The Hosiery Industry Wants Us To Wear Panty Hose Again

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So we can probably look forward to more “fashion news reporting” like this:

… Katie Couric has been one of the most stalwart and high-profile bare-leggers, bringing her tanned gams into living rooms every day with the TV news. But the sight of bare legs is so repulsive to some that a forum has emerged on, a website for stockings fans, dedicated to persuading the chipper news anchor to wear pantyhose. Fundraisers, bribes and beatings are a few of the strategies discussed. One man lamented that he’d been forced to switch to Fox, where the legs are rarely naked.

About 70% of the impassioned commenters on are male, according to site founder David Bradwell. Their push for hose is about making “ladies” look sexy. …

Via, to whom I say: Do good work and the only people who will care what you are wearing are jerks. Also, the wearing of pantsuits is often a useful feminism signifier, depending on the culture of the law firm.

–Ann Bartow

one size chafes all

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