while there isn't really THAT much of a difference between TR and James' design (the placement of the contrasting fabric at the lower thigh/knee cap area), there is ONE thing that sets them both apart in a big way.
SPOTS. now, why would you use spots on leggings? if the leggings aren't sheer, perhaps it wouldn't be so irky cos it just looks like the spots are blending in with your skin! i couldn't help but feel a slight itch (like a rash) when i saw the Spot leggings.
so i emailed James and showed him the design. he too, agrees with me that it is kinda weird (and funny) and "spots aren't the go". at least now i know James wouldn't be making that same mistake with his collection! phew.
If you're interested -
Silver & Gold spartans via James' label: Black Milk
needless to say, Spartans wins the day!