Do you ever go to put on your favorite pair of tights or stockings only to find a big run down the leg? It can be a major bummer not to mention a waste of money to have your tights ruined by runs within a few hours or wearing them or a couple days after buying them. Learn how to avoid runs in new hosiery and prevent small snags from turning into bigger runs. This article was co-authored by Veronica Tharmalingam. Veronica Tharmalingam is a personal stylist based in Los Angeles and Paris. She has over 10 years of experience crafting stylish wardrobes for men and women.
Toenail too sharp? Did you try shoving your foot in without delicately scrunching up the fabric beforehand? Wearing thigh high boots with a zipper? Hello, snag and huge run. Pantyhose made from the same fibers as bulletproof vests? And to my surprise, they were pretty sturdy. We stuffed it in a zipper and nope, no tear.
In American English, the term pantyhose generally refers to hosiery traditionally worn by women since their introduction in , however some manufacturers also produce pantyhose for men , or, colloquially, mantyhose , brosiery , or guylons. In L'eggs , a US pantyhose company, opened a storefront together with a product-related bulletin board on the web. They soon discovered that most of the visitors talking about their products were men. After conducting a survey  in , the company came to the conclusion that many men were wearing pantyhose as a regular clothing item, and would buy leggings in a well-targeted male product range, if it existed. Based on this survey and other market research, G.
Pantyhose are made of delicate nylon fabric that covers you from the toes to the waist, helping to even skin tone and reduce friction. They're notorious for ripping and running when you try to handle them, but once you successfully get them on, they can make your outfit look polished and sleek. Using the proper technique to put on pantyhose will extend the life of your hosiery and ensure a smooth, comfortable fit. Patterned and seamed pantyhose do exist, but "control-top" means something different. If you purchase patterned hose, just remember they are a bit more difficult to put on because you need to line the pattern up correctly on both legs.