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Men wearing pantyhose(23 posts)

Men wearing pantyhosehms
Feb 19, 2002 12:14 PM
Today's Wall Street Journal has an article on Page 1 about men wearing pantyhose. According to the article, among the male wearers are winter cyclists. No male cyclist I know ever has mentioned wearing pantyhose (maybe a case of don't ask, don't tell). Reactions to the article?
re: Men wearing pantyhoseUncleMoe
Feb 19, 2002 12:30 PM
Didn't Joe Namath make pantyhose for men famous cause he wore them playing football games in the cold? He even did a commercial in the 70's.

I dunno, too many other options these days, but if you are tight on cash, they could be a good alternative. But I wouldn't tell anyone. ;-)
re: Men wearing pantyhoseMisJG
Feb 19, 2002 12:30 PM
Haven't seen the article, but I purchased something very similar to pantyhose a few years ago to wear under tights as an extra layer. I think I bought them at SportMart. Can't remember the manufacturer, but they are thicker than regular pantyhose and hold up in the wash, etc. I believe they are made of lycra, but they are sheer like pantyhose. They work pretty well too!
Do I need to clarify my gender?MisJG
Feb 14, 2002 3:06 PM
I am a man.
it is all in the dictionC-mond
Feb 19, 2002 12:42 PM
tights are permissible, not pantyhose.

kind of like a european hand bag- it is okay, but a pocketbook- uh not so much

there is a very fine line.
re: Men wearing pantyhoseSnowBlind
Feb 19, 2002 12:51 PM

Stick a chaimois on anything and a cyclist will wear it!
re: Men wearing pantyhoseJimP
Feb 19, 2002 1:10 PM
Danskin makes a tight, actually a heavy pantyhose with a heel stirrup, for dancers that can be worn as a light tight or as an extra layer under other tights. They are made for both female and male dancers so larger sizes are available. I am a 6'4" male and have been concerned about muscle cramps from having cold legs so I will wear tights of different weights and control my body temperature by removing layers on my upper body.
re: Men wearing pantyhosejswhern
Feb 19, 2002 1:24 PM
Back in the 1970's I wore pantyhose during spring track. Our coach was from Texas and told us of numurous college football teams that wore them to keep them warm. I lived in Buffalo, NY at the time and we were competing in late March. I believe that these were the first version of tights at that time. Good question is when did they first start using lycra? In college when I remember seeing lycra for the first time in early 80's, I thought they looked weird and would not wear them. Now they are a main stay of my clothing. It is funny how times change.
i and many others wore them when playing rugby..johan burnt eels
Feb 19, 2002 1:19 PM
in very cold weather. tights were probably allowed but no one wore them. of course they sheared pretty badly but were good enough to keep us warm for a little while. i know football (read soccer) players sometimes use them too in northern europe and the former ussr.

if i didnt have the money id think about them under a set of shorts but id make sure at least my legs were shaven! hee hee

my neighbours laugh at me in my tights ... i dont see why hose would be any different fom their perspective.
How insecure do you have to be to worry about THAT?Retro
Feb 19, 2002 1:30 PM
Well, let's's a light, warm first football players have worn them for years...they're cheap...they let your tights or whatever slide easily over your legs, shaved or not...nah, can't wear 'em. Somebody might think I'm a 6'4", 225-pound woman with a mustache.
Just say no!jtolleson
Feb 19, 2002 1:39 PM
As a woman who has to wear the things every day to work, I don't recommend 'em.

They are good for a few degrees added warmth, but they run/tear too easily and are overly binding (none have as good of stretch as regular tights).

I'd think a good set of thin tights would do the same thing more comfortably and for an overall better value.
not even for Lumberjacks???? nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 19, 2002 2:59 PM
Only if you have cute legs (nm)Kristin
Feb 19, 2002 3:17 PM
I'm a lumberjack and I don't care. [nm]Ahimsa
Feb 19, 2002 5:27 PM
I'm with you - why would anyone <i>want</i> to wear them?Kristin
Feb 19, 2002 3:24 PM
I don't know why anyone would want to wear them. I hate the things personally, and long for the end of the day when I can lose them. I have spent up to $250 in one year on nylons. I do have a pair of those danskin tights, but they are nothing like nylons. They're pretty thick and make of lycra. Mine have held up amazingly well. A good light tight or suplimental garment.
A proud panty hose wearer ...Elefantino
Feb 19, 2002 4:26 PM
but not when I ride. Only when I scuba dive in cold water. I wear them under a wetsuit to help restrict water movement inside the suit. A cheap way to be warmer. My wife gives me all her runs.

But for cycling? I hate to berate my fellows in the media, but I suspect this story, like a growing too many in the WSJ, is under-reported.

cuts down on friction...ohio
Feb 19, 2002 4:56 PM
... back during my soccer-playing days, I was prescribed to wear knee-high's under my socks and shinguards to cut down on friction in my shoes(I was ripping all the skin off of my feet). Worked like a charm. I had to go down a shoe size because it felt like I was sliding all over the place. My teammates thought it was hilarious when they saw me putting them on pre-game though...

I would guess it'll do the same thing for your inner thighs and other areas that get chafed while you ride, though I've never tried it. Nobody'll see 'em underneath your tights anyway, so I'd say it's worth a shot if you've been getting saddle sore or chafed.
you gotta shave downtown!kumbaya
Feb 19, 2002 6:00 PM
I would think. ALso cut out a hole for nutsack and rod
I am a man and I wear pantyhose, as well as a bra...Frank
Feb 19, 2002 6:47 PM
ever since my wife found them in the back seat of my car. I knew I would be better off saying they were mine and wearing them everyday than telling her who they really belonged to ;-)
Speaking about pantyhose...Marlon
Feb 19, 2002 8:07 PM
Read something a while back on studies conducted on volleyball players wearing different types of tights (and possibly pantyhose, I forget)... Perhaps at U Penn? In any case, the end result was that players wearing the hose versus others not wearing the hose were supposed to have had increases in jumping performance, and it was theorized that the compression on the leg muscles applied by the tights/hose increased vascular circulation. The end result? Dupont created Lycra Power, a type of lycra designed to maximize such performance gains...

Interesting, no?
re: Men wearing pantyhosemhinman
Feb 20, 2002 5:40 AM
I was getting my 4 year old daughter dressed up for a funeral, and my wife started telling me how to put her pantyhose. Don't just yank them up by the waist, you need to give a tug every couple of inches from bottom to top, so that they don't bunch up. I turned to her and said, I know how to put these things on, remember, I wear tights. The look from my wife was priceless.
Swimmers wear themAlex-in-Evanston
Feb 20, 2002 7:09 AM
We used to wear them between shave day and the next meet. They were to simulate the drag of your leg hair.

AHEM...this thread's been done. see the link.Js Haiku Shop
Feb 20, 2002 7:19 AM
DINOSAUR "pantyhose" 8/9/01 9:38am

am i a visionary? ahead of my time? nope...'cuz i never did go for the "j's haiku shop in pantyhose" look.