Wallace Carothers didn't live long. He didn't even live long enough to see his most famous invention put to work. But he did leave a lasting impression - especially on women's legs. Wallace Carothers was born in Iowa, at the last gasp of the s. He was to be shaped, and then to shape, the modern era, but he wasn't going to see it.
Pantyhose , called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes. Like stockings or knee highs , pantyhose are usually made of nylon , or of other fibers blended with nylon. Pantyhose are designed to:. Besides being worn as fashion, in Western society pantyhose are sometimes worn by women as part of formal dress. Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform. The term "pantyhose" originated in the United States and refers to the combination of panties an American English term with sheer nylon hosiery.
The story of pantyhose runs in the Gant family. Since the late Allen Gant Sr. Three generations of women have now experienced waist-to-toe stockings, and few would be surprised to discover that a man invented pantyhose. According to Allen Gant Jr. It was nothing personal, just a matter of comfort.
Male pantyhose, or mantyhose, is emerging as a viable solution for complaints by men of aching, tired legs, varicose veins, or other circulation issues. Her alarm turned to puzzlement when she noticed something very unusual about them. They had a fly opening in front. Since the problem was not severe, his doctor had recommended support socks, or a trip to the ladies hosiery section to get some support pantyhose to alleviate the discomfort. One of his co-workers told him of a company that sells support legwear made exclusively for men.