On This Day 76 Years Ago – The Nylon Stocking Became Something Shocking!

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!

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

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,
Anything goes.”

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.
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.

— with Marylin Monroe and Cary Grant.

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