“Nylon made its debut on the lovely legs of Miss Chemistry at the World’s Fair in 1939 — but getting there wasn’t easy. It took Du Pont twelve years and $27 million to create, refine and develop the industrial processes for nylon, but when they did, “Nylon Mania” ensued. Then there was the war, “Stocking Panic” and the “Nylon Riots” to live through…”
Quoted from The Invention and Curious History of Nylon Stockings.
To buy stockings, check these links (as well as the sidebar on the right!)
And of course, vintage stockings at ebay
Also, clicking Dita’s pic on the left will take you to Dita’s new stockings — made as fine as vintage stockings!