Horse in Nylon Socks – What For?

August 15, 2013 under Weird
hosiery, pantyhose, nylon, horse, legs, protection, healing, flies, fly, bugs, insects

This horse is wearing nylon socks for a very practical reason.

You may see this horse in nylon socks and wonder if this is a prank. Or, is this an attempt to start a new “trend” like those poor canines in Asia wearing pantyhose because of some immature teen’s experiment?

No!  Not at all.

Turns out that this is actually a method to keep the flies off the healing wounds on horse’s legs.  For whatever reason this animal has abrasions or something of this sort on the lower legs and needs to keep it infection-free.

If you own a horse, keep this in mind and don’t throw out your old torn pantyhose.  You may need it to protect your horse’s skin from the bugs.

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What My Grandpa Thinks about Bare Legs in Winter

January 19, 2013 under Practical

woman walking in sheer pantyhose in the snow

Freezing my feet off in cold weather is a dangerous thing for me.  I know, if I prance around in some fancy summer heels and light pantyhose in winter, next day I’ll be down with some serious health problems in the private sector that may linger for a long time afterwards.

How do I know this if I never tried it?  Well, that’s what I’ve been told over and over when I was growing up by my Grandma.  As a child, I would come back from a walk outdoors in winter, she would take off my shoes and feel my feet.  If my feet were cold, she would panic.  She passed away last year and I miss her dearly, we were very close.

I called up my grandfather and decided to ask him about this.

 

Me: Grandpa, women here go with bare legs in winter. 

Grandpa: When I was little, we had neighbours who went practically barefoot.  They had a large family and no money to buy clothing.

Me: Well, the women here simply don’t want to bother to wear pantyhose.  I see them in dresses and bare legs on the subway.

Grandpa: I also recently saw a homeless guy in the subway with pants that had holes in them.  Really, these days people throw clothes in the dumpster.  Can’t he find pants without holes there? 

Me: Look, the women here just don’t want to wear anything on their legs.  They don’t think that it can affect their health.

Grandpa: Oh, common, they have plenty of clothes in North America!  Why would they go bare-legged if there is plenty of clothing?

 ***

No matter how I tried to explain that these women are making a conscious choice to go with bare legs, my grandpa couldn’t grasp this bizarre idea.  To him poverty was the only explanation to bare legs in cold weather.

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Me: Grandpa, I remember Grandma used to tell me to keep my legs warm, especially everything below the knee.  She told me that if the feet get chilled, it will lead to gynaecological problems.

Grandpa: Not only!  It’s bad for both men and women.  Grandma knew everything about that.

Me: How do you know this?  Did you read this somewhere or is this some kind of wisdom passed down from the ancestors? 

Grandpa: It’s common knowledge that areas on your feet correspond to your other bodyparts like liver, kidneys, and so on.  Don’t you have Vietnamese people there in Vancouver?  Ask them, their Eastern Medicine is progressive.

 

There is a notion in some parts of Europe and some parts of Asia about the concept of feet being connected to other forms in a person’s body.  I guess that what you consider this to be depends on where you reside.

If you are North American, you may think of this as nonsense.  If you are in a place like Hungary, let’s say, you may think of this as common truth that everyone knows.

Thus, if you are from the States or Canada, just forget everything you read above.

Go ahead, start your day, but please wear your pantyhose anyway!

sheer pantyhose on the street with high heels

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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