Gravity, abrasion and combinations thereof are the culprits.
Below are three options. Paul Stuart is a good option the above garters were purchased in the NYC store, which by the way is a must visit for any gentleman. The one thing to watch for is if the elastic is still good. Most local dry cleaners will be able to do it, or give it a go yourself! Etsy is your best bet, and sometimes Ebay. The quality difference is evident, especially in the clasp, but at the very least shall show you the value of owning several pairs in the future hopefully from the better options above.
I have worn sock suspenders since the age of 15 in , when my gran bought them for me. I cannot tolerate wrinkled socks and snowing bare legs. It never ceases to surprise me the number of well dressed men who are let down by their shoes and unsightly socks. I have many pairs of sock garters. I wear them every day to work or when dressed up for the evening. I hate it when I see men in interviews and cross their legs and see low wrinkled sock.
I agree that you forget you have sock garters on after a few minutes. I like them because no matter how well the sock is made, they always tend to slide down your leg.
Thanks for a great article. I tried and failed. The clip for the socks would only work on thin nylon, which cause my feet to sweat and smell. Those would work on any material. Gravity, abrasion and combinations thereof are the culprits. Thank you for the article! Thanks for the comment. I like to see socks garters and it is very pleasant to wear them. Unfortunally my wife hate such kind of accessories I always wear knee socks especially with bermuda of shorts as in Australia New Zealand South Africa,.
I like sheer nylon socks with garters because they look good and feel cooler to me than heavy socks. I inherited what I think are some kind of sock garter or extension. I wish I could attach a picture. There are two in the set. Any help would be appreciated. What are your thoughts of shirt stays to keep your shirts neatly tucked in throughout the day.
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He has had a life long affair with design, watches, fragrance and clothing. Favoring "British Style", but has an overall eclectic taste. Stockings are often considered to be sensual or erotic, both in person and in photographs, and some people enjoy dressing up for special occasions in attractive suspender belts or basques.
Ice hockey players use suspenders for holding up hockey socks. As these socks are essentially woollen tubes, they need to be kept from rolling onto ankles.
The socks can be held up by either hockey tape or hockey suspenders, which function like stocking suspenders. Garters in the 18th century could be elaborately decorated and were sometimes embroidered with names, dates, mottoes or humorous phrases. Prior to the invention of elastic, they were fastened by buckles, or threaded with spiral springs to grip the wearer's leg. Some women wore stockings with a plain elastic garter or narrow material tied tightly, not suspenders, or by simply rolling the top of the stocking, because it seemed more practical or they could not afford classic corsetry, thus creating a kind of predecessor of the modern hold ups.
This was particularly common among servants and housemaid, particularly until the mid s when the more modern suspender became readily available. During the world's first long distance journey by automobile in Bertha Benz , the wife of the inventor of the automobile Dr Carl Benz , used a garter to insulate a broken wire of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nr.
Stockings have also been used as an emergency replacement for a car's fanbelt. From the s to '60s, suspenders became a common, popular alternative to the girdle , especially among teens and young women.
Amid concerns girdles might cause abdominal flabbiness, suspender belts offered a simpler, more practical, and more comfortable choice when used simply to hold up their stockings. Since the early s, many men's magazines featured images of women in underwear, with models in suspenders and stocking, often with slips , petticoats , corsets or a bra and knickers or panties in erotic pose.
These images may have an erotic element and are sometimes presented as fetish fashion and also in pornography. Suspender belts continue to be worn for their original purpose of holding up stockings. Suspenders today are available in a variety of styles, most commonly in white, 'fleshtone' beige-pink, or black with a satin finish. Variations of the suspender or garter belt include knickers with suspender attachments reminiscent of images of the s, and corsets or girdles with small loops inside the bottom edge for attaching suspenders.
If worn underneath the belt, undressing may be rather complicated if using a public facility. In the poem, Gawain accepts a girdle very similar in function and connotation to a garter from the wife of his host while resisting her pretend carnal temptations to save his life and then wears it as a mark of shame for his moral failure and cowardice. King Arthur and his men proclaim it no shame and begin, themselves, to wear the girdle to indicate their shared fate.
At that point, however, the garter was a larger garment that was used as a foundation. The origin of the symbol of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a blue 'garter' with the motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense , will probably never be known for certain as the earliest records of the order were destroyed by fire; however, the story goes that at a ball possibly held at Calais , Joan, Countess of Salisbury dropped her garter and King Edward, seeing her embarrassment, picked it up and bound it about his own leg saying in French, "Evil [or shamed] be he that thinks evil of it.
This fable appears to have originated in France and was, perhaps, invented to discredit the Order. There is a natural unwillingness to believe that the world's foremost Order of Chivalry had so frivolous a beginning. It is thought more likely that as the garter was a small strap used as a device to attach pieces of armour , it might have been thought appropriate to use the garter as a symbol of binding together in common brotherhood, whilst the motto probably refers to the leading political topic of the s, Edward's claim to the throne of France.
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