Rock Star Mantyhose

A look back at the rockstars who started the man-leggings trend

What did you think of Anthony Kiedis’ under-the-shorts “meggings” at the Superbowl? Turns out they’re “internet” leggings by designer Jeremy Scott, and since man-leggings are nothing new let’s check out some of the frontmen who have rocked mantyhose in the past:
 

Mick Jagger

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The 80’s were a wild and crazy time, and Mick needed a stretchy material to pull off those onstage jumps and lunges.
 

Axl Rose

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While often partial to spandex shorts highlighting his man-bulge, even Axl had to cover up a little more when the weather cooled off.
 

Freddie Mercury

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As one of the “greatest singers of all time” Freddie couldn’t have his breathing constricted by his clothing – a checkered spandex unitard with bare chest was just what the doctor ordered.
 

David Bowie

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During the Ziggy Stardust era in 1972-73 Bowie perfected the androgynous look. He later explained “My whole personality was affected. I really did have doubts about my sanity.”
 

David Lee Roth

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Van Halen put on a high energy show back in the day so the last thing they’d want is to rip out of their pants doing the splits.
 

BONUS:

Diamond Rings

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On his latest album Free Dimensional John looks more Max Headroom than glam rock, but we’re sure he still has lots of leggings in his closet.