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Leather stains on light colored hosiery

July 7, 2015

Occupy Summer School is going great! Hopefully today we’ll start a blog of some sort to document the goings on. And, as promised, I don’t have a lot of time.

However, I did want to share this with you, keeping in mind I have no idea how representative it is:



Quick question: how often did women of yore get leather stains on their light colored hosiery? Is that really a thing?

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  1. July 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Since when did you begin smuggling documents out of the Republican National Committee???
    Anyway, don’t get whipped into a frenzy over the leather stains….


  2. July 7, 2015 at 8:27 am

    OMG! The only thing I think is what will Mathbabe: Next Generation be posting in 2115?


  3. July 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

    “dupe“ …


  4. July 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    While it would be polite to imagine the stains came from riding sidesaddle, I imagine the less active explanation was crumbling, untreated leather upholstery in carriages. Hosiery maintenance is such a burden. (It might be too personal to suggest that sweat and footwear mingled to discolor.)


  5. msobel
    July 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Phillip Merrill is probably correct, but I’d like to think it’s from riding only chap wearing ranch hands, when the husbands are out riding the range.


  6. July 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    “BECAUSE it is unwise to risk the good we already have for the evil which may occur.”
    Sad how much of today’s political discourse (on both sides of the supposed divide) is a rehash of this maxim :/

    I found the “80%” and “competition” arguments rather thought-provoking, though. There is a fundamental counterintuitiveness to the democratic process in that it seems to seek the common good by means of a competitive (to some extent, destructive) method in which different voices “annul” each other. That said, I’m not cherishing an illusion that this counterintuitiveness is the main reason why a lot of people are still not very fond of that process (and the annulment does not actually happen in a well-functioning democracy due to parties taking absorbing popular pieces of agenda from outside), but it is a thought worth thinking.


  7. Liz
    July 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Don’t you think it is just from feet inside shoes?


  8. July 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Not to be terribly boring–but as someone who wears both light-colored hosiery and leather shoes, I’m guessing that it refers to the stains that some dyed-leather shoes can leave on stockings, from normal wear.


  9. gstally
    July 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Well, you can’t deny that it isn’t exactly wrong. You really *can’t* clean out a sink spout with a ballot! There’s no arguing with that one now is there?


  10. mapgirl
    July 13, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    White stockings and black boots. Very Victorian. Don’t think of ‘hosiery’ as modern nylon pantyhose. Think more like woolen kilt hose. Get it?


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