I might not particularly like what you’re wearing, but if it makes you happy to wear neon green fishnets with your utilikilt and a striped crop top, you do that.

    Having said that, I’m reeeeeally picky about dude clothes. I like simplicity, so I can’t say I wouldn’t be a bit weirded out if my partner suddenly developed a taste for gold meggings, but I’ve also been on the other end where people I’ve been with have been put off by some of my stranger style choices. I understand the utter hypocrisy of my wanting a J. Crew dude when I look like Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, and Zooey Deschanel were thrown into a Vitamix, but such is my complicated brain. So, in the event that my current or one of my future loves shows up wearing a spandex American flag on his ass, hopefully, we’d be able to look back at it someday and laugh about his ridiculous meggings phase like we do my muumuu phase.

    I fucking love that muumuu.

    • Samantha Escobar

      “I understand the utter hypocrisy of my wanting a J. Crew dude when I look like Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, and Zooey Deschanel were thrown into a Vitamix”
      Story of my fucking life.

  • Alishmcmalish Dayum

    If they wanted it to become a thing then maybe they shouldn’t have the models pose so ridiculously in such silly outfits… I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be a joke or not

  • CrazyLogic

    I say if it has the possibility of making a good ass look even better, I say go for it. I don’t care what gender you are/identify ass, everyone has the right to have clothes that show off a nice butt.

  • randy

    I want these. I wear running tights for running and working out at the gym and they are so damn comfortable and my ass looks so fucking good. These are a lot like my running tights but I could wear them anywhere. My wife will lose it.
    If your lower body is in good shape, you stick with the solid colors, and you wear it with a fitted untucked shirt and boots, they should look good. These are dangerous though. They could be hideous if they are worn the wrong way.

  • Jayjay

    I think anyone can wear what they want, it shouldn’t effect any one else. However I have definately been brainwashed by society into thinking men in tight pants looks ridiculous (and I suspect maybe you have too Samantha but if so you should be cool with it) and would not be happy if my bf came home sporting these.

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