Roughly 400 years ago, I discovered a little brand called Black Milk. They’re Australian nylon whisperers who might be just as nerdy as me. If you haven’t jumped on board their train of cool, you’ve been missing out on some of the coolest things ever.
Now, I won’t be going through my whole Black Milk collection today. I eventually will, but it will take a long time. It might have to be a series of posts. Once, I figured out that I could have afforded several months’ rent in a rather posh apartment with all the Black Milk I own. I’m not ashamed to admit that it’s close to a hundred pieces. It was a bit of a problem for a while because I’d skip lunch so I could afford whatever collection they were launching (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, DC Comics, Adventure Time, and Disney to name a tiny fraction of their collaboration history).
I’ve heard people complain about the prices. I shall address that here and now. $75USD, give or take, for a pair of nylon tights. Now, I’ve seen the imitators at Dragon Con and little kitsch shops. I laugh. They’re thin with no thought for pattern placement. It might be hard to imagine quality when it comes to nylon tights, but Black Milk gets it. I’ve been shopping with them for about six years, and I have never had a pair fall apart, stretch out, fade, shrink, tear, or snag. I’m not kidding. That means I have a 6-year-old pair of tights that looks just as good as my 3-month-old tights. They are, without a doubt, one of the best companies I’ve ever bought from. They actually are my spirit company.
Over the years they’ve grown immensely. They’ve had to! Nobodies don’t get deals with Disney after all. While they still offer their signature HWMF (that’s high-waisted matte finish, for you noobs) tights, they’ve expanded into the realms of shorts, shoes, floor length velvet dresses, and all manner of sassy attire. Like these Winnie the Pooh shorts and that swanky beanie.
Are you a Sharkie, too? I’d love to hear about your Black Milk collection.