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Stocking writer's wooly thinking

Published 21/05/2010

I read with great interest the article by Richard Doherty about nylon (Review, May 15).

It was a very well-researched piece of writing, but it did have one glaring inaccuracy.

Before the invention of nylon stockings, women certainly did not wear woollen stockings. Well-to-do people obviously wore silk. But a woman who could not afford silk wore stockings made of lisle.

MARY E WILLIAMSON

Whitehead, Co Antrim

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