Friday, August 28, 2009

Radio Interview w/British Forces Broadcasting Service

Your fearless Nylon Gene blogger just completed taping a radio interview with Ms. Lynne Duffus of BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Services) about the whole men's tights/pantyhose trend. [See below for the audio download, which I've enhanced with a photo slideshow] We talked about the various reasons that men are wearing them, and even included the military connection. This issue was discussed back in April here on The Nylon Gene, and there was a flurry of media activity back in 2004 on how pantyhose (specifically, ActivSkin) helped keep sand fleas at bay, minimized chafing and blisters on the feet and legs during long marches, etc. The interview seemed to go very well and we had a little fun with it, too...

We taped about 7 or 8 minutes or so of conversation, virtually all of which made it into the final broadcast cut. The interview aired during the second hour of her show on Friday, August 28th, which began at 5:30pm in the UK (five hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time). For those who missed the live broadcast, you can listen to it by clicking on the embedded audio player above. There were plenty of lead-in comments during the first hour of the show also. For those interested, you can hear that prior on-air discussion by clicking the embedded audio player below.

This broadcast went out to all of the BFBS member stations, and some of our U.S. military may have also heard it. BFBS Radio is heard in more than 20 countries around the world. The DAB HQ in the UK links with stations in Belize, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Germany, Gibraltar, Nepal, Northern Ireland and operational areas. Their Middle East programmes are covered from Kuwait and a studio in Afghanistan will be opening soon.


  1. I wish it would wear pantyhose or tigh high stocking.
    But social acceptable problem damn women damn inventors everything all working for women. Always men second class citizen. I will cry.

    I hope change social acceptable problem. Thank you Steve for all endeavour.

    Greetings from Israel

  2. please sell in greece comfilon pantyhose

  3. Abraham, I'm sorry to not sound sympathetic, but there's no female conspiracy keeping you or I from wearing nylon legwear. In fact, there's nothing at all keeping you from it. Not sure what you're referring to about inventors. The inventor of pantyhose was actually a man. I also don't see where we're second class citizens either. If you want to wear them, you just have to have the confidence in yourself to do so, and then 'Just Do It' as the Nike commercials used to say. Also, please don't cry. That would be very unbecoming.

  4. Kostas, thank you for your interest. Since we are an online business, we actually do sell in Greece. All you have to do is go to the website ( and place your order, and we will send it to you. We also feature a 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if you don't like the product you order, just send it back to us within 10 days and we'll give you your choice of full refund of purchase price, or store credit toward another style that you might like better.


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