My husband has bought a pair of man tights

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Shirl, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I didn't know they existed until he bought them. He also bought a pair of red cotton and lycra long johns with white stars on them and a pair of red merino wool long johns.
    He's going to be warm this winter.
    Do any other men here have man tights? Or is my old man a sucker for good marketing?
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  2. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    It's just him :p
  3. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    What's the difference between man tights and long John's then?
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  4. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    One of my best mates at university used to wear tights under his jeans. It was bloody freezing in Cambridge in the winter, tbf....
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  5. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    AFAIK the porters and stallholders at Smithfield etc have worn tights under their other clothes as a cheap extra layer ever since tights became cheap enough. I suppose the need for "man tights" would be triggered by what normal tights have in common with the Eiffel Tower - there's no ballroom at the top.

    Tights are probably less bulky.
  6. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Long johns = meggings :cool:
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  7. strung out

    strung out (",)

    I'm wearing a pair of camo long johns right now.

  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

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  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    They sound great. Personally I like them. :) :oops:
  10. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    See Shirl :thumbs:

    I enjoying wearing them too! :)
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  11. silverfish

    silverfish Sprinkling glitter on turds

    Feet surely
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  12. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    It's cold out. When my dad was a jockey, they all used to wear a pair of tights under their jodhpurs during winter. No point in freezing your whatnots off to save yourself any imagined embarrassment!
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  13. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    My ex used to wear long johns. I thought it was cute and quite sexy.
    But then he was a villainous cunt so beware.
  14. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    i wear long johns when it's cold. if those are man tights, then i am one!
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  15. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    My dad was too cheap to buy long johns so just used to use womens woolly tights for on site in the winter.
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  16. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    What are man tights?

    Maybe provide a link to the brand website or something?
  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I've never worn tights, but have had long johns before. Merino wool ones, which were fine for being outside in winter, but far too hot to wear indoors.
  18. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Man tights don't work (OK they were womens tights) used as a survival aid whilst motorcycling around some of the coldest places imaginable,they don't work if anything they make you colder.Good thermals on the other hand are great (Merino or technical plastics).I paid seventy quid for a set from sub-zero they are about ten years old now but still are great,dry in about an hour after washing (they do have a tendency to encourage the growth of fungi if you sleep in them as well as wearing in the day time).
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  19. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I used to cycle commute, and do some recreational running. There were no 'man tights' then. I'd wear a pair of thick women's tights for either activity, on the coldest subzero days. They did the job of keeping me warm, nicely. They were pretty comfortable, too. I figured just add a codpiece, and I could play Petruchio. ;)
  20. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Which raises a question: how did they make form-fitting legwear for men [or anybody] back in the days of Robin Hood-Men in Tights? All they had basically, was wool.
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  21. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Robin Hood is a fictionalised character but if he was real he would not have worn tights. He would have worn woollen leggings (not to be confused with modern ones).
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  22. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    "Badly" I think is the answer. And also "by hand, at great expense".

    Robin Hood probably wouldn't have worn his tights for poncing about in Sherwood Forest, for fear of snagging them on a bramble. He'd have saved them for best, like kidnapping the sheriff.
  23. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Robin of Lochsley wasn't real??


  24. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Frayed knot
  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    You did wear shorts or something on top of them I hope?

    I've got this awful mental image of you running through the streets wearing naught but ladies tights, trainers and a t-shirt. :eek: :D
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2014
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  26. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bust your balloon: shorts when running, shorts or rainwear when cycling.:(
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  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I admit that I'm disappointed in you Johnny. :(

    Although you can rectify that next time you're out running. Let us know how long it takes before you get arrested. :D
  28. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    This is Vancouver. :)

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  29. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

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  30. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Nice swimming hat. :D
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