The Woman with the Wooden Leg

The Woman with the Wooden Leg

Did any other silly child like myself NOT get the joke in Mary Poppins where Mr. Dawes laughs himself to death over a joke about a wooden leg.  Or maybe I got it but didn't quite understand why a man had killed himself over it.  Or Joey in Friends who threw a woman's wooden leg into the fire.  I think I missed the joke in that one too.  But still, canned laughter ensued. 

Anyhow, if wooden legs are to be happy, joyous and smiling occurrences, I'd much rather don these tights by Dutch label EnD by Eva and Delia and share my glee with these kind of wooden legs.  Actually their whole hoisery collection in their S/S 10 show is wholly covetable.  Tights fetishists like myself will rejoice in parquet floor patterns, growing shrubs and wooden growth rings sprawling all over their legs.  Together with their chunky wooden and suede shoes, it's a tights and footwear happy marriage.

The whole collection was a lot simpler than I had imagined given that print features quite heavily in EnD's previous collections.  I loved the simple motif of ruching panels to make these simplified landscapes, a hint of nature rather than a very literal representation of their visual influences.  The opening dress best demonstrates this… 



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  1. zana

    2009-07-28 at 2:28 PM

    You don’t know how long I’ve waited to see woodgrain leggings. Please, someone restrain me now!!! At one point in my life, I dreamed of crafting a woodgrain suit…but right now, these will have to suffice.

  2. FashAddict

    2009-07-28 at 2:30 PM

    That wood grain is great. Wearing them would confuse my brain a little though, I would look down at myself and think I was Pinnochio!

  3. Jillian

    2009-07-28 at 2:40 PM

    very cool!
    I can’t wait to see people wearing these!

  4. katie

    2009-07-28 at 2:53 PM

    i absolutely LOVE these!

  5. charlotte elizabeth

    2009-07-28 at 3:07 PM

    Love these show photos!

  6. diane

    2009-07-28 at 3:23 PM

    Those gray ones are soooo covetable.
    I was in the hospital as a little girl when Mary Poppins came out in the theaters. My father took my sisters to the show, and they came by to see me afterwards with a Mary Poppins coloring book for me. I never actually saw the movie until after my grand daughter was born. It’s my favorite.

  7. Poochie

    2009-07-28 at 3:45 PM

    Must have these asap!

  8. AngieMontreal

    2009-07-28 at 3:47 PM

    The colour palette of this collection is gorgeous!

  9. Isabel

    2009-07-28 at 3:56 PM

    Those last wooden-print pair of tights is marvelous!

  10. Sally

    2009-07-28 at 4:46 PM

    The woodgrain tights are phenomenal … but those multicolor suede platforms? I’d sell my grandma for a pair.

  11. maggie/noirohio vintage

    2009-07-28 at 5:06 PM

    I’m obsessed with anything faux bois!! I must get my hands on those tights! Thanks for sharing

  12. amanda

    2009-07-28 at 5:21 PM

    why has noone thought of this before!! i would so rock some wooden leg tights.

  13. pindungo

    2009-07-28 at 5:53 PM

    wow…i thought tights fetishists were only men…

  14. pearl westwood

    2009-07-28 at 6:09 PM

    wooden tights with wooden shoes = delicious!!
    When I was a kid I always fastforwarded that bit of Mary Poppins, my fav was the Step in Time dance, Dick van Dyke is genious x

  15. Meream

    2009-07-28 at 6:20 PM

    Ohh love the hells. When I hear the words “wooden leg” I immediately think of Joey. 😀


    2009-07-28 at 6:27 PM

    The wood grain print tights… I want.

  17. sd

    2009-07-28 at 6:36 PM

    wow…a wooden leg has never looked so sexy

  18. Alicia

    2009-07-28 at 6:49 PM

    Woodgrain leggings?!!!!
    Wholly covetable. Just for the odd looks you’d get.

  19. jameson ruth.

    2009-07-28 at 7:40 PM

    ahhh those are beautiful! sooo creative. this collection has a marni vibe.

  20. Eli

    2009-07-28 at 7:45 PM

    you always find the most drool worthy leg wear!

  21. Jennifer

    2009-07-28 at 7:46 PM

    I love the ones with the trees, they very much mimic the vintage stockings with seams running down the back, I might have to look into those! Thanks for posting the wonderful pics!

  22. Helen

    2009-07-28 at 9:36 PM

    Oh my they are amazing tights! I love the woodgrain ones

  23. Slegna

    2009-07-28 at 10:24 PM

    very very “I need it!” tights. Don’t think they’re odd, in fact, think they’re so good for fall!

  24. Brigadeiro

    2009-07-28 at 11:11 PM

    Wow, they are incredible tights!!!

  25. Astrid

    2009-07-29 at 3:07 AM

    Love the wood parquet tights!

  26. sapience

    2009-07-29 at 9:07 AM

    i love the one wit trees they are very much mimic to vintage stockings with seams to running down the back

  27. adreamer

    2009-07-29 at 9:12 AM

    tights just get so much more interesting by the day. i love that wood grain pair.
    p.s HAHAHA over the jooey wooden leg incident.

  28. macey

    2009-07-29 at 9:42 AM

    omg i love patterned tights!!

  29. Suzanne

    2009-07-29 at 10:46 AM

    wow, awesome stockings!

  30. Mandi

    2009-07-29 at 8:55 PM

    Way Cool!! Love the tights.

  31. h

    2009-07-30 at 2:16 PM

    so fun..especially love the parquet print

  32. ana asch

    2009-08-02 at 3:47 AM

    the really interesting wooden legs I can think of were the ones Aimee Mullins wore for Alexander McQueen in 1999. Stunning!
    and quoting her “This is not about disability anymore. Is about augmantation” check her TED talk.

  33. kim

    2009-08-03 at 3:45 PM

    That dress is genious, the woodgrain thights are even better! I hope they will become available to the general public (=ME).

  34. Megan Guernsey

    2011-04-26 at 2:48 PM

    These tights remind me of the floor in the main room of my house. Wooden, parquet, and shiny, except when feet are muddy with rain and mud! But no mud here! The fashion models are nothing more than gorgeous! Share more! Wood, wood, wood!

  35. Eileen Dennin

    2012-05-09 at 11:26 PM

    Need several pair of lumber legs for a dance group. Where can I buy some?

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