Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A World Without Pantyhose?

We live in a world divided - Republicans and Democrats, Muslims and Christians, those with wealth and those without.  Sure, these groups sometimes agree to get along but divisions and differences still run deep.  If the recent survey run by Stylist.com is any indicator, the fashion world is also divided when it comes to pantyhose (http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/13/pantyhose-hosiery_n_1424472.html).

If you pay close attention to the arguments posed by some pantyhose cynics, you might recognize a sense of urgency typically reserved for political or religious extremists.  It's apparent that the very thought of pulling on a pair of pantyhose can cause great discomfort for some.  Discomfort to such an extent that they may wish this product banned and pulled from store shelves.  Good luck with that crusade. 

I take a more moderate view.  Pantyhose may not be for everyone, but they are for me.  I've never felt a need to be with the "in" crowd or accepted by the masses.  I do my own thing and I'm not trying to sway others to accept my point of view.  Surely there are far more important issues to rally behind, but perhaps in the fashion world this one tops the list.

The thing is, compulsive pantyhose addicts don't wear pantyhose as a fashion accessory.  This function is secondary in our world.  Our primary driver is a deep affection for and obsessive need to be connected to pantyhose.  I wish I knew why but I don't have all the answers, I just know that this is how pantyhose people think.

The Stylist.com survey results are encouraging since they show about 70% of respondents in favor of pantyhose making a come back.  So the fashion world appears well aligned with our world and I'm not at all concerned about waking up one morning to find a world without pantyhose.  Then again, even if the fashion world should outlaw pantyhose, I doubt little will change in the world of those living the pantyhose lifestyle.  Our little world will not be changed and I'm pleased to be a part of it with you.

I'm looking forward to sharing more with you soon.

J.