On 15th May 1940 nylon stockings were available for the first time at Gimbels Department Store. Some 64 million pairs of nylon stockings were sold that first year at $1.35 each. That is $21 in today’s money and more expensive than silk.
Over-sexed, Over-paid & Over Here
2 years later during World War 2 the American soldiers who were “overpaid, oversexed and over here” brought them to England with devastating effect!
An fascination collection of Pinterest photos with the theme Fashion Meets Science!
A Glimpse of Stocking was Something Shocking
“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,