Wool "Derby Ribbed" Stockings
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On March 25th, 1780 William Kellow a store owner in South Quay, Virginia advertised that he had stolen from him, a long list of goods including "18 pair of worsted ribbed stockings."
Wool stockings were a commonly worn by the working class & military . They wore hard and maintained insulating properties even when wet. Our stockings are based on many seen in collections and portraiture. Ribbed stockings were a common pattern. In 1759 Jebediah Strutt of Derby, England patented a machine which made the "perfect ribbed stocking". Thus the term "Derby Rib" which can be found in contemporary writing.
- Our stockings are 75% wool & 25% nylon
- Made extra long to fit most any leg, please specify small or large.