Monday Mix: Mantyhose (I Am Not Kidding) and Sales

By Voxy  


You heard me.

Pantyhose for men. Mantyhose.

The photo at left comes from, a “hosiery fashion magazine for men.” (That’s straight, non-cross-dressing men.) This particular photo is taken from their guide on “How to put on the Mantyhose.” You should really look at that. It’s … something. I had quite a time deciding which photo to borrow for this post.

From the “Fashion for Men” page on the site:

“Perhaps you wanted to wear something elegant, but not a suit; a conservative set, but nothing dark… Then you found the white mantyhose with the stripes.”

Wanna see it? Of course you do.


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  1. avatar baz
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    but why o why call them Mantyhose????

    They might be hose. MIGHT be.

    And I get MANtyhose.

    But don’t they get that it is panty+hose?

    Why not Manhose, manhosen, manstockers?


    Long socks?
    Male long member wraps?

    I don’t know but PANTIES???

    Dude, if you are going to talk about panties on men why bother trying to make them MAN anything?

    Once again, I’ve missed the point and got caught up in the language.


    • Posted March 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “Mantyhose” is the word chosen by the media and a few others for tights, leggings and sheer tights worn by men. I prefer tights or hose.
      The point is they are really much more comfortable for most men who are bold enough to try them than you could ever imagine. The way most women complain about them you’d think they are horrible, but most guys who try them love them. Weird but true I know.
      Don’t knock it till you try it!


      • avatar baz
        Posted March 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

        What exactly are we supposed to “try” silly boyz?

        Having sex changes so we can become men to see what if feels like to be a man who wears tights?

        I dare say I´ve been wearing hosiery
        for longer than any man my age or younger.

        But, we´re all girls here so there´s no point in telling us they are more comfortable than we could imagine.

        I´m just sayin´the name is dumb regardless of who came up with it.


        • avatar a biologist
          Posted March 28, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

          Now, I know there are women who wear hose for support, so I’m cool with the idea that men might need to do so too.

          But dudes, seriously? Don’t knock ’em ’til you try ’em is just not the right slogan to use around women. We HAVE tried them. It’s kind of insulting not to bother tailoring your message. You’re cutting and pasting from posts you use on men’s sites.


  2. Posted March 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Guys, give it a try first before you knock it. They’re actually pretty comfortable–especially if you’ve been on your feet a lot and your legs are tired. There’s more guys than you might imagine already wearing them under their trousers. It’s just that not too many are brave enough to let on to anyone about it. I’ve worked for a company that sells them (ActivSkin) and I can assure you there are thousands of customers out there.


  3. avatar Froggy
    Posted March 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I shared that page with 98. His response was a rather delightful: *Never* link me to that site again, please.”


  4. avatar a biologist
    Posted March 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You never cease to amaze me.

    Maybe there is a point. If most guys are going to wear the standard-issue beige cargo shorts, white tee indicating group membership, and flip flops, perhaps hosiery is the only place left to express one’s personal aesthetic.


    • avatar Voxy
      Posted March 23, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink | Reply

      That describes the uniform of my last boyfriend to a T, except they were Tevas, not flip-flops, but the point is the same.

      Now I am thinking about him wearing mantyhose and laughing uproariously. :D


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