It was nothing personal, just a matter of comfort. Shoppers crowded stores, and one San Francisco store was forced to halt stocking sales when it was mobbed by 10, anxious shoppers. Since the late Allen Gant Sr. This polyester fiber had a low melting point, however.
The industry witnessed a decline in pantyhose sales, and an increase in other products, such as tights and—with the rise of pants in the workplace—trouser socks. In , Glen Raven Mills of North Carolina introduced pantyhose -- underpants and stockings all in one garment. Like this article? The year was and if you were a woman, a night on the town meant either squeezing into a girdle or slipping on a garter belt.