Sunday, October 17, 2010

How to Wear Tights...Outfit 1

What does everyone think of this look?


  1. I'm a little luke warm about the overall look. I think that I feel that way because of the lack of your head in the photo, the lighting, and the length of your shorts. The colours of your outfit are very good.

    Sincerely, and with thanks,
    Hosiery Advocate
    [a.k.a. Eugene T.S. Wong

  2. I have been obsessed with with tights since I was 12. I am now 27 and keenly aware of how tights should be worn with clothing and accessory choices. The picture above is unfortunately all wrong.

    1. Too many dull, dark and bland shades. The fabrics look worn out, unkempt and hobo like. More color, color, color!

    2. The shorts are too long. Tights look better when you see more leg and toned definition of the leg. Light, thinner and more colorful short shorts would look a lot better!

    3. Never contrast dark tights with dark clothes. If dark clothes, then pick colorful tights or pattern tights! Make sure that the tights also have a nice sheen on them when you take the picture. Clearly this is lacking.

    4. When taking a picture of yourself in tights, never cut off your head. That shows lack of confidence and you will be up for mockery when someone looks at you in tights. The jokes will come if you don't show more active, confident body language! Just standing there won't help your cause!

    - Metrosexualis

  3. Love it. I wear mine under my basketball shorts all the time. I LOVE UnderArmour for handing tights back to men and boys everywhere, I just wish the would make footed tights available, I don't know why it's so hard to find running/wrestling nylon lycra in the footed variety. I don't like pantyhose or sheer tights, love shiny 80Nylon 20Spandex, thick slippery tights. Had to make a few pairs of my own with feet.. Yeesh!

  4. wear your tights anyway you like!!! As long as YOU like the look go for it

  5. I have been wearing tights/pantyhose for over 14 years without any problems, just wear what youy like and enjoy!!!

  6. Shorts seem too long, best is much shorter shorts like hot pants to show full legs that would be great view, i have lots of short length shorts cos it cool thsn long shorts

  7. So many people looking to "get off"... I can tell because they all request a head shot. Yet I keep up with fashion blogs and if I just look at females only I would say 1 out of 10 do not show their head and wisely so. 1) The Internet is forever. 2) Internet photos are stolen and captioned and used for advertising or worse. Do you want your head attached to a caption that says "I support baby killing" or something. Come on perverts! Go get off somewhere else.

  8. I’m a guy, 6’2, 200 pounds, early 40s. Married with kids, living in suburbia. Can I pick your brain for a minute?

    If I go to the grocery store (or anywhere public) at midnight, can I wear a fleece hoodie pullover, white low-cut ankle socks, running shoes and long black Nike, Under Armour or 2XU compression pants…and NOTHING ELSE (including underwear)?

    Do you think I should toss on a pair of fleece running shorts over the leggings? What color shorts? Does color matter?

    And instead of white low-cut ankle socks, can I wear thick white slouch socks with the leggings tucked in (socks in size to fit)?

    How about this clothing combination for an overnight errand: a T-shirt, white low-cut ankle socks, running shoes and fleece shorts over three-quarter-length black tights (Nike, UA, Reebok, etc.). No underwear.

    Do men's three-quarter-length sports tights too closely resemble women's capri yoga pants when worn without athletic shorts?

    If any of this gear is unacceptable for the grocery store, what about a neighborhood jog at 5:30 in the morning? Or the gym?

    Have you ever seen a guy wearing compression tights in public? Where? Was he discreet? Did others notice?

    Let’s assume all the clothing described here was made for men by reputable, family-trusted designers and sold in your local mall big box sporting goods store. No crossdressers, no gay porn, no pantyhose, no nylon, lycra or spandex fetish.

    Full disclosure: In the past year, I’ve replaced all my underwear with compression shorts. Someday all men will discover what I’ve learned and do the same. Sure, all your drawers will cost $25-$30 a pop, but the comfort makes ’em worth every penny!

    Also: I’m not trying to show off my bulge (not much to show anyway).