Helping hand ... builder Steve covers Sun journalist Nick who was brave enough to wear the man leggings,
and inset, Milan model struts in his pants
Inset Picture: MATRIX (external - login to view)
First sarongs, now men in tights
By NICK FRANCIS
January 23, 2007
AS fashion disasters go, this one makes even the tank top and the shell suit seem cool.
Yes guys, brace yourselves for the latest in haute couture humiliation — man leggings.
Yesterday, as Milan Fashion Week got into full swing, uber-cool designers Marni unveiled the trousers from hell.
The show’s catwalks were dominated by male models wearing the super-tight new creation and fashionistas proclaimed them the height of cool and sophistication.
So The Sun kindly sent me out to road-test a lovely purple pair.
I felt like a lot of things — but not cool or sophisticated. I was laughed and jeered at, and even got wolf whistles.
Walking through central London, I felt everyone was staring at my lunchbox because the leggings leave very little to the imagination.
Builder Steve told me: “I’d better cover you up with my hat — your mum wouldn’t want to see this.”
SO Marni reckon men are going to be queueing up to wear their leggings, asks Sun Fashion Editor ERICA DAVIES.
She says: “Hmmm. There’s more chance of the fellas legging it in the opposite direction.
“Picture it. You’re about to go on your first date, you’ve spent hours deciding what to wear. And then he picks you up, wearing a smart jacket, shirt and . . . leggings.
“Not only will your eyes be drawn to his crotch a LOT sooner than usual, but you’ll also wonder whether he’s a not-so-secret ballet dancer. I hope this is a short-lived fad.”