Category : Hosiery

Why You Need Flight Socks

Compression stockings, otherwise known as “flight socks”, are specifically designed for long-distance travel, specifically on planes. By gently compressing the leg from the knee down, flight socks have been proven to reduce the risk of conditions such as deep vein thrombosis by up to 90%. These socks are also great for reducing the risk of

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Hose, Stockings, and a Century of Sheer Sexiness

There is nothing sexier than a woman slowly pulling up her stockings.  Those thin, leg-hugging garments make your legs look so soft and tanned.  But when did that all start?  Back in the late 1500s, William Lee of Nottinghamshire invented the first knitting machine and made the first machine-made seamed hose.  At the time, men

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Using Compression Socks – Quick Tips!

Wearing compression socks and stockings (or travel socks) is one of the best ways to maximise the health of your legs and their blood vessels during long periods of sitting, like during flights or following surgery, or for people who spend a lot of time on their feet. They are scientifically proven to assist in

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What Are Compression Socks – and Why Wear Them?

Compression socks and stockings (or travel socks) are specialized socks and hosiery which are designed specifically to prevent and treat disorders of the veins in the legs. They are highly recommended for wear during flights, extended periods of sitting, and for those in occupations where there is a majority of time spent on one’s feet.

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A Historical Look at Hosiery – Part 3

Here is the conclusion of our historical look at hosiery … did you know? In 1959, Allen Gant Sr patented “Panti-Legs”. This was the birth of pantyhose – and women would finally be liberated from wearing stockings with suspenders and clips.  At this time, DuPont also invented Spandex – which would eventually allow hosiery to

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A Historical Look at Hosiery – Part 2

Continuing our historical look at hosiery … did you know? In the year 1609, William Lee traveled to France, seeking subsidies and a monopoly patent on his knitting machine from French King Henry IV. It was not granted, and Lee died penniless in Paris. Even by 1696, stocking frames had to be smuggled out of

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A Historical Look at Hosiery – Part 1

Hosiery, or “hose”, refers to legwear, or apparel worn specifically on the legs or feet. Traditionally made by a “hosier”, the fabrics used for hosiery are knitted and of varying thickness and weight. This thickness is termed “denier”. Denier is a term which defines how much light will pass through the fabric. Lower deniers, between

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The Starring Role of Underwear in the Cinema

There are almost countless cinematic scenes in which underwear takes a starring role – and not just recent films, either. In the very early days of Hollywood, before the censors went berserk, things were surprisingly risqué … but even after the conservative viewpoint won out, lingerie and underwear has made regular appearances on the big

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