i finally got myself over to the nearest American Apparel store in search of their Disco Pants (with money to hand no less ready to statisfy my tight and shiny needs in a public stor no less) and besides noticing the only ones in stock are a size S, was the thickness of the material they're made from.
if you not read the comments about them from AA's own site as linked to in the first post you'll be surprised as how thick they are. like 2 - 3mm thick and absolutely no hanger appeal either. they looked so drab.
so standing there torn about buying them i just walked out. i am still very much deciding to get them or not. still they look great in bright light of the summer where as latex simply does not and of course is too hot to wear.
or maybe i should just the same pattern in a much thicker latex than i'm used too is the way to go and of course keep scouring ebay and get them on sale.