Mantyhose For Men Coming To The US, The Hose For Bros

Italian fashion house Emilio Cavallini has found that European men are ready and eager to don pantyhose. Will American dudes follow suit?

“If you thought men in tights was a sartorial statement best left to medieval jesters, think again,” says Daisy Dumas in Britain’s Daily Mail. Upscale Florentine hosiery purveyor Emilio Cavallini is at the forefront of what it sees as fashion’s next big thing: Male pantyhose, or “mantyhose.” The “hose for bros” fad has caught on in Europe, the fashion house tells Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), and is primed to make a big leap across the pond. Here’s a look at the (possibly) imminent mantyhose craze:

Are “mantyhose” a real thing? Yes, really, says Francesco Cavallini, the company’s vice president. Call them what you will — Racked suggests “guylons,” or “broisery,” or “he-tards” — but male tights now account for 2 to 3 percent of the million-plus pairs of hose Cavallini sells annually.

The hose for bros….. what would Tom Brady do?




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