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Nylons

Ok, since I am pretty much an everyday nylons person, and have to be, I gota ask this - you, who are also wearing them a lot, what do you do in emergency, when they run?

Where can one get quickly another pair here? Do you keep an extra in your briefcase? Which ones are good? I usually get them home, cheaper, but is it even worth getting the fancier ones?

Even those that are anti rip do run, I think the hike to and from work is not nylons friendly nor are wooden chairs in schools.. The old trick with nail polish works, but I wondered lately, when one puts the lighter ones on now, and they do tear more, do newsagents have them? Gas stations?

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Old 27.04.2012, 23:36
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Re: Nylons

I order mine from Marks and Spencer, the ones here are way too expensive.

For stopping ladders when I was younger I used to use clear nail varnish.
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Re: Nylons

I wear then very rarely but i make sure i always have at least one pair unopened as as soon as i put one on i realise that it got stuck in the wash somewhere and has a huge hole. It then gets thrown away. Im not sure about what is best as i wear tights only when im wearing a dress and last time it was in August last wear. I read in a magazine somewhere thought that Migros budget are the best apparently
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I order mine from Marks and Spencer, the ones here are way too expensive.

For stopping ladders when I was younger I used to use clear nail varnish.
Yeah, I get M&S ones too back home.. The ones that are antirip are ok here but the actual fiber is super fine and even the smallest rip is quite visible.

Good ol' varnish trick..
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Re: Nylons

->kept a spare one in my office drawer
->yes, it is worth getting the fancier ones, they are more fragile but the difference between fancy and ordinary is great
->like a brand called Sabrina, don't know where i got them from....traveled a lot till last year so lost track
->i always carry one in my handbag when meeting a client

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Re: Nylons

I will have a look in Migros.

I think the difference in quality is not actually in if they rip easily, but how snug and neat they stay. Cheap ones get loose, ick.

I will just carry another pair. It's warm enough now for those that stick up, too, which is nice.

I looked around a couple of Coop gas stations when I needed them and didn't find any.
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If you find yourself with a runner and you do not have any nail polish available, hairspray can work as a stopgap measure to stop runners.

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I wear then very rarely but i make sure i always have at least one pair unopened as as soon as i put one on i realise that it got stuck in the wash somewhere and has a huge hole. It then gets thrown away. Im not sure about what is best as i wear tights only when im wearing a dress and last time it was in August last wear. I read in a magazine somewhere thought that Migros budget are the best apparently
Here is an article suggesting very practical uses for those nylons once they are no longer wearable!

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Re: Nylons

I've been through all the phases - only being Wolford, M&S and regular supermarket brands. I'm pretty tall and aside from runners used to struggle to find nylons that are long enough. My current conclusion is that Migros is the best of the bunch. There's a brand called Ellen something which I think is pretty good. M&S and Wolford just aren't what they used to be.
And yeah, I've been known to keep a spare pair in my handbag on days where I really don't want anything to go wrong.
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Re: Nylons

Thanks, girls..

I don't really like the Coop equivalent of Migros ones, I will give the Migros ones a test run. Was pretty disappointed with Dims, and Manor brand, but might be that they don't do size 0 or -1, I am bellow the weight bracket so then the are not nice and snug. Maybe I will try the H&M teen ones, it's just that the quality is quite sh..
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I hate tights with a vengeance! But yes, we always stopped 'runs' with clear nail varnish. When I was a kid, tights or stockings were so expensive, that one lady in the village used to 'mend' them for a small fee with a tiny crochet hook and a watch making eye piece.
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I hate tights with a vengeance! But yes, we always stopped 'runs' with clear nail varnish. When I was a kid, tights or stockings were so expensive, that one lady in the village used to 'mend' them for a small fee with a tiny crochet hook and a watch making eye piece.
We learned how to mend them in school
I am glad though, comes handy.

Looks like varnish is still in. I like tights, especially funky ones, what I really dislike are the spray-ons. Ugh. The ultimate cheese.
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