Maybe nylons feel comfortable to wear. Maybe other Japanese girls laugh at you if you don't have any on. Whatever. Regardless, this nylon obsession in Japan seemed to reach a whole new level when I learned about "air stocking."
Air Stocking, branded by Japanese company C.C.Medico, is the solution for women who want to look like they are wearing nylons but not actually wear them.
...That's right. This spray is a cop out for women who are torn between a dislike of wearing pantyhose and a desire to wear them--or at least perceived social pressure that they are better off wearing them. Meta-fashion, if you will.
|Hey, let's have an Air Stocking party!|
|Before on left, after on right.|
Another girl in the above-linked thread complained that while the substance doesn't rub off on clothing, it leaves skin tone marks on towels when rubbed off after a shower or bath.
I guess if you've always been wondering what it'd be like to look like you're wearing pantyhose without putting any on, Air Stocking must be worth a try. At 1700 ~ 3100 yen per bottle ($21 ~ 39 USD), it's no line drawn along the calf technique to save you money, but plenty can be said in favor of comfortable fashion. C.C.Medico exports their product to a few dozen other countries, so clearly there's a sufficient target market for this kind of product.
Experience using this stuff or spending time with someone who does? Let us know in the comments below!