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20 September 2012

When to recommend men to wear support tights/hosiery/pantyhose?

Men, who have a need for the leg support benefits (eg. DVT symptoms, medical conditions), should wear them just about all the time.  It's important that support legwear be put on as soon as you arise in the morning, before leg tissue begins to swell and blood begins pooling.  When one finds a comfortable style to wear, this presents no problem however.  The relief from discomfort provided will feel so good that most men will look forward to donning their support hose in the morning and leaving them on all day. 

Sports activity and outdoor recreation, where support for leg muscles are needed, are also occasions for wearing support tights or pantyhose.  Furthermore, sporting tights usually cost so much more than support tights/pantyhose.  

Men, who wear medical-grade compression hosiery will tend to wear them under long pants, due to the unattractive appearance of the medical-grade compression hosiery.  The non-medical grade, support hosiery (like the ones from Solidea or ActivSkin) are much less noticeable and provides a subtle appearance that easily blends in with the skin.  Though Solidea are marketed more for women.  Many men wear them  with shorts or even with 3/4 capri pants when weather permits.  Wearing support hose with 3/4 pants or shorts is actually quite suitable for hot-weathered places.  With 3/4 pants or shorts, wearing skin coloured support hosiery is actually not very noticeable.  Either people are not observant to see them, or they just bother to see.  Of course, the more adventurous men would wear hose in other colours like black, brown, etc.

Admittedly, it is still fairly rare to see a guy wearing shorts with his hose.  However, this is changing rapidly.  More blogs and discussion groups are popping up on the internet to document this trend.

I myself wear sheer support hosiery with shorts on a regular basis, like going to top-up petrol, watching movies (great for keeping legs warm in the cinemas). Even wear them when I exercise (at home though).

The barrier has been broken some time ago for men wearing tights, with all the running and cycling wear to be found in any sporting goods store.  NBA players have worn them in games, as well as football players in practices.  It's not difficult to imagine them blending into general use a few years down the road.  Legwear could one day be as fashionable as the green movement is today.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen pictures of Christiano Ronaldo in pantyhose. It's not the first time an athlete wears it. I've heard of some baseball guys doing it too.

    It makes sense, they need to take care of their health.

    I am also a hosiery blogger and I am wondering if you'd like to collaborate or exchange links. But let me know directly, I may lose track of this specific thread.