We cannot wear leggings as pants, either. Since a few women wore hosiery as pants, I contemplated a little on why men would have a very difficult time getting away with it.
Part of the reason must be the very drastic jump. As it is, we do not typically wear skin tight clothing as outerwear. Do you feel that you could walk around with pro wrestler clothing? Actually, that is a very interesting idea. We would get attention, but people would not necessarily think that we are gay, if we also wear boots and kneepads. I could imagine wearing it as a Halloween costume, but not much more.
Another part of the reason must be the lack of modesty. To suddenly walk around with our genitals protruding would be bad. To take it a step further, an erection would raise more than the fabric. It would raise unwanted attention. Really. People do not want to devote their attention to such things. Women can get away with this, because if they are aroused, then we probably cannot tell.
I cannot think of anymore reasons why men cannot wear hosiery as pants. What about you?
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