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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 3:30 pm

...where do you get YOURS from?

As in the tanned back seamed ones (in case there are other sorts) because I am after some and I will be in town in a couple of weeks if any high street shops still do things like that.


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Postby Jim » Wed May 21, 2008 4:04 pm

Would they be Silk or Nylon? Wasn't Nylon as fifties thing? In which case I doubt high street shops will do silk ones, maybe Stockingshq.com might though.


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Postby Jim » Wed May 21, 2008 4:04 pm

Jim wrote:Would they be Silk or Nylon? Wasn't Nylon a fifties thing? In which case I doubt high street shops will do silk ones, maybe Stockingshq.com might though.


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 4:05 pm

I don't know - people have said all sorts of things on all sorts of forums and I'm confused!


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Postby Jim » Wed May 21, 2008 4:09 pm

Annis wrote:I don't know - people have said all sorts of things on all sorts of forums and I'm confused!


According to Wikipedia, Nylon was invented in 1935 and "Nylons" (i.e. nylon stockings) appeared in 1940.

So I guess nylon ones would be OK - Debenhams do a good range, but definitely check out stockingshq.com


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 4:10 pm

Jim wrote:
Annis wrote:I don't know - people have said all sorts of things on all sorts of forums and I'm confused!


According to Wikipedia, Nylon was invented in 1935 and "Nylons" (i.e. nylon stockings) appeared in 1940.

So I guess nylon ones would be OK - Debenhams do a good range, but definitely check out stockingshq.com


I am!

I'm intrigued with the 'hold up' ones - do they actually work I wonder?!


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 4:11 pm

Then there is the problem with my legs....they are that small.


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Postby Jim » Wed May 21, 2008 4:50 pm

Holdups work fine as long as your legs aren't super-skinny, but I wouldn't have thought they'd have been around in the forties, I think they used suspenders.


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Postby m300572 » Wed May 21, 2008 4:52 pm

If its for WWII, you paint your legs brown and get a friend to draw the seam in down the back of your leg!!


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 4:52 pm

I know, but I don't want to spend too much money etc etc and who is going to look up THAT far?! :shock:

I'm trying to work out how garters would work - I can do the ones that sit below the knee, but when I'm wearing a knee length dress.... :?


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 4:54 pm

m300572 wrote:If its for WWII, you paint your legs brown and get a friend to draw the seam in down the back of your leg!!


And get a man to lick your legs (because it was thick gravy stuff)?! (like they did on Supersizer Go....Wartime last night)

That's just too complicated!


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Postby Jim » Wed May 21, 2008 4:55 pm

Annis wrote:I know, but I don't want to spend too much money etc etc and who is going to look up THAT far?! :shock:

I'm trying to work out how garters would work - I can do the ones that sit below the knee, but when I'm wearing a knee length dress.... :?


Surely you have a suspender belt lying around? But I guess you're right, if no-one can see the fact you have hold-ups on, it doesn't really matter. Mind you, proper nylons (i.e. without any lycra) are rarely hold-ups because they lack any elasticity. And yes it is easy to tell real nylons from lycra ones!


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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 5:01 pm

No, I don't have a suspender belt - I've never even worn stockings before.

The cheapest pair of stockings I have found so far are 100% Nylon ones from 'What Katie Did'.


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Postby sally » Wed May 21, 2008 5:28 pm

Real nylons are horrid to wear, they rip easily and go into crinkles round your ankles. suppose it all depends on what level of accuracyteh event calls for as to what you go for, but you should be able to get modern seamed stockings without too much trouble, I'm sure I've even seen them in Tescos before now



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Postby Annis » Wed May 21, 2008 5:30 pm

:shock: yes I have heard that.


I had a look on the Tesco website, but couldn't find any.


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Postby sally » Wed May 21, 2008 5:58 pm

Annis wrote::shock: yes I have heard that.


I had a look on the Tesco website, but couldn't find any.

No idea if they are still in the shop, but they rarely have everything on the website anyway so i would just pop in next time you pass a big supermarket and see what is on the racks




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Postby sally » Wed May 21, 2008 6:10 pm

Annis dear, look what your wicked aunty Sally has just found in her sock drawer for you :)

They arent seamed i'm afraid, but they are real fully fitted nylons. No runs, look like a couple of slightly snagged threads but if you'd like them to experiemnt with, you are very welcome to them, you can always draw the seam up your leg with eyeliner
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Postby Jenn » Wed May 21, 2008 6:14 pm

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If you're going to wear stockings you need a suspender belt really - hold ups are a pain and besides the under wear as you know helps to give you the right shape.
You really can get them pretty cheaply - look for the girdle kind if possible - a nice shop for the more mature lady is often a good place for this or M&S and they often sell ones that have been returned but are absolutely fine off quite cheaply.
I have a really attractive original one - I don't show that to visitors!
By searching around you should be able to find some stockings for not too much but don't reject the down the back of the leg/ankle sock or lisle stockings options - more people should be wearing lisle and it is a bit more robust.
Sally - that attractive ankle wrinkle is ones of the ways that you can tell that you're not cheating
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Postby Miss Costello » Wed May 21, 2008 6:30 pm

If you're wearing a cotton frock and are under the age of about 30 you could lawyas wear a cotton ankle sock. most younger women did, saved your stockings for 'best' and a lot more comfy!

On the high street, avoid Jonathon Aston (horrid, fit badly look yuk) and anne Summers (expensive and shiny)

Or, be really authentic and go for lisle. Available from most 40s traders for about £6 per pair and you can mend them over and over again!

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Postby Jenn » Wed May 21, 2008 10:48 pm

Here here Kate - lisle is the way to go for uncertain weather and camping!
you're definitely under 30 Annis so ankle socks are also a goer so two practical options there
Buy a nice pair of nylons and save them for the evening in the pub/concert on the Friday night maybe?



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Postby Jim » Thu May 22, 2008 9:44 am

Jenn wrote:Sally - that attractive ankle wrinkle is ones of the ways that you can tell that you're not cheating


Exactly, that's what I was getting at. 8)


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Postby Annis » Thu May 22, 2008 3:06 pm

Ok, but would ankle socks go with the shoes I have (see thread about 'Shoe Dye')? It certainly would be easier! Are they just a normal pair of socks, any certain colours? I might still have some black/white ones...


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Postby Miss Costello » Thu May 22, 2008 3:51 pm

If you look on ebay you often see CC41 (Utility) marked ankle socks, but to honest I found a three pack of ribbed ankle socks in pure cotton at Tesco for £4 and they are spot on!

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Postby Annis » Thu May 22, 2008 4:20 pm

Thanks MC, I'll keep a look out! Any specific colour?

And will they go with these:
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Postby Annis » Thu May 22, 2008 4:31 pm

sally wrote:Annis dear, look what your wicked aunty Sally has just found in her sock drawer for you :)

They arent seamed i'm afraid, but they are real fully fitted nylons. No runs, look like a couple of slightly snagged threads but if you'd like them to experiemnt with, you are very welcome to them, you can always draw the seam up your leg with eyeliner



oops, have only just noticed the picture!

Thanks Sally, sounds like a plan! How much are they?


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Postby Jim » Thu May 22, 2008 4:38 pm

Annis wrote:Thanks MC, I'll keep a look out! Any specific colour?

And will they go with these:



Socks with peep-toe shoes? BARF! :wink:


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Postby Annis » Thu May 22, 2008 4:39 pm

Jim wrote:
Annis wrote:Thanks MC, I'll keep a look out! Any specific colour?

And will they go with these:



Socks with peep-toe shoes? BARF! :wink:


Exactly :(


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Postby chrisanson » Thu May 22, 2008 4:41 pm

...where do you get YOURS from?



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Postby Annis » Thu May 22, 2008 4:42 pm

chrisanson wrote:
...where do you get YOURS from?



Barb's top draw, but dont tell her :wink:


:P

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