Thursday, July 15, 2010

The importance of tights being ... tight

Being winter the tights and stockings have come out, as have the discussions at work surrounding the ever clever sheeny, running items. A good tight should be tight, you should not be standing in the tea room at work feeling like you've a diaper on and dropped a large cantaloupe into the crotch.


We can't seem to find the perfect tight, do they exist? Some sag in the crotch, some give you nappy rash just under your breasts due to the massive gusset, some have seams in all the wrong places and have you pulling things out of 'cracks' with a hooked pinkie. Who designs these things? Women who have 4ft torsos and need extra room in the crotch area to double as a pouch? I was walking back from the city today behind two bright young things wearing tights, one unfortunately had a very un-tight pair on. It looked like her legs were two purple/flesh coloured earthworms shedding a layer.

worms ... from here


One pair of tight, tights I have managed to find that are yay, not nay are from Tightology. Yay! An Australian company using organic cotton. I love mine, they are a good fit, nice and thick, have a lovely soft feel and no 'pooped your pants' feel. Check out their website here ...


Flying ducks has nominated me for the 'Versatile Blogger Award', meaning I can blog while riding a bike underwater and writing lyrics for the North Korean football team. This means I need to tell you seven things about myself ...
1. I am not good at set tasks
2. I will actually do this tomorrow on another post
3. I am going to continue with tight rant for a little longer

From here


So ... if you know of any good tight spots we ladies need to know about please do let me know. I have had a look on Etsy but to no avail. See you soon for an update on the 'pigeon pair' winner and seven things about me you don't need to know but I'll bore you with anyway.

7 comments:

kyliept said...

Ha ha ha ha ha, you have a knack for describing things perfectly!

I've also been on a quest for more comfortable tights (as well as more ethically produced ones). I ordered 2 pairs of Jonathan Aston organic tights from Tightsplease in the UK, and they are AMAZING. Sooooo comfy, and it was about $38 incl. postage for both pairs. My legs feel nice and warm but they can still breathe - lovely.

I look forward to reading your 7 things tomorrow!

Cute as Buttons said...

Well, my two year old wears her nappy, then her tights, then a pair of knickers over the top to keep things sorted...so to speak. I'm guessing the knickers over the top bizzo may not really solve your problem. Good luck with the search. Lisa x

Kellie Christie said...

Haley you crack me up!!! One think that you need to say is that tights are NOT jeans!!! Tights will never be jeans!!

Kitty Boo Boo said...

oh dear ... this is a massive part of my life every winter. I have a short waist so when they finally DO fit me in the leg and crotch they gather and bunch and roll at my waist ... *sigh* I love tights but have passed them over these days for knee high socks and thigh high stay ups ... I have been working on turning all my old fave patterned tights into thigh highs ... going to visit Tightology now!

Hot Fudge said...

I was about to say you crack me up (no pun intended), but I see Kellie has beaten me to it.

My favourite tights are those made-to-measure little numbers you wear on long overseas flights to stop you dropping dead from a clot. They take the good part of half a day to get them on, thus making you have to run for the flight, which in turn makes the crotch creep down so that you are knocked-kneed. Not only do you look like a goose, but you miss your flight.

melania said...

I almost went out with some baggy, saggy tights on today! Don't worry, I stopped myself. I was looking around for ethical/eco suggestions for tights a while ago and came across a handy little blog...that I can't find anymore...But here's another one:

http://thebigshwop.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/tighty-tights/

Thanks for stopping by my nest, it's been great to check out yours.

red bamboo said...

Thanks for the link to some decent tights! I am tall and not too wide and so even X-Tall stocking do the droop on me!

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