Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hosiery history links

I expected to find too much hosiery history--beyond the porn and retail sites--and was not disappointed.

here are some sites to check out:
Museum of Hosiery presents a comprehensive look at stockings in the modern era. There are a number of grammatical errors distracting the reader--hope they get an editor--from an otherwise informative site. There is a glossary, historical overview of 20th century hosiery--focusing primarily on the WW2 era and the introduction of fashion legwear. The site is extensively linked and includes plenty of historical pictures. Maintained by a retro-style retailer.

"TIM Bulgaria - fine stockings and pantyhoses

TIM Bulgaria is a hosiery company established in 1993. With nearly 15 year experience we are continuing to meet the requirements of the European woman. New technologies are giving us the opportunity to be dynamic and precise in the design of our fashion collections, provoked by the worlds fashion tendencies.

The company's product list include: Classic, Elastic and Fashion Pantyhose, Footless Tights and stockings for woman and children."

For a view inside a working American Hosiery mill: Our Stocking & Hosiery Factory

The History of Nylons is an original looking article posted on My Tights.com


HCI Direct Inc.
company history

If you want a list of companies on the internet (hosiery, lingerie, and swimwear) check out Fashion Mission.

Wikipedia is a good place to get information. They have begun noting new articles and articles without references. Print references are highlighted. All the better for building credibility in a cynical world. The Brassiere site is totally rebuilt in the last few months, expanded some of the tangential bullshit removed. Just a little unnerving though when you think an entry is familiar & re-learning is required.

Wikipedia lists lingerie pieces and a long article on the Wonderbra.

Spanx power panties--shapers--has a unique "herstory", brought to you be entrepreneur Sara Blakely, that can be read here.

A directory of hosiery brands at My Tights.com

Dreamstockings.com's hosiery glossary and historical overview with links to visual entries.

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