Given the winter’s crazy cold, it was hardly surprising to see men layering black sports tights under shorts for their workouts and outdoor runs — sensible, even. What was more of a shock was to see some of those men take the look out of the gym, incorporating it into their daily street wear.
Eli Halili, a 34-year-old jewelry designer in Manhattan, wears Adidas running tights at the gym. But his commitment to the look — what he calls “meggings,” as in “man leggings” — is such that he also has a thicker-ply version from the Norwegian ski wear label KJUS for everyday wear.
“They’re comfortable and fashionable, but you don’t feel like you’re too overdressed,” Mr. Halili said.
The tights-and-shorts look isn’t just for a workout anymore, with styles from Public School, left, and Givenchy, middle. Credit NOWFASHION; Lee Oliveira; Marcy Swingle/Gastro Chic