Vintage Nylons

Vintage nylons is a wonderful detail to finish and polish your retro outfit.

A lovely pare retro nylons stockings have to emulating the natural shape of a leg to ensure a good fit, as is traditional in vintage hosiery from the 1940s and 50s.

Other hosiery features from this period include the keyhole, welt, reinforced toe and heels, French or Cuban, Havana and Manhattan style heels, and hand-stitched seams.

vintage nylons

V Vintage nylons is a wonderful detail to finish and polish your retro outfit.

A lovely pair of vintage nylon stockings have to emulate the natural shape of a leg to ensure a good fit, as is traditional in vintage hosiery from the 1940s and 50s. Other hosiery features from this period include the keyhole, welt, reinforced toe and heels, French or Cuban, Havana and Manhattan style heels, and hand-stitched seams.

Other than the glamorous vintage look, original nylons much harder-wearing and with a much nicer feel than the modern lycra alternatives. Worn any time of year, vintage nylons are a great finishing touch to any retro style.

7 Vintage Nylons' Facts

1. Nylons toes reinforced and matching the seam and welt.

2. Traditionally, nylon stockings were manufactured on machines and had a back-seam stitched by hand.

3. Manufactured simulating the natural shape of a leg to ensure a good fit.

4. This is the reinforced 'band' around the top of the welt where suspenders or a garter would be secured to keep the stockings up.

5. Key Hole Back can't be eliminated as the seaming machinist had to finish the seam by turning the stocking top (welt) inside out, leaving this hole behind.

6. Denier refers to the thickness (or weight) of the stocking. Denier is an Italian measurement for knitting yarn and equals 5 centigrams per meter of yarn. The most popular being 15 denier , the sheerest practical denier is 8 denier.

7. Natural skin tone or black. Sometimes, with a natural coloured leg, the back seam would be coloured black in contrast. Other options such as grey and barely-black are now being manufactured.


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