Reference to pantyhose in the “neg-hit” pick up guide

October 7, 2017 under Boys

backseam gone wrong - black sheer pantyhoseI was browsing an article about some pick up techniques used by men to get attention. One of them, called neg-hit, is never used first, but only after the woman begins to somehow either catch on or resist initial attempts. Such comments are meant to bring the woman down from her self-imposed pedestal.

One example of a neg-hit would be something like this – “Are your legs crooked, or is it just the way you put on your pantyhose today?” This is totally not expected by the woman and she gets all flustered. The next step for the man would be to show approval and say that he was just kidding, thus bringing to woman to relax.

Ladies, keep that in mind! But still, please, straighten your backseam and any geometrical lines on your hosiery to prevent giving men like that something extra to work with.

 

Men in Pantyhose (Secretely!) – Controversial Personal Growth Training

November 23, 2016 under Boys, Weird

I was watching something on Youtube about a controversial personal growth training that gave people assignments to get out of their comfort zone, I imagine. Relatives of those who attended are really upset, saying that this is just absurd.

One of such challenges would be to make men wear pantyhose under their pants. Another one was to gather up some courage and show their bare bottom to the whole audience of other fellows who came there to expand their horizons.

I would like to know your thoughts on that. Such workshops tell their clients that they will become more successful in business as a result. Do you think this is a waste of money or there is some truth to it?

Men in daring tights on the runway

November 19, 2016 under Boys, Runway

Does anybody know which show this was? I just saw it in the blog section of a hosiery manufacturer, but I am positive the tights are not even from them.

These are some really bold colours these boys are wearing! Based on the styling, I’d guess that these are designs inspired by some medieval decades when a man without stockings would be a man without any status.

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My fan has photos of me in his car!

June 8, 2016 under Boys, Love

I am completely blown away! One of my fans told me that he got a new gadget in his car, a built in computer. I am his screen saver. As soon as I saw it, I asked him for permission to share it with the rest of you. It makes me feel so proud that my work from many years ago still inspires people.

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Guest vs Roommate Dilemma

February 7, 2015 under Boys

roommate boyfriend conflictHave you ever been in a situation where someone in your household would bring their boyfriend / girlfriend over so much that it was as if you acquired an additional tenant?

Today I was watching Judge Alex show where one sister was suing the other for rent. These sisters lived together and had an agreement not to bring their boyfriends over too frequently, but one of them fell in love and had her guy there all the time. So hence with the second sister felt as if she ended up with an extra roommate and no privacy, so she moved out before the lease was up.

This reminded me of a few situations that I’ve been in when I was a university student. Looking back at those times, I have no idea how I lived like that. For about a year I rented a room in a house with 5 other young female students. It was 6 of us in a house, with only 2 restrooms and 1 kitchen to share. If some of you know Toronto neighborhoods, this was an old house in the heart of Kensington market.

Our landlord was a nice Chinese lady from Hong Kong. Despite her polite appearance, when I just came to view the room she told me very bluntly “I don’t want this place to turn into a whore house!” and said that boyfriends were not allowed in our bedrooms. It was OK to bring a boyfriend to the common area to socialize, but not to have them overnight.

Let’s just say that the girl who was in the room next to me had a different interpretation. Her boyfriend started coming over almost daily, sleeping overnight, cooking in our kitchen, and using our shower.

At one point I heard a noise from her room and thought she came home, but turned out he was lounging there alone. She flew for the weekend to Vancouver, but he figured to stay in her room anyway without her.

Another time late at night I carelessly walked out from a shower with a towel on my head and another towel wrapped around my body, colliding head to head with him. Let’s just say I didn’t expect a guy to be walking around what was supposed to be an all women residence.

Well, I was stuck in a rent agreement and it’s not like I had another place where I could move during the school year, so I just had to put up with the situation. I felt quite uncomfortable with this.

I want to ask all the males reading this, would you say that this is an issue that women are the only ones who can feel strange when there is a person of opposite gender appearing excessively in their residence without their consent? I wonder if gender has anything to do with this conflict, or if it is equally undesirable both ways.

New Mantyhose Blog and an Avid Male Wearer

November 7, 2014 under Boys

Hello, Mantyhose fans! I wanted for a long time already to introduce this special mantyhose person to you. He lives in USA and takes pride in wearing fun hosiery with shorts. Most mantyhose wearers keep it basic, but this man loves to show it off.

His blog – http://thehosieryspot.blogspot.ca/

I especially enjoyed to read his section about favourite brands, as he explains why he likes them.

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Ivan Dorn wearing Mantyhose and Shorts on X-Factor Ukraine

October 11, 2014 under Boys

Ivan Dorn x-factor ukraine in shorts and mantyhose pantyhose tights

My friend, Julia, passed this on. She was watching Ukrainian X-factor show and spotted that one of the judges, a singer Ivan Dorn, came out in shorts and tights. What a fashion statement!

Mantyhose Interview

October 30, 2013 under Boys

mantyhoseOne of the mantyhose blogs just recently invited me for an interview.

Could it be ever possible for this trend to become acceptable?

Is it OK for a man to wear tights?

My Mantyhose Interview

2007 French TV Show about Pantyhose for Men by Gerbe

August 13, 2013 under Boys

English Translation by Michel

SOURCES:

The dialog is from here: http://youtu.be/3EZ6OjH1TvU
 
Similar show with the same topic: http://youtu.be/3jnaUDy9_ys 
 

How Gerbe Started a Line of Pantyhose for Men

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Host : It’s 11:05 am, and 11:05 is scoop time. No, you are not dreaming, I won’t tell you the name of the mysterious character, the one that will allow you to win an invitation to Olivier Eltzer’s restaurant. I won’t even tell you a second clue. It will be some time later. No, no I have a real scoop. Are you ready to hear it? Men are at last equal to women. I know it’s quite provocative for a scoop, but it’s indeed the case. We, men, we can, from now on, wear pantyhose and knee-high. Thanks to these ladies. Hello!

 

Lady 1 (in black dress): Hello!

 

Lady 2 (white jacket): Hello!

 

Host : Hello to Annie and Anne-Marie. You come to show us a product : pantyhose for men.

 

Lady outside frame (1 or 2): Indeed.

 

Host: Why pantyhose for men? Was there a demand?

 

Lady 1: Yes, there was. Since the opening of our website, we had daily requests from men to have a pantyhose designed especially for them. So, we have thought about it, and this year Gerbe decided to exert its savoir-faire to men.

 

Host: So it means, it’s not a marketing idea at first? It’s really the male customers who asked for it?

 

Lady 1: That’s right! It’s the demand of the market, and we have asked these men their help by asking them what kind of product they wanted.

 

Lady 2: They told us: “We want this. We usually buy pantyhose like those for our wives, but we would like a line especially for us”. Why would pantyhose only reserved to ladies? So, we took this like something not conformist. We thought: “It will stay very very marginal”. Then, in at a second thought, as we were facing the demand, we talked about it and we said: “Why not? We should start. There may be something to do in that domain.” And so, that why it started, and…

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two male models – one in footless hosiery and one in sheer hosiery

 

Lady 1: …since March 5th, we launched this line for men.

 

Host: So Annie, what is the assessment?

 

Lady 1: It’s very positive. It goes even beyond our expectations. It’s so positive that we will improve this range that presently consists of 4 pantyhose and knee-high, by adding 2 new pantyhose. So the “Drain Up 40” pantyhose…

 

Host: … that I am actually wearing right now, I dare to say. I will ask the camera to make a close caption. (To the camera operator) Come in. Come in. (To the audience) Strip-tease moment in this show. Look! I will not take off my pants. So, effectively, I am wearing these pantyhose.

 

Lady 1: …opaque, 40 deniers, draining and relaxing. I think you can…

 

Host: Effectively, I feel freshness at the bottom of my feet.

 

Lady 1: That’s right. It’s made on purpose.

 

Lady 2: It’s especially recommended for people who stand up or sat down for long periods of time.

 

Host: Cooks, for example?

 

Lady 2: Indeed, also barbers, or people who take planes, who sat down a long time in planes, on long trips, who feel pain in their legs, can wear that kind of product. And we already have feedback, given we already had this product for women and they were very happy about it.

 

Host: Is it a bit like compression stockings? I already knew compression stockings that can be purchased in pharmacies. It’s a bit similar.

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Pantyhose for men have some modifications to the fit.

 

Lady 2: If you want, but a slight compression.

 

Lady 1: Preventive compression.

 

Lady 2: Preventive and it’s also for comfort. For well-being.

 

Lady 1: Draining and relaxing.

 

Lady 2: By the way, at the end of the show, you will tell me how good it is!

 

Host: All right. What are your arguments to sell pantyhose to a man? I imagine there’s a psychological barrier to break, right?

 

Lady 1: No, given it’s a demand from the market, so it’s very easy for us to respond.

 

Host: So what do they tell you?

 

Lady 1: There is a specific demand, given there are specific products. There are men who ask for very sheer products. So there are 2 styles.

 

Host: Precisely, Phatty is wearing them!

 

A male model, Phatty, shows up on screen.

 

Lady 1: That’s right!

 

Host: Precisely, that is a real revolution in the domain of male fashion, comparatively to classic styles every woman wears.

 

Lady 1: Correct. We had to do it, given we were asked for it.

 

Lady 2: I must add, it’s adapted to the male morphology.

 

Host: We’ll ask Phatty. (To Phatty) Is it comfortable?

 

Phatty: Yes it is. It’s quite fresh at the bottom. It’s refreshing. But it’s true that…

 

Lady 2: (To Phatty) It sure makes you pretty legs! (To the host) It can be worn with a bermuda. Given men asked for it could be worn with a bermuda. Or wear with a skirt or a dress, and I am speaking here absolutely seriously. Or, alternatively with pants, to feel a little bit warmer, to feel the fabric on the legs, to feel the elasthan on the legs, that applies a slight compression to the legs. (To Phatty) You must feel your legs encased in the pantyhose. (To the Host) And it’s true that we had very positive feedback, given it’s the style that tops the sales, and I must say, Annick, since the start of the commercialization, that is, since the beginning of March, we sold more than 1,000 pairs and all styles added, more than 1,500. It encourages us to continue, and to respond positively to the demand.

 

Lady 1: The demand now, is new fabrics and new colors, so it’s obvious we won’t stop now.

 

Host: Is the mentality evolving?

 

Lady 2: Absolutely! Mentality is evolving, and I find that just right. I must say that these pantyhose are adapted to the male morphology, so there’s a front opening that is well adapted to male morphology. (To Phatty) I don’t know what you think about it, Phatty.

 

Host: He looks happy.

 

Lady 2: He looks happy. Everything is all right. And I think he will be from now on a regular user of pantyhose.

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Phatty: Yes indeed!

 

Lady 2: We will make the warm tights too.

 

Lady 1: Especially made for Winter. For cold sensitive men.

 

Host: We will invite you again in December.

 

Lady 2: These are tights made of silk Rhovyl (clothing fiber), that is very warm, that can be worn with a comfortable outfit, sport or ski outfit. Our male customers are free.

 

Host: Annick, Anne-Marie, thank you very much for having presented us this innovation.

 

Lady 2: It’s us who thank you.

 

Host: And myself, I keep my pantyhose on.

 

Lady 2: All right. No problem! That way, you will tell us again about it in December.

 

Host: Absolutely! Thank you, ladies!

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Men in Gerbe pantyhose

 

Original text in French:

La marque Gerbe lance les collants pour hommes

Présentateur : Il est 11h05, et 11h05 c’est l’heure du scoop. Alors, non, ne rêvez pas, je ne vais pas vous donner le nom du personnage mystérieux, celui qui vous permettra de gagner une invitation au restaurant Olivier Eltzer. Je ne vais même pas vous donner un deuxième indice. Ce sera pour dans quelques instants. Non, non, j’ai un véritable scoop. Etes-vous prêts à l’entendre ? L’homme est enfin l’égal de la femme. Je sais que c’est un peu provoc comme scoop, mais c’est le cas, en effet. Nous autres les hommes, nous pouvons désormais porter des collants et des mi-bas, grâce à ces dames. Bonjour.

 

Dame 1 (robe noire) : Bonjour.

 

Dame 2 (veste blanche) : Bonjour.

 

Présentateur : Bonjour à Annie, bonjour à Anne-Marie. Vous venez nous présenter un produit : des collants pour hommes.

 

Dame hors écran : Effectivement.

 

Présentateur : Pourquoi des collants pour hommes ? Il y avait vraiment une demande ?

 

Dame 1 : Oui, on a depuis quelques mois, dès l’ouverture de notre site Internet, des demandes quotidiennes de la part de ces messieurs, pour avoir un collant qui leur soit spécialement réservé. Donc nous nous y sommes attentionnés, et cette année, Gerbe a décidé de dédier son savoir-faire à la gente masculine.

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Photos of men in pantyhose by Gerbe

 

Présentateur : Donc, ce qui veut dire que ce n’était pas une idée marketing à la base, ce sont vraiment les clients qui vous ont réclamé ce produit ?

 

Dame 1 : Tout à fait ! C’est la demande du marché, et nous avons mis très largement tous ces messieurs à contribution en leur posant des questions quant au produit qu’ils souhaitaient vois se développer.

 

Dame 2 : Ils nous ont dit « On veut ça. On achète habituellement des collants comme pour nos femmes, mais on aimerait bien avoir une ligne spécialement pour nous. » Pourquoi le collant serait réservé uniquement aux femmes ?

Et voilà ! Donc on a pris ça d’une façon un peu marginale. On s’est dit : « Ca va rester très très marginal ». Puis après, devant l’afflux de la demande, on s’est concerté, et on s’est dit : « Et pourquoi pas ? Si on se lançait ? Il y a peut-être quelque chose à faire dans ce domaine. » Et voilà. L’aventure a commencé, et…

 

Dame 1 : …depuis le 5 Mars, nous avons lancé cette ligne homme.

 

Présentateur : Alors Annie, justement un petit bilan. ?

 

Dame 1 : Un bilan très positif, qui va même au-delà?de nos espérances. Tellement positif que nous allons étoffer cette gamme qui est composée actuellement de quatre modèles de collants et de mi-bas, de deux nouveaux modèles de collants. Donc, le collant « Drain Up 40 »

 

Présentateur : …que je porte sur moi, il faut bien le dire. On va demander à?la caméra de se rapprocher. (Au cameraman) Venez, venez ! (Au public)  Séquence strip-tease, un petit peu dans cette émission. Regardez. Alors je ne vais pas enlever mon pantalon. Effectivement, je porte ce collant.

 

Dame 1 : … opaque, 40 deniers, drainant et relaxant, qui soulage. Je pense que vous pouvez…

 

Présentateur : Justement, j’éprouve une sensation de fraicheur, en bas du pied.

 

Dame 1 : Absolument, c’est fait pour.

 

Dame 2 : Il est surtout recommandé pour les personnes qui sont en station debout prolongée ou assis très longtemps.

 

Présentateur : Les cuisiniers, par exemple ?

 

Dame 2 : Absolument. Les coiffeurs, les personnes qui prennent l’avion, qui sont assises très longtemps dans l’avion, lors de grands trajets et qui, effectivement, pour éviter la sensation de jambes lourdes, peuvent porter ce type de produit. Et nous avons déjà?des retours, puisque nous avions déjà?ce modèle pour femmes, et les clientes ont ont été très satisfaites.

 

Présentateur : Est-ce un peu comme les bas de contention ? Moi, je connaissais les bas de contention, qu’on achetait en pharmacie. C’est un peu le même système.

 

Dame 2 : Si vous voulez, de contention légère.

 

Dame 1 : …de prévention.

 

Dame 2 : de prévention, et c’est aussi un certain confort. Un bien-être.

 

Dame 1 : Drainant et relaxant.

 

Dame 2 : D’ailleurs, à?la fin de l’émission, vous m’en direz des nouvelles.

 

Présentateur : Très bien. Quels sont vos arguments pour vendre un collant à?un homme ? Moi, je pense qu’il y a une barrière psychologique à?franchir, non ?

 

Dame 1 : Non, puisque la demande vient du marché, donc c’est très facile pour nous d’y répondre.

 

Présentateur : Mais alors, qu’est-ce qu’ils vous disent ?

 

Dame 1 : Il y a une demande différente, puisqu’il y a différents produits. Il y a des messieurs qui demandent des produits relativement fins. Donc il y a deux modèles.

 

Présentateur : Justement, Phatty en porte.

 

Apparaà?t à?l’image un mannequin homme, Phatty…

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Drain Up 40 den – popular style

 

Dame 1 : Voila.

 

Présentateur : Justement, à?a, c’est une vraie révolution dans le domaine de la mode masculine, par rapport au modèle classique que portent toutes les femmes.

 

Dame 1 : Voilà?. Il fallait le faire, puisqu’on nous l’a demandé.

 

Dame 2 : Mais qui est quand même, il faut le préciser, adapté à?la morphologie masculine.

 

Présentateur : On va demander à?Phatty. C’est confortable ?

 

Phatty : Oui, c’est assez frais. C’est frais en bas. Ca rafraichit. Mais c’est vrai que à?a….

 

Dame 2 : (A Phatty) Ah oui, à?a vous fait de belles jambes ! (au présentateur) On peut le porter avec un bermuda. Puisque ces messieurs l’ont demandé, pour porter avec un bermuda. Pour porter avec une jupe, une robe, et je suis en train de parler tout à?fait sérieusement. Ou encore, sous un pantalon, pour avoir un peu plus chaud, pour avoir une sensation de matière sur la jambe. Pour avoir aussi une sensation d’élasthanne qui fait une contention légère sur la jambe. (A Phatty) Vous devez sentir vos jambes qui sont bien tenues dans le collant. (Au présentateur) et c’est vrai qu’on a eu des retombées très positives, puisque c’est celui qui arrive en tête des ventes, et, il faut oser le dire, Annick : depuis le début que nous l’avons commercialisé, c’est-à?-dire, début Mars, nous en sommes déjà?à?plus de mille collants vendus, et en tout nous en somme à?mille cinq cent. Ca nous encourage quand même à?continuer, et à?répondre toujours présent à?la demande.

 

Dame 1 : La demande, maintenant, c’est des nouvelles matières, de nouveaux coloris, donc on voit effectivement qu’on ne s’arrêtera pas là?.

 

Présentateur : La mentalité évolue ?

 

Dame 2 : Absolument ! La mentalité évolue, et je trouve à?a très bien. On doit ajouter que ce collant est adapté à?la morphologie masculine, et vous avez une ouverture transversale qui est justement bien adaptée à?la morphologie masculine. (A Phatty) Je ne sais pas ce que vous en pensez, Phatty.

 

Présentateur : Il a l’air content.

 

Dame 2 : Il a l’air content. Tout va bien. Et je pense qu’il sera désormais un adepte du collant.

 

Phatty : Oui !

 

Dame 2 : Nous allons faire le collant chaud, aussi.

 

Dame 1 : Spécialement conà?u pour l’hiver. Pour les messieurs qui sont frileux.

 

Présentateur : On vous réinvitera au mois de Décembre.

 

Dame 2 : Absolument. Un collant qui est en Rhovyl soie, et qui est très très chaud et qui peut se porter soit en tenue confort, soit en tenue sportive, en combinaison de ski.  Ces messieurs sont libres.

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There is a demand for men’s pantyhose.

 

Présentateur : Annick, Anne-Marie, merci beaucoup de nous avoir présenté cette innovation.

 

Dame 2 : C’est nous qui vous remercions.

 

Présentateur : Et moi, je garde mon collant.

 

Dame 2 : Tout à?fait. Pas de problèmes ! Justement, comme à?a, en Décembre, vous nous en direz, des nouvelles !

 

Présentateur : Absolument ! Merci, mesdames.

 

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*I would like to thank Michel, a very kind reader, who surprised me with this translation.  I am so grateful for his help.*

 

*Friends, the only funding for this blog is from the shop section.  Please indulge your pantyhose obsession and show some support for my work!  Your purchases make this blog possible.*

 

Note: Gerbe pantyhose for men are no longer produced.

Jacob Tomsky in Pantyhose for a Week

May 19, 2013 under Boys

Upbeat, funny, and the type who’s seen it all decided to flaunt some stockings and pantyhose for a new experience.  I applaud Jacob for having the courage to do this and his open mind.

From his biography we learn that he worked in hotels for more than a decade.  Could it be that he saw just about any scenario there?  He clearly says that he learned all the naughty house keeping secrets there in his book, Heads in Beds.  So wearing pantyhose for him is probably just fine.

Love is beautiful, life is diverse.  Let’s not get tangled up in the stereotypes and do what makes you happy.

I asked Jacob if he had anything to add to this.  Here is his response below. As you see, he is a candid kind of guy and says things the way they are.

Twitter talk with Jacob Tomsky

You can follow Jacob Tomsky on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JacobTomsky

His personal website:

http://jacobtomsky.com/

 

Thank you, Jacob, for taking interest in participating in this discussion and being an open-mind type of guy in general!  It is about time our society becomes more accepting. Keep it up!