HowTo Apply Vintage Nylons, Stockings or Fine Hosiery






The Mary Jane Style Today, Dressing in classic vintage pin up attire “HowTo” Apply Authentic stockings warn from Picturesque* Designer vintage nylons sheer with nude back seam ,keyhole top and dainty black ankle design with jewels there is quite a History in Hosery.Dress your legs elegantly so you are always dressed to kill
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A garter belt, or suspender belt or suspenders, is the most common way of holding up stockings. It is a piece of lingerie worn around the waist like a belt which has “suspenders” or “stays” that clip to the tops of the stockings to hold them in place.
The History of the very Nylons you see in this tutorial…
The name of the new discovery, nylon, came from DuPont entering it in the New York World Fair in 1939. Ny(-lon) is the abbreviation for New York. The publicity was a hit and the basic products were advertised
Stockings were typically silk and pricey. When nylon stockings became available (May 15, 1940), DuPont sold nearly 800,000 the first day. By the end of the first year, 64 million stockings had been sold. They were still being produced the same as the silk stockings–”fully-fashioned” with hand-sewn backs.
A stocking frame was a mechanical knitting machine used in the textiles industry. It was invented by William Lee of Calverton near Nottingham in 1589. Its use, known traditionally as framework knitting, was the first major stage in the mechanisation of the textile industry, and played an important part in the early history of the Industrial Revolution.
By 1598 he was able to knit stockings from silk,A thriving business built up with the exiled Huguenot silk-spinners who had settled in the village of Spitalfields just outside the city. In 1663, the London Company of Framework Knitters was granted a charter. By about 1785, however, demand was rising for cheaper stockings made of cotton. The frame was adapted but became too expensive for individuals to buy, thus wealthy men bought the machines and hired them out to the knitters, providing the materials and buying the finished product. With increasing competition, they ignored the standards set by the Chartered Company. Frames were introduced to Leicester by Nicholas Alsop in around 1680, who encountered resistance and at first worked secretly in a cellar in Northgate Street, taking his own sons and the children of near relatives as apprentices.
In 1728, the Nottingham magistrates refused to accept the authority of the London Company, and the centre of the trade moved northwards to Nottingham, which also had a lace making industry.
The breakthrough with cotton stockings, however, came in 1758 when Jedediah Strutt introduced an attachment for the frame which produced what became known as the “Derby Rib”. The Nottingham frameworkers found themselves increasingly short of raw materials. Initially they used thread spun in India, but this was expensive and required doubling. Lancashire yarn was spun for fustian and varied in texture. They tried spinning cotton themselves but, being used to the long fibres of wool, experienced great difficulty. Meanwhile, the Gloucester spinners, who had been used to a much shorter wool, were able to handle cotton and their frameworkers were competing with the Nottingham producers.
Before the 1920s, women’s stockings, if worn, were worn for warmth. In the 1920s, as hemlines of women’s dresses rose, women began to wear stockings to cover the exposed legs. These stockings were sheer, first made of silk or rayon (then known as “artificial silk”),
In modern usage, stocking specifically refers to the form of women’s hosiery configured as two pieces, one for each leg (except for American and Australian English, where the term can also be a synonym pantyhose). The term hold-ups and thigh highs refers to stockings that stay up by the use of built-in elastic, while the word stockings is the general term or refers to the kind of stockings that need a suspender belt (garter belt, in American English), and are quite distinct from tights or pantyhose (American English).
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Hosiery Style Definitions
Cuban heel: A stocking with a heel made with folded over and sewn reinforcement.

Demi-toe: Stockings which have a reinforced toe with half the coverage on top as on the bottom. This results in a reinforcement that covers only the tip of the toes as opposed to the whole toe. These can be with or without a reinforced heel.

Denier: The lower the denier number the sheerer the garment. Stockings knitted with a higher denier tend to be less sheer but more durable.

Fishnet: Knitted stockings with a very wide open knit resembling a fish net.

Fencenet: Similar to fishnet, but with a much wider pattern. These are sometimes worn over another pair of stockings or pantyhose, such as matte or opaque, with a contrasting colour. Sometimes referred to as whalenets.

Full Fashioned: Fully fashioned stockings are knitted flat, the material is then cut and the two sides are then united by a seam up the back. Fully fashioned stockings were the most popular style until the 1960s.

Hold-ups (British English) or Stay-ups: Stockings that are held up by sewn-in elasticated bands (quite often a wide lace top band). In the US they are referred to as thigh-highs.

Knee-Highs: Stockings that terminate at or just barely below the knee. Also known as half-stockings, trouser socks, or socks.

Matte: Stockings which have a dull or non-lustre finish.

Mock seam: A false seam sewn into the back of a seamless stocking.

Nude heel: Stockings without reinforcement in the heel area.

Opaque: Stockings made of yarn which give them a heavier appearance (usually 40 denier or greater).

Point heel: in a Fully Fashioned stocking it is a heel in which the reinforced part ends in a triangle shape.

RHT: Abbreviation of reinforced heel and toe.

Open-toed: Stockings that stop at the base of the toe with a piece that goes between the first and second toes to hold them down. They can be worn with some open-toed shoes, especially to show off pedicured toes.

Sandalfoot: Stockings with a nude toe, meaning no heavier yarn in the toe than is in the leg. They are conceived to be worn with sandal or open-toe shoes.

Seamed: Stockings manufactured in the old Full-Fashioned manner with a seam running up the back of the leg. In the past they were manufactured by cutting the fabric and then sewing it together. Today stockings are generally fully knitted and a fake or mock seam is added up the back for a particular fashion look. Some brands also produce seamed hold-ups.

Seamless: Stockings knit in one operation on circular machines (one continuous operation) so that no seaming is required up the back.

Sheers: Stockings generally of a 15 to 20 denier.

Thigh-Highs: Stockings that terminate somewhere in the mid-thigh.

Garter’s
Suspender belt (British English) or Garter belt (American Eglish): a belt with straps to keep stockings (not hold-ups) on place: usually they have 4 straps, but may have also 6 or 8.
Ultra Sheer: A fine denier fiber which gives the ultimate in sheerness. Usually 10 denier.
Welt[disambiguation needed]: A fabric knitted separately and machine-sewn to the top of a stocking. Knit in a heavier denier yarn and folded double to give strength for supporter fastening.

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These Jewels vintage stockings in nude from Picturesque
are a great take on the classic stocking featuring an erray of heat fixed white luxury crystals on 15 denier nylon.
These nylons are a silky 100% Nylon and 60 Gauge.
Non stretching original form fitting, First Quality. Ultra Sexy !
They are old/new stock and wrapped in original tissue paper and comes with there original Picturesque Box.
A great item to wear or collect ! Made in USA by Sanson Hosiery Mills Inc.
These fabulously sexy nylon stockings are new/old stock and unworn.
The Nylon Stockings are in mint condition.
The Box have age marks and are not 100% perfect.
These nylon stockings are circa 40 – 50 years old and very extremely rare.