Friday, February 23, 2007

Two accent marks. 30 mannequin legs. One insane store.

(click image for close-up look at the insanity)
For many years, I've been completely mesmerized by the window display of élégance, the women's accessories store near the Amtrak seating area in Penn Station. OK OK, YES, I've got, uh, a bit of a stocking fetish. Several times, I've almost slammed into people while walking and gawking at the crazy-ass legging/stocking styles. I mean, those patterns are fucking crazy! Seems to be the perfect place for Ladies/Trannies Of The Night to pick out a style that'll stand out from the crowd on the western avenue corners. And although I'm sure I'm wrong, it seems that, year-to-year, the window never changes. Ladies/Trannies/CrossDressers—which is your favorite pattern?
previously in awesome NYC:
1. The Great Wall of New York.
2. NYC window displays—Zamir Furs.
3. TriBeCa Horror Film Festival.
4. Always use black type, Sweetheart.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frikkin' camo is my fav!

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A tip for the ladies:

Few things in life are more tempting than a glimpse of thigh above the stocking.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Moda di Magno said...

Footless fucking tights should qualify as capri pants and the wearer should be shoved to the ground forcibly made to wear men's tube sox on their feet. I'm totally serious.

9:09 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the footless tights, either. About one out ten times I see them does the look actually work for me.

9:08 AM  
Blogger G. Genova said...

dear anon 2: you think we don't already know that? christ, that's 101.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. Viva La Tights!!

Black is always a classic. White second.

I've been to that store many times as well, huge selection

2:57 PM  
Blogger carefreemistress said...

That store is actually one of the best (and one of the few) hosiery stores in the city. They have an excellent selection, and the family that runs are fantastic people.

3:29 PM  
Blogger greencan said...

I'm going for the red criss-cross tie up the leg ones in the middle!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt about it, the red criss-cross tie up the leg one, as well as a few others, would be the most seductively efficient use of clothing pasted on some nice stems. And before I delve into my main point lets just establish the fact that the only time most of us would actually encounter these stockings is when they are either accompanied with some lingerie or are the only article of clothing our seductresses have equipped themselves with.

With that being said, the vast majority of the displayed designs would make the nicest legs unmountable. Starting with the windowpane to the far right with the LSD inspired patterns I would like to know how anyone could be remotely turned on by these. Moving towards your left you have the choices of banging Tigger, an inmate, or a Goth broad; none of which do it for me. Continuing left you’ll find vomit leg, some more psychedelics and the purple thing on the end. Now I know the question is which is your favorite pattern but after taking a look at the picture and reading the comments I couldn’t get passed the fact that the majority of them would be an extreme turn off and that no one seemed to notice and/or comment on this. The real question is who the fuck would wear those hideous things and even more bizarre who would get turned on by them.

4:23 PM  

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