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If like me you're a guy who wears tights, and you
aren't, you may have experienced the following. You pull
on your legwear in the morning and sometimes find,
presumably when it's colder, that your leg hairs stick out
through the gaps in the weave.
Also, if you're a bloke who used
to use one of those foil
shavers, you will be aware of the system of two sharp
meshes cutting hair by sliding against each other.
These two ideas can be combined. Figure-hugging
garments which consist of two adjacent layers of fabric
which slide against each other and have fibres sharp
enough to cut hair parallel to the skin - obviously not
perpendicular, which would just lacerate you. So you
naked in the cold, your hairs stick up, then you pull on
figure-hugging underwear or balaclava. Then you rub
a few times and they proceed to snip off all your hair,
which can be on your scalp, face, body, limbs, wherever.
You have then managed to dress and shave in one easy
move, and your hair never gets longer than the distance
between your skin and the surface of your underwear.
hairs are cut off on the outside of the clothes and can be
easily brushed off.
I would suggest that on the whole this would be more
popular with women than men, at least on the body, but
also applies to the head. There are two acceptable
haircuts: none at all and completely shaven off. The
latter is easily achieved with a skullcap of this nature.
Face stubble can also be easily removed by doing the
with a balaclava, which could be temporary.
by me. Possibly relevant. [calum, Apr 27 2011]
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Song [rcarty, Apr 27 2011]
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||is the tights-wearing a protective issue as you go foraging about in the undergrowth or do you just feel the cold?
||He wears them for the hugging and lifting effect.
||I mentioned it before. They're actually leggings, and the reason for them is that they're cheap and comfortable. Oh, and i'm also a superhero: have i not mentioned that?
||tights have feet - leggings don't
||What if they have feet, but are loose?
||loose? what untethered? able to wander away?
||Leggings are very close to being footless tights. Anyway, i was really talking about any garment which could be made of two layers in contact which was itself in contact with the skin, e.g. balaclava, because the point is that they can be used to slice hairs off without abrading the skin itself, and would continue to do so each time they were worn, thereby keeping hair short.
||[Calum], i think your idea could be extended to other parts of the body, thereby enabling smooth people to achieve an appearance of hirsuteness from a distance. It's the single-layer version of my idea.
||Hard not to appreciate the convenience of these
things, but I keep imagining a v e r y s l o w l y
moving electric razor. Painful. P a i n f u l.
||It wouldn't be slow. It'd just be a quick rub and they'd be gone. Simply slide the hands over the relevant areas and it's done - a few seconds.