Men in leggings. It was bound to happen. And what sounds like the biggest faux pas in fashion history may just turn out to be the hottest fad. Yes, "meggings" are apparently a thing, and they're coming to a store near you.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, you have the likes of Russell Brand and Justin Bieber to blame for sporting lycra pants. Two British designers have taken note and have created a range, so that men can also "look great and feel comfortable in leggings."
Apparently, the genesis of sTitch Leggings came to Luke Shipley and Tom Hunt after the pair wore "ill-fitting female leggings" to a fancy dress party, back in 2012.
They later recruited Joe Hollingworth, then created their own colourful range at just £25 ($45) a pair.
"We envision a day where men can wear what they want as opposed to what they should, to achieve this, we will strive to design and produce garments that liberate the modern man from conventional male fashion," says their website.
"As the 21st century man becomes both more metrosexual and well-groomed, the once well-defined gender fashion barrier is slowly eroding."
Yes, Russell Brand may be the new David Bowie. He may be a style icon so secure in his manhood that he's not afraid to don frilly things or to show off his junk in tights.
Is it narrow-minded of me to suggest that some fashions be reserved for women? Probably. But there it is. A former boss used to come to work every day in cycling pants. It's a sight from which I'm still recovering.
You tell me: Are meggings simply a "natural evolution from the skinny jean," or sartorial death?
Our editor has some very strong words when it comes to leggings.
Another day, another child mauled by a dog. Near Winnipeg, a seven-year-old girl was killed by dogs. In Phoenix, as a court hearing is being held to decide the pooch's future, thousands are rallying to save the pit bull, which caused extensive injuries to a four-year-old boy in February.
According to an article in CBS news, Kevin's mother was at work, so her son was being watched by a family member. The attack occurred when the boy picked up a dog bone while Mickey was chained up.
"This is not Kevin versus Mickey," said John Schill, the attorney representing the dog. "Having Mickey killed is not going to take away Kevin's pain or injuries. The only thing this is going to do is kill a poor, innocent dog."
Innocent? Rarely is that word associated with pit bulls, a much maligned breed in the media in recent years, though many other breeds attack children. It should be noted that the Winnipeg dogs were Alaskan malamutes.
Schill, who has taken on the pro bono case on behalf of nonprofit The Lexus Project, claims the responsibility should fall on the adult watching Kevin. So far more than $5,600 has been raised to save Mickey from being euthanized.
Support for the dog surged after an employee at Maricopa County Animal Control and Care Center posted on its Facebook page that Mickey was "going night night."
The fact remains that a boy was gravely injured, with a broken eye socket, cheek bone, and lower jaw bone, which will require various reconstructive surgeries.
Another fundraising site has raised about $6,000 toward Kevin's medical costs.
Should dogs that act aggressively automatically be euthanized?
This dog—not a pit bull—attacked a girl, also while unsupervised.
Beyonce may be America's darling, but according to these grannies she needs her mouth washed out with soap. In this video courtesy of Huffington Post, three women discuss and dissect the lyrics to Be's hit single, "Drunk in Love," featuring Kanye West.
Impressively although these ladies are clued up enough to know who Beyonce is, they're more hazy when it comes to 7/11 and West. ("I think he's a basketball player...")
Though it's hysterical hearing the grannies squawk as they read out the lyrics, you get a feel for just how racy they really are (the lyrics, that is—not the grannies!):
Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard
Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood
I'm swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body
Been serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good, good
"We never talked when we had sex," says one of the women. "What's with all this talking?"
Indeed. In the end, the grannies are unanimous: "I don't like that at all. That's a piece of sh*t."
Another hit song that was much too hot for the underage set.