Hello-Hello, welcome to another beautiful day here at the Prepatorium.
Today we have just one item, but we feel compelled to limit the length of our post as a precautionary measure because of the subject matter. Trauma to one’s psyche upon seeing today’s topic merits, nay, demands brevity. What, pray tell, are we talking about? (Here’s a chance to avert your gaze and also get little ones out of the room, they don’t need to be burdened with this.)
Apparently even teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is a fan.
More from the across the pond via the good folks at The Telegraph:
But “Megging”, as the male legging is known, is now all the rage in sartorial circles. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz have all been spotted wearing leggings, while fashion stores Uniqlo, Barneys and Nordstrom are selling tights for men.
Well, that’s enlightening. And frightening. I paid a visit to Nordstrom and did a search for the abomination.
In reality only two items seemed to be even remotely akin to jeggings, meggings or variations therein. Officially titled “Topman Spray On Skinny Jeans,” they can be had for your MOTH (Man of the House) for a mere $39.98.
Perhaps this will have many readers howling in laughter at my stupidity, but aside from the two items upper left (and to my uneducated eye they appear to be skinny jeans), the rest of the offerings at Nordies look like long underwear or running gear, no?
We return to the Telegraph story for a moment, you can see how eager to embrace the phenomenon Brits are:
The bad news is they are on their way to Britain: Uniqlo is already selling them on its British website, and their success in New York is seen as an indication they will also prove popular here.
Sadly, there are more where those came from.
We like the way they put it in the the Daily Northwestern:
Yes, these tight tragedies actually exist. It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Are you an athlete or a dancer? No? Then don’t even go there.
Far be it from us to defend American Apparel, named as one of our original Anti-Preps, but many cite this American Apparel item as a sign of the apocalypse (perhaps I’m merely providing another opportunity to laugh at your trusty scribe for being so pathetically naive) but according to the description, they are “baby rib long underwear”.
That’s what they look like to me. CHAOS magazine also puts it well:
We are all about self-expression. Madonna taught us to express ourselves, and Lady Gaga preached that we were all born this way. While these things may be true, there are just some trends that do not need to happen. I’m looking at you, meggings. In case you don’t know what meggings are, they’re leggings, but for men. I’m all about bending the rules of fashion; hell, guys wear a skirt for all I care. But, this is just a TMI waiting to happen.
Methinks it’s time to invoke Nancy Reagan’s classic phrase and Just. Say. No.