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Vintage Non-Stretch Nylons

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Hi there. 

I am new to the forum. My first post! 

I have been looking high and low for a certain type of tights an ex girlfriend used to buy. They were a sheer-to-waist style, thin seams and no obvious panty reinforcement. But the main thing about them was they they were a non-stretch type and had a very different and slightly rough feel.

The beauty of these tights was that they looked incredibly thin and were the hottest tights I have ever seen. They looked like they were far less than 10 denier and they had a really expensive vintage look about them. 

I think I can narrow the brand down to either Couture or Pretty Polly. but I might be wrong there. I wonder if they are still made? 

So my question is, does anybody know these tights and if/where I might still be able to buy them? If not, what would be a good replacement?

Thanks. 

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The inside out feel. Try Holly by Gatta 8 denier sheer to waist, very reasonable price I think you will be pleased with the result

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Thanks jamesandlouise. Appreciated. 

Yes, that inside-out feel can be really sexy! 

I'm sure the Holly and Gatta tights are great, but they are not the ones I was hoping to find. These non-stretch nylons were totally sheer throughout. No T band. No reinforcement just below the waistband, in fact no reinforced anything! Just the same super-thin nylon material throughout. There were very think seams which ran up the middle on at the front and rear of the body, separated by a cotton gusset which was easy to cut out. 

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They sound like vintage "principal boy" tights made for the stage before the advent of stretch lycra hosiery. But where you would find such a pair now, I have no idea.

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Thanks Ursula.

I think you are right. Vintage dancewear for the stage, etc. 

I can only hope that there is a private seller on Ebay or somewhere like that which might have a stock of them at some point.

I remember these tights being on sale in high street department stores about 20 years ago. They were very common. 

This image is a fairly good likeness of the kind of material I am looking for, (Note the wrinkling around the ankle.) but they have to be sheer throughout. 

Speaking of the inside-out feel, although these were quite rough feeling, they were incredibly smooth when inside-out. 

Thanks again. 

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