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Born as a trendy accessory to meet a need of the body, that of keeping the feet warm in the colder seasons, it has become an item of clothing with new fashion trends.

The prototype of the sock dates back to 700 BC. Mesopotamian men covered their lower limbs with long canvas leggings and leather soles. Women had a more refined version with white canvas embellished with embroidery.

The Greeks and Romans also covered their legs with cotton or wool bands (closed with leather laces) which however left the foot uncovered and were soon replaced by bracae (type of trousers).

In the Middle Ages, stockings were long and a distinctive symbol of social status.

In the 1400s the stocking became an indispensable item of clothing and tights were born to be worn under pompous dresses. There is also a clear division between men's and women's clothing: men wear brightly colored socks that differ from one leg to the other; women, on the other hand, subject to common morality, remain covered for a long time.

In the 1600s and 1800s, bright colors moved on to elegant white.

It was in the 19th century that everything changed. Men's legs are covered by long trousers and stockings become an undergarment. Women, on the contrary, show their legs and the stocking becomes a garment of seduction.

The 1900s marked an epochal transition for women: short skirts and nylon stockings on display. Nylon fiber was invented in 1937 by researchers at the Du Ponte Company and soon replaced silk.

In 1940, in New York, 72,000 pairs of nylon socks were sold in a single day.

The tights created by Allan Grant were officially born in 1959 and, unlike the previous stockings, the models are also offered in black or in hold-ups and knee-highs. With the advent of the miniskirt, queen of the '60s, tights, as resistant as steel and delicate as a spider's web, are on display.

In 1970, brighter pastel colors prevailed, while in the '80s punk and glam rock styles triumphed with the great success of fishnet and ripped tights.

In the pantyhose there was,  over time, a great evolution with different types: control tights, pre-paman ones, those with push up effect for the B side, for babies and children, in fleece or warm cotton for women and men, ideal for the harsh winter.

The sock, therefore, an indispensable item of clothing today, comes in various versions: long, short, for women, for men, for children, in the same color or in a pattern. In combination with or in contrast to the look, a weapon of seduction and warm protection, for every type of physical activity, breathable, eco-sustainable and comfortable and whose color must match that of the shoes because it is an extension of them.

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