I think it would be fair to introduce myself to you and explain how I begun to wear hosiery and why I decided to start a blog on it. Let’s start from the very beginning.
My Ancestors and Hosiery
For those who brought me into this world, hosiery was just as common as socks for both genders. My grandfather recalls attaching stockings to garter belt straps when he was a young boy.
When my mom was still a school girl, my grandfather returned from his trip to Halifax with an expensive gift for her – a pair of white nylon pantyhose. That was a very hard to get item at the time and she still remembers it.
Some school girls in my mom’s class from richer families would show up to school in nylon pantyhose and got so much attention that teachers had no choice but to ban them from wearing sheer hosiery and opt for more common knitted woolen ones instead.
My father has a photo of himself as a child wearing cotton pantyhose and shorts over it – very common outfit for kids those days. I also recently learned that my dad would take my mom’s ripped pantyhose to work, burn it, and use the molten nylon as glue. He says that it’s very strong!
Besides taking her old pantyhose, he didn’t forget to supply her with new ones and brought lots from his trips abroad. One time, however, he decided to surprise her with purchasing a bra and that didn’t work so well since he just grabbed one at random and it ended up being of a comically giant size.
My mother, still to this very day, has pantyhose all over her closet and beyond – there is always too much of it and almost never under control.
Looking back at my roots, I can see why I am the way I am.
Early Childhood and Hosiery
It all started with cotton pantyhose for me as soon as I was born. Of course, it wasn’t really up to me what I was wearing at that age, but let me tell you, I didn’t like it all that much. Cotton would sag and cringe at the feet. But that wasn’t optional – my whole kindergarten class wore such cotton pantyhose, including boys!
I must say that I started wearing sheer synthetic pantyhose since a very young age, probably 9 or so. Even in the summer, my mom would tell me to wear pantyhose with a skirt. I am not sure why, I never asked her. For me it was simply a basic item like any other underwear.
However, I must admit that being a curious little girl, I snatched something from my parents’ bookshelf. I remember reading there “…if you are trying to be attractive and you open the door wearing black pantyhose when your husband returns from work…“. Even though I don’t even remember the context, but this stayed with me forever.
Black Pantyhose = Sexy.
Adolescence and Hosiery
I went through a lot of nylons as a young girl! Even though I wasn’t clumsy, I managed to rip my pantyhose in some way or another in school. In a way I’m glad that I went through all those pairs and learned how to wear them properly. It’s better to make all those pantyhose mistakes when in school rather then as a grown up woman. I remember having a lot of black and beige, but I also remember having some navy blue pantyhose, maybe 20 den or so.
Teenage Years and Hosiery
One hot summer when I was 14 or 15, I went to a wedding, wearing black shoes, black full length dress, but no hosiery. A woman noticed it and told me that it is completely unacceptable to wear an evening dress without any stockings. She explained to me that this was part of good manners and etiquette. I am glad that I learned this sooner than later.
When I was 18, I had a real obsession with knee high or full length skirts. I was wearing pantyhose to school mostly every single day. My classmates, both male and female, would tell me that they really like how classy I look all the time. Then I’d suggest to those young women in school to also try wearing skirts, but they sometimes would tell me that they absolutely dislike wearing such stuff. Again, it was surprising for me because I’d get so bored wearing only pants. Pantyhose opened the option to me to wear skirts even in colder weather, therefore adding variety to my look regardless of season. It was more about skirts for me rather then about the pantyhose.
University and Almost No Hosiery
University changed things a lot. I successfully passed every course, even though my program is considered one of the toughest out there in North America. I was young at the time and naive. Even though I’ve been warned that such degrees come at a price – they remove all of one’s originality, but as you see I didn’t listen.
With that “floor life”, as they call it, when students sit on the floor in the hallway while waiting for lectures, I begun wearing mostly pants. Jeans, actually. No running shoes… at least my shoes were always feminine, but hosiery was the first one to slip. I was upset that my heels would get damaged from road construction or salt in winter, but I still would insist on wearing proper women’s shoes.
Luckily I got my degree and my originality came back to me eventually too. So did the hosiery!
At some point I discovered patterned pantyhose! Plain black dress with fancy pantyhose would catch a lot of attention. Since then, every time I’d go to a department store, I’d check out the hosiery section looking for something stylish. It was hard to find, however.
I found that I’d stock up on my trips to Europe and wear those pantyhose for the whole year in Canada. Now I see more and more stylish pantyhose on the market. I think that this is the only way to convince modern women to start wearing it again. If they get compliments on their nylons, they’ll feel like it’s worth wearing to get the attention.
I must admit, I don’t always wear patterned pantyhose. If there is even a slightest pattern in my clothing, I’ll go with plain pantyhose in order not to create a mismatch. Perhaps I am old fashioned.
My friends got used to the idea that pantyhose is a regular part of my wardrobe, so now they seem to have special standards for me. For sure they’ll make a comment if they see me without pantyhose in the summer. Some women even look at my pantyhose before they notice anything else that I am wearing. Men too, sometimes.
My Blog and Hopes of Hosiery Revival
Just like dentistry 20 years ago was different, so was pantyhose. Products evolve. I would like to present pantyhose to modern women in a different light. Progressive manufacturers produce very comfortable products that no longer sag, fall off the hips, and bunch up at the ankle.
I would like to bring femininity back to modern women. It will never go out of style for a woman to be feminine and men will respect her for that. My goal with this blog is to inspire women to behave and dress beautifully.
Besides My Blog…
My life is not all about pantyhose as it may seem. I just don’t like to deviate too much off topic, so hence you may get this impression from my blog that pantyhose is my only interest.
As always and I hope forever, I am hard to describe. I have a lot of interests, some in topics that may completely not be found interesting by majority. I have my own sense of humour that sometimes people relate to and sometimes they don’t, but I guess that’s just part of my originality that survived my formal education.
In terms of work, I am self-employed and I hope to continue being for the rest of my life. One important thing that I came to realize is that one’s freedom is more important than money, status, or anything else of that sort.
With time I realized that people keep on asking where to get certain hosiery styles. Perhaps it was the only logical move here to add a store section with imported European brands that I myself wear on regular basis so you can enjoy them too.
Feel free to e-mail me if you’d like.
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*Friends, the only funding for this blog is from the hosiery shop section. You are welcome to have a look at our selection and stockings and pantyhose available for purchase online.*
Nice story. The most surprising is that you named your blog fantasystocking whereas obviously and according to your story, you’re much more into pantyhose than in any other piece of hosiery.
What your story and mine have in common is that we both started our respective interest for hosiery in such a way that it was impossible for us to do otherwise (it would be too long to explain what happened on my end). The similarities stop there, as you’re a woman and myself I am a man. I am 50, and I wore pantyhose all my life except from 6 to 8 years old. Now I deal with it. I got an enormous guilt when I was younger, a guilt that I only starts to depart from, thanks to the support of people like you, or thanks to the brands that market hosiery for men, helping me to not feel alone or see me as a freak.
Good luck to your blog. Enjoy as much maintaining it as your audience do reading it.
Hi, Michel, thank you, you bring up a good point. I registered this domain thinking that it will turn into an e-commerce site. But that didn’t work out! So that’ show it ended up being a blog.
I’ve met a lot of people through this and I can tell you that there are a lot of men out there who wear pantyhose. For sure, you are not alone and you are not abnormal. Our sexuality is quite complex. We all have some kind of unique secrets.
Love the Bio – I guess anyone with the nylon gene has a near identical tale! How do I follow your blog?
Hi! Thanks for bringing that up. I didn’t add the “follow” function yet because I don’t know how. 🙁
I came to your site and YouTube channel through your posts on TPOWIS. I’m wondering where you’re from originally, as your voice has a hint of Eastern European accent to it. My boss is originally from Bulgaria, which is why I have that inkling that it may be the case.
I’m always fascinated by women wearing hosiery and tights and spandex, and I have been wearing men’s tights (might be considered “mantyhose”) for the last couple years, especially in the winter, but all the time now when I wear long pants. Have you seen many men nowadays wearing hose/tights as everyday wear?
Hi, Eric, thank you for your comment! The whole Eastern European block is pretty much the same.
I get a lot of people writing to me and telling me that they wear pantyhose, but they don’t tell anyone else. It’s not something that they really show off. There is one guy here who does – Hosiery Advocate. Others – no, they wear it under pants.
Well, that’s mainly because we sometimes feel if we flaunt our hose our sexuality would be under question.
Hi, my name is Leo and I’m a friend of Jessica.
I love her web site, Fantasy Stockings. I wanted to write something for her web site about my love of wearing women’s hosiery.
I have been wearing pantyhose and thigh highs for over 6 years. Since I’m from Boston, Massachusetts, the New England weather can get very cold. I started wearing pantyhose and tights to keep my legs warm.
I really love the feeling and texture that the nylons give my legs. I also keep my legs shaved every 2 days. Some people might consider this x-dressing. I do have a feminine side and i do wear nylons daily, including to work.
I hope this letter will help other men that wear women’s hosiery, know that they are not alone. I’m in my mid 50’s and I would love to hear from other men that wear pantyhose.
I have talked to Jessica, about my love of wearing women’s hosiery. I now purchase nylons regularly. Jessica has helped me out with different styles of pantyhose and tights for me to wear. She is a very knowledgeable woman when it comes to hosiery. So if any men have any questions about hosiery, Jessica is the one to ask.
I hope this short letter will give encouragement, to any guy that wants to wear pantyhose or tights.Wearing women’s hosiery will keep your legs warm and feel sexy. Women wear nylons, so why can’t men! Thanks.
Hi Jessica, firstly I looooooooved your bio here, thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. I found you when you posted on my Pinterest Board recently. You left a lovely comment and link to your blog which made me very curious. I have a very similar mission like you, my statement is this …
“The Hosiery Collective Series: is about helping you to discover comfort in buying right fitting hosiery that don’t easily run, look cheap or feel stuffy. Its about exploring the variety of styles, colors, luster, textures & designs that apply personality to your legs like makeup.”
…I am a male who also discovered tights and pantyhose at a very early age. I do not wear hosiery but I have been and forever will be a passionate observer of the fabric on the legs of women. Seeing how we have similar missions and we both need to align more with hosiery aficionados, i think we should join forces and support each others cause. Also I’m a total web geek I know a ton about social media and how to add a subscribe button so any technical or online marketing knowledge that you need to know about I’d love to support you in any way. First and foremost I want to help you build your Pinterest page because there is so much promise there. At any rate you have my email and Pinterst website link above. I really look forward to hearing from you and i will totally support and reference this blog in my other channels. Take care.
Hi Jessica, also to thank you for this wonderful bio of yourself and now I know who you are as I was trying to get more info on you after reading one of your posts on pantyhosexperience.
It is really interesting that a girl of your age shows so much interest in pantyhose and as you say I guess it goes back to when we were kids. I have always been fascinated by the reasoning behind the fact that we have such a strong fetish about a garment of clothing but it has been one of the greatest pleasures in my life having such a fetish.
It brought back so many memories as I grew up and went to school in the UK in the 70’s and yes for some strange reason I remember getting dressed in cotton tights and shorts.
My mother wore some kind of pantyhose every single day too right down to the layering of a pair of beige pantyhose under a pair of fishnets. At the time it didn’t do very much for me but over the years I seem to have developed desires for all these kind of weird combinations.
Then there was a girl in my primary school who wore tights every day too and at that tender age all I wanted to do was touch her pantyhosed legs and it is probably one of my earliest memories and I can remember it so clearly like it was yesterday.
Then came the internet and the sudden discovery that we are not alone as I thought I was the only one . Back in the beginning it was pretty tame but these days you can pretty much find whatever your heart desires.
It was so refreshing to see a web site like yours and see a whole new take on the subject and despite all your other interests, I am very glad you take the time to fulfill the one of pantyhose as well.
Congratulations on such a wonderful and informative site.
Thank you for being even-handed to men who wear tights and pantyhose. Men’s fashion, at least in the US, is so dull and shapeless. Consequently, I have been venturing across the aisle, and have found that women’s sweaters and jeans look, feel and fit me better than men’s. Denim skirts are very functional as men’s casual wear. I’ve also begun wearing pantyhose under shorts.
Hi, thanks for the awesome bio and blog. I also loved your opinion on men wearing pantyhose. It’s also fantastic to find your blog on pantyhose more informative and refreshing in comparison to others. All the best to your blog! 🙂
I was always a sucker for a foxy honey in silky hosiery. It’s a real turn on for me. That’s one of the reasons I view your youtube channel and your blogs. It really is a sexy garment that adds sex appeal and color and style to a females wardrobe. Keep on wearing them and posting. CHEERS!
Thank you, Jay! I love pantyhose. 🙂