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Would you wear meggings?

So what are meggings and why should you care?

Meggings are, quite simply, leggings for men. Once sported only by rockers or wrestlers – they are slowly but surely squeezing their way into mainstream men’s fashion.

Sure, oddbods Bieber and Brand are fans of this latest fashion fail. But now it seems Joe Bloggs digs them too. They are selling like hotcakes on the high street and it won’t be long before you have to decide – to megging or not to megging.

If you’re more mens brogues than spandex, this look probably isn’t for you. But if you enjoy pouring yourself into excruciatingly tight trousers, we’ll show you how real men do meggings.

1. Rob Stewart Would you wear meggings?

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Rod’s been rocking the megging for decades.

3. Russell Brand Would you wear meggings?

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Russell Brand tying to make meggings + flip flops happen. It’s not.

8. gucci Would you wear meggings?

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Meggings and florals for summer? Gucci thinks so.

2. Justin Bieber Would you wear meggings?

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Bieber favours the ‘need a nappy change’ variety.

 Would you wear meggings?

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Try layering them under a male skirt (a mirt?) à la Givenchy.

10. Lenny Kravtiz Would you wear meggings?

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Not sure where Lenny Kravitz’s meggings end and the boots begin.

5. High heels Would you wear meggings?

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Meggings teamed with milettos. Classy.

7. sporty Would you wear meggings?

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Say you’re going for “sports luxe”.

9. Giuliano Fujiwara Would you wear meggings?

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We’re more concerned about these Giuliano Fujiwara shoes to be honest!

6. knitted Would you wear meggings?

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And just in case you thought it would be over in winter…



The don’ts of spring

Spring is here! Well, kind of. And with the warmer days and renewed sense of national optimism comes the chance to wear a whole new selection of clothing.

But be warned, it’s not all plain sailing.

Here are the don’ts of spring.

Don’t be afraid of shorts

pink pastel chino shorts The donts of spring

Are you a fan of pink?

Us Brits are a curious bunch, just a glimmer of sun and we’re slapping on the suncream and firing up the BBQ. Many laugh at this, and only wait for the warmest of weather to wear spring and summer clothing. But we say, if you’re lucky enough for a smidgen of sunshine taken the opportunity to wear shorts!

If you’re worried about looking too casual, go for a pair of chino shorts. Opt for a bright shade and remind everyone the sun is shining. Still too casual? Plenty of stylish folk think short suits are the formal way forward.

Whatever shorts you go for, you can’t go wrong pairing them with lightweight brogues, a pair of suede gibsons or leather low cut deck shoes.

Don’t forget the sun is (meant to be) out

sun on a bridge comp The donts of spring

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How pretty!

Navy, black, grey are all colours of the darker months. They may be your favourite shade, but in all probability you have been wearing them for a few months non stop. So make a change.

Brighter colours may not be to everyone’s taste, but done well they can make a statement. For those who don’t want the bravado of red trousers or the intensity of emerald, there are other spring shades that are worth a try.

Try pastel shades of yellow, blue or pink. These work in both a formal and casual setting and give a subtle nod to the season.

If the sun isn’t out, well go for it anyway and brighten up the world with your clothes.

Don’t forget a belt

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You only need one

When it’s sunny, it is important to take precautions. Just by wearing a hat you can protect your eyes and skin.

There are many hats to choose from, but a baseball cap is best left for sports! For a sunny but crisp day opt for a tweed cap to keep you warm. When the mercury rises, pick a lightweight panama hat – perfect with shorts, light trousers and a number of jackets.

Don’t forget your hat

man in genuine panama hat The donts of spring

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When it’s sunny, it is important to take precautions. Just by wearing a hat you can protect your eyes and skin.

There are many hats to choose from, but a baseball cap is best left for sports! For a sunny but crisp day opt for a tweed cap to keep you warm. When the mercury rises, pick a lightweight panama hat – perfect with shorts, light trousers and a number of jackets.

Final word

So with a spring in your step, a hat on your head and your knobbly knees on show, enjoy the change of season. You might want to keep an umbrella to hand though, just in case.