Friday, January 11, 2013

I Don't Understand These

I'm not trying to be snarky but I don't get them.
In case you're wondering ... yes, they are tights.
Just reduced to $29.95 from $48.
I don't think the side view is any better.
How would you wear them?
What could possibly work with them?
Who can rock them?
Again, not trying to be mean but I'm genuinely puzzled.
 
I don't get these either.
But they made a lot more sense than the tights.
At least to me.

44 comments:

  1. They are hilarious! What is their point? Although if the knees are padded they might come in handy when I'm down on my knees scrubbing the hall tiles!

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    1. I shook my head for 3 days before I decided to post. I'm still bewildered.

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  2. It looks like big band-aids on the knees!

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    1. LOL, I hadn't thought of that but you're right, they do!

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    1. Are they not some of the weirdest things you've ever seen?

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  4. The only way I could see these working would be if you were laying with a different color tights underneath but wow, what is the point of that? Why not just buy some patterned tights or perhaps knit the tights with a different color "kneepatch" built in.

    I have seen people wearing similar crochet pants and skirts on resorts as the bare minimum cover up that is required when entering the restaurants. I would think they would be uncomfortable to sit on and they would likely leave a pattern on your butt/legs that would not be an enhancement IMO.

    As my husband would say, "Who greenlights these things?"

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    1. layering, not laying! Doh!

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    2. I guess those crochet pants can be useful if you are at a pool party but don't feel entirely comfortable wearing just a swim suit. Good point about sitting in them and having them leave their mark, yikes.

      I'd love to have been a fly on the wall to hear the business case for the tights.

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  5. I must be having awful flashbacks, the first thing I thought of was the knitted knee-warmers Grandma used to wear when her arthritic knees acted up.

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    1. Gosh, if only the kneepatches actually helped to ease some pain ...

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  6. I don't get them, either. It looks to me like tights with holes in the knees instead of a pair with patches on them. No wonder they're on sale now. I wonder if they have actually sold any of them yet?

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    1. FFM, I thought they were holes and not patches. Shows you how little I know! I suppose they are trying to get in on the current trend of blazers and sweaters with elbow patches.

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    2. Interesting ... they can be useful for testing people's perception of positive vs. negative space. I can't believe the original price. I can't even believe the sale price!

      xoxo, they call them kneepatch tights, you're right, they must be counterpoint to the elbow patches

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  7. Since knees do sag with age, these are a recipe for disaster. They look just stupid and I can't picture any instance or person where they would work.

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    1. I don't think they'll do any favors for knees, sagging or not.

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  8. Those string thingies would make ones thighs look massive which is the opposite of what I try to do with my trou...but of course that's just silly old me.

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    1. The string thingies ... lol. After squinting at them for a bit, I suppose they could help people feel more covered up in swim suit situations.

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    2. Think I might opt for a similarly non flattering towel round the waist. (I can buy all the "cover-ups I like but I still head for that old towel...)

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    3. Good point, especially since the string thingies are on sale (!) for $159.99. Oh but wait, there's a 40% off deal right now ...

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  9. I just don't get it...total waste of fabric- what's the point? I guess I am old school and feel that fashion is about looking presentable

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    1. I've tried and I see no point for the tights ...

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  10. Hahaha me too.....it's sort of fashion gone bad! Thanks for stopping by my blog & leading me to yours!!! See you around!!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. I'd love to see somebody try to rock them.

      Thanks and see you soon!

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  12. Granted I would get neither item, but if I had to choose, I'd buy the tights over those mesh pants. Cover-up or not, if those pants make a 6' tall model look unattractive, what would it do for a normal person?!

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    1. OK, I just had a vision of a very, very leggy, thin and young woman wearing the tights with some tartan shorts and suspenders over a shirt. Add a jaunty fedora and some cool ankle boots. What do you think?

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  13. LOL! this was funny - the mesh pants are definitely a head scratcher. not sure what they were thinking (or smoking) when they designed the tights! :P

    xox P

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    1. Maybe they came up with the idea during a brainstorming session induced by a cocktail or two or three ...

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  14. Both of those would make great kindle. I saw those tights....hoo boy. Didn't see the net gathered ankle pants. Yikers.

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  15. gigi! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. I think I've figured out the purpose of the tights ... knee slap.

    Get it??!

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  16. I like those tights! Even though they are a bit cutesy...:)

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    1. Would love to see if you try them out. Pictures, please, if you do. ;)

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  17. Saw those tights the other day too and wondered the same thing. Can't imagine who would wear them and how or why?

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    1. Hi Maggii, I cannot think of an answer for any of the who what when where how why questions.

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  18. Those mesh pants are so bizarre, no wonder they've been sitting in Madewell's sale section for a year!

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    1. Hi Whitney, I did not know they've been around that long. Can you imagine the original price for the mesh pants were $228?

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  19. These are quite interesting finds! I think whoever is selling these should be paying customers to buy them. They are that puzzling and hideous.

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    1. Hi biscuits! Interesting is about as nice as you can get. But the right word is hideous.

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  20. I have one word for these tights: EWW!

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