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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Comments (35)

  1. zana says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  4. katie says:

    i absolutely LOVE these!

  5. Love these show photos!

  6. diane says:

    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 says:

    Must have these asap!

  8. The colour palette of this collection is gorgeous!

  9. Isabel says:

    Those last wooden-print pair of tights is marvelous!

  10. Sally says:

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

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

  12. amanda says:

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

  13. pindungo says:

    wow…i thought tights fetishists were only men…

  14. 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
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

  15. Meream says:

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

  16. The wood grain print tights… I want.

  17. sd says:

    wow…a wooden leg has never looked so sexy

  18. Alicia says:

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

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

  20. Eli says:

    you always find the most drool worthy leg wear!

  21. Jennifer says:

    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!
    xo
    Jennifer
    http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

  22. Helen says:

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

  23. Slegna says:

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

  24. Brigadeiro says:

    Wow, they are incredible tights!!!

  25. Astrid says:

    Love the wood parquet tights!

  26. sapience says:

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

  27. adreamer says:

    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 says:

    omg i love patterned tights!!

  29. Suzanne says:

    wow, awesome stockings!

  30. Mandi says:

    Way Cool!! Love the tights.

  31. h says:

    so fun..especially love the parquet print
    http://hapsical.blogspot.com

  32. ana asch says:

    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 says:

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

  34. Megan Guernsey says:

    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 says:

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

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