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Feb. 27, 2003.

Printed panty skirts revealed as a hoax

You'd think people just wouldn't buy into a prank as transparent as see-through skirts.

But buy they did, or at least they tried.

Images of skirts purportedly printed to look a whole lot more breezy than they are have been widely e-mailed, written about online and the subject of at least one newspaper story in recent weeks. They have become the latest trend that never was.

"They (the pictures) are quite common in Japan. There are a lot of cheap porno magazines that use them," Kjeld Duits, 43, says in an interview from Ashia, near Osaka, Japan, where he works as a journalist and runs a street fashion/trend Web site called japanesestreets.com. "The only time you see these scenes are in photographs in porno magazines. There's nothing like this in the street," Duits says.

The magazines use a computer graphics program to combine the image of a skirted woman with another wearing just underwear. The end result looks as if the skirt is see-through. According to Duits, the magazines will usually claim to have taken the pictures using a special camera lens that allows them to shoot through clothes.

The pictures popped up in e-mails in Canada in their non-porno context accompanied by the following message: "What you see below are not see-through skirts. They are actually prints on the skirts to make it look as if the panties are visible and are the current rage in Japan."

That explanation was evidently enough for the Sunday Mail newspaper in Queensland, Australia, to run a story headlined, "A Cheeky Skirt" that claimed the garments were all the rage in Tokyo. Adding confusion among fashion followers are several eye-popping precedents, notably by Britain's Vivienne Westwood and France's Jean Paul Gaultier. Westwood is famous for printing nipples and pubic hair on fleshtone catsuits while Gaultier's repertoire includes trompe l'oeil T-shirts with rippling abs for men.

Snopes.com, a Web site dedicated to picking apart doctored images and other urban legends, had this to say about the Japanese hoax: "We have yet to find a Japanese source ... containing information about — or even mention of — these supposed `see-through' skirts," the Web site says. "In all the example photographs provided ... the images of the panties line up perfectly with the actual positioning of the skirt-wearers' derrieres and legs, indicating at the very least that these pictures were very carefully posed," according to snopes.com. Duits agrees. "It's very obvious that they are not printed."

An enlargement of one of the images shows the curves of the woman's bottom extending through the strap of her handbag. The knuckle portion of the woman's index finger is also cut off. Both suggest that the image was altered. Duits says dozens of people wanting to import the skirts have approached him for a connection to the manufacturer. That's left him the task of explaining that the skirts don't exist, not even as a kink item. "I get so many e-mails from all over the world," he says.

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Originally posted by cookiegirl

torontostar.com

Feb. 27, 2003.

Printed panty skirts revealed as a hoax

You'd think people just wouldn't buy into a prank as transparent as see-through skirts.

But buy they did, or at least they tried.

Images of skirts purportedly printed to look a whole lot more breezy than they are have been widely e-mailed, written about online and the subject of at least one newspaper story in recent weeks. They have become the latest trend that never was.

"They (the pictures) are quite common in Japan. There are a lot of cheap porno magazines that use them," Kjeld Duits, 43, says in an interview from Ashia, near Osaka, Japan, where he works as a journalist and runs a street fashion/trend Web site called japanesestreets.com. "The only time you see these scenes are in photographs in porno magazines. There's nothing like this in the street," Duits says.

The magazines use a computer graphics program to combine the image of a skirted woman with another wearing just underwear. The end result looks as if the skirt is see-through. According to Duits, the magazines will usually claim to have taken the pictures using a special camera lens that allows them to shoot through clothes.

The pictures popped up in e-mails in Canada in their non-porno context accompanied by the following message: "What you see below are not see-through skirts. They are actually prints on the skirts to make it look as if the panties are visible and are the current rage in Japan."

That explanation was evidently enough for the Sunday Mail newspaper in Queensland, Australia, to run a story headlined, "A Cheeky Skirt" that claimed the garments were all the rage in Tokyo. Adding confusion among fashion followers are several eye-popping precedents, notably by Britain's Vivienne Westwood and France's Jean Paul Gaultier. Westwood is famous for printing nipples and pubic hair on fleshtone catsuits while Gaultier's repertoire includes trompe l'oeil T-shirts with rippling abs for men.

Snopes.com, a Web site dedicated to picking apart doctored images and other urban legends, had this to say about the Japanese hoax: "We have yet to find a Japanese source ... containing information about — or even mention of — these supposed `see-through' skirts," the Web site says. "In all the example photographs provided ... the images of the panties line up perfectly with the actual positioning of the skirt-wearers' derrieres and legs, indicating at the very least that these pictures were very carefully posed," according to snopes.com. Duits agrees. "It's very obvious that they are not printed."

An enlargement of one of the images shows the curves of the woman's bottom extending through the strap of her handbag. The knuckle portion of the woman's index finger is also cut off. Both suggest that the image was altered. Duits says dozens of people wanting to import the skirts have approached him for a connection to the manufacturer. That's left him the task of explaining that the skirts don't exist, not even as a kink item. "I get so many e-mails from all over the world," he says.

Well, obviously, the interest in these skirts shows a void in the fashion industry. Anybody want to go into business with me and make these skirts? I offer an even 80-20 partnership.

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Originally posted by shadygroovedc

Well, obviously, the interest in these skirts shows a void in the fashion industry. Anybody want to go into business with me and make these skirts? I offer an even 80-20 partnership.

I think we should start with this as the first print:

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Originally posted by shadygroovedc

I think we should start with this as the first print:

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You are correct. If everyone is talking about these already imagine what would happen if you flooded the market with them. And then started sending out a whole bunch of emails and other almost free advertising. I think it would take off. All you would need is like one or two models to wear these things somewhere and america would be hooked. Put a fake ass DKNY label ot Prada on the things charge an assload of $$$ for them and stupid women would be sure to buy them.

I am def in for the 80-20 split.

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Originally posted by therunner

You are correct. If everyone is talking about these already imagine what would happen if you flooded the market with them. And then started sending out a whole bunch of emails and other almost free advertising. I think it would take off. All you would need is like one or two models to wear these things somewhere and america would be hooked. Put a fake ass DKNY label ot Prada on the things charge an assload of $$$ for them and stupid women would be sure to buy them.

I am def in for the 80-20 split.

I would love to be known as the man behind the ass skirt. What a way it would be to live out the American dream. Like ten years from now, they could make an E! special about me. Shady: The Man Behind the Ass.

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Originally posted by shadygroovedc

I would love to be known as the man behind the ass skirt. What a way it would be to live out the American dream. Like ten years from now, they could make an E! special about me. Shady: The Man Behind the Ass.

More like Shady: The Man Who was an Ass :rolleyes:

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Originally posted by tinybutterfli

well, looks like nobody cool will be there :tongue:

I got a 20% split in this thing. So I think I should be there, so there will be at least ONE cool person there.

Besides I don't think LOSERS like you could get into a FASHION event anyway.

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