FULL-FASHIONED KEYHOLE NYLON STOCKINGS OPERA-LENGTH
As of October 2013,
only a few colors of medium size
remain in inventory: beige, taupe, coffee, white, and red. with
We remain out of the large size, with a full
of colors remaining in small size including red and white.
These special, retro-styled seamed stockings are rare to
find in these days of lycra and stay-ups. Known as "full
fashioned" of "key hole" stockings, they were knit in
America at perhaps the last mill to do so in the South
(we have learned this mill closed, June 2010). Accordingly,
we will not be replacing our stock once they are sold out.
are made of 100% nylon.
The heel is Cuban (flat top of sloping reinforcement)
and the toe and foot are fully reinforced.
Those unfamiliar with these classic stockings might
remember they were popular in the 40s and 50s, and were
re-popularized by swing dancers in the 90s. You may
well be surprised at their silkiness and sexiness.
However, these unique stockings
must be pulled taut in the garter clip, and even so,
there will be a characteristic gentle wrinkling at the
ankle as the wearer walks or sits. This is a sign to the
connoisseur, that the stocking is a traditional,
full-fashioned nylon stocking.
All sizes are knit 4" longer than normal stockings and
are called "opera length" so the large size generally
fits 6' tall customers and men. Medium fits 5'7" and
above; small fits 5'6" and below. These stockings feature
the keyhole knit into the welt at the top of the
We suggest that you order at a minimum, two pair at once (pairs ordered
after the first one are
invoiced at only $15 each). The reason is because when you inevitably lose or run one stocking, you
can simply open the second pair and not have to throw
out your one good stocking. Thus, two pair actually equals
three pair, if you understand our point.
Please tell your friends, since we have seen these
priced elsewhere at $25 and over per pair and have heard
that one British company that manufacturers their own brand,
now charges $60 per pair!