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Another day another choice lol. Today thought would go with a layered look waiting for my ultra violet CDR Eterno hose and Pretty Polly wet look tights then will have to take more photos.

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I started wearing pantyhose/tights at a very early age. When I was younger I would wear them under my pants when I went out. Last summer I started wearing them out with shorts and have been wearing them this summer again. In all of the times I have been out I have not had one person say anything to me about them. As far as I know I have not had any strange looks either. I just go out about my own business as if I don't even have them on. It is a great feeling to be able to go out like that.

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During winter I wear tights everyday under my jeans. They are warm, comfortable and, yes, I like the feeling too.

I regularly shave my legs and the feeling it's amazing, never get tired of it.

In summer it's to hot for wearing even 8/10/15 den unless I wear a skirt... so I'm confined at home.

Wife knows about Francesca and tolerates her. She knows and approves about me wearing in winter.

I just wish that men can wear whatever they like exactly as women do.

Fran

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I like to wear tights under my jeans for warmth, just everyday tights for practabillity and comfort and for pleasure it's the sheerest sheer to the waist I can get, such a lovely feel! 

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Keyt to terminology :-  
UK English - US English 
Tights - Pantyhose
Pants  - Under Pants 
Trousers - Pants 


I'm a heterosexual man and love wearing tights, I started wearing tights to keep warm in winter, when I was 21, (about  27 years ago) while working as a security guard, initially I only wore tights when at work but after a few months I started wearing tights everyday all through the winter, despite leaving the security job about 17 years ago I continued to wear tights every winter. 


From the security job I moved on to working with horses after about a week, I started to get sore patches at the tops of my legs when riding the horses, so having tried different types of pants to no avail and discounted going commando, as both unhygienic and risky, (ie. Your sat so high off the ground on a horse that should the fly zip on your riding trousers fail or just come down , putting it politely you will have enough on show to get arrested for public indecency)I switched to wearing tights under my riding trousers instead of pants and socks, the sore patches quickly cleared up, so for the 10 years that I worked with horses I wore tights 7 days a week in winter and 5 days a week for the rest of the year 


Last year the same problem as above started to happen when I was wearing fashion Jeans so I have decided to wear tights instead of pants and socks under my jeans/trousers all year round and have thrown out all my pants, the only time I wear socks now is over my tights when I'm wearing steel toe cap work boots. 


I've found that wearing tights is a lot more comfortable, and feels much nicer than pants and socks ever did, I now wish I could have worn tights all the time from when I was a child. 


Even if I found an alternative to wearing tights that wouldn't cause the sores on my legs I'd still stick to wearing tights instead of pants and socks, why should I go back to a less comfortable option that doesn't feel as nice to wear, just to satisfy somebody else's daft social protocol. 


My infants school insisted that boys wear shorts all year round, I  envied the little girls in my class, they had to wear tights in winter as part of their school uniform, and were all nice and warm wearing their tights, especially in the snow, by the time us boys had walked to school in the snow or on a frosty morning our legs were turning blue, I'd be wishing boys were a allowed to wear tights and that the school had made tights a compulsory part of the boys winter school uniform. 


Why do people make such a fuss about boys and men wearing tights, girls and women can go out dressed entirely in boy’s/mens clothes without anyone commenting or making a fuss, all we want  to do is wear tights, mostly for practical reasons but even if we just like wearing tights we shouldn't have to worry about justifying it to anybody else. 


The reason  the idea that only girls and women should wear tights exists at all, is a random marketing decision that was made a long time ago “to limit the marketing of tights, to being sold as a garment for girls and women only”, not a very good marketing decision given it cut the potential market for tights by 50%, the other manufacturers/suppliers  followed their example, but only in the UK, US and a few other mostly English speaking countries, in the rest of the world or at least the colder parts of the world, tights are marketed and worn as a unisex garment 


The only problem that I have had with tights is that not only is the sizeing of the tights different from one manufacturer to the next, not all manufacturers/suppliers provide a size gide or if they do it gives the equivalent dress/skirt size , rather than mesurments, dress/skirt sizes are meaningless to me and probably most other men, I end up having to search for dress/skirts and try and work out how to find the sizeing information from that, unfortunately tights manufacturers don't tend to make dresses and skirts so your using measurements from a different garment and manufacturer, which isn't very reliable, especially since a lot of women complain about the measurements and fit for a given dress/skirt size being totally inconsistent from one manufacturer to the next and dress/skirts not being even vaguely similar to tights 


I've noticed when reading reviews of tights online that a lot of women don't find it any easier to interpret the manufacturer's sizeing than I do, I also found out from reading the more detailed reviews, that how well the tights fit is not gender pacific apart from when the tights are too tight around the hips for a woman a man is unlikely to have the same problem, otherwise the same size pair of tights either fit a woman of the same height and waist size as me, for the same reasons they fit me, or don't fit a woman of the same height and waist size as me, for the same reasons they don't fit me. 


Note l post reviews of the tights I buy online under my full name hopefully if you all do the same it will encourage manufacturers to create unisex size guides for their existing girls & womens tights ranges


It would be a lot easier if the manufacturer listed the waist and hips measurements against the length from gusset to waistband starting from the minimum waist and hips measurement and going up the standard waist sizes to the maximum waist and hips measurement (or just the maximum & minimum waist & hips measurement and the gusset to waistband measurement if the gusset to waistband measurement is the same for all waist and hips measurements) and the minimum &  maximum leg length,width of leg  and shoe size  for each of the sizes of tights in their range , this would take a lot of the guesswork out of the buying tights since most people already know most of the above measurements and it's easy enough to measure yourself to find out the ones you don't know 


Note creating easy to understand unisex size guides for their  existing women's and girl's tights ranges would be a cheap, easy and low risk way for manufacturers/suppliers to expand their market to include men and boys and improve their existing marketing for women and girls tights
 

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Have just started wearing tights to work (I work outside all year round) after complaining about cold feet and lower legs, the wife has ‘accepted’ that I now wear, after many years of doing it under the radar, I feel just great! It did take a bit of build-up and ‘courage’ to ask her/drop it into conversation, but she’s now putting them through the wash for me etc etc, so happy days! I wear anything from 100 denier to 30 denier black opaques.......would love a pair of sheer to waist....but one step at a time eh?

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I have loved wearing tights for 40 years.I only wear openly when I go to London. I love to wear short denim shorts with black tights and knee-length boots to walk around London, although I'm not a crossdresser in any other way. I've never had any problem in London, and the feeling is exhilerating.

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On 30/11/2018 at 9:12 PM, Sgt Dangleberry said:

Have just started wearing tights to work (I work outside all year round) after complaining about cold feet and lower legs, the wife has ‘accepted’ that I now wear, after many years of doing it under the radar, I feel just great! It did take a bit of build-up and ‘courage’ to ask her/drop it into conversation, but she’s now putting them through the wash for me etc etc, so happy days! I wear anything from 100 denier to 30 denier black opaques.......would love a pair of sheer to waist....but one step at a time eh?

Nearly a month on.....all is still good,, I’ve bought a few more pairs, more 30 and 40 den black opaques...wifey did remark “How many have you got??” when she washed a few recently!

Had a bit of an oops moment yesterday - went out wearing 30 den under my jeans with no socks to the pub, met friends there and then went back to theirs after....as I got out the car, it suddenly dawned upon me that I had no socks on and just 30 den tights!!! I made my excuse as soon as I got into the house after taking my shoes off that I needed the loo - and subsequently ‘pulled’ them down as much as I could over my feet to make them less see-through and like socks (phew!!!) and managed to get away with it. ?

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i have openly worn a pair of red one leg green the other 40 ish fancy dress tights all day with my santa shorts, my other half has giggled sevral times no idea if this marks approval or tollarance but maybe i will be able to get her to understand i like how hose feels .... shame she hates wearing any tights, hold ups or stockings 

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She’s the reason so many stay in the closet about it.  Twelve years of marriage until I finally told my wife.  The reduction in mental stress since telling her has been so worth it.  If she’s gonna leave you for this, there’s a long list of other things she’s gonna leave you for.  We are both in the closet about it and reserve it to alone time.  She hates hose as a fashion article, but now indulges me quite often.  I occasionally have the desire to wear under my male clothes and on very rare occasions have.  The consequences of getting caught are a huge stress so it takes the fun out of it for me.  

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I am keen tights wearer since my early teens. I keep fully shaved to enjoy the look and feel of them and use them instead of male underpants under trousers. I have had interesting responses from girlfriends in the past, some actually like the saved sheer me. I have had no negative responses from my cd gfs who actually enjoy my sheer look.

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I often wear tights in winter under my business slacks for warmth.

I did try thermal 'long johns' one and found them uncomfortable, too thick and itchy. The alternative was tights, which I used to wear many, maby years ago when riding a motorbike to work in winter.

My then wife had no issue, nor did work colleagues when I was getting changed into workwear.

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On 4/2/2019 at 12:55 AM, Sailor1969 said:

I often wear tights in winter under my business slacks for warmth.

I did try thermal 'long johns' one and found them uncomfortable, too thick and itchy. The alternative was tights, which I used to wear many, maby years ago when riding a motorbike to work in winter.

My then wife had no issue, nor did work colleagues when I was getting changed into workwear.

Interesting perhaps to add or note that athletes employ them in practice. Swimmers wear them to increase resistance in the water to increase endurance and (USA) football players wear them in practice particularly in cooler climates. Taupe is the favorite shade. Also, when I worked construction (and who doubts that most construction workers aren't a "macho" group) many wore pantyhose/tights in the winter for the reasons Sailor stated- better than bulky long johns and the insulative qualities were just right unless it was really cold. Same with hunters in the winter where weight makes long hikes longer. Most should they know their fellow sorts indulge generally don't care and if they do one may be with the wrong crew. Flush the fashion when it's cold and go for practical comfort. That there may be a sensuousness involved is just a plus, at least to those self aware enough to enjoy such an aspect...

Cheers,

Dworkin

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11 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

this thread really belongs in the male wearers forum, not here.  it devolved from a question about tights to a lot of crossdressers sharing their psychoses.  please keep discussions of men in women's attire in the male wearers forum.  thank you.  

Greetings Sheer and All.

That which you say holds truck. What occurred with this thread and many others is not uncommon. They diverge and morph. I suggest simply roll with it as with two points involved here:

This will in all probability "burn" itself out as it as you make plain has diverged from the original topic post. 

And this is one of those sites, indeed the ONLY I'm aware of that allows free expression on our collective interest(s). Human nature has that these divergences will occur. To that I am most willing to accept that the subject topic occasionally (well, perhaps often) stray. However, this place is unique- I am unaware of any other similar and admit I have a severe liking about it. So, allow that "things" happen (I am keeping this "clean") and better to exist with the occasional drift than not to exist at all. I Thank David not enough by making this portal available for all that choose to come here. 

Glad this place exists, hope so does so for as long as I do and then even beyond my expiration date.

Finest of Regards,

Dworkin

 

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I think any guy can get away with wearing tights if they are between 60 and 100 denier opaque with thickness similar to standard guys socks anyway. However, if guys wear tights which are fishnet or sheer/ultra sheer low denier then it’s verging on cross dressing but don’t get me wrong if guys like that then good on them.

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Agreed; if I need to be 100% discrete then I’ll wear a minimum of 60 denier tights but for normal wear I’m 30/40 - I much prefer the low denier end of the spectrum!

 

You could comfortably get away with wearing 60 den and taking shoes off etc to go into a friends house etc, not so easy with say 30 den!

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I'm a guy and wear opaque black tights (and leggings) under my male clothes everyday due the the cold weather here in the south-eastern part of Australia, as it gets down to 2°C.

Not only do they keep the legs and feet warm, they look & feel sexy!!

If anyone was to ask I would comfortably say I was wearing them!

 

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I'm a hetrosexual guy and I wear tights as often as possible. When I wear them, I no longer wear socks or pants and if anyone is studying the bottom of my trousers legs, well it's up to them if they want to look to see whether they've seen an inch of nylon! I've never had any obvious glances of my ankles and as on the whole, I wear opaques, then only those 'in the know' would realise. I don't make an obvious 'show' of wearing tights and let's face it, women on the whole appear to have given up wearing them, so the hosiery companies should actually be marketing to men, if they want to stay alive. It would be interesting to know what percentage of men versus women, particularly in the West, actually are the tights, or hosiery (stockings, etc.), wearers? So hosiery  companies, do you want to continue selling your products? If so, market to the men, sell tights, mens tights, whatever, in the mens underwear sections of department stores, or regular clothes shops. I'm sure that a surprising market uptake could occur. I also agree, as do many here, that they are much more preferable to wear than standard mens underwear.

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Just over 30 years ago I read somewhere that a lot of Royal Marines wore their wives' tights on exercise because they were lighter and less bulky than "long johns" and after they had to wade through rivers and the like tights didn't retain water and dried out a lot quicker.

This was of interest to me as I was shortly due to travel to the Falkland Islands to work there during the southern winter. So I took a couple of pairs with me and wore them under my trousers. Although they did keep me warm I had to bin them as I developed a rash around my waist where the tops came to.

Maybe SheerBlack has a point about psychosis and that was a physical manifestation of my disdain for tights! While I did wear them I certainly never felt that I was dressing in any way femininely.

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3 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

nice try at obfuscation.  yes, i've read about swimmers wearing pantyhose for training, to add resistance to their leg motions in the water, added weight, which makes the legs more toned and muscled for competitive swimming.  the difference between those swimmers and you is they were securely men before entering the swimming pool in tights, and securely men when they exited and peeled off the hose.  you see, they viewed the hospiery as a prop, a tool, to help them in a singual purpose.  whereas you may have had then, and certainly now, an ambiguity about your maleness, and perhaps need to excape into an alter-ego to find the ability to cope.  please discuss this with your therapist in the hope you'll find insight into your dysfunction, and maybe a pathway into recovering into the male you have always been.  

....one wonders SheerBlackFFs if you too are a secret crossdresser wearing men’s trousers, shorts or slacks on occasions. You my need to address this desire to walk out as a gentlemen with your therapist. 

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6 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

nice try at obfuscation

What are you blethering about, you idiot? I have made over 3000 posts here mostly about my delight in wearing stockings. I've even uploaded dozens of pictures of me doing so. How does one post about the only time I wore tights for practical purposes obfuscate anything?

6 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

they viewed the hospiery as a prop, a tool, to help them in a singual purpose

1.) So did I on that occasion, i.e. the purpose of keeping warm in a hostile environment.

2.) Remember, Spellchecker is your friend.

6 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

whereas you may have had then

I have been wearing stockings since I was 8 years old. I never needed cold weather as an excuse.

6 hours ago, SheerBlackFFs said:

a pathway into recovering into the male you have always been.  

I know I'm a male you ignoramus. I'm not "trapped in the wrong body" or anything like that. Furthermore I am the male I always have been. That is one who enjoys crossdressing.

I'm usually quite aggressive in defending my right to do that as I don't see that I'm doing anybody any harm. Actually I might have to revise my opinion on that as it seems I'm causing you some distress. But that only makes it even more enjoyable.

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6 hours ago, Ursula Harrison said:

What are you blethering about, you idiot? I have made over 3000 posts here mostly about my delight in wearing stockings. I've even uploaded dozens of pictures of me doing so. How does one post about the only time I wore tights for practical purposes obfuscate anything?

1.) So did I on that occasion, i.e. the purpose of keeping warm in a hostile environment.

2.) Remember, Spellchecker is your friend.

I have been wearing stockings since I was 8 years old. I never needed cold weather as an excuse.

I know I'm a male you ignoramus. I'm not "trapped in the wrong body" or anything like that. Furthermore I am the male I always have been. That is one who enjoys crossdressing.

I'm usually quite aggressive in defending my right to do that as I don't see that I'm doing anybody any harm. Actually I might have to revise my opinion on that as it seems I'm causing you some distress. But that only makes it even more enjoyable.

Love you Urusla undrees Harrison. We all know that SheerBlackFFs is still in the closet and is to afraid to come out.  At least  SheerBlackFFs has Mrs Palmer and her 5 daughters for comfort.

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We do not require a therapist. We're only in need of acceptance.

It would be nice if you could keep your narrow minded, hatred-filled views to yourself SheerBlackFFs.

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