"Meggings" are a Manstrosity

Meggings

   Since the invention of the term "Bennifer", portmanteaus have brought nothing but trouble to the world - from "skorts" through to Jedward nothing good has come of any items with compound names. The nadir of the trend, however, arrived the pre-fix of "man" to make everyday items into apparently more male friendly ones - the "manwich", of course, being the most putrefying of these concoctions (or should that be "concocktions"?) up until now. Yet in a recent edition of The Guardian (of which the accompanying image to this article is taken) a more nightmarish proposition has been put forward with the invention of "meggings" (men's leggings).

   "Meggings" are an item which make little sense in every possible regard - as an item of clothing they are amongst the most ill-conceived in memory and there are circles of hell, I am certain, for men who dabble in portMANteaus as lazy as this. Meggings, as far as I can tell, doesn't even  have the full word it is trying to invoke contained within it's letters which, by anyone's standards ("MANdards"), is the laziest form of word-smithery a human can make.

   A recent trend amongst women is the widespread belief that leggings, worn alone, are a suitable subsitute or alternative for trousers which, of course, they are not in any way, shape or form. One of the main problems, as anyone who has ever had the misfortune of boarding public transport ("MANsport") behind a trouser-less leggings wearer will testify, such a dress style turns many an innocent on-looker into amateur, and unwilling, serial gynecologists. The problem for men who wish to wear "meggings" is likely to be similar - they are likely to expose their male equivalent of the Visible Panty Line (the "Visible MANty Line") to people who, by and large, don't deserve this eye-sore. It's enough to give anyone an angina ("MANgina").

   If you are a man who is considering sporting this trend look in the mirror and ask ourself "why"? You owe yourself some manswers.

14 comments

  1. love this post! meggings are not something I'll be alerting my boyfriend about!

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  2. Brilliant! I applaud your mattitude (and apologise for the lazy portmanteau there).

    Jo
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    1. Haha - i've certainly heard worse than "mattitude"!

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  3. It's quite funny how only the ladies have posted! I hope men don't secretly like meggings? Thanks for the hilarious post, and I'm in complete agreement. I want all those tight, low cut men's tops banished too. Bring manly men back!

    Thanks for the follow by the way, I've returned because you're posts are very entertaining :)

    Naomi xxx

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    1. Oh golly I hope not too!
      Also I agree with low cut men's tops - I really don't understand them!

      And thanks for the follow too! :)

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    2. No problem!

      Ha ha yeah it's kind of awkward when men have cleavage ...

      Naomi xxx

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  4. In general, I agree and think people who wear them out in public need to rethink their wardrobe, however, I think the point of them really are for people like aerialists and stuff where extra clothes get in the way and you NEED tight fitting clothes. The problem is that some people think they are appropriate for all occasions.

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  5. I can believe how backward and sexist people are here! "bring manly men back"?? Who gets to decide the definition of manly?

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  6. Leggings rock

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  7. meggings rock

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  8. are you kidding? these are dope as fuck

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  9. I know there are some examples that don't look at their best out there, but the person in the picture you show has great legs. I like them on him.

    I think it's great fashion allows both men and women to wear what they want. We can't go back to the time where women couldn't wear trousers either.

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  10. Leggings are comfortable and sexy and more men should wear them. I feel sorry for all those who judge others on what they wear.

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