Male leggings – or meggings to those in the know – 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.

Uniqlo have started selling male leggings online, and many retailers already sell ‘unisex’ leggings.

While designers have been putting male models in leggings for years, not everyone who has tried them has been convinced – with criticisms ranging from “hot and uncomfortable” to “Where do you put your wallet?”.