Unconditional Mantihose Man Leggings at Selfridges

"Mantihose" claim another victim. Photo: Selfridges

Pop quiz, hotshot.

What's the bigger crime: creating leggings for men, calling said leggings "mantihose," or having the gall to charge £70 (about $112) for them?

With its exclusive line of Mantihose from Unconditional, British department store Selfridges has scored a fashion violation hat trick.

Set to debut later this week, the one-size-fits-all men's hosiery collection features black, charcoal and beige 120-denier woven tights produced in cotton and Lycra and designed to keep the fellas nice and toasty on those chilly fall nights.

Because, you know, they probably won't have girlfriends to keep them warm once they get a load of the man tights.

Citing a demand for male hosiery in recent years, a statement from Selfridges explains that the tights can be worn "to create a leaner silhouette under winter's slim male suiting or to parade under this season's cropped or rolled-up trousers."

Um, yeah.

"This winter the city's most stylish men will have a secret weapon hidden in their trousers," said David Walker-Smith, Selfridges' Director of Menswear and Beauty, in a company press release, cruelly playing with our emotions. "The 'mantihose' is extremely versatile and we expect men to be wearing them not only as a way to give legs an extra boost of warmth on the chilliest nights, but as a true style statement."

And because once you go "mantihose" there's really no turning back, the store will also be selling a mini kilt for men by Unconditional. What better way to show off those gams?

That's it. We are so hibernating this winter. Wake us up when it's over.

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