Socks & Stockings
This book traces the evolution of fashionable legwear from the cloth hose of Tudor times, through the hand-knitted stockings of the Elizabethan period to the tights and legwarmers of today. Fashion trends are seen against a background of technological and social change. The text is illustrated by a range of photographs, with extended captions which show examples from many sources and all periods of history.
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Albert Museum ankle argyle pattern Balbriggan band boothose boots breeches brown Celia Fiennes chevening circular knit circular machine cloth coloured silk Corah Costume and Textiles cotton stockings Cunnington decoration eighteenth century embroidery English Costume Exhibition Felkin foot length framework knitters framework knitting garters gold gore clocks grey hand knitted heel Henson hosiery hosiery industry Ibid invented J R Allen knitted stockings lace clock Ladies Leicester length 9 inches Lisle thread London loops machine knitted Mary Quant men's socks Morley Museum of Costume Museum of London needles nylon op.cit openwork pair of stockings patented pattern Pickford's House Museum pink plain portrait Pretty Polly produced Queen rows per vertical seam shoes silk stockings silver skirts Solly stitches per inch stocking frame stripes tartan Textile History tights trousers vertical inch Victoria and Albert wear welt white cotton white silk stockings white stockings women's stockings wool woollen wore worsted stockings