Vintage Nylon Briefs and Pantyhose Pack

September 5, 2015 under Vintage

Vintage One Size Valu-Pak 2 in 1 matching set Pantyhose and Nylon BriefsAs many of you may know, I love to try different brands including vintage ones. A friend of mine has a huge stash that I am trying to sell for her and part of it I keep for myself.

Here’s an example of something I’ve never seen before on the market. There is a value pack, 2 in 1, containing pantyhose and matching nylon panties. Who on earth would wear nylon panties without any cotton? I guess I see why this idea didn’t catch on.

Based on the illustration panties and pantyhose are to be worn separately. I can’t really imagine why someone would combine the two given that both are made out of the same material. On top of this all, both items claim to be one size fit all.

For me this is just really bizarre, so I can’t resist but blog about it. I uploaded both pairs on eBay that I had and they both sold right away.

Cuban chambermaids in hosiery despite the heat – Controversy

March 20, 2012 under Practical

Every time I am in Cuba, I am surprised to see female hotel staff wear hosiery at all times despite the heat with closed toe shoes.  If I’d have that job, I probably wouldn’t be able to take it anymore and would go ahead and jump in the pool.

A model is posing in a maid outfit near the pool. Courtesy of WamInStyle team.

Just recently one of the women I know returned from Cuba and that was the first thing she mentioned to me, knowing about my hosiery obsession.

To my surprise Cuban staff wear hosiery, but not basic plain.  They all seemed to show off with a variety of patterned tights.  Not only that they wear it, they put effort to draw attention.

I also visited Dominican Republic and Mexico, but their staff go with bare legs.  Only Cuba seems to maintain such high dress code standard.

I can’t really say if I like the idea despire my love for hosiery.  To me clothes should not jeopardize one’s health.  At temperatures soaring close to 40 Celsius wearing synthetic fabrics may lead to skin irritation, fungus infection, and to additional female problems.

Once I was walking all stylish in the heat of the Middle East and the next day ended up with an excema-like rash on my skin.  Locals confirmed that this is what happens to them too if they don’t dress smartly in such heat.

Do you think that pantyhose should still be enforced in extreme heat?  I would probably suggest in summer months to wear fine fishnet stockings (no silicon lining) with a garter belt in order to both look stylish and not feel too hot.

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