Foil cycling shorts from Topshop: WHY?

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The Fashion Police’s position on items of clothing that are both skintight and shiny is generally pretty clear cut: DO. NOT. WANT.

But then the shiny leggings came along, and all of a sudden we were forced to re-think that position, because, try as we might, we just couldn’t hate them. In fact, in certain situations, like when they’re being worn with a bit of a rock-chic attitude, and there’s absolutely no hint of crotch on display, we actually found ourselves liking them. We know!

What we’re trying to say here, then, is that The Fashion Police aren’t entirely against the shiny-skin-tightness. When Topshop decided to get all American Apparel on us, though, and brought out these gold foil cycling shorts, we found ourselves right back where we started with this one, in that we have absolutely no idea why these exist. Do you?

9 Comments

  • November 19, 2008

    Am

    I actually said out loud “Oh My God!” when I scrolled down to these. Why do they exist? To make foolish girls look even more foolish?

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  • November 19, 2008

    Agent Elle

    AAAAARRRRRGHHHHHHH!

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  • November 19, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    EEWWWWW! Keep these away from Agyness Deyn!

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  • November 19, 2008

    Celeste

    maybe. under a really short denim skirt? That’s the closest acceptable idea I have for them. Or just completely hidden under a skirt for warmth and flashing prevention for people who fall a lot… or swing dancers.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Helen

    if you are a cyclist who likes the color gold?

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  • November 19, 2008

    Anna

    Can’t say I do. Unless you’re a cyclist…

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  • November 19, 2008

    J.

    Well, I can’t imagine why in hell you’d wear them out cycling… But I actually would have a use for them – under a very tight, very short black dress. In silver though, I think. And, yes, I KNOW that’s weird. But I think it looks better “in the flesh.”

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    I’m just thankfull they weren’t on a male manaquin.

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  • July 7, 2010

    Simone

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    I simply must have a pair to wear with my macrame string bikini top and “Dallas” style huge red hat… when I am 70 and built like ZsaZsa Gabor…

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