Ripped nylons, what to do, how does this happen, how to prevent, why, why, why? Here are my Top Five Suggestions for making the most out of your hosiery so you don’t have ripped nylons.
Ripped nylons: What to do
First of all, I learned you should be careful how to word this inquiry when all you want to do is avoid ripped tights.
Second of all, there is not really any information about this topic, so I think it should be explored a lot more.
What can be done with ripped nylons or tights POST rip?
This comes in as the sixth highest Googled term from my blog from last year.
Secretly I’ve always had this problem. I can’t seem to wear tights/nylons for more than a day or two before they get a run. Fortunately, this was really only a special occasion problem and never really affected my nylon collection. As I had tons and didn’t really notice when I had to throw a pair away. The problem became public once I started an office job and realised how quickly I was going through tights.
Before this, my only public clothing issues were breaking zippers constantly and losing buttons.
If you ask the Internet, it will tell you one of two things about ripped nylons
- “With tights and pantyhose, where one leg has a run in it, you can cut the ruined leg off and use it with another half pair.”
- “No matter what hosiery you stock up on, if your tights, stockings or leggings have ripped, snagged or run, they only belong in one place—the trash bin.”
These are stupid.
In my opinion.
There has to be something better than wearing two halves of nylons or just throwing them away.
Since nylon is akin to plastic, it’s not easy to recycle. Also throwing a ripped pair of tights away seems like defeat.
There must be a better way!
I am trying to figure out ways to reuse old, defeated nylons but haven’t compiled a proper list yet.
Alors, on y va à la présentation de caractéristique.
OK. One wears nylons because they do for your legs what foundation does for your face.
Also, they’re made of nylon, which acts as an under layer (like Merino wool or polypropylene for you outdoor sports enthusiasts), draws sweat away from the skin and helps keep the body warm. This is how girls wear short skirts in the winter.
Now that I’ve proven the importance of nylons, how do I help protect your investment?
Here are my Top Five Suggestions for making the most out of your hosiery so you don’t have ripped nylons
- The fight: Tights versus nylons
- Tights are nice, but adhere to sheer!
- Check your nails prior to putting tights on
- Keep clear nail polish on hand
- Avoid the dryer
Hopefully these ideas are helpful. Let me know if I’ve missed anything!
Extra credit: Leg Wear Tip: How to Fix Ripped Tights in Two Minutes
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