My boyfriend loves them! Especially stockings, but he is also partial to pantyhose, or was we call them here in Ireland, tights. I'm not complaining, we have to wear them pretty much year round here and while they can be a pain, it's nice to know they're appreciated sometimes!!
tights are all-season wear in the UK, so it comes down to practicality a lot more than if they are sexy. Girls wear tights and shorts here like it's their uniform.