Leggings. Men's leggings. Think of long-johns worn under shorts, and I apologize for putting an off-putting mental picture in your mind. Like it or not, men's leggings seem to be more than the odd statement of far-out fashion... though they are indeed odd.
I'm not going to go as far as to state that men's leggings are a hot new male fashion trend because Tokyo's streets - in areas like Harajuku or Shibuya - have always been a showcase of the weird, wild and wacky. Seek and ye shall find, as several reports of men's skirts a while back proved so well. In any case, I'm reporting on some reporting and we'll just leave it at that.
Leggings wearers appear to be mainly young men ranging in age from their
20s up to around 40, and they don't look like typical professionals and
office types who make up the majority of Tokyo's typically well-dressed
pedestrians. No leggings & ties combos to be seen (which is,
perhaps, a good thing).
What do the ladies have to say about what may be a burgeoning new fashion trend? According to the video report, only 38 percent of women feel it's something cool while a solid 62 percent think men wearing leggings are uncool. Of course, the survey assumes those who wear meggings actually care about impressing women in the first place... not that there's anything wrong with that. (via Japan Probe and Asahi News)