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messmer (137) 07-22-12  05:47pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: This site has maintained its emphasis on beauty since my last review. Not one bad looking model to be found.

Videos can be downloaded at 720p and lower. 720p would be my preferred size as the picture is good (albeit not as crisp as I would like it) and the file size is relatively small.

Picture sizes available in three resolutions. This review will have to be a one pointer because I have not downloaded one single set so far, therefore I cannot quote any picture dimensions.

Downloads have been at my top speed.

Daily updates. Usually two - three picture sets in a row, then a video.

If you are near the end of your subscription it might be worth your while to look at the coming updates because you can get five freebies (fast tracks) of material that has not yet been published, A very nice and generous touch.

Very nice, user friendly, lay out. Models and outfits can be rated, comments are possible and are not censored, to my knowledge.
Cons: It could be such a terrific site if only they put away the air brush, body make-up and photoshop for good and went with natural! For an ultra high resolution fan this can be so aggravating. I look at the models' faces and bodies, and all the small imperfections that make them the persons they are have been carefully removed until they look like someone from Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum. One can admire them but they are not erotic.
Bottom Line: Because the choice of lingerie sites is so limited I subscribe to Art-Lingerie now and then. I am limiting myself to the download of videos to escape the "improvements" in the picture sets, even though I am a collector of both.

To those who like the Only Tease, Only Satin etc. sites (and their picture sets) this site is highly recommended. You will find some more of the same, except there's more nudity here, but with none of the raunchiness found on other, similar sites. You will also find the same, user friendly home page and search engine as in the "Only ... " sites.

To the 58% who, like me, are craving something more crisp, more natural in their picture sets and more natural coloring (a bit too warm for my taste) in their videos, I would recommend waiting for a while before subscribing, just to see if the webmaster will give serious consideration to their preferences.

Until the unnatural softness and coloration of the pictures is fixed I can give this site no more than a 75.

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rearadmiral (322) Interesting review of an interesting site. I agree with you, letting a model's slight 'imperfections' shine through add layers of personality. The texture of her skin, a few freckles, etc. need to be shown!
07-22-12  06:10pm

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Denner (233) Thanks for this update/review, messmer.
And I very much agree. When a member - twice - some time ago I was really pleased with several fine vids (not much for their sets).
But I has gone downhill - in the way you so excellent describes. Not erotic anymore...

07-23-12  04:13am

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Claypaws (44)
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Good review, sir. You have saved me from subscribing.

"It could be such a terrific site if only they put away the air brush, body make-up and photoshop for good and went with natural!"

Ah, but this is "art". They would need to call it "natural lingerie" if they did that.

I don't know if you have ever heard any of Alan Bennett's sketches. One of his favourite formats takes a topic from everyday life and suggests ways in which "they" could improve things. The sketch always finishes with the words: "But they won't, will they?"

07-23-12  06:19am

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otoh (54) Another fine review, messmer, thanks. This site has vaguely appealed to me, as I am a fan of lingerie and nylons. However (and aside from the image processing you mention) whereas the models and clothing seem great, from what I have seen so far seems to be somehow lacking in actual eroticism; it seems a little wooden.

Does that sound right, or am I being unfair?

07-23-12  06:28am

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #1 - rearadmiral :

Exactly, rearadmiral!
07-23-12  09:31am

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #2 - Denner :

I usually find the combination of sexy lingerie and a beautiful woman erotic, even if they are very softcore, Denner. But this site does not meet my needs in any way. Frankly, even the videos I have downloaded are not quite on when it comes to my taste. I am sorry I re-subscribed.
07-23-12  09:35am

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #3 - Claypaws :

I am not sure if "art" needs to be photo shopped, Claypaws! :-) After all the picture sets in all their other sites have the same touched up, softened up look. Same as DDF are well known for overdoing the make up of their models. Just an idiosyncrasy on the part of the various sites. Their trade mark, so to speak. However, if 58% of my users told me they want natural I would start listening.
07-23-12  09:42am

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #4 - otoh :

No, I think you got it right, otoh! I consistently rate the models and lingerie high yet am strangely untouched by it all, even by the videos.
07-23-12  09:45am

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Claypaws (44)
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REPLY TO #7 - messmer :

"I am not sure if "art" needs to be photo shopped, Claypaws! :-)"

'twas irony :-) (As perhaps was your reply).

Photoshop can be used to great effect to enhance colour and contrast and perform suitable sharpening. But I, as much as you, hate the softening filters that so many apply in the name of art.

"Their trade mark, so to speak."

That's why I don't think 58% of their users will influence them to change. They will do what they do. And maybe they will target the marketing more towards places where they think they can increase the 42% who have not objected.

Over here, the BBC have a feedback program where listeners can comment on policy and programmes. Frequently a BBC representative is presented with the comments in an interview. But the response is nearly always a paraphrase of "We are perfect".

07-23-12  12:35pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #9 - Claypaws :

Yes, I appreciated that your remark was ironic and I returned the irony with a smiley! :-)

You wrote: "That's why I don't think 58% of their users will influence them to change. They will do what they do. And maybe they will target the marketing more towards places where they think they can increase the 42% who have not objected."

I never thought of that but you might very well be right! BTW, the figure just changed to 59%!

07-23-12  12:57pm

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Claypaws (44)
Webmaster
REPLY TO #10 - messmer :

Multiple smileys :-)

When the percentage of photoshopping haters reaches 70%, the site will start killing members at random ;-) They will add an unphotoshopped set so hot that looking at it will be fatal. (There was a wonderful comedy sketch over here, still available if you google it, usually called "The Killer Joke").

07-23-12  01:56pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #11 - Claypaws :

I hope they won't go after ex-members as well ... in some other way. (frown) Maybe through a newsletter containing an unphotoshopped sample of Faye Reagan? That would probably do me in! I was feeling fine and quite content until now, so thanks a lot!

And, yes, I did see the Killer Joke .. some time ago ... and as I recall feebly, it had me in stitches! :-)

07-23-12  02:05pm

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Capn (28) Hmmm. I don't think this site will ever be a good fit for me.
I don't suppose they often start out fully clothed & end up fully nude?

You know the true nudity, not the type that involves still wearing some clothes! :0/

Cap'n. :0)

07-25-12  09:48am

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #13 - Capn :

This site would be completely wrong for you, Cap'n. There are very few scenes where the models are either fully dressed or fully nude!
07-25-12  11:12am

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Capn (28) REPLY TO #14 - messmer :

A rather thought as much! ;0)

Cap'n. :0)

07-25-12  11:33am

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tangub (151) REPLY TO #15 - Capn :

I've been through every single picture set and I'm pretty certain you won't find one single picture of a totally naked girl on the entire site because they never remove the stockings...unless i blinked and missed one.
07-25-12  02:28pm

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Capn (28) REPLY TO #16 - tangub :

Yes, I suspected as much! :0(

A shame, because that is potentially one of the most erotic parts of the strip.

Cap'n. :0/

07-25-12  02:40pm

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Only Tease (6)
Webmaster
Hi Guys,

Just to let you know that we have listened to our members and all future content production that is done for Art-Lingerie will not be retouched in anyway.

Note we do have a lot of already produced content that has not yet released on the site (but has been available for previewing for a while now) that has been retouched - we're not in a position to change this content.

All new production and future uploads will not be retouched.

08-06-12  06:16pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #18 - Only Tease :

Ah, THANK YOU! I am really happy to hear that! Are you going to do the same thing with all the "Only ..." sites?
08-07-12  10:30am

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Only Tease (6)
Webmaster
REPLY TO #19 - messmer :

The only other content that was retouched on our sites was the prestige sets on onlytease - we aren't however doing prestige sets anymore.

None of the other content on any of the "Only" sites has been retouched at all - this includes our new layered-Nylons site and this will continue to be the policy for these sites.

08-07-12  03:59pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #20 - Only Tease :

Thank you so much for taking the time to clue us in! "Layered Nylons" sounds interesting, I must go take a look!
08-08-12  10:50am

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Only Tease (6)
Webmaster
REPLY TO #21 - messmer :

No problems, happy to help. If you have any other questions please let us know and we'll try to answer as quick as we can!
08-08-12  04:26pm

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