We are mindful of the difference. However, for this purpose, we will tackle yoga pants and leggings as generically similar, it being the perceived connotation.
There are seven  reasons why man wears yoga pants. These are not absolute. These are based on the writer’s opinion and personal experiences, which may or may not be applicable. Yet, for good reasons, they may be relevant and practicable.
1] Good fit
First, these clothing garments are a good fit. While most women like to display their voluptuous body by wearing tight pants, jeans, leggings, men too want to show off, especially those who have typically toned and muscular legs. It is just saying to the world that men are also body conscious individuals.
2] Comfortable feeling
The nature of these pants is that they are soft, stretchable, and relatively thin. These attributes make them very comfortable to wear.
It is a no-brainer that every human being wants clothes that are comfortable to suit up, be they thick, thin, or otherwise.
These yoga pants or leggings appeal to people, both men and women, especially those in the healthy, toned, and fit category. Maybe, the reason is the cozy awareness on the legs.
This is without prejudice to the apparel’s texture, as the case may be.
3] Soft cloth texture
Complementary to the above or should we say, as a result thereof, the level of comfortability has been achieved. The subtle and cotton-like feeling, having the garment in your body, is indeed relaxing, if not satisfying.
Although, it is admitted that it will depend on the garments’ texture, while being thin on the one hand, will they be soft, smooth, and soothing to wear, or will you experience itchiness.
4] Easy to wear and seamless to remove
Lightweight, fluffy, mostly stretchable, and portable, these are the characteristics that these yoga pants or leggings have, among others. Being such, they are most certainly easy to wear and even to undress yourself there from.
5] Fitness Mentality
Life is valuable. If you are healthy, you value your life. Becoming healthy and maintaining such lifestyle will inure to fitness.
Therefore, fitness may be attained through diet or exercise or both. One consequence of being fit is, for women, having a desirable physique, and for men, gaining muscular and/or toned body.
It is in this sense that wearing clothes that reveal one’s body fitness finds significance. Yoga pants or leggings are one of those show-off garments.
They are products of confidence, which you have attained through your hard and consistent workouts or diet efforts, or maybe both.
6] Can Show toned legs
Being specific, since we are talking about these pants or leggings, it necessarily concerns our legs. Sporting and displaying a toned and muscle-packed thighs, calves, and flexors for a man shall be guaranteed confidence.
One preferential clothes will be the tight leggings, to somehow reveal the same, but without the skin.
7] Psychological Preference
While fitness mindset will also apply, we will center on this in regard to gender preference, preferably on the psychological aspect.
We all know that man, having the heart and feelings of a woman, tend to be aggressive in showing their aggrandizements for, and of, the attributes of real women.
Thus, these individuals will mimic in such a revealing fashion the characteristics of women in their male bodies, most especially in terms of glorifying beauty.
This will include beautiful and sexy body and the clothes worn to showcase the same.
Can men get away with wearing skin tight yoga pants that often look really good on women?
This will get an affirmative response. In the same manner that a lady can express herself, this is definitely true with a man.
Moreover, if a man can confidently wear those, and he believes he has the gorgeous appearance, particularly the legs to be proud off, then “let it be“, “so be it“, and “let it pass, thus, should accept it“.
They can get away with it because they may be entitled to, being proud of their physique. Necessarily, we should respect their form of expression since we have freedom to do the same.
There are reasons why men do wear yoga pants or leggings. This apparel may be suited for women as well as men. Hence, the applicability to both genders is a fair judgment.
Men already experience wearing these clothing, and they are liking them. Their personal benefits in having it as part of their everyday clothes to wear justify their interests.
Consequently, this is in reality not a scenario of “getting away with wearing them”, but rather the exuding of confidence to utilize them. Guys can wear such apparel, and they just look fine at the very least, if not great, to their advantage.–Yoga Leggings
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Obviously, this is not uncommon nor even a mystery because every one of us can wear what we want to cover our body.
Here, this is an apparel and a clothing garment made of light, soft, or cotton-like materials coupled with stretchable spandex.
Let us say for example, to show that there will be no difference at all, leggings [or even yoga pants if you want to call it such] are a usual and informal getup.
We cannot tell, unless we thoroughly, physically, and actually examined it.
Previously, one may say he does not wear yoga pants or leggings at any given time.
Nevertheless, when he begins to try such clothes. He has been caught flat-footed; He likes them, even to the point of wearing the same causally every day.
Without any hesitation, these men will shop for those in a women’s active wear section. For them, this does not pose a problem or issues either s long as they can get one.
The bottom line is men are starting to be accustomed of such clothes too.
Such comfy feeling is manifested when for example you will wait standing or sitting for long periods of time.–Yoga Pants
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They can, obviously; and if they do want to. This is not pretension but more on being proud of their anatomy.
As long as they have the guts to wear leggings and the oozing confidence to reveal their toned legs, even without the skin, we believe they should be welcomed and be respected in doing that.
In general, and accepted perception, ladies are asked and commended when they put on clothes such as micro minis, tight tops, yoga pants/leggings/tights, revealing suits, micro bikinis, and other similar sexy dresses.
Conversely, we, as the society unwelcomes it on opposite sex, put the burden on men when they show their skin wearing clothes the public thinks are suited best for women.