Fashion: Sheer Delight

Few things irritate a woman more—or more frequently—than a run in her stocking. But women have been forced to live with their runs for the sake of fashion sheerness—and the perishability of hose is the boon of manufacturers. Runless stockings have been developed, but few women like the seams that come with them. Last week this feminine plague at last seemed on its way out. Two hosiery companies are racing neck and neck to be first on the market with stockings that are both seamless and runproof.

"This is the death knell of the hosiery business," said President Gordon Hanes...

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