4 Reasons Why Men Should Wear Leggings

Spring is here! Depending on where you are in the world, it could either still be pretty chilly, or temperatures are finally starting to warm up. For us here in Scottsdale AZ, it’s definitely on the warmer side of the spectrum (a little above 90 degrees Fahrenheit), but we realize that our region of the country is a bit of a special one. With the temperatures being somewhat in-between, it could be hard to find the right apparel for lounging, working out, or to just wear under your clothes. If you’re in this position, we suggest a pair of leggings. Here are some reasons why.

 

 

1. They’re INCREDIBLY Comfortable

 

This is honestly the most important reason, if you ask me. I would wear them everywhere, if I could. They make lounging at home such a blissful experience, and if you decide to wear them out, you’ll be so surprised about how happy you feel because of just how cozy they are.

 

2. Great for Working Out

 

Though they cover the whole leg, most leggings are still breathable enough to wear as part of your workout outfit. They’re very form-fitting for your legs, but they do move with your body, so you’ll barely even notice that they’re there. Could wear them under gym shorts for an extra layer (if it's a little cooler, outside) or on their own. 

 

3. They Can Double as Thermals

 

Since it’s not blazing hot everywhere, like it is here in Scottsdale, leggings could still be very useful for those who are still in the cold season. When I was living in Flagstaff AZ, which gets a decent amount of snow per year, I was always surprised just how cold your legs can get, even with a pair of jeans over them. Having a pair of leggings would have definitely helped me in situations like that, since they cling to your leg so well, keep your legs insulated, and are so comfortable, you won’t even feel them under your pants!

 

4. They Can Complete a Casual Outfit

 

They’d look pretty sleek with a long t-shirt, a pair of your favorite sneakers, and a hoodie. They can act as a sportier skinny jean, keeping you cozy and free as you go about your day. It’s a bit unconventional to have as part of an everyday outfit, when it comes to men’s fashion, but try playing around with it! You may just find out that you want to wear leggings every day.

 

Have we piqued your interest on leggings, yet? If you're interested in trying them out, feel free to browse our collection of leggings that will make you look sleek, comfortable, and on-trend any time of the year.

14 comments

I agree that leggings are the most comfortable and sexy items to wear, and I especially like the Body Aware styles as they have a pouch built in. I often pair them with a nylon bodysuit when running. I did see a lot more guys out running in tights before the summer heat came, but many spoil the look by wearing baggy shorts over the tights. Guys, come on now, this is NOT a good look!!

John July 09, 2020

I am 64 years old and leggings for the past three years have been my go to choice as everyday wear, running errands and shopping. I wear them round up here in the Pacific Northwest. Snow, rain or sunshine.

Donald July 09, 2020

I’ve been wearing tights in the gym for the longest time now. I wear them alone with no shorts on top. I’m not conscious at all of what others think. Nobody seems to care. And that’s how I like it.

Gerard May 03, 2020

I’m 44 and a straight guy. I’ve liked wearing leggings in the past but just have recently made them my go to. I’ve worn running tights to run (and have noticed women checking me out because of it). I’ve worn baselayer tights under under shorts for yoga and working out as well. The thing is, I came to the realization that men’s tights are expensive and there isn’t a whole lot to choose from. Women’s tights on the other hand, are pretty much the same thing but offer way more selection, tend to be made out of nicer feeling fabrics, are cheaper and the wastebands are more comfortable to me. My wife was like, “yeah, why do you think I like wearing them?” With the quarantine going on, I’ve switched to almost exclusively wearing leggings around the house and have ordered a few new pairs even. Not sure about wearing out in public yet but I’m certainly comfy sitting at home.

Jon March 28, 2020

I find them very comfortable, and they look better than regular jeans.
I can wear leggings in the gym.
I can wear the skinny jeans or spray on jeans almost anywhere.
And I have found faux leather that gives the look of real leather, but the clean silhouette look that I am looking for.
“All pause for the male ego”.
Yes I have real leather pants but they do not stretch and nor do they fit like the polyurethane pants that I have.
I Say that if you are a real man just man up and where what you’re going to wear and except the fact that you want to wear it.

Tony March 22, 2020

Im 32 and Im wearing all kinds of leggings. From basic cotton to leather, pvc/vinyl and even latex leggings. Also skintight jeans. Im straight guy and leggings are most comfortable piece of cloth ive ever worn. And like that i really dont give a shit for someones opinion because wearing leather, vinyl or latex clothes makes me happy. It doesnt matter, leather/latex leggings or jeans, i love that feeling on my body..I have stopped wearing classic denim jeans, I totally moved to fetish clothes and wearing it from day to day more and more often. As I said, feeling is amazing, very comfortable, and also i get by that a lot of self-confidence. The only problem in all of this, girls staring at me like im a wierdo..it looks like they never saw before guy in leather pants..but there are a lot across the globe rock stars, motor bikers and other straight guys wearing leather clothes..world propaganda is a miracle, they have washed brains to larger amount of humanity..

Dante February 18, 2020

I am 52, I have been wearing, leggins, running tights, since I was 20. I enjoy the feel and quite often wear them under my work clothes on cooler days or if my muscles are tired. The gym I go to does not allow guys to wear just leggins, tights even though the ones I have are meant to me worn solo, they require shorts over them. I often wear them doing errands and shopping also, yeah I get some odd looks and heard some comments but stopped worrying about it when I was over 40.

John February 01, 2020

I am a 36 year old straight man. I share leggings with my wife and we both love it! She is very supportive of it. It’s fun going legging shopping together and trying out new brands and styles. We tend to keep them to more private places like our home, a walk around the neighborhood, etc. and try to dress more professional for work and church, etc. I’ve worn them out in public numerous times like the grocery store, zoo, and on vacations and most people don’t seem to even notice or care. I’ve only had a couple of people say some harmless comments.

Like others have mentioned, we try to wear longer shirts to cover everything. I like to wear them with a sporty T-shirt or sweater and sometimes cover it up with a sporty jacket or an unbuttoned dress shirt. I also wear a pair of tennis shoes with ankle socks. I like to wear black leggings in public but I have worn many colors out including blue, gray, green, etc.

Women look great in leggings but I think with the right style men can pull off the look as well! Have fun, be comfortable, and be confident!

Alucard January 15, 2020

i would like to see more soft leggings in your catologue especially the sheer tight leggings in different colors,
thank you

JULIO CAMACHO March 04, 2019

I started wearing leggings about a year ago. Now I wear them almost everyday as regular wear. At first I was afraid to wear them in public but after awhile I noticed nobody cares and I notice the ladies like to look at my butt as I pass by.
Guys! Leggings are for everyone. Wear them, you will be glad.

David November 04, 2018

I have started wearing tight leggings at the gym, it’s very exciting and I get a lot of stares from the guys, it really makes me work out harder to improve my hot bod

Mark conner August 22, 2018
I wear Leggings when ever i feel like it Love it
Vicente San Martin Jr August 13, 2018

I have been publicly wearing leggings for more than five years always with shorts over as I do not have a athletic body. I don’t think about what other people think or say I wear leggings for My comfort, support warmth & wicking. I own my identity I wear my leggings proud and with no apologies I owe nothing to anyone

jay February 12, 2018

I am glad that men’s leggins are becoming more popular and accepted. More men are wearing them at the gym and in stores than ever before.

Thanks for posting this article with the heading “reasons why men should wear legging” as opposed to why guys shouldn’t wear them, as many others have in the past.

This is America were men are free to make our choices with fashion. Fashion belongs to both men and women alike.

Ray February 11, 2018

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