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ORAC
16th Oct 2008, 13:40
It's obvious the hole in the ozone layer has let the sun fry the Antipodeans brains..... :p:p

Mantyhose: A must-have for men (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mantyhose_A_must-have_for_men/rssarticleshow/3600468.cms)

MELBOURNE: Men have invaded ladies' fashion domain a little further, for after 'man-bras' and 'manscara' the latest must have for men is "mantyhose." "Mantyhose"or pantyhose for men have become a popular sheer garment from truck drivers to cowboys.

A self confessed male hosiery-wearer, Harisnya is so passionate about the issue he set up e-MANcipate, a website which he says aims to "accelerate the acceptance of male pantyhose as a regular clothing item". The website offers men a step-by-step guide on how to wear pantyhose without damaging it. Harisnya declares that the website, based in the United Kingdom, is "as serious as fashion can be". He is adamant that both males and females should be allowed to wear the sexy sheer garment.

"Men have great legs and hosiery is a great way to show them. It's quite practical in some ways. It prevents chafing, for example, when horse riding or cycling, but it's also a good alternative to bulky underwear if you need some warmth,"News.com.au quoted Harisnya, as saying. "Going to work on a cold autumn day in regular trousers with 20 denier hose underneath helps to avoid getting cold. Plus you won't ever have to worry about loosing or matching your socks. It's fun, but no joke,"he added.

The men's pantyhose come with a "male comfort panel"that better fits a man's shape, and sometimes offers a convenient fly opening.

Harisyna's love of pantyhose is backed up by testimonials from truck drivers who swear by nylon hosiery for its circulation benefits and cowboys who don them under their Levi's for warmth.

He believes that men's pantyhose is an easy way to dress differently.

"Not all men like to hide in grey uniformed clothes. It's an easy way to dress differently, pairing the colour or pattern of your pantyhose to the rest of your clothes just like you do with the colour or pattern of your tie. It's relatively easy, too, as hosiery goes easily with almost every kind of shorts and shoes,"he said.

The e-MAN-cipate campaign is the push for companies to produce pantyhose made specifically for men.

"Don't buy female pantyhose at all. Don't strengthen those companies who don't produce/sell male pantyhose. Buy male pantyhose. Do help with your purchasing power to those who are on your/our side,"said the website.

tony draper
16th Oct 2008, 13:48
Gordon Bennet! tiz not the old Aus one knew from the early sixties,at that time if a young chap still had a full set of front teeth at sixteen,he would have his mates knock em out lest he be thought effeminate.
:uhoh:

Wod
16th Oct 2008, 14:47
Happily not known here in Queensland.

Mind you they do Daylight Saving down there as well, so what would you expect.

McDoo
16th Oct 2008, 17:15
Surely they should be mightily popular in a place called Queensland?:E

Howard Hughes
16th Oct 2008, 22:40
Queensland - Perfect one day, but still full of f:mad:ing Queenslanders the next...;)

Mantyhose? As if any self respecting Aussie would wear a pair of these! The only hosiery I'm interested in 'getting in' is that owned by Mrs Hughes!:E

McDoo
16th Oct 2008, 22:59
Anyone remember 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'? Looks like that may have been a prescient movie....:ooh:

tinpis
16th Oct 2008, 23:05
Jo Bjelke the former zoo keeper of qweensland once said about daylight saving..
"The suns shines out my arse and if you,you think i'm going to get up an hour earlier each morning..well...dont you worry about that"

Buster Hyman
16th Oct 2008, 23:27
I've seen those photos Howard...and they look lovely on you!:ooh:

Straight Up Again
17th Oct 2008, 03:38
I live in Melbourne, and I've never heard of them. Mind you working in a shipyard there are a lot of Navy personnel around, and you never know about the Navy gents......

Ascend Charlie
17th Oct 2008, 03:43
Whatsa matter with you phobic lot??

If wearing stockings is good enough for Superman, Batman and the Phantom (his were a special purple Phantyhose) then they are good enough for any other qu33r who wears his underpants on the outside.:8

Howard Hughes
17th Oct 2008, 04:21
I can always count on you Buster to be WATCHING!:eek:

sisemen
17th Oct 2008, 08:09
People! People! Remember we ARE talking about Melbourne here. The second largest Greek city after Athens. Need I say more. The Village People weren't the inventors of bushy moustaches and hairy chests :}

Not that I have anything against Greek men - I just hope they don't have anything against me!

emeritus
17th Oct 2008, 13:52
He to Her afterwards....."If I knew you were a virgin I'd have taken more time"

She to Him......" If I knew you had more time I'd have taken my pantyhose off"

Hat,coat and exit left. :p:p