Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network
They're the pants people love to hate - leggings for men, also known as meggings.
Leggings have made appearances in high-fashion runway shows, from John Galliano to Givenchy.
Now the owners of a new Chicago company say meggings are about to go mainstream. In December, Adam Freck and Andrew Volk formed Meggings Man, an online store offering 15 styles starting at $29.99.
Their leggings are modified to better suit the "male physique," featuring a faux zipper and a triangular insert along the hip and outer thighs to allow more room in the "front area of the man," Freck said.
Meggings Man customers have bought the product to wear to clubs, to work out and even to dress up with a blazer, Volk said.