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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Spandex Questionnaire Number 8

Chris O'D from provides us with today's interview

1. What sparked your interest in Spandex?

I would divide my inspirations in two:

As a child of the 60's and 70's I remember the arrival of 'Spandex Disco Jeans' on programmes such as Charlies Angels. Cheryl Ladd wearing them during my adolescence has remained with me all my life. Also Olivia Newton John wearing tight shiny pants at the end of the film Grease. technically they probably were not spandex/lycra but there are times to drop your standards.

In the mid 1980's I was in Florence Railway Station in Italy when the girl I was dating emerged wearing some black shiny leggings. I had never even seen them before being worn as a fashion statement . She said in broken english "your taste ya ?" "Bloody right" I replied.

In the 90's spandex seem to retreat even from most Gyms and it is only the last 2 years that it is being seen worn openly again.

2. What are your spandex interests?

Mainly leggings and spandex disco jeans. For me the colour black is still hard to beat. I also prefer the feel of the softer nylon/lycra material to the metallic lycra. The Metallic look is great though.

I run the website and also sell on ebay.

3. What is your favourite item of spandex clothing?

A classic pair of shiny black leggings. they are looking a bit tired now.

4. Are you into Zentais?

I am starting to see the attraction but the wife is hard to convince.

5. What Spandex websites do you use?

I remember at the start of the internet all we had was alt.lycra newsgroup - how times have changed.

6. What celebrity would you like to see in Spandex?

I am probably the only proud owner of ex british tennis star Annabel Croft's workout video. Trouble is I no long have a video player. I think it would be great if in the british show Doctor Who they had the next assistant in a shiny lycra catsuit. Then its future with the next generation would be assured.

7. What is your spandex fantasy ?

As my wife helps with this blog - of course it is her

8. Do you have a favourite non 'r' rated spandex image ?

Yes Charlie Angels in spandex disco jeans - bring back the 1970's !!!

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