Saturday, June 27, 2009

e-MANcipate Photo Shoot Planned

compliments of
Chan Kraemer of is planning a major photo shoot using the new Emilio Cavallini line of unisex tights, and is seeking financial backing for this major venture. You can read about his plans at the e-MANcipate special page. Based in Europe--working in the U.K. and Budapest--Chan has done some very good work in the past, as can be seen [here]. His work has been very influential in the effort to bring men's legwear directly into the mainstream.

We at ACTIVSKIN have made arrangements to accept donations on behalf of e-MANcipate and Chan Kraemer's photographic work. If you wish to make a donation to support this effort, you can use your PayPal account to send money to the ACTIVSIN account at and make sure to earmark it for the e-MANcipate photo project. We will then forward all donations to him to help offset his costs.

As can be seen in the link to what he refers to as "Nylon Friday" his photography was prominently featured in several European newspapers with readership of more than 1.6 million. Many readers of 'The Nylon Gene' have seen his work, whether you recognize it by name or not. Since last year, many of the articles on men's legwear running in various parts of the U.S. have also made use of his photography.

I would like to add my personal wish for Chan's success in reaching his goals, and I hope readers of 'The Nylon Gene' who are favorably disposed to advancing the men's legwear trend will consider contacting him and making some sort of donation. Good luck to you, Chan!
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  1. Readers note: I've edited this post to indicate that you can contribute via PayPal thru our G.Lieberman account. We will be channeling all donations directly to Chan Kraemer at e-MANcipate.

  2. Hi Steve,

    After contacting Stilnovo about the EC unisex tights, I have to say I am totally against this photo shoot, or indeed anything that will bring them more publicity. They made it clear they will only make the product available through their own web site, not to any resellers; it is a cynical move to 'cash in' on the male legwear trend, whilst minimising the risk; after all, if men don't buy them, the women will, so they can't lose. The downside to this situation being that the male wearer gets a less-than-ideal product which is not designed for him; a 'jack of all trades and master of none'. Plus, frankly, what guy in his right mind would be seen dead in these crazy designs; I know I wouldn't! They would render any guy seen wearing them in public a laughing stock! As far as I can see, they aren't helping the 'cause' one bit.

    I will be contacting Harisnya at to register my disapproval (not of him; of Stilnovo). We should avoid them at all costs; maybe if no one buys the product, they may learn the lesson and make a 'proper' male range.

  3. Could you clarify this a bit? Who is Stilnovo? Keep us all posted here. In the mean time, maybe potential donors should just wait a bit until we hear more from bozeman...

  4. Stilnovo is emilio cavallini of parrent company

  5. Sorry - Stilnovo are the company who make Emilio Cavalini products. I got very short shrift from them when I contacted them (at the request of some of our customers) with a view to carrying their products. It seems to me that they are getting a virtually free (apart from the cost of a few sample pairs of tights sent to e-mancipate - in other words, negligible) photo shoot courtesy of Harisnya. If they want to publicise their products, let them pay for the photo shoot; it's not like they can't afford it! We (male wearers) should give them a very wide berth. Maybe then they will catch on, and do it properly.

  6. Thanks for the clarification. You make a good point, Darrell (ie, bozeman) about them basically getting a nearly free photo shoot of their products while not being very accommodating to those whom they should be courting the business of. I guess I would have to second guess my support of the photo shoot, after all. I'll leave it at that, though. Everyone will have to make their own decision as to whether they want to contribute to it.


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