Tuesday, November 25, 2008

latex vs mock

i'll have to admit that my cellphone does have a built in camera although its a pretty crappy one at that. it says its 4 million pixels and maybe it is after some sort of internal enhancement. its good enough for reminder shots of this and that but not for my self portrait which i have till Dec 31st to do if i'm to keep this years new years resolution. (stops rambles here)

so here's the admittedly very crappy shot of my real latex thin black latex tights made by Libidex on the left next to my Macy's inexpensive (still on sale for $21) mock latex leggings.

both look much better on and i did use photoshop to set the white levels so the deep blue cast on the Macy's pair is accurate i think. you can also see in the enlarged photo that the texturing of the fabric shows up in the Macy's while there's no texture to the Libidex tights. they're also not polished and have been chlorinated.

really, from a purely walking along the road and seeing someone wearing something you like - its really hard to tell unless your a designer or an obsessive.

it also shows how the bootleggers can get away with it - you really need to be up close to see the difference in the quality of the materials used and the finishing touches.

of course wearing real latex vs 'latex like' is well no contest as one is just shiny and the other... has already consumed and converted me....



Anonymous said...

So is the faux latex a 4 way spandex with a latex outer coating or is it like some synthetic material. If it is PVC then there are lots of places you can get PVC catsuits.
Sebastian Rubbermage

sick puppy said...

About the cellphone camera, megapixels are not the most important thing, but the optics.

Anonymous said...

You say the latex is chlorinated. Did you do it yourself or did you get it done somewhere? I've been thinking about doing it myself, but I don't want to mess up any of my latex. Does it work as well as people say, do you still need talc or lube?


Asudem Latex said...

i had it done and its really really great.

you can do it yourself but you need an outside and a bit of experimentation. and you definately don't need talc or lube.

check for rubberist.net for how to and leads for people who will do it for $/£ in your country.


Anonymous said...


I love your blog, its so inspiring!

Have two pairs of latex like leggings and I'll send you in a photo if you would like to post it.