Gerbe, a leading hosiery manufacturer in France, is answering the “increasing demand from male clients” and creating an exclusive line of hosiery for men, including pantyhose with a welcome front opening and big feet, available in thick mannish knit but also as sheer tights.
The pantyhose comes with a larger belt than for women as well as an opening, with “Men opaque”, “sheer” or “satin” available in four models of tights, with and without feet, and three models of feel-good knee-high hosiery made to help drain toxins and massage tired limbs.
You can see some of the line here, but the rest is due out in March.
Maybe the requests are not all from crossdressers but superheros looking for more comfortable and colorful options for their supersuits. According to Dr. Stephane Perrey of the University of Montpellier’s Motor Efficiency and Deficiency Laboratory, compression tights could delay muscle fatigue and permit runners to burn less energy to reach a given performance level. Perrey stated that even average joggers could see a performance boost from superhero compression tights.