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No More Ladders June 8, 2015

Filed under: 1940s,Beauty,Fashion,Fun,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Style,Vintage — kerbey @ 5:47 pm
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15 Responses to “No More Ladders”

  1. Benson Says:

    I have heard of that. Even the painting of the seams. Now that would be an interesting job to have.

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  2. Wow that’s cool! Back in the day, silk stockings were as valuable a trading commodity as cigarettes and chocolate! ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. markbialczak Says:

    May I ask the ladies, what was the point of painting on fake stocking? Thanks for this brain teaser, Kerbey? Did they do this just to look dressed up?

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  4. Glad it wasn’t a tattoo! But what does that imply about daily bathing. . .

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  5. Roger Pocock Says:

    Reblogged this on Windows into History (Reblogging and Links) and commented:
    My father, who was in high-end retail during the 60s and 70s, tells the story of a manufacturer who invented and attempted to market tights that would never ladder. The company went out of business because shops would not stock a product with no prospect of repeat orders! Shops don’t want a product that never wears out. Reblogged on Windows into History.

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  6. Paul Says:

    Hmmm, first time I’ve hear of that. Cool Kerbey.

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  7. These are great photos 🙂 As for WHY the ladies drew the seams on, well the seamed stocking were in fashion and nylons have been rationed, AND the government had told the ladies that it was their “duty” to keep up their looks as it helped with moral. Seamed stocking was part of that look. Here is a great post I read a long time ago on Paint-On Hosiery. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/paint-on-hosiery-during-the-war-years-29864389/?no-ist

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  8. Dave Says:

    I don’t even understand the context for this. What do ladders have to do with it? And were stockings really that important?

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