Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, Etc.

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

Postby Daryl » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:06 pm

Caultron wrote:
Daryl wrote:...Leggings are just tight pants. They are unsuitable for men (especially without a skirt). They look great on many females, but are always inappropriate without a skirt (much as I like seeing them without). I have seen guys wearing them...

I sometimes wear "jeggings" (which are leggings with faux pockets and side seams to make them look like jeans) when going out with my wife, because with rare exceptions she still refuses to be seen with me skirted in public.

And for cold weather hiking I sometimes wear smooth leggings under my utility kilt, because to me that's still better than (ugh) trousers.

As to wearing smooth leggings as one's only lower coverage, that does seem rather rakish, because men don't usually show off their shape that way. Then again, men do wear spandex tights for cycling and running. So if you've got the bod...


...Hide it! :)

Your wife is more okay with you in jeggings than with a skirt? I think I've just been rendered speechless.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Daryl » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:12 pm

SkirtsDad wrote:Unfortunately, manufacturers and others seem to have made it almost impossible to understand what people are talking about by interchanging the usage of words...
In the UK , tights were always a footed thin garment: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/tights and leggings were a heavier footless piece of clothing.... so, ballet dancers wore tights and sports people, runners etc. wore leggings.... only Nike and some others decide to call these tights. UK tights = US pantyhose... or at least it did. I notice that Merriam-Webster describes tights as a "skintight garment covering the body from the neck down or from the waist down". So now, it seems, a full length bodysuit can also be referred to as tights! :?


It all confuses me, I must admit.

So what then is a leotard (other than a person with learning difficulties born between July 22 and August 22)?
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby crfriend » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:30 pm

Daryl wrote:So what then is a leotard (other than a person with learning difficulties born between July 22 and August 22)?

A form-fitting one-piece garment that covers the torso.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Bertino56 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:50 pm

Of course "leggings are not pants."
They're better!
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Darryl » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:49 pm

Redefinition:
[list=]
Pantyhose = Thinnie
Tights = Thin
Leggings = Thins
Fleece-lined Tights = Midi thins
Fleece-lined Leggings = Maxi thins
[/list]

So there! :D

So you can go out in the winter in your thinnie-thin-thins..... :scratch: ok....going to my room.....
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Caultron » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:58 am

Daryl wrote:Your wife is more okay with you in jeggings than with a skirt? I think I've just been rendered speechless.

Jeggings are two-legged.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby JeffB1959 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:30 am

I wore a pair of 200 denier tights yesterday. Even though it was quite cold and I sported a thin sweater dress, the tights kept my legs nice and warm.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Gregg1100 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:54 pm

300 Den Thermal( Nora Batty type) tights available at Asda for £4. Excellent under jeans or leathers. Thermal long johns and vests- I never buy men's versions, only ladies. Men ones are so scratchy and rough, even the thought of them want to make me scratch. They got thrown away after first use. Women will not tolerate rough underwarmers(?), and nor do I now.. Checkout Damart Thermalactyl body warmers.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Daryl » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:54 am

Caultron wrote:
Daryl wrote:Your wife is more okay with you in jeggings than with a skirt? I think I've just been rendered speechless.

Jeggings are two-legged.


Indeed, that one symbol encapsulates the entire problem we face.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Caultron » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm

Daryl wrote:
Caultron wrote:
Daryl wrote:Your wife is more okay with you in jeggings than with a skirt? I think I've just been rendered speechless.

Jeggings are two-legged.


Indeed, that one symbol encapsulates the entire problem we face.

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

Postby Grok » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:39 am

I am thinking about knee sleeves for arthritis. Basically a tube that covers the knee, and the leg partly above and below the knee. I understand that they keep the knees warm.

Imagine a rig that includes skirt, knee sleeves, socks and shoes.
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Fred in Skirts » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:55 am

Grok wrote:I am thinking about knee sleeves for arthritis. Basically a tube that covers the knee, and the leg partly above and below the knee. I understand that they keep the knees warm.

Imagine a rig that includes skirt, knee sleeves, socks and shoes.


It does not sound bad as I could use some of those knee sleeves myself. :D
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby shadowfax » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Grok wrote:I am thinking about knee sleeves for arthritis. Basically a tube that covers the knee, and the leg partly above and below the knee. I understand that they keep the knees warm.

Imagine a rig that includes skirt, knee sleeves, socks and shoes.

Medium Support Tights or pantyhose can also give relief to creaky knees. :wink: :)
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby Caultron » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:46 am

Grok wrote:I am thinking about knee sleeves for arthritis. Basically a tube that covers the knee, and the leg partly above and below the knee. I understand that they keep the knees warm.

Imagine a rig that includes skirt, knee sleeves, socks and shoes.

OK, so do it. They're not a sign of weakness, they're a sign of determination.

Is there a question?
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Re: Foot and Leg Wear, Socks, Stockings, Leggings, Tights, E

Postby skirtpettiman » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:43 pm

I recently bought some over the knee socks from My Socks via Amazon. £25 for 5 pairs. Amazon described them as unisex although when I visited the My Socks website directly I found them in the women's section. Link is: www.mysocks.co.uk/over-the-knee-socks-plain.html. Although they go over my knees in practice I found the tops would drop to just below the knee when walking but would then stay there. I would definitely recommend as they are comfortable and go well with my midi skirts in this cooler weather.
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