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....