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(ABC)   The great debate? Should women forego pantyhose in the office in summer? It's not news, it's the front page of ABC News   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 50
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2009-05-09 10:52:39 AM  
Women should forgo panties in the summer. Come to think of it, all year long.

/Bannination for mikemoto in 3,2,1.....
 
2009-05-09 10:58:20 AM  
Liberation I say, burn them.

/Bannination for AlwaysRightBoy in 3,2,1.....
 
2009-05-09 10:59:10 AM  
Instead I propose they switch to something that allows more circulation:

static.zoovy.com
 
2009-05-09 11:02:48 AM  
I vote for them going Clamando.
 
2009-05-09 11:03:55 AM  
DarkJohnson: Clamando

I have found my new favorite word.
 
2009-05-09 11:08:47 AM  
me texan: Instead I propose they switch to something that allows more circulation:

I agree. And here's a whole blog dedicated to the topic (NSFW)
 
2009-05-09 11:23:10 AM  
i221.photobucket.com

Now I'm having second thoughts.
 
2009-05-09 11:24:01 AM  
There is such a thing as fashion law? Really? At Fordham?

FTFA : "The semiotics of uncovering or covering the leg are unresolved"

Just Wow.
 
2009-05-09 11:26:20 AM  
me texan: Instead I propose they switch to something that allows more circulation:

Also, I have decided the forgo pants because of this image, possibly for the summer. So slender
 
2009-05-09 11:36:47 AM  
Not bookmarking this or anything.
 
2009-05-09 11:48:28 AM  
Legs need to breath, and arms need to hear

img.dailymail.co.uk
 
2009-05-09 12:11:29 PM  
Trust me ladies...most guys would take some nicely colored games over pantyhose anyday of the week. The real thing is always better, though some nice thigh-high with a garter is always nice...
 
2009-05-09 12:15:02 PM  
Does it really matter?

Some women can get away with it, some can't.
Use your best judgement so it doesn't distract from business,
or if you want it to distract, then make sure its to your strength.

Its like anything else in biz.
If it works, do it...if it doesn't, don't.

You'll find out the consequences soon enough.
 
2009-05-09 12:17:54 PM  
It's commonly done here in the south, which really surprises me. As a teacher, I wouldn't dream of it...I don't think wearing sleeveless blouses is appropriate either. Exposing too much bare skin tends to draw the wrong kind of attention and just seems incredibly unprofessional to me.

It's not as if male teachers come to work dressed for a cocktail/pool party.
 
2009-05-09 12:24:14 PM  
I've never understood pantyhose.

Unless you've got varicose veins, what is the point? Stockings are much nicer.

Pantyhose are to stockings as overalls are to jeans.

/Hate overalls even more
//Would wear coveralls before even considering overalls
 
2009-05-09 12:44:13 PM  
Kuroshin: I've never understood pantyhose.

Unless you've got varicose veins, what is the point? Stockings are much nicer.


You try robbing a bank with a stocking on your head. Some of those things don't even stretch enough.
 
2009-05-09 12:47:17 PM  
mmagdalene: It's commonly done here in the south, which really surprises me. As a teacher, I wouldn't dream of it...I don't think wearing sleeveless blouses is appropriate either. Exposing too much bare skin tends to draw the wrong kind of attention and just seems incredibly unprofessional to me.

It's not as if male teachers come to work dressed for a cocktail/pool party.


There aren't any 'classy' sleeveless options for guys. A woman can still look elegant in a sleeveless top, a guy looks like he's making a trip to WalMart.
 
2009-05-09 12:49:52 PM  
The fat ones should wear non-revealing clothing. Let the decent ones look slutty. Win.
 
2009-05-09 12:55:25 PM  
What I really love to see is a woman who doesn't shave her legs in pantyhose. I have worked with a few of these.

/Whoa....do not do a GS for hairydivas
 
2009-05-09 12:58:24 PM  
ihatedumbpeople: There aren't any 'classy' sleeveless options for guys. A woman can still look elegant in a sleeveless top, a guy looks like he's making a trip to WalMart.

Totally valid point. I just tend to think of the inner arm as an erogenous zone and I have generally shared those with a select few.

Next time you grab your girl's hand, turn it over and kiss her just above the wrist. You're welcome. :)
 
2009-05-09 01:01:02 PM  
I always thought that pantyhose were for women with nasty legs that wanted to look like they had sexy legs.

What I find crazy is the concept that guys should be wearing winter clothes in the summer. I don't wear a jacket most of winter, if I'm going to wear one in the summer, I want the air conditioner turned down to below winter temperatures. The funny thing is that stats show that women are the ones most concerned about office thermostats turned down too far and are the ones thinking guys should be wearing suits. I figure if its summer and hot, I should be wearing a Jamaican suit.... white shorts and a short sleeved shirt.

/also heard pantyhose work great under wetsuits but isn't about to try it.
 
2009-05-09 01:19:00 PM  
AlwaysRightBoy: What I really love to see is a woman who doesn't shave her legs in pantyhose. I have worked with a few of these.

You worked with my mom?
 
2009-05-09 01:31:54 PM  
GWSuperfan: AlwaysRightBoy: What I really love to see is a woman who doesn't shave her legs in pantyhose. I have worked with a few of these.

You worked with my mom?


Son?
 
2009-05-09 01:43:47 PM  
While I'm all for women's liberation...as a gay man I don't want to hear some women's labia flapping in the breeze as she walks by in the summer time. Especially if the weather is very hot, and she is sweating so it sounds like two pork chops being slapped together when she walks by.


/Vomit
 
2009-05-09 01:48:23 PM  
DON.MAC: What I find crazy is the concept that guys should be wearing winter clothes in the summer.

no... you're supposed to wear summer clothes in the summer.

aka, a summer weight suit. Go to a real men's clothing store and ask to try on first a winter weight wool suit then a summer wool suit.
note the difference.
 
2009-05-09 02:09:13 PM  
detfrost1: While I'm all for women's liberation...as a gay man I don't want to hear some women's labia flapping in the breeze as she walks by in the summer time. Especially if the weather is very hot, and she is sweating so it sounds like two pork chops being slapped together when she walks by.


/Vomit


I'm sorry? Labia flapping???
 
2009-05-09 02:15:42 PM  
Bacontastesgood: Kuroshin: I've never understood pantyhose.

Unless you've got varicose veins, what is the point? Stockings are much nicer.

You try robbing a bank with a stocking on your head. Some of those things don't even stretch enough.



Maybe if I had a head like Sputnik, sure. I've found that the Victoria's Secret thigh-length garterless stockings form a perfect fit, and even provide a nice bit of strangle (to enhance the mood).

For even more fun, try the fishnets. Sure, you lose a bit of concealment, but what you lose in identity protection you gain back in that oh-so-important and sexy risk factor. Women love a risk-taker, and with the increased sheer of the 'nets they can make that critical eye contact. I'm telling you, it makes the panties drop like no other.

Which is good, since I've read on Fark that they sometimes hide cash and drugs up there. Easier access to the goods, and the money. ;)

/WTF were we talking about again?
 
2009-05-09 02:18:54 PM  
detfrost1: While I'm all for women's liberation...as a gay man I don't want to hear some women's labia flapping in the breeze as she walks by in the summer time. Especially if the weather is very hot, and she is sweating so it sounds like two pork chops being slapped together when she walks by.


/Vomit


That's not labia. That's inner thigh meat.
 
2009-05-09 02:27:19 PM  
Katie98_KT: aka, a summer weight suit. Go to a real men's clothing store and ask to try on first a winter weight wool suit then a summer wool suit.
note the difference.


I've never seen a suit jacket that doesn't provide way more warmth than I need. I'm happy wearing t-shrits close to freezing. I'm quite happy in shorts and t-shirts when most of the locals are staring to put on jackets. I cook in a long sleeved shirt without extra layers on top in the worst of the local winter weather. I'm also the guy who will rig the A/C to run full time and by passing the thermostat if I'm forced to show up in a suit. I know quite a few people who just can't work in places that require suits because they just get too hot. I never want to hear someone complaining about the thermostat being too cold if they ever mention that guys should be wearing suits.
 
2009-05-09 02:34:54 PM  
I will concede that fashion trends are usually more tolling on women (heels, etc), but I have little sympathy for women who complain about not being able to wear open toed shoes and having to wear pantyhose in professional settings when men are required to wear full suits.
 
2009-05-09 02:34:56 PM  
detfrost1: it sounds like two pork chops being slapped together when she walks by.

Would that be boneless or bone-in?
 
2009-05-09 02:38:00 PM  
DON.MAC: Katie98_KT: aka, a summer weight suit. Go to a real men's clothing store and ask to try on first a winter weight wool suit then a summer wool suit.
note the difference.

I've never seen a suit jacket that doesn't provide way more warmth than I need. I'm happy wearing t-shrits close to freezing. I'm quite happy in shorts and t-shirts when most of the locals are staring to put on jackets. I cook in a long sleeved shirt without extra layers on top in the worst of the local winter weather. I'm also the guy who will rig the A/C to run full time and by passing the thermostat if I'm forced to show up in a suit. I know quite a few people who just can't work in places that require suits because they just get too hot. I never want to hear someone complaining about the thermostat being too cold if they ever mention that guys should be wearing suits.


If you are downunder as your profile says, I'm curious what you call cold. I'm in the upper midwest of the US. Cold to me is 20F (-7-ish C). When you say you grill in the winter in just a long sleeve shirt, I think you mean my kind of winter - snow, sleet, ice, frostbite, etc..

I knew someone in Melbourne once. He said that 40F was about as cold as it gets on average.

Also, I can't imagine wearing a suit in the middle of summer! And Michigan summers aren't that hot in general.
 
2009-05-09 02:47:04 PM  
Old news, if you live in a hot climate. Even bank presidents and attorneys down south stopped wearing pantyhose about 5 years ago.

Any woman who does is just proclaiming she ain't from around here. And that don't get bidness.
 
2009-05-09 02:49:48 PM  
Bacontastesgood: Kuroshin: I've never understood pantyhose.

Unless you've got varicose veins, what is the point? Stockings are much nicer.

You try robbing a bank with a stocking on your head. Some of those things don't even stretch enough.


i192.photobucket.com

Seriously, I thought that the whole idea of pantyhose was to provide a good option for robbers during the summer months when a ski mask is just too hot.
 
2009-05-09 02:59:08 PM  
AlwaysRightBoy: GWSuperfan: AlwaysRightBoy: What I really love to see is a woman who doesn't shave her legs in pantyhose. I have worked with a few of these.

You worked with my mom?

Son?


It's true! Farking can bring families closer together.
 
2009-05-09 04:29:54 PM  
FTA...
As the weather heats up, so inevitably does the annual office leg debate, in which women grapple with dictates that can seem designed to keep us as sweaty, uncomfortable and -- many say -- dowdy as possible.

Shut your whore mouth, Ms. Lipton. The Man is not attempting to keep you down. We're too busy quietly sweltering in a suit jacket, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tie. Give it a try sometime.

If you want to be a professional, dress like a professional. If you want to wear sandals with bare legs, I hear the crab shack down at the beach is hiring.
 
2009-05-09 05:02:42 PM  
Pronto_Breakneck: FTA...
As the weather heats up, so inevitably does the annual office leg debate, in which women grapple with dictates that can seem designed to keep us as sweaty, uncomfortable and -- many say -- dowdy as possible.

Shut your whore mouth, Ms. Lipton. The Man is not attempting to keep you down. We're too busy quietly sweltering in a suit jacket, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tie. Give it a try sometime.

If you want to be a professional, dress like a professional. If you want to wear sandals with bare legs, I hear the crab shack down at the beach is hiring.


*Shrug* Women have the advantage in summer, men in the winter.

Men in almost any setting always wear pants, and generally a long sleeved shirt.

In the winter, you still have skirts and pantyhose.

Which is odd, since men as a whole tend to be hot, and women as a whole tend to be cold.

If you've ever seen women go out on a winter's night... well... yea. Saw two girls walking to a bar at college, couldn't see their skirts under their jackets, which weren't more than halfway down their thigh. Can't recall if they were wearing pantyhose or not. Pretty certain they were in heels.

I was cold in a winter jacket, jeans and a long sleeved shirt.

/wouldn't mind if some of women didn't wear pantyhose. or sandals.
 
2009-05-09 05:21:03 PM  
img2.timeinc.net

/hot
 
2009-05-09 05:49:22 PM  
Only fatties wear pantyhose(to hide their cellulite). Same thing with chicks that wear high heels to hide the fact that they have saggy asses.

Either go to the gym and get your legs in shape or wear ankle length dresses or pant suits. Simple as that.
 
2009-05-09 06:52:00 PM  
Jocundry: detfrost1: While I'm all for women's liberation...as a gay man I don't want to hear some women's labia flapping in the breeze as she walks by in the summer time. Especially if the weather is very hot, and she is sweating so it sounds like two pork chops being slapped together when she walks by.


/Vomit

That's not labia. That's inner thigh meat.



ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... well that's still vile.
 
2009-05-09 07:40:08 PM  
Jocundry: I can't imagine wearing a suit in the middle of summer! And Michigan summers aren't that hot in general.

No, but the humidity more than makes up for it.
 
2009-05-09 08:27:19 PM  
I like to wear hose all the time AND I'm a man.

Here's hoping I could derail the thread better than flapping labia pork chop minge sweaty fat-girl thigh did.


Fark that, bring on the hot chicks in garters.

Why is intricate clothing sexy?
 
2009-05-09 08:46:46 PM  
I have a skirt option with my uniform, but I'm required to wear nylons with it. I like them, I wear the ones with the seams down the back. However, I wear hose with every skirt simply because I think it looks nicer. I also wear heels any time I wear a skirt so perhaps I do go over the top with it. To me an outfit doesn't look complete if the girl isn't wearing hose even if she's tanned, especially at work.
 
2009-05-09 08:46:48 PM  
Wait, they're complaining that there's a dress code in an office? Damn, some people need to grow up.
 
2009-05-09 10:39:24 PM  
Whats the purpose of Pantyhose anyway? Is it another of those things with no purpose other than tricking women out of money?
 
2009-05-10 01:01:25 AM  
DarkJohnson: I vote for them going Clamando.

readying the troops, sir

img.photobucket.com
 
2009-05-10 02:13:33 AM  
"as a gay man I don't want to hear some women's labia flapping in the breeze as she walks by in the summer time."

You must have one fark of a set of ears, I never expected that suckin dick made your hearing better.....
/deaf in one ear
//can't hear out of the other
 
2009-05-10 04:46:49 AM  
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Why is intricate clothing sexy?

It's like the wrapping paper on a birthday present. It's all done up so it can catch your eye and get you excited but you know damn well there's something even better waiting for you underneath all that fancy decoration. The fun is in the unwrapping.
 
2009-05-10 12:09:12 PM  
Oh my... I love bare legs. I love stockings. I love pantyhose.

Oh hell-- I just love women.
 
2009-05-10 10:03:38 PM  
I need to see more examples of these "pantyhose" to make a judgment on whether this is a good thing or not. More examples of bare legs, and even no panties in the summer are fine too.
 
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