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Postby Bertino56 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:03 am

Has anyone tried these?
http://www.unjeans.com
They go out of their way to present themselves as a
unisex product -- leggings for women and men.
$39.00 a pair, black only.
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Postby Daryl » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:01 am

Bertino56 wrote:Has anyone tried these?
http://www.unjeans.com
They go out of their way to present themselves as a
unisex product -- leggings for women and men.
$39.00 a pair, black only.


Maybe it's just me but pants by any other name are still pants.
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Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:57 am

The Henry FORD edition any COLOR you want as long as it is BLACK !
There are times I want to be Robin Hood men in GREEN tights !
Other times with a subdued GREY tint toning things down !
Not into BROWN but I do wear WHITE after Labor Day.
And what about RED a festive color for the holidays ?
I like ROYAL BLUE to match my eyes and some tartans.

Conclusion there are far less expensive UNJeans out there - shop for
leggings at Wal*Mart Target or even Amazon - just watch the sizing !

At least these UNJeans are not ONE SIZE FITS ALL !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Bertino56 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:54 am

@Daryl, you're right. There seems to be plenty of interest in legwear,
but maybe a thread like this belongs in the "Freestyle Fashion" slot.
Or maybe legwear should have its own category.
I'm not endorsing UnJeans, just pointing out a product that's marketed
equally to men and women.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Daryl » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:44 am

Bertino56 wrote:@Daryl, you're right. There seems to be plenty of interest in legwear,
but maybe a thread like this belongs in the "Freestyle Fashion" slot.
Or maybe legwear should have its own category.
I'm not endorsing UnJeans, just pointing out a product that's marketed
equally to men and women.


Yeah categories can be difficult. Legwear is an issue for skirt wearers so I think fair in the skirt category.

Personally I don't see the point of wearing pants under a skirt, but certainly some people do it (however very wrong they may be) so I think jeggings and the such are fair under this thread too. Pants as such might not fit under skirts on their own, granted, but context is everything.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby mishawakaskirt » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:41 am

In a moment of curiosity er maby more confusion tonight I just about bought a pair of leggings. Then I remebered I like the open freedom. So I just bought a couple pair of long grey winter socks.

There is nothing better than the freedom of a kilt or skirt.
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Postby Daryl » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:18 am

mishawakaskirt wrote:In a moment of curiosity er maby more confusion tonight I just about bought a pair of leggings. Then I remebered I like the open freedom. So I just bought a couple pair of long grey winter socks.

There is nothing better than the freedom of a kilt or skirt.


A kilt or skirt plus kittens...
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Postby mishawakaskirt » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:55 am

mishawakaskirt wrote:In a moment of curiosity er maby more confusion tonight I just about bought a pair of leggings. Then I remebered I like the open freedom. So I just bought a couple pair of long grey winter socks.

There is nothing better than the freedom of a kilt or skirt.


Ok since I posted this a few days ago I decided to give leggings a trial /test.
My wife bought a pair of the very leggings I was looking at and mentioned in the above post. Some times its scary how much we think alike.
I commented to her "that those look warm". To that she said " would you like to try them" which sort of supprised me. I kind of down played it to kind of a eh nah no.
later I did try them on. Indoors the fleece lined leggings are supprisingly warm.
I put on my kilt and stepped outside, outside from the knees down I could feel the chill of 40 F weather, from the knees up warm and toasty. After a few minutes I came in warmed up, then took off the tights and put on the above mentioned knee length grey winter socks.
Back outside the effect was just the reverse. Interesting.
With all that said I still am not totally into leggings, I don't like the way they cling to my hairy body. Pictured below kilt and leggings if its cold I'm just sticking to fleece lounge pants under my jeans.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:53 am

mishawakaskirt wrote:
mishawakaskirt wrote:In a moment of curiosity er maby more confusion tonight I just about bought a pair of leggings. Then I remebered I like the open freedom. So I just bought a couple pair of long grey winter socks.

There is nothing better than the freedom of a kilt or skirt.


Ok since I posted this a few days ago I decided to give leggings a trial /test.
My wife bought a pair of the very leggings I was looking at and mentioned in the above post. Some times its scary how much we think alike.
I commented to her "that those look warm". To that she said " would you like to try them" which sort of supprised me. I kind of down played it to kind of a eh nah no.
later I did try them on. Indoors the fleece lined leggings are supprisingly warm.
I put on my kilt and stepped outside, outside from the knees down I could feel the chill of 40 F weather, from the knees up warm and toasty. After a few minutes I came in warmed up, then took off the tights and put on the above mentioned knee length grey winter socks.
Back outside the effect was just the reverse. Interesting.
With all that said I still am not totally into leggings, I don't like the way they cling to my hairy body. Pictured below kilt and leggings if its cold I'm just sticking to fleece lounge pants under my jeans.

Aren't leggings de facto not just slim cut, stretchy trousers?
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Caultron » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:04 pm

Gusto10 wrote:Aren't leggings de facto not just slim cut, stretchy trousers?

I suppose you could argue that, but leggings are generally smooth all over while jeggings and skinny yeans typically have side seams, faux pockets, a faux fly, and/or belt loops.

Going the other direction, leggings are arguably just super-heavy tights, and nobody calls tights trousers.

But then there are yoga pants...
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Gusto10 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:08 am

Caultron wrote:
Gusto10 wrote:Aren't leggings de facto not just slim cut, stretchy trousers?

I suppose you could argue that, but leggings are generally smooth all over while jeggings and skinny yeans typically have side seams, faux pockets, a faux fly, and/or belt loops.

Going the other direction, leggings are arguably just super-heavy tights, and nobody calls tights trousers.

But then there are yoga pants...


You would almost require a university degree in order to differentiate between the various forms. :)
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby SkirtsDad » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:35 pm

Gusto10 wrote:
Caultron wrote:
Gusto10 wrote:Aren't leggings de facto not just slim cut, stretchy trousers?

I suppose you could argue that, but leggings are generally smooth all over while jeggings and skinny yeans typically have side seams, faux pockets, a faux fly, and/or belt loops.

Going the other direction, leggings are arguably just super-heavy tights, and nobody calls tights trousers.

But then there are yoga pants...


You would almost require a university degree in order to differentiate between the various forms. :)


As the owner of over 100 pairs of leggings, a few jeggings and many pairs of footless tights then I hope I'm well on my way to getting that degree.

Jeggings are simply jeans-leggings and would normally be from a heavyish cotton or stretch cotton, although lighter than most jean material. Styling is jeans like, but, as mentioned, the fly and often the pockets are in most cases faux. Skeggings: skirt-leggings, i.e. leggings with a light weight short skirt sewn to the waistband.

Leggings, certainly 10 years ago or more, referred to 'leggings' in their own right and not footless tights. The material is different, as are the seams, and there is no gusset. Leggings in their purest sense can be worn without a covering garment. The material is typically 95% cotton, 5% lycra although you will often find viscose/lycra as well as others.

Footless tights, on the other hand, in line with footed tights are typically slightly opaque when worn, or in the case of winter knitted tights, are slightly loose woven and allow the skin or underwear to be seen through the weave very slightly when stretched over, for instance, the knee, the posterior etc. Larger sizes, at least, will have a gusset and would not be considered suitable to be worn without a covering garment.

Unfortunately, more manufacturers these days seem to be adopting the term leggings for footless tights, which may add to some people's confusion. One way to tell the difference, other than inspection of the actual 'leggings' is the way they are packaged. Conventional leggings tend to be hung similarly to trousers, either full length or folded in half. Footless tights are generally packaged as tights, either flat in between windowed card for thin ones, or, as with the thicker ones, folded several times and hung as winter tights (not unlike merchandising of multi-pack socks).
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Gusto10 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:55 am

You would almost require a university degree in order to differentiate between the various forms. :)


As the owner of over 100 pairs of leggings, a few jeggings and many pairs of footless tights then I hope I'm well on my way to getting that degree.

Jeggings are simply jeans-leggings and would normally be from a heavyish cotton or stretch cotton, although lighter than most jean material. Styling is jeans like, but, as mentioned, the fly and often the pockets are in most cases faux. Skeggings: skirt-leggings, i.e. leggings with a light weight short skirt sewn to the waistband.

Leggings, certainly 10 years ago or more, referred to 'leggings' in their own right and not footless tights. The material is different, as are the seams, and there is no gusset. Leggings in their purest sense can be worn without a covering garment. The material is typically 95% cotton, 5% lycra although you will often find viscose/lycra as well as others.

Footless tights, on the other hand, in line with footed tights are typically slightly opaque when worn, or in the case of winter knitted tights, are slightly loose woven and allow the skin or underwear to be seen through the weave very slightly when stretched over, for instance, the knee, the posterior etc. Larger sizes, at least, will have a gusset and would not be considered suitable to be worn without a covering garment.

Unfortunately, more manufacturers these days seem to be adopting the term leggings for footless tights, which may add to some people's confusion. One way to tell the difference, other than inspection of the actual 'leggings' is the way they are packaged. Conventional leggings tend to be hung similarly to trousers, either full length or folded in half. Footless tights are generally packaged as tights, either flat in between windowed card for thin ones, or, as with the thicker ones, folded several times and hung as winter tights (not unlike merchandising of multi-pack socks).


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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby JeffB1959 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:43 am

With cold weather on the way where I live, I had bought three pairs of 100 denier black tights, one such pair I wore on an outing in sub 40 degree weather yesterday and felt perfectly warm, even though I wore a short skirt. They're certainly good to have!
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Postby SkirtsDad » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 pm

JeffB1959 wrote:With cold weather on the way where I live, I had bought three pairs of 100 denier black tights, one such pair I wore on an outing in sub 40 degree weather yesterday and felt perfectly warm, even though I wore a short skirt. They're certainly good to have!

I'm a big fan of winter tights, although rarely in black. Some of the fleece lined ones are nice and light yet warm at the same time.
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