The woman had spent hours squatting to empty cupboards for a house move in Australia. By evening, her feet were numb and she found it hard to walk. After a while, she began to have difficulty walking and lost sensation in her legs.
She fell and struggled to get up again. She was found lying on the ground hours later and was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital where she had to be cut out of the jeans. Doctors found that her muscles and nerves were damaged.
Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome, made worse by her skinny jeans. Compartment syndrome is a condition caused by increased pressure within a confined body space and resulting in nerve compression.
The condition caused the woman to trip and fall and, unable to get up, she then spent several hours lying on the ground.
On examination at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, her lower legs were severely swollen.
Although her feet were warm and had enough blood supplying them, her muscles were weak and she had lost some feeling.
As the pressure had built in her lower legs, her muscles and nerves became damaged.
She was put on an intravenous drip and after four days was able to walk unaided.
Other medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing the figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers – although the chance of it happening is still slim for most people.
Doctors have also previously warned against wearing high heels with skinny jeans, as wearing the shoes tilts the wearer’s pelvis and increases pressure against the jeans, risking nerve damage.
While the stereotypical man might only need a shirt, a pair of jeans, and some shoes to be dressed, the reality is much more complex. Though men’s fashion choices will never really rival those dealt with by women, there are a lot more options out there for the average guy than you might think. And while some of those options are nothing more than personal preference, some clothing choices should be made with a focus on intended use instead of purely what you like. The realm of men’s underwear is one of those areas.
When it comes to picking the right underwear, you should consider more than whether there’s an entertaining pop culture reference or other joke on them. While considering the size, fit, material, and other design aspects are important, you can alternatively just decide which main style you want; boxer, brief, boxer brief, thong, jockstrap, and bikini.
Picking the Right Style
When it comes to picking the right style of underwear for your nether regions, form and style are just as important as the look. Additionally, what you are doing should also be taken into account when deciding what to wear; what you wear on a daily basis might not work as well when you’re out exercising or doing something more strenuous.
While the breadth of underwear choice has definitely increased for men over time, the age old debate of “boxers versus briefs” is still the biggest question when it comes to picking underwear. So which is best? Well according to Everyday Health, Dr. Gregory D. Albert, MD, states that it’s really just a matter of personal preference. Boxers provide more airflow and breathing room while briefs provide more support, but can lower fertility.
If you can’t pick between either of those two styles, you can compromise and get either boxer briefs or boxer trunks, the hybrid offspring of boxers and briefs. While the difference between the boxer briefs and trunks may seem very minimal, trunks are basically low-rise variants of boxer briefs, Dappered discusses in some detail how trunks are a much sexier alternative that also has less chance of bunching up into a sort of “underwear diaper”.
While a number of additional styles like thongs and bikinis were mentioned in the intro, those are beginning to veer away from underwear designed for regular use. While it’s possible to wear underwear like thongs and bikinis during regular day-to-day life, it’s not usually recommended as those types of underwear are designed for sexiness and aesthetics instead of function. EBay’s guide for men’s underwear warns that wearing more revealing underwear with pants can cause discomfort due to sweating and riding up. Even so, picking a sexy top underwear brand like VK Nagrani Men’s Designer underwear can really help put a spring in your confidence and might just spice up that special night.
Your Body Type Matters
Buying underwear for the aesthetics alone is likely to end up with you being very uncomfortable in your pants. So it’s important that you take the time to find underwear that will fit your body type. If you’ve never taken the time to figure out what sort of body shape you have, perhaps now is a good time to begin.
Though all underwear types can technically fit all body types, The Underwear Expert emphasizes the fact that different underwear styles fit certain body types better than others. The main body types they discuss are apple-shaped, pear-shaped, slim, short, and tall. Each of these body types can run into issues with how underwear fits, how good its coverage is, and how large or small the underwear looks on the wearer. It’s best to take some time to figure out what sort of body shape you have and pick underwear accordingly.
What you wear during your workout and your day-to-day life won’t always cut it when you’re doing something more adventuresome than running to the gym. There are specialty underwear types that you may want to look into if you’re a more outdoorsy kind of guy. Looking into thermal underwear styles can be beneficial if you intend on going anywhere particularly cold, whether camping, skiing, or just visiting the north. Additionally, since most thermal underwear is ankle length, they can be used as loungewear at home as well.
While not as common as regular underwear, undershirts also come in various styles and uses. Depending on your preferences, picking up some undershirt underwear can be a good idea.
There is one more style of underwear you can always fall back on if you can’t find any others that work for you. This fall back style is known as Going Commando and actually consists of not wearing any underwear. As odd as it may seem to those of you who have never tried it, Going Commando can be an incredibly comfortable style. However, as warned by Everyday Health, it’s best to proceed with caution when opting for the no underwear look as some clothing can be too revealing without underwear and sweating up a storm can lead to nasty chaffing.
Male leggings – or meggings to those in the know – are the latest trends in men’s fashion in 2013 as they have already been spotted on outlandishly-dressed celebrities such as Russell Brand and Noel Fielding.
And this winter they have started to take New York by storm, sported by the likes of Justin Bieber and Lenny Kravitz.
Now they are expected to follow the skinny jeans trend by crossing the Atlantic to British high streets.
Uniqlo is already selling male leggings through its British website, with other retailers likely to follow.
Designers have been putting male models in leggings for years, but not everyone who tried them has been convinced – with criticisms ranging from “hot and uncomfortable” to “Where do you put your wallet?”.
Meggings are the latest trends in men’s fashion in 2013
One Manhattan resident proud to show off his legs is English internet entrepreneur Mark Dorosz, 34.
He told a newspaper: “Male tights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans. I’ve always had good legs and it’s nice to show them off all year round.”
But fellow New Yorker Gabriel Cru, 35, said: “Men in tights? Get out of here. We don’t do men in tights in New York. That’s European.”
Skinny jeans, leggings and blazers have replaced denim jackets, polo necks and thick black tights as wardrobe staples over the last 25 years, a study has revealed.
From leather leggings to denim hot pants, trends come and go as fashion evolves every season.
But it seems that some trends are here to stay.
Nude tights, ballet pumps, a maxi dress and a black or nude clutch bag are also among the modern must-haves every women should own.
But while they might have been staple items in the 1980s, straight-leg jeans and simply knee length skirts are no longer considered as classic clothes.
It wasn’t all change though, as black trousers, cardigans, a simple white blouse or shirt and the little black dress have remained constant must-haves through the decades.
Skinny jeans have replaced thick black tights as wardrobe staples over the last 25 years
Black or brown boots, black court shoes, a pencil skirt and a smart black coat have also stood the test of time and are still considered staple items.
A spokesman for F&F at Tesco in UK, which commissioned the research said: “Everyone has a section of their wardrobe which is reserved for staple items.
“And while many have remained the same, there are some that have changed as the trends and fashion has evolved over the past twenty years or so.
“Good-quality staple items can really help to save costs when it comes to a new season or trend.
“If you’ve got a few trusty items of clothing that you can rely on, all you need is one or two pieces from a new trend and you have an up-to-date and fashionable outfit for a fraction of the cost.
“So it’s worth making sure the staple items you do buy are good quality so you can be sure they will stand the test of time for years to come.”
The study found that 81% make sure their wardrobe is always full of staple or classic items, with another 83% believing there are items that every woman should own.
And the average woman estimates that almost half of their closet is taken up with classic clothes which they can wear year after year – compared to just a quarter which is reserved for trend items each season.
Almost three quarters of the women polled also said they are happy to splash more money than usual on staple items knowing they will get plenty of wear from it.
A third of women even own items of clothing that has been such a wardrobe staple, it has been passed on to them from older friends and relatives.
More than one in ten even have some timeless clothes which they have been wearing for 20 years or more now.
Researchers also found that 57% of people say the majority of the staple items in their wardrobe is black, followed by beige, brown, white and grey.
According to the study, in an average month, women spend £22.01 ($34.55) adding to their staple items, with quality and the look or appearance the most important factors when shopping for wardrobe essentials.
But the study found that it’s not all about staple items with 46% of women saying they like to go shopping and stock up on some fashion items to complement their basics.
Seventy-seven per cent even admitted they have kept certain items of clothing in the hope they will someday become trendy and fashionable again.
A spokesman for F&F at Tesco, added: “The secret to a good wardrobe is mixing your staple items with a few key fashion pieces each season.
“Buying good quality staple items alongside some more trendy, one-off clothes means you get to keep up with the latest fashion, without breaking the bank.”