They were in short supply because the silky material was needed for the war effort parachutes. They certainly have more innovation and history behind them than most of our accessories. By smoothing over every bump, scratch and vein, how different are they, in spirit, from the corset? My personal style still leans vintage, but nylons—the childhood fashion I held onto the longest—have become the only one I refuse to revisit. Nylons first went on sale in October in Wilmington, Delaware, home of their manufacturer, DuPont. An estimated 64 million pairs were purchased in their first year on the market.
Elise. Age: 20.
They certainly have more innovation and history behind them than most of our accessories.
Finley. Age: 31.
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Made from wool, cotton and silk, stockings had been around since before the invention of the knitting machine. Subscribe Top Menu Current Issue. Then, of course, nylons hit a snag. I wore nylons straight through college—I had tons of them, curled in my sock drawer like oversized garlic knots—but I stopped when I hit proper adulthood.