An old New York hosiery store.

An old New York hosiery store.

I was lucky enough to obtain a large quantity of trade samples and stock from an old New York hosiery store that had long since ceased trading and scheduled for re-development.  They all date from the late 1950’s to the early ’60’s and, mostly, fall into the desirable non-stretch sheer nylon variety, each pair having a ‘natural’ gloss to the fabric surface.  Brands include diaphanous lovelies courtesy of Kayser, Wieboldt’s, Agilon, Berkshire, Mojud, Van Raalte, Bur-Mil Cameo, Corbett’s and many others.  They have all gone for listing now, and disappearing fairly fast, but not before I took some studio photographs of them for the record.

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