Vintage Hosiery Advertisements

There can be no doubt that the advertisements for men’s and women’s half hose and full hosiery stressed the glamorous aspects of fashion.  Here are a few:

Even the ads for hosiery machines were very classy.
With many thanks to Peter Metzke for the scans.







Holeproof Silk and Cotton Hosiery ad from 1914








Holeproof Hosiery ad from 1915

Six pairs of hose to last six months! Let’s hope he doesn’t play tennis in those shoes!






Holeproof Hosiery 1922
Skirts are shorter as the 1920s start to roar.







Forerunner of Kayser Roth
Melliand mail out ad 1930


Real boarded silk stockings in different leg sizes were featured in this 1935 Life Magazine ad for shop at home service
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This Mojud ad offers a choice of silk or nylon in 1941.  Nylon would soon disappear and go into the war effort.  Life Magazine 1941
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