Spring styles by Fiore are here!

March 2, 2014 under Fiore

LALIMA 20 den MILIANA 20 den JOSEFA 20 den EULALIA 40 den ETEL 40 den GLADIS 40 den MALAGA 40 den MELILLA 40 den ORENSE 20 den LAVIS 20 den HAVANA 20 den ESPERANZA 20 den OLBIA 20 den PARISIA 20 den GALIS 20 den HELIA 20 den

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Pantyhose Scam, 1984, Connecticut

May 18, 2013 under What to Avoid

I was surprised to come across a scam story online that happened in 1984 in United States.  Pittsburgh newspaper published an article that seemed more like actions of a street scam agency rather than an actual hosiery corporation.  I wonder how someone would get so desperate to sell their product in order to use such tactics.  Would love to hear your opinion!

Newspaper Article on Pantyhose Scam

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 4, 1984

pantyhose scam story

Hartford, Conn. (AP) – State officials said yesterday they are going to court to stop a “pantyhose scam” they claim has been perpetrated on Connecticut residents.

Attorney General Joseph I. Liberman and Consumer Protection Commissioner Mary M. Heslin said Hosiery Corporation of America, based in Philadelphia, mailed packets containing four pairs of pantyhose to an undetermined number of Connecticut households.

Recipients were told one pair was a gift and they would have to pay for the other three by a deadline or their credit status would be damaged.

“This pantyhose scam is a flagrant violation of both state and federal laws, which make it clear that an unsolicited merchandise sent through the mail is an unconditional gift and can be kept by the recipient,” said Lieberman.

Liberman said the state filed suit against the company seeking a court order to prevent it from continuing the scheme.  The suit also seeks restitution for everyone who paid for the hosiery.

In addition, the attorney general said, the suit targets Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau Inc. of New York, which sought to collect on the “overdue” accounts.

“While the collection agency is not being faulted for attempting to collect what it perceived were overdue accounts, we are suing them because they do not have a licence to act as a collection agency in this state,” Helsin said.

Liberman and Mrs. Heslin urged those who received the mailings to contact her office in Hartford.

My visit to Toronto Wolford Boutique

August 30, 2012 under Wolford

When I was inToronto, I went to see the local Wolford boutique at Yorkville.  They already had their fall collection out and I asked for permission to take some photos for my blog.

 

At some point later I had a pleasant discussion with the manager, Olga, and she told me that she loved Wolford even before she started to work for the brand.  It means a lot to me when people love what they sell even in their off time.

 

I showed Olga my blog and she saw that I had a section for boys.  I told her that some men tell me that they like to wear pantyhose, but they are afraid to actually show up to a store and buy it.  It turns out that they have a lot of men coming to buy pantyhose and Wolford staff have no problem with men who have such preferences.

However, another young staff wasn’t wearing pantyhose.  I kind of wondered why and the manager told me that this girl just got hired and doesn’t know yet what’s required for the job.  I’d add it into my work policy book!

It was a good experience to go there and see what they have.  Their boutique is much larger than in Vancouver.

Denier for Fishnets? I didn’t know it was possible.

July 16, 2012 under Practical

These are the fishnet stay up stockings that said “40 den” on the package.

Denier is a measurement that majority of the people are not familiar with in North America.  I knew what it means from an early age, but I guess there is always more to learn.

Recently I bought a pair of fishnets that said “40 den”.  I was kind of surprised that fishnets would indicate that.  On the other hand, many other cheaper brands stopped indicating denier all together.

Here is a good answer from HosieryNovelties on Twitter.

@HosieryNoveltie wrote:

The deniers define at 1st the weight of the yarn, and only indirectly the sheerness, that’s why.  It’s 1 den if 9,000 meters of yarn weight 1 gram. Every yarn has a weight, including those used for fishnets.  The heavier the yarn, the more opaque the hosiery tends to be. That’s why I said the mark of sheerness is only indirect.  Note, weight and opacity don’t always go together. There are sheer pantyhose with high deniers.  

I thought it was a very good point, so I decided to share it with you.  Weave of hosiery for sure also plays a big role.

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