50 years of Hosiery – The story of Allen Grant, whose pregnant wife’s struggle with stockings and suspender belts encouraged him to come up with a solution to her discomfort. A wonderful insight into how tights came about and have gone through several life cycles since.
Swanky Pins welcome you to the wonderful world of fashion hosiery. Our blog is centred around Hosiery tips, tricks & advice, the latest products on the market and covers news of the latest fashions in hosiery + some general articles and photos from ‘back in the day’ when tights were worn by men up to the glamorous golden years when women wore stockings on a daily basis. Nowdays anything goes and the changes in hosiery designs reflect this – even since we started Swanky Pins in 2012, fashions have changed and there are now some truly complicated and magnificent designs printed on a simple pair of tights.