Boy's tights - you either love them or hate them!
I love talking to people about boy's tights. I love the reactions you get when they realise what you sell.
Imagine the scene - I'm at a babyshow or Christmas market, a young lady, her partner and little boy saunter up to my stand to have a look. We start the small talk whilst they have a look around. I explain what we sell. Cue the following reactions:
Lady - either a) Looks really interested, makes eye contact and dives for her purse
or b) Looks at you with concern, makes a polite excuse about her husband probably
not liking the idea and heads for the exit.
Man - either a) Looks at you with concern, turns away and runs
or b) Just turns and runs
Of course, this is not true of everyone I meet but there is definitely a pattern emerging.
I think I only rarely sell boy's tights to men. It is usually the ladies or the grandparents that go for the idea. I think men are scared of tights!
Occasionally, I will come across someone who won't bother with the polite comment and will tell it how they think it is. Apparently, putting a baby boy in tights will affect their sexuality! "I don't want my boy growing up gay" is one I have heard too often! I would love to come back with a quick retort but I guess it's not professional. Instead I just smile. Another one I have heard is "You can get them cheaper in Asda" - oh really, do Asda sell boy's tights?
I guess, like Marmite, you either love 'em or hate 'em. I'm not going to try and convert the haters, afterall it is a personal choice but I will make sure that for those of us who love boy's tights, there is a wide range of gorgeous styles to choose from each winter at Tykes Tights, ready to keep those little legs toasty warm.