Do you know how the socks come?

Women in ancient Rome wore thin straps around their feet and legs. This kind of leggings was the most primitive socks. Until the middle of the Middle Ages, this kind of "sock" was also popular in Europe, but cloth pieces were used instead of thin straps. In the 16th century, the Spaniards began to separate pantyhose from trousers, and began to knit socks by knitting.

The Englishman William Lee engaged in hand-knitting with his wife, which led to his research on knitting machinery. In 1589, he invented the world's first hand-knitting machine to knit woolen trousers. In 1598, it was transformed into a knitting machine that could produce finer stockings.

Soon, the Frenchman Fournier began to produce silk stockings in Lyon, and it was not until the middle of the 17th century that cotton socks began to be produced. After the American DuPont Company invented nylon in 1938, the first nylon stockings were put on the market in the same year. Since then, the socks market has undergone a huge change, and nylon stockings have gradually become popular and all the rage. Popular in Europe late, it was not until 1945 that the first batch of nylon stockings officially appeared on the market.

Before the socks that people wear, people have been using leggings in a broad sense. This can be traced back to ancient Egypt when the leather leg straps and the socks-like attire sewn with hemp or woolen fabrics. Chausses socks appeared during the Crusades, but they were not for ladies. The Crusaders used pure silk fabrics to make more exquisite socks. The ladies decorated their ankles with delicate shoes, which appeared under the beautiful skirts. At that time, socks were the patent of men. In 1589, William Lee, a student of the British Theological Seminary, invented a machine that sews socks by hand, which is 6 times faster than hand-sewing. This is the originator of the sewing machine. At the same time, the ladies also began to wear socks.

Industrialized hosiery production began in 1860. The hosiery industry has been looking for new materials to replace the scarce and expensive real silk. The production of blended yarns made the hosiery industry a great success. In 1928, DuPont displayed the first pair of nylon socks, and Bayer launched polypropylene socks. In 1940, high-barrel nylon stockings created the highest sales record in history in the United States, and began to become ordinary daily necessities. Boat socks appeared in the early 1980s. At that time, tennis wear began to rise. The classic style had two fur balls on the ankles. It became popular again in the mid-2000s. However, many styles have changed, mainly used to match skateboard wear. It is shorts or skirts. Some girls wear invisible socks because they want to fully show the curve of the legs and the protruding part of the socks is not good-looking. They are usually worn during sports or sports and leisure styles with shorts or hot pants. Or those who wear shoes and sweaty feet can absorb sweat.


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