What is this small hole (keyhole) for in the welt of the vintage backseam stockings?
Answer by StockingsHQ on twitter:
“That’s the finishing loop and it is needed so the needle doing the seam can be withdrawn. It’s the mark of a genuine fully fashioned stocking as opposed to something with just a cosmetic seam.”
Real 100% nylon stockings with a keyhole in the welt – exactly the way it was in the past when ladies would stand in lines for hours to buy some. There are only a few factories in the world that are capable of producing such vintage-like hosiery.
The thought of fully fashioned stockings and suspender belt. makes me a little bit nostalgic because there is not much of this around. Valentine’s or your own wedding… that’s when women might give it a try.