I love it when you get asked to comment on random fashion news stories.
It is even more amusing when your off the cuff remarks appear in their full glory in the Daily Express.
Now I'd like to be able to share with you my wise musings on the coming seasons trends, but heck no it was about men wearing tights. The Daily Mail started the whole thing yesterday and it mentioned 50% of German men wore them. Bearing in mind I talked about American Apparel leggings and that I would expect the young male fashionistas to experiment with tights and leggings and also they are useful for sportsmen to wear to keep warm - this is my finest hour!
"Image consultant (why do I get given such a pompous title!) Kate Battrick agrees: "Germans wear a lot of lederhosen so that could explain why they like wearing tights but over here...? I just can't see it catching on. Man bags, yes, Better tailoring, yes. But tights? Even David Beckham hasn't been seen in tights and he's worn everything else from sarongs to pink nail varnish" and a bit later on...."In the 18th Century men wore a particular style of stocking to denote their class" adds Kate, "but lets face it, its not like it was then"
quoted from 'the Male beauty boom' article on page 26 of The Daily Express 5th August 2008