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The trend that's tethered to only the most de nos jours of people, but will all accept the runway's hottest trend?
"Will you be a dear and fetch me my meggings?"
"What I always wanted; meggings!"
"You know what'd look great with this? My meggings!"
To use the parlance of the internet savvy teen, 'said no on ever' to the above statements. Men's tights have for so long been reserved only for the use of the seldom male ballet dancer and to be part of a models' next crazy outfit. But this could all change in 2013.
Trendsetters eons ago foresaw the coming of a new, more outlandish age of mens fashion. The (not at all social suicidal) likes of Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz have already donned men's tights and even Uniqlo - known for their more sartorial clothing - have unleashed a range of male tights for public judgement. First sided to the avant garde New York market, meggings proved a critical success, leading to more retailers following suit.
So fashion becoming a bit of a farce, and now meggings are on the move. These polarised garments are taking a transatlantic plane to the colder plains of Great Britain. They are expected to supersede the skinny jean and become the 'it' item for men. But many (and I mean many) remain skeptical over this impending arrival. Mens fashion is still in its toddler phases, it was only a few months ago that floral and slim-fits for that matter became acceptable for a guy to wear. So is the fashion world getting ahead of itself and transcending at a pace not at all palatable for the typical British lad' to keep up with? Maybe so, because as already stated, the success of the megging is seemingly concentrated only in the New York boroughs, a region that holds the saying of 'wear what you want as we couldn't care less.' On the other side of the compass, could you really envision a Texan conservative sporting men's tights?
Though I hoped I could end this post by saying the old cliched "only time will tell", time was one step ahead. The security checks cleared, and meggings have arrived in Heathrow. Uniqlo have recently begun selling them in the U.K online. As the Texas conservative would preach, god help us all...