I still wear pantyhose (and panties)
I originally started nervously wearing pantyhose in my teenage years. Being very tall (over 6 ft 6 inches) it was difficult to find pantyhose that fit. In the '70's one of the most popular pantyhose were "Legg's sheer energy pantyhose". Available in Queen size plus, ( in silver eggs) I was able to carefully pull on the pretty support pantyhose. I enjoyed the compression the shiny nylons had on my legs. I quickly learned about pedicures and moisturizer as well as hair removal. I was later to find out that removal of hair on my legs got me numerous comments on not having any hair on them. It didn't matter though because a "girl" doesn't look their best with unsightly hair on one's pretty legs. In early decades silk stockings were very expensive and eliminated because of silk used in parachuting in WWII. DuPont invented nylon soon thereafter. Wildly popular in the '60s, pantyhose took the place of full fashion stockings with garters. Pantyhose provided a very smooth look without panty lines. Other brands like Hane's sheer elegance and later imported pantyhose (tights in the UK) became popular.
Before the internet, men buying nylons or other lingerie became a somewhat embarrassing time. Being very tall usually the salesperson would say " I don't think we have your size". They rarely did. Later on, "Mantyhose" - pantyhose for men were invented along with "plus sizes". It seems that millions of different men enjoy relaxing in lingerie, pantyhose,panties, nighties, etc. A entire industry was created for TV's, CD's, drag queens when billions of dollars are to be made, people will make lingerie, shoes, etc.
Most men like myself (who cross dress are straight.) Except most people believe that they are at least bisexual. I myself did experience one encounter with another cross dresser who wanted for me to insert my erect penis in his anus. I didn't but I had to admit he looked really hot in a dress and makeup and heels. I ended up giving him a nice little orgasm with a cordless vibrator. (Not before taking my time licking and sucking him until he got excited. I never had done that before but it was intensely interesting to have a hot time with another CD.