i absolutely love the look of latex like leggings but i must admit that i have pretty well given up on ever finding a really decent pair or brand of these, even though i am constantly looking and spotting them in sales. its partly down to the materials that are used and to the cut of them. you simply can't tell till you put them on and feel them up close. then there's the issue of how long they will last with their shine or start sagging.
for example have a look at the ones on the webstores i've published before as they all look glossy and yummy!! perfect i'd think, order them and then be less impressed as i've already had the real thing and am deeply enchanted by all things latex. likewise seeing someone else wear a pair in public down town - wow they look amazing - then i get close and can see the quality and realise although they are the K+T designer brand they simply aren't anywhere near as glossy as real latex.
this is also sort of like the knock off designer issue. the same basic shape, color and looks like the real thing from a distance. however when u get really close, have a chance to feel it and examine it then the illusion is gone. maybe thats the key to all clothing and consumer products - resolution.
of course in teeny web photo's they're very far away so any imperfections aren't noticed at all.
so the three pairs i already own now are relegated to something to sleep in which i've been doing for a good few months now under my black latex duvet. in some ways it is a step as its getting used to constant tight and shininess 24/7 which is a very good thing.
ps; if you want a really excellent pair of real latex leggings then i really recommend Simon O for them as the pair he sent me are now part of my standard wardrobe rotation.