Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Palestinians Beat Up Palestinian Man Who Wore Tights

The Gulf News article provides no other sources of information. I have a feeling that he was wearing just leggings, though.

From what I understand, he was beat up by fellow Palestinians, so it was not a racist issue. The Palestinian police seem to have protected him, but that is not definite. If they did protect him, then the government was at least somewhat supportive. He lived among the Israelis, and was handed back to them. There is no indication of what happened to him among the Israelis, but I assume that he was safe.

It seems to be a cultural issue.

What seems to bother me is somebody bringing homosexuality into this issue. Does the article say that the man is a homosexual? Nope. For all we know, these Palestinians could have disapproved of the man's outfit, whether or not he was gay. Are people not capable of disapproving of certain outfits, no matter who wears them?

I am definitely not defending that violence, though. According to the article, a lot of people have spoken out in defense of the guy. That is what we we need. It is unfortunate that he got beat up, but at least we can be happy about the positive outcome. Even if they are thinking of a different garment, then we can still gain some form of acceptance.

That being said, I would hate to live in that area of the world. Most of us live in such freedom, that we can wear almost wherever we want, and even get support and no rejection. We can be so overt that we could take out time in our day to debate about L'eggs not letting us enter a contest. I suggest that we take a moment to cherish our freedoms.

By the way, if any of you can confirm that he is gay or that he has claimed to be gay, then please let me know in the comments below. It is not relevant to this discussion, but I do want to set the record straight.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Silks Hosiery Brand Bought By Gildan

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, they bought practically all of the assets of the manufacturer of Silks, which means that they bought the property and the factories, and the other brands.

When I read this, I took a moment to think about what it meant to consumers of and sellers of Silks. From what I read in the news articles and the press release from Gildan, it probably means nothing to us, because Gildan is intending to add these products to their current offerings, as opposed to absorbing the Silks market share into their own. Gildan does not have a pantyhose and tights market, so that means that the brand and styles should continue to be available as is.

Some consumers might be a bit nervous about the transition, because of their experiences with the transition of Silks hosiery and Energizers hosiery from Phantom Hosiery to Doris Hosiery Mills. Indeed, it has been a rough transition for Silks and Energizers. The dust is finally settling down, so this new transition might make us feel a bit nervous, but for the most part, I think that we will be able to continue on with business as usual. After all, the hosiery styles are new; the hosiery packaging is new; the web site is new; the images are new. There is just so little incentive to making any big changes.

Another reason that I think that there will be no changes: the experience levels of both companies in hosiery is completely different. Because Gildan does not have experience in pantyhose and tights, they probably will not make any modifications to the styles, colours, and sizes. When Doris Hosiery Mills bought over the Silks brand, Doris all ready had a competing brand, and they had expertise in pantyhose and tights. Therefore, Doris was qualified to make modifications to the styles that were in the best interest of the consumer.

It is worth pointing out that Gildan is a Canadian company. That means that we will not need to worry about the products beind sent from another country, and then paying border fees.

That being said, there should be a few small changes. They will want to change the packaging to reflect that the hosiery products are Gildan products. The changes will probably be just in the fine print at the back. I could imagine that there is a lot of packaging all ready at the factories that need to be used up, before they start using updated packaging.

If Gildan does make any major changes, then I will do my best to keep people updated, so that you can prepare for any changes to your favourite Silks styles.

Hosiery enthusiasts, hosiery consumers, and hosiery sellers, should not need to look into this matter any further, but if we do want to read more about this, then we can check out Gildan's press release from their web site, as well as a couple of Yahoo! articles[1 2], and a Bloomberg article.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Help This #Kiva Borrower

group photo; including the hosiery seller

She wants to sell pantyhose to the medical community. I suspect that she offers support hosiery, too. Your loan will help her add inventory to her business. She is hard pressed for cash, so she is turning to Internet community, and us by extension, for help.

I think that this is an important opportunity for us, because she is getting more people to wear hosiery. You will get your money back, once they pay back, unless they default on their loans.

If you do decide to join Kiva, then sign up through me, unless you want to sign up through somebody else.

An important thing to remember is that the money that you lend goes to her group, and they each get a portion. Each portion is most likely unrelated to her use.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hosiery Advocate's Boutique Update

The blog has been quiet lately, but the boutique has been bustling with activity.

I have been spending time developing my sewing technique, so that I could do a better job refurbishing pantyhose and tights. I managed to do it with flat seams. Refurbishing will allow customers to keep their high quality panty portions, and just replace the legs, which can be cheaper. I estimate that it would save them a dollar, even with all the shipping back and forth. After 15 pairs, they would save enough to buy a new pair. This will allow me to invest in a greater variety of products, and maybe increase sales.

Another interesting thing, that most of you must have read about in my Twitter feed, is that I added red stockings to my boutique.

Another interesting thing is that opaque hosiery with a lovely sheen arrived on Monday, June 16, 2014. This style is so smooth to the touch. It is soft. It is truly a luxurious hosiery style.

There is even more that I am planning on. I want to make support hosiery for tall men, but we will see. Although I am sure that my developed hosiery will fit tall guys, I am not convinced that it will be good enough any of them. I have proposed the idea to a guy, who wants me to develop long hosiery. We will see.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

George Clooney Wore Spandex

Yahoo Celebrity says that he wore spandex as part of his costume, to look better. According to Sandra Bullock, they wore Spanx, but I think that she was just joking. She preferred to call them workout tights. See the article for the details.

Spandex and nylon are getting more acceptable for men--even just for appearances.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Is She Wearing Pantyhose? #83

Gal #84 is a background performer in movies and TV shows, but she is best at dancing.

gal sits on a bench at a water display

In a couple of profile photos, you could see her stocking tops. It is very unusual, because the photos are supposed to be show that she can be a background performer.

Is she wearing pantyhose?

Do you think that she is pretty?

Answer the questions in the comments below, please! :^)

There are more Is She Wearing photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Is She Wearing Pantyhose?.

There are Is He Wearing photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Is He Wearing Pantyhose?.

There are Wikimedia hosiery photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Hosiery In Wikimedia.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Used Hosiery: Stretch Testers

If you like your hosiery, then it might be interesting to see how much you can stretch them. This lets you know how durable they might be.

If you do not want to do it yourself, then maybe this YouTube video might give you a rough idea of what to expect. The gal did not want to stretch it too far, because she needed them again.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Martine McCutcheon Wears Black Tights In Spring

In spring and summer, we have this urge to wear light colours, and to shun darks. However, it does not have to be that way. When we go into the water, we wear black wet suits and black dry suits. Women wear black leggings and black yoga pants.

There is no reason why we cannot extend that to wear black hosiery. Martine McCutcheon wore black mostly opaque hosiery in spring, so she seems to agree.

Do you wear black hosiery in spring and summer? Is it mostly opaque or completely opaque?

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Hosiery Support For Men From Women

Some good came out of that interaction. A woman spoke out for us.

I LOVE it when my husband buys me hosiery! It's really an old fashion notion and very romantic. Yes, market to men. Heck, just market them. I can't remember the last time I saw a hosiery commercial. But if men are going to wear them, PLEASE shave your legs first.

It is good to know that women like men buying hosiery to give to women.

It feels good that we seem to be winning the women over. I do not know if this woman supported us before she read MY blog post or my Facebook comment, though.

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Is He Wearing Pantyhose? #5

Go ahead, and look at the beautiful girl in the article, but after you are done, turn your eyes to the guy.

Is he wearing opaques?

There are more Is He Wearing photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Is He Wearing Pantyhose?.

There are Is She Wearing photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Is She Wearing Pantyhose?.

There are Wikimedia hosiery photos. The link is also in the right column, under Popular Topics. For those of you just joining us, read the explanation of Hosiery In Wikimedia.