Manhatten Heel Fully Fashioned Stockings
Genuine Fully Fashioned stockings with a Manhattan heel. This being similar to the Cuban heel but with a slightly pointed top with an outline around the heel and underfoot. This intricate design is unique and make these nylons very desirable. 100 percent nylon and 15 Denier, non stretch. These stockings are made on genuine fully-fashioned 1950’s knitting machines renovated in 1994. Each machine is sixty feet long with a studded pattern chain altered for each heel style and size. The demise of fully-fashioned was due, in the main to their time consuming production methods, with each machine making just 30 legs per hour.
Every stocking is seamed by a machinist. To finish seaming the stocking top, called ‘welt’ is turned 360 degrees which causes the distinctive ‘finishing loop’ at the top of the seam. After this they are dyed to the correct colour. Much sought by connoisseurs everywhere..................