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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by kamikat, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Lenore- can you post about how these wear? I'm interested in them but I'm curious what you think about them before I'd order.
  2. ThemThereEyes

    ThemThereEyes One of the Regulars

    I haven't ordered those, but I do have the regular fully fashioned stockings and the 80 denier from them, which I like very much. They are very soft and comfy. I suppose the 45 denier would fall somewhere in between. I'll have to put those down on my wishlist. =)
  3. Moby

    Moby Familiar Face

    Please excuse my intrusion into the Ladies territory. My wife sells seamed stockings mostly on Ebay. She has many, many pairs. Anyways if you are looking for fairly heavy seamed stockings, look for "Supphose" brand support seamed stockings. They are semi-opaque and true fully fashioned stockings. And will last forever. I will leave now. Thanks.
  4. I can second that recommendation. The only thing with Supp-Hose to keep in mind is that you need to wear them with a proper girdle and not a garter belt -- the stockings are elastic enough that they'll pull the garter belt down your hips. They need a firm girdle to anchor them in place.

    The only way they won't last forever is if you have an especially active cat in the house.
  5. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful One of the Regulars

  6. Lenore

    Lenore Practically Family

    Supp-hose huh?
  7. I just been told this on another forum

    "It would appear that there is no longer ff nylons being produced in the United States, the company making the last having ceased production some time ago, and the machines are now laying idle."

    So it is looking a little bleak for the USA ladies now having to buy them in from Europe now.
  8. That would explain why orders from Magnolia have been going unfilled -- that was the only firm still doing the manufacturing in the US.
  9. I'm bumping up this thread with a question, hopefully someone can help!

    I am sorting out my accessories to wear with a 1950's-style dark blue (not quite navy) lace full-skirted 3/4 length dress for evening... I just wanted to ask about the colour of stockings.

    Now I would love to wear some nude with black seam stockings, however I have a very vibrant tattoo on the front of one of my calves which unfortunately looks a little odd underneath nude stockings.. Do you think black and black seamed would be too dark?
    I've tried to research as much as I can and from what I've read I *believe* it would be an evening-appropriate look, but I just wanted to get some opinions!

    I'll be wearing black shoes to match my black belt as well, if that helps!
  10. VintageBee

    VintageBee One of the Regulars

    Do you have a 'smartphone'? Try each pair of stockings on with the shoes and skirt- snap a pic of each (yes, you have to contort a bit unless you have a full length mirror!) and then look at the pics...which do YOU like?
    I've had to do this a few times when in doubt about shoes and a dress..sometimes I think it looks way better than it does so this way it gives me more of an objective view to see if it really does look as good as I think!
  11. Smart idea, VintageBee, I'll give that a go!
  12. How about makeup to hide the tatoo?
  13. Check out this cute leaflet that I found a box of deadstock seamed stockings from the early to mid 40s. Some great advice on cleaning and caring for them.

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  14. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender


    Thought you ladies would just love this page of novelty stockings from Walter Field C. Chicago, IL.
    This is from their winter 1942/43 catalog. I LOVE the blackout stockings.

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
  15. Classydame

    Classydame One of the Regulars

    ^ Thank you Lady Day! I so love looking at these old catalogs! I feel like I am at home when I see them. No too sure how else to describe!
  16. Miss Moonlight

    Miss Moonlight A-List Customer

    Absolutely lovely! And what a great source for reference. :)

    $1.68 stockings!
  17. I had no idea they had all those in the 1940's. I wonder if ordinary women bought them, or just dancers and maybe a certain class of ladies? The 2 at the top are called show girl and stage door. "Eye catching" and "sure to be noticed" are two descriptive phrases used. I sure haven't seen any in my family photos.
  18. I want the ones with the American Eagle above the heel!
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    These are from a run of the mill catalog. Novelty stockings were hugely popular. I'm sure the patriotic ones were big sellers.

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