A pair of wool meggings anyone?


Is it only me or is anyone else out there a tad uncomfortable when at the Panto with the kids?

“Oh Lord…Man bumps. Don’t snigger, act your age.”

I don’t mean the innuendos and cheeky jokes, or the hard seats.

“Really? What no skirt,no frills,no large belt?’

No no no, much simpler than that… it’s the men in tights who boldly prance around the stage.

“Eyes up, eyes up.”

This got me thinking about the supposed new craze of men in leggings, otherwise known via the urban dictionary as “meggings”.

“I really hope it doesn’t move.”

And whether or not it would take off in these colder parts of the world, or even if I should design some wool meggings for my knitwear shop?

”Snake, budgie in a hammock, hot dog, meat and two veg.. STOP!”

I decided to take to the streets in search of the man in meggings – if I found a lot of men wearing meggings, then maybe, just maybe, it would be worth designing my own wool meggings.

I approached the task of researching wool meggings in a similar fashion to searching for a lost dog, with or without his bone! A guy in leggings, they need to eat and drink, but I can’t see them dropping into the local boozer, well not around these parts anyway. I blended in and hit the spots where I thought I might find them “hanging out” together. Cafes, wine bars, megging shops (couldn’t find any), museums, book shops, department stores, the nail bar, the chocolate bar, the champagne bar… okay I admit the last few were more for me.

There were some near sightings such as ladies in leggings, and some joggers in running trousers. No meggings at that point, and therefore no point in wool meggings?

In one last attempt for some feedback wool meggings I posted this lack of sightings on my Facebook page, to have a friend say ”that’s northerners for you”. Sensible you mean?

Not to mention… I tentatively asked a local tractor driver if he would wear wool meggings to which the response included the words “dead” and “body”.

I am no forecaster of fashion trends but I would wager that megging wearing chaps won’t risk the colder climates of the north for obvious reasons (even if they had the option of a pair of wool meggings for extra insulation).

I am all for wearing what you want and being a bit out there, but some things should just NOT be out there.

Therefore, my advice to you would be this…”Life can be a bit of a pantomime… but if you are going to wear meggings in public then “shake well after use” and make sure there is a clear warning of “may contain nuts” across the back.

Love you. x

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