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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

On Friday I was flying home and in the paper was an article about women, summer, pantyhose and generational attitudes of when and where not wear it. But as I was glancing over the page this one my eye caught the words "pantyhose for men"

I then had to read the article to understand what they heck that was all about.

As the author was discussing the main topics of her point she mentioned how men do not understand women's dislike of pantyhose and that she is able to demonstrate that by how there is a large pantyhose for men movement in America. I am in tune with a lot of what is happening but I had never heard of a pantyhose for men movement at all.

But I found this: http://www.comfilon.com/ and apparently this is not some weird fetish thing. There really is a bunch of this going on out there with real products, support groups, etc. I do not know anyone wearing this stuff.

But I have to ask WHY?

I just don't get it. I know that some guys wear the stuff for the scuba under wet suits to help get them on and off and I know of guys who use section of hose to help put on wraps that they do not want sticking to hair. But I am puzzled as to the fashion idea of this stuff.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Re: I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

Ay, man; don know what dis wurl come to, me. Nex ya know, men dey begin carry purse, less I miss sometin already. Me I jus try fly da plane - ride da motorsickle, jus don know what dose men in shiny stockins are tinkin ya know?
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One word...Creapy
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:44 PM   #4
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:48 PM   #5
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Re: I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

December 31, 1967: Lambeau Field, Green Bay WI. The championship game between the Packers and the Cowboys, known as the Ice Bowl. -13 degrees at field level during the game... the coldest football game on record.

One factor in Green Bay's victory was that they issued superqueen size pantyhose to all the players for warmth. How much did this help? I dunno. Rumors abound that Dallas found out about this after the scoreless third quarter. A few snide comments along the line of scrimmage gave Green Bay the energy to lay it onto the Cowboys and go ahead to win.

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OK all that is true except the last sentence. But who knows?
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Re: I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

I can't speak specifically to pantyhose, but I will say that my various tights and unitards are the most comfortable clothing I own. If I could wear tights as everyday clothing, I would.
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I can't speak specifically to pantyhose, but I will say that my various tights and unitards are the most comfortable clothing I own. If I could wear tights as everyday clothing, I would.
I bicycle and wear bike shorts and tights when it is colder and I have to agree they are very comfortable.
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Would John Wayne wear those things? Not hardly, Pilgrim. Would Ray wear them? Not only no, but uh-uh!
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.... I know that some guys wear the stuff for the scuba under wet suits to help get them on and off ...
Hmm...I never heard of that. But then I wear shorty suits here in Fla.
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Hmm...I never heard of that. But then I wear shorty suits here in Fla.
The Aussies do it a lot mostly because the pantyhose works pretty well as a barrier for box jelly fish stings. I have only heard this 2nd hand, perhaps Henning knows for sure since he used to live there.

But I have seen guys wear to get into the thicker wet suits up here in the great white north.
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The Aussies do it a lot mostly because the pantyhose works pretty well as a barrier for box jelly fish stings. I have only heard this 2nd hand, perhaps Henning knows for sure since he used to live there.

But I have seen guys wear to get into the thicker wet suits up here in the great white north.
I know that my dive instructor a couple decades ago gave the hint to use pantyhose to help put on the wetsuits. And I think you just want to imagine Henning in hose!
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The Aussies do it a lot mostly because the pantyhose works pretty well as a barrier for box jelly fish stings. I have only heard this 2nd hand, perhaps Henning knows for sure since he used to live there.

But I have seen guys wear to get into the thicker wet suits up here in the great white north.
That makes sense. I never would have been the first to think of it mind you, but it does make sense.
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Re: I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

Let me count the number of times I've worn pantyhose:

1 - Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hello, I'm Frankenfurter)
2 - US Coast Guard - At one point I was in and out of a very tight wet suit layered under a dry suit several times a day. Panty hose and complete depilation made that a lot easier. You never saw Kevin Costner do THAT in "The Guardian", but for some activities it makes a lot of sense.
3 - Horseback riding. At least at first when I hadn't built up some tolerance, hose stopped chafing under jeans. Some of those british-looking riding pants that look hot on women would have done the job too, but they don't make them in 34/36.

The REI silk long-johns are my preferred cold-weather underlayer, but I bet pantyhose would work as well.

And NO, I won't sing "Sweet Transvestite" at OSH this year.
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Re: I gotta ask why: Pantyhose for men

I could see wearing compression tights for sports, and I've worn 'em to get into unlined wetsuits (yeah, a long time ago), but like for under business wear and such? I don't get it either...
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I think this is the original article. (I thought I'd posted a link earlier, but don't see it)
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Gentlemen. I apologize. You may not relate to this topic, unless, of course, you think of pantyhose merely as sexy lingerie or you're one of the guys who has contributed to the rise in the sale of male pantyhose even as women's sales have drooped like underwear whose elastic has gone bad.
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Women officers will sometimes wear pantyhose under their uniform pants in really cold weather even if they are wearing long johns as well. The pantyhose made a BIG difference to me. I stayed much warmer with hose+long johns than I did with just long johns under those uniform pants. I tried to get some of the guys who complained the most about cold weather to try them...but none would. cowards!
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I tried to get some of the guys who complained the most about cold weather to try them...but none would. cowards!
I'd rather freeze then wear those. This is kinda like holding the purse. It's another conspiracy to get men to embrace their "feminine side".
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Women officers will sometimes wear pantyhose under their uniform pants in really cold weather even if they are wearing long johns as well. The pantyhose made a BIG difference to me. I stayed much warmer with hose+long johns than I did with just long johns under those uniform pants. I tried to get some of the guys who complained the most about cold weather to try them...but none would. cowards!
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Women officers will sometimes wear pantyhose under their uniform pants in really cold weather even if they are wearing long johns as well. The pantyhose made a BIG difference to me. I stayed much warmer with hose+long johns than I did with just long johns under those uniform pants. I tried to get some of the guys who complained the most about cold weather to try them...but none would. cowards!
So, would that have been metrosexual cops in the metroplex?
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They had a compression stocking on each leg while I was in the hospital a week ago. Something about that and the massage machine helping to prevent blood clots while I was stuck in bed. They came off when I came home.
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It's a man thing.
I think if I dyed the things camo colors, they'd probably do it! lol
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So, would that have been metrosexual cops in the metroplex?
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I think if I dyed the things camo colors, they'd probably do it! lol
Ya know, you may be right. Especially if you had little rifles embroidered on 'em.
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OK you got me, I was fighting every instinct and urge to not click on this thread.
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Why? Why indeed?

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