Pantyhose and Open Toe Shoes Debate

September 18, 2013 under Style

pantyhose and sandals 1Can pantyhose be worn with sandals?  Some fashion experts say yes, some say no. Whoever says “yes” from the fashion world states that such pantyhose should be maximum 10 den for such a summer look.

In the photo here we see the feet of Alexandra Savelyeva, a Russian singer, who participated in a fashion TV program and addressed the subject.

In that show, together with the host, Max Chernitsov (fashion designer), they came to a conclusion that in the summer pantyhose and sandals are fine as long as there are no seams showing and they match closely to the skin tone of the wearer.

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Another popular Russian stylist said that pantyhose with open toe shoes is OK as long as it is ultra sheer, 5 – 8 den, so it doesn’t look  heavy.  However, on the runway from time to time we see women in opaques marching with open-toe shoes.

I guess that Alexandra (Sasha) Savelyeva followed such advice and actually wore barely there skin tone pantyhose with a mini dress to an event.  The photo displayed here of her wearing a dress and peep toe shoes is from there.

But she got criticized beyond belief by other people who said that if she dared to wear a mini, she should also dare to go with bare legs.  Perhaps they didn’t watch that show! I’d rather focus on the fact that her shoes and her dress don’t go so well together.

What is your opinion on sandals worn with pantyhose?

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Nylon Socks and Open Toe Summer Shoes

September 17, 2013 under Style
nylon socks and open toe shoes

Such combination is considered to be OK.

Past summer there was a trend, at least in Asia, of such combinations.  What are your thoughts on that?  I even saw some in our local store and thought it was terrible, but my Chinese friend explained to me that it was actually a popular trend.

Russian stylists also addressed the topic, but said that it’s something for women who are under 20 years old.

nylon socks and white sandals

No way! Ugly! Only for grandmothers.

Another designer, Maxim Chernitsov, ridiculed it when women wear nude nylon socks with open toe shoes to avoid getting blisters because it him it was something a grandmother would do only.

Would you ever wear summer shoes with nylon socks?

nylon foot socks and shoes

But isn’t this one kind of hot?

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Hosiery Market Analysis

October 2, 2012 under News

I got these statistics online and I thought you may want to see that actually in some countries hosiery is on the rise.

Canada

In 2011 hosiery in Canada saw healthy sales growth, with an increase of 3% in volume and 6% in current value terms to reach C$1.4 billion in total by the end of the year. This represented healthy growth compared with the value drop experienced during the recession, although in terms of volume growth remained positive through the recession and slow recovery.

United Kingdom

Hosiery sales increased in both volume and value terms compared to 2010, growing by 2% and 5% respectively in 2011. The famous British Wellington Boots led to the trend of wearing "Wellies with socks", which proved very popular in 2011 with sales soaring. Over-the-knee socks had a large part to play in A/W 2012 Fashion weeks, and were featured by many popular designers. Large woollen socks worn with short skirts and a large overcoat hit the runways.

France

In 2011, hosiery volume sales remained on a declining trend while current value sales stabilised somewhat after consecutive years of marginal decline. This could be explained to a large extent by the efforts deployed by the main players to upgrade their offer through innovative and high-tech products. For instance, the leading socks player Groupe Kindy invested €1.5 million in research and development in 2011 to expand its product portfolio and offer ground-breaking products.

India

Companies making formal wear compulsory and the increasing number of students joining professional courses and colleges encouraged ongoing growth in demand for hosiery throughout 2011.

Spain

Cotton remains the main material used in the manufacture of hosiery. However, fabric is increasingly mixed with materials such as elastane, lycra and velvet, which increase the elasticity and comfort of hosiery considerably.

The Hosiery in Spain report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2006-2010 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2015 illustrate how the market is set to change.

China

Hosiery experienced 8% current value growth to reach HK$1,649 million in 2011. This represented a strong slowdown versus 2010 with the necessary nature of hosiery helping to support the continued positive performance of this category in 2011.

Germany

Volume sales saw a small decline of less than 1% in 2011. The positive development of values sales has been achieved through the increase of unit prices. An increase in costs due to higher cotton prices and costs for energy induced manufacturers to raise prices. This price increase has been transferred to other customers.

Russia

In 2010, hosiery sales registered 5% growth in volume terms and 16% growth in current value terms. The increase in demand is attributed to the growth in consumers’ disposable income, and hence, rising living standards. Consumers have greater requirements as their quality of life improves. Hosiery is no longer darned, and after the first hole appears is typically discarded. Modern businessmen in cities do care about what socks are visible under their trousers.

Crossdresser?

March 11, 2012 under Boys

Women wear men’s clothing – it’s a norm.  Men in women’s clothing – a comedy.  Why?

I’ve read an interesting note recently that some men secretly desire to try women’s clothing.  Of course, research confirms this and it’s a very common interest.

If a woman wakes up in the morning and takes her husband’s shirt, it’s OK.  If she wears his scarf and sprays it with her perfume, it’s also fine.

However, a guy in his girlfriend’s frilly pink night gown would most likely cause a laughter attack.  Or, perhaps he would be perceived as a crossdresser.

What if a man wants to try pantyhose?  It only seems to be acceptable for a Robin Hood costume or for a bank robbery.  Also, a pink women’s night gown on a man would also probably just cause laughter.

So women wearing men’s stuff is OK, it’s equality after all here…  one time a girl at my work even admitted that she wore her boyfriend’s pants because her own were in the laundry.  But a woman is never called a crossdresser.

Men wearing women’s clothing – funny or worse.  Could this be time for a change?

Here is a fun picture that I found online, not sure where this is from, but these people obviously are open-minded about clothing and self-expression.

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