While some parties may disagree on whether or not leggings count as pants, there is no question the stretchy bottoms are continuing to rise in popularity. In fact, according to a report by Business Insider
published last year, leggings are unequivocally dominating the market among upper-income teens.
Detroit recently got its first Lululemon store
this fall, making trendy leggings even more accessible for Quicken Loans employees and all those who hit Woodward for a bit of light shopping.
But, there's a new legging in town. A Birmingham-based company called Skinnytees just released a limited edition pair of leggings printed with a collage of 32 iconic Detroit images.
The images include the 8 Mile road sign, Comerica Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Motown Museum, the Spirit of Detroit, Lafayette Coney Island (American Coney Island is notably missing), the Russell Industrial Center, and others.
The company's coined them "Detroit Has Legs," and they put quite a bit of work into creating them. It took a year to create a prototype that would withstand the kind of durability and stretch tests Skinnytees puts its clothing through. These tests ensure the photos would not become distorted through wear.
The leggings aren't cheap — they're $56 a pair. But, the entire line is made in the U.S. and the company's also partnered with local nonprofit Cass Community Social Services. According to a press release all the profits will benefit the organization and help support their projects with providing food, housing, health services, and job programs in local communities.
The leggings come in sizes extra small through 3X and can be purchased here