My Friend’s Vintage Pantyhose Drawer

March 8, 2014 under Vintage

So as I was digging through my friend’s drawer, I found she had a collection of vintage pantyhose. She wants to sell them for about $4 for single pair, about $6 for value packs that have 2 pairs in them, and $8 for the vintage Dim brand.

Do you want to buy? E-mail me. friends@fantasystockings.com

Just looking at these vintage pantyhose packages is already a thrill!  Most of these are made in Canada.

vintage pantyhose for sale - made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

Cover Girl brand pantyhose. I didn’t even know there was a brand like that! (SOLD already)

Silky Panty. Extra tall, burgundy. Sheer and ultra transparent, sandal foot.  Made in Canada.  100% nylon.

Cover Girl ultra sheer pantyhose for those special occasions when you want nothing but the ultimate sheer.  Soft cotton lined gusset.

vintage pantyhose for sale

Finesse brand no run pantyhose. 4 taupe, 4 black pairs in stock. Made in Canada. Magi-stitch construction provides greater durability. Run resistant. Queen size. 100% nylon.

vintage pantyhose for sale

L’amour sandalfoot pantyhose with a polka dot print.  Made in Canada.  100% nylon. Available in several shades of grey and one in taupe. Buy it here – L’Amour Vintage.

vintage pantyhose by Baycrest brand

Baycrest brand, sheer silky control top sandal foot pantyhose. Queen size. Misty black. Made in Canada. Quality tested by the retail research foundation of Canada. Buy it here – Baycrest Vintage.

These pantyhose have a silky nylon / spandex panty for gentle hip and tummy contol, ultra sheer and lycra spandex leg and an invisible reinforcement knitted into the toe for added durability called Super Toe. The extra touch of lycra in the leg offers you a better fit with a silky luxurious feel.

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

Discretion nude pantyhose, ivory colour, rather off white. Large (135 – 155 lbs). It says that there is a 30 day guarantee! (well, I’m unable to extend it to you after 30 yrs though) 100% nylon. Made in Canada.

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

Woodsonia silky panties and hose in one. Sandalfoot. Cotton gusset added for extra comfort. Panty portion consists of 77% nylon, 23% Spandex. Leg is 100% nylon. Made in Canada. Actifresh, made exclusively for Woodward’s!

Whisper vintage pantyhose brand for sale

Whisper pantyhose. Different colours. 100% nylon. 20 Denier. Made in Canada. Buy it here – Whisper Vintage.

vintage Kayser soft touch pantyhose

SOLD ALREADY

Kayser soft touch, all sheer sandalfoot. Extra large. All sheer pantyhose, cotton lined gusset. “Soft touch” with a touch of lycra for a superb fit. SOLD.

92% Nylon, 8% Lycra/Spandex

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

Woodsonia non run all sheer sandal foot panty hose. Colour – bone. Fits between 5’4” to 5’8”.  Non-run stitch provides greater durability. 100% nylon. Made in Canada. Buy it here – Woodsonia vintage.

vintage tights queen size - pantyhose XL from The Bay brand

The Bay brand. Queen size pantyhose. Reinforced panty and toe. Fits 160-200 lbs, 73-90 kg. 100% nylon. Made in Canada. Treated for long lasting freshness.

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

L’amour queen size pantyhose. Slate grey, 170-200 lbs. Motif style. Made in Canada. 100% nylon.

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

SOLD

Phantom fashionables. Medium size. Fashion patterned and opaque panti hose sandalfoot. Fashonables add a little mystique to a very beautiful you! Made in Canada. 100% nylon. SOLD ALREADY

made in Canada - tights from the 80`s, 100% nylon

Dim pantyhose looks like coffee in these small bags.  One pack, the shiny one, is black pantyhose and the knee highs are in the other one.  These were purchased in France in 1982.  Large size.  These Dim are $8 each.

These Dim pantyhose were bought in Marseilles in France by my friend, in a shop that just sold lingerie and stockings. She went there to visit her friend and they together went to this shop, buying Dim bras and hosiery. That store was special because it was one of the few places that had bras with adjustable straps.

woodwynn hosiery vintage

Woodwynn brand. Queen size pantyhose. 160-195 lbs. Made in Canada. 100% nylon. Charcoal.

Buy Vintage Pantyhose in our SHOP.

Where to Buy Vintage Stockings and Pantyhose in Vancouver?

July 10, 2013 under Vintage
vintage 100 nylon pantyhose by miss canada brand

My vintage pantyhose – Miss Canada brand, 100% nylon

I know where!  I am so excited, just now I was walking along Main Street and noticed a vintage store called Woo Vintage.  I rarely check vintage stores, but I absolutely had to go there because on their sign they had a pair of legs in stockings.  So I was hoping that if they carry it, I could buy some vintage stockings or pantyhose for myself.

I walked in and asked for vintage stockings.  To my surprise they had a whole basket full of all sorts of different brands!  Still unopened, both pantyhose and stockings from decades ago.  It’s  like a chance to travel back in time and feel what it was like for people back then.  What a treasure!  I am tempted to go buy the whole basket actually.  Here is an example from their online store – vintage Hudson stockings.  They also have an account on etsy.

I just couldn’t leave the store without a pair of Miss Canada pantyhose in my hand, a Canadian brand that probably no longer exists.  It claimed to be one size fits all.  Obviously, the same day I put on that 100% nylon vintage pantyhose. Relatively stretchy, sheer to waist, no gusset, chocolate brown.  Yes, for me it fits, but let’s just say I wouldn’t recommended for a lady either taller or heavier than me.

Miss Canada brand vintage 100 nylon sheer pantyhose package

Vintage packaging of Miss Canada brand pantyhose states that the composition of the hosiery is 100% nylon in both English and French. It probably used to be a brand that would sell in department stores, according to the shop owner.  One size fits all perhaps would be true a few decades go, but sure not for the modern North American size.  The range of 100 – 150 lbs would perhaps be about size Medium.

Miss Canada brand vintage 100 nylon sheer pantyhose packaging

I did spot a few special brands, like Alferd Sung, for example.  I recommend this location if you want to buy vintage stockings or vintage clothing and jewelry in general. Another item that I finally found there that I couldn’t find anywhere else was a pair of oversized vintage clip earrings.

 

Woo Vintage

4393 Main St.

Vancouver, BC

604 687 8200

 

If you are in Vancouver, come and indulge.  if you are not, they have a Facebook page and an Etsy store where you can purchase items.  Perhaps you may need to check directly about pantyhose though, since it is really one of a kind thing.  Once they are gone, they are gone.

https://woovintage.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WooVintageClothing

https://twitter.com/WooVintage

http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WooVintageClothing

vintage pantyhose packaging - Hudson Wonderfit Phantom Fitlon

Vintage packaging for Hudson, Wonderfit, Phantom, and Fitlon pantyhose.

vintage pantyhose and stockings selection

The treasure basket!  An opportunity to buy vintage stockings while they are still around.

 

2nd Skin Pantyhose Marketing Plan

June 25, 2013 under News

Look what I found floating on the internet… Not on purpose, I was simply looking for marketing information on pantyhose for an article that I want to put together.  I won’t release the topic just yet, but I promise it will generate a lot of noise.

2nd Skin Pantyhose Marketing Plan seems to touch on competition (Under Armour), but somehow I find their financial projections to be almost absent.  I’d expect to see some kind of focus groups personally in that section.

Manufacturers of panty hose have long recognized that there is a vast untapped market for their product: men seeking relief from wind and cold. However, panty hose manufacturers have been unable to tap directly into this market because of the stigma associated with men wearing what are considered women’s undergarments. This research presents a strategy to openly market panty hose to men and take advantage of this opportunity.

View the rest of the marketing plan here:

http://fundworx.com/pdfs/Marketing_PlanPantyHosePosted031611.pdf

I realize that this is available to public, hence I see no problem talking about it on my blog.  But if 2nd Skin people decide they don’t like it, please tell me and I’ll take this post down right away.

For me personally the most interesting part of the document is the sources since I’d love to get my hands on actual goods.

 

 

Wrong Shade of Pantyhose?

November 30, 2012 under What to Avoid

Is there such thing as a wrong shade of pantyhose?  I found this photo on a forum.  This woman is wearing pantyhose that looks slightly greener than her own skin tone.  Isn’t it kind of strange?  I would imagine it would look much better on a black girl, for example.

Do you agree?  I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

OR COULD THIS BE A COLOR CAST FROM THE GRASS AND TREES?

Update on Dec 4th, 2012 – submitted by Mike

In his comment below he says: ”

I agree with David. Beware of color cast!

Pictures taken in a forest, under trees or with a large area of grass tend to be green, because of the reflection of the sun on the green leaves or the grass like above. In the same idea, pics taken in the snow tend to look bluer because of the reflection of the sky on the snow’s surface. I made a corrected version of this photo, if you’re interested. It’s fairer to judge a picture with the good equilibrium of the color tones.”

He says: “I corrected the yellow cast caused by the sun in the background and the green cast caused by the grass on the foreground. I also lowered the saturation of the colour of the girl’s face, as her face looked pinkish.”

Original Photo

After colour correction

 

 

 

 

 

vertical comparison

horizontal comparison

If Mike is right about the colour cast, I’d say that she is actually wearing a good shade of pantyhose judging by the corrected photos.  In terms of her skin tone – I think that the poor girl simply got a bit of a sunburn in the summer.

 

 

First Newsletter is Coming Out Tonight at Midnight by Pacific Time

November 9, 2012 under News

Hi, friends, just a reminder that the very first newsletter by Fantasy Stockings is scheduled to come out today at midnight by my own time. 🙂

 

Topic:  Wolford cosmetic shade Neon 40 and my story of trying it on for the first time.

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Newsletter is coming up!

September 19, 2012 under News

I decided to create a newsletter and already there were about 3 issues sent out that got a good response.

I think that most of the material will be photos of beautiful pantyhose and stockings and maybe some video updates and pantyhose stories.  My next topic should be Falke brand.

In case you are wondering, the photo shown here for illustration is from German Voque by Alex Lubomirski. I liked that composition so much that I just had to share it with you!

*Friends, please notice the stockings shop section, as it is the main source of funds for this blog.*

Pantyhose and high heels look so classy!

Aurora doing a photoshoot in Sheer Black Pantyhose

September 13, 2012 under Style

This is Aurora – she is a local Vancouver girl and my guy did this photoshoot with her in pantyhose.  She is a friendly girl and she obviously looks great in pantyhose!

Friends, please note, these pictures are COPYRIGHTED – do not post them elsewhere.

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Male Dancer in White Tights

November 16, 2011 under Boys

I went to a fashion event and they had an amazing dancer in white pantyhose.  His dance moves were outstanding and I came at the end of the show to thank him.  Of course, as you notice, he doesn’t mind wearing tights and he says that he buys a lot of it for dancing.

I have nothing against men wearing tights as you may know from my bio section.  I enjoyed watching this dancer in white tights perform his ballet moves.  Somehow before it never occurred to me that mantyhose can be sexy.

As I learned later on, there are a lot of men out there who are not even dancers and enjoy to wear hosiery because of the feeling.  Beautiful dancer in these white tights made my heart race that cold Vancouver evening.

*Friends, the only funding for this blog is from the shop section.  Please indulge your pantyhose obsession and show some support for my work!  Your purchases make this blog possible.*

Pantyhose on a Motorbike in Vietnam

October 15, 2011 under Travel, Weird

Businesswoman on Motorbike Using Laptop

Just wanted to share with all of you something I’ve heard today about wearing pantyhose on a motorbike.  My friend told me that in Vietnam women wear pantyhose even in hot weather and go to work riding the bike in their fancy shoes, skirts, and so on.  Of course, that means that the quality of pantyhose must be much higher in order to resist such activities.

Someone suggested that maybe they wear opaque hosiery that is more durable while riding… no, it can be very hot in Vietnam, but women still wear sheer hosiery to work for professionalism.

I have a good Vietnamese friend who tells me all these things.  She is very educated and she loves to wear tights / pantyhose.  Turns out that Vietnam is very progressive in terms of their equality when it comes to education.  Both men and women study and build careers.

moped, motorbike, girls, ladies, hosiery, nylon, office work,

Such women in pantyhose and office wear on a motorbike is common sight in Vietnam. Do you want to see more entertaining posts like this? The only funding for this blog is from some sponsors and from the hosiery shop.  Please have a look, you’ll be more than satisfied!  Please take some time to shop and sign up for our newsletter too.