Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The article focused on a tongue-in-cheek review of the First World's ever-growing crisis, spawned by the First Lady's pre-inauguration comments that she never wears pantyhose. (BTW, one of the commentors pointed out that Ms. Obama has begun wearing them since moving into the White House). This was juxtaposed against a recent Charlotte Observer article questioning whether pantyhose were on their last legs? Maybe the subliminal message is that while women's pantyhose may be on their last legs--the men's lines still continue to pick up steam.
To be sure, there was a parenthetical reference to mantyhose in the article. So, we can be sure that writers out there have definitely become aware of its presence as a real trend. As for the photo, it looks like one that we did sometime last year while having a little fun with those de-motivators posters--a website where people can create their own satires of those smarmy motivational posters we've all seen in offices around the world.
-Ciao for now...
Saturday, April 24, 2010
John Hart, the creator of the Wizard of Id comic strip, apparently knows something we at The Nylon Gene have been advocating for quite awhile:
April 22, 2010 - Wizaard of Id
...and there's more below:
... here's an interesting one from several years back. Not a widely distributed comic (I've not seen it before in Columbus), but obviously of interest to Nylon Gene readers: (Obviously, Teddy is a 'fashion-forward' Nylon Gene reader, isn't he?)
Nov. 10, 2004 - Big Nate
Nove. 11, 2004 - Big Nate
And, a couple of funny Frank & Ernest strips, of uncertain age:
Finally, this Monty comic strip represents the undercover tights-wearer in many of the guys out there:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
From a men's legwear perspective, there's little question it looks much better when paired with shorts that fit the wearer's body style, and size, appropriately. As many readers will certainly attest, it can be very difficult to find shorts that do this, when most of them are tailored more akin to clown pants. While I, myself, do in fact wear cargo shorts (as can be seen in the photo at right), I always go for those that fit well, and aren't excessive in the number of pockets, zippers, etc. I will probably wear them less often once these cleaner styles start becoming more available in stores.
For what it's worth, I posted the following comment on the article's webpage: