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 Silk Stockings

Belle époque by Cervin

  • Ultra Sheer 15 Denier Silk Hold up Stockings

  • Flat Knit with  Embroidered Tulle Top

  • 96% Silk 4% elasthane Lycra

  • Reinforced and Reduced Heel

Available in Nude as shown

Sizes Small, Medium and Large

$59.99


Silk Gartered Stockings

  RHT

 

  • 100% Silk

  • Ultra Sheet 15 Denier

  • Flat Knit with RHT

  • Garter Belt Required


$49.99/pr

Available: Jet Black or Suntan

Sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Silk Stay Up Stockings

  RHT

  • 100% Silk

  • Ultra Sheer 15 Denier

  • Flat Knit with RHT

  • No Garter belt required

  • Can be worn with a Garter Belt


$54.99/pr

Available: Jet Black, Barely There, White and Ivory

Sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Full Fashion Silk Stockings

 

  • 100% Silk

  • Ultra Sheer 15 Denier

  • Garter belt required


Not Available till Late December

Available: Jet Black

Also available by special order in: Nude, pearl and White

Sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

/ Pair

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If interested:
Please Email us we may be able to obtain some sooner

 

 


 

Height

Weight lb. 5'0" 5'1" 5'3" 5'4" 5'5" 5'6" 5'7" 5'8" 5'9" 5'10" 5'11"
90 1 1 1 1 1 2          
110 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3      
120 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3  
130     2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
140         3 3 3 4 4 4 4
150           3 3 4 4 4 4
160             4 4 4 4 5
170               4 5 5 5
190               5 5 5 5
  152cm 155cm 160cm 163cm 165cm 168cm 170cm 173cm 175cm 178cm 180cm
 

Size chart is a reference as it can not allow for: Length of leg, Width of Thigh, Width of Calf and Width of foot

 


 

Place Vendome 30 Silk Pantyhose

  • 30 Denier

  • Reinforced Heel and Toe (RHT)

  • 96% Silk 4% Lycra legs

  • Cotton and Silk Gusset

  • Cotton Soft waist band with Cervin Logo

Available: Black

Very Limited Supply

Nude and Ivory are on back order

Sizes: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 (S / M,  M / L,  L / XL)

SIZE CHART

Pantyhose is a non returnable item


 

Silk Pantyhose

 

 

 

$69.99

 

Add To Cart

 

Pantyhose is a non returnable item


 

Place Vendome 15 Silk Pantyhose

  • 15 Denier

  • Reinforced Heel and Toe (RHT)

  • 96% Silk 4% Lycra legs

  • Cotton and Silk Gusset

  • Cotton Soft waist band with Cervin Logo

Available: Nude

Very Limited Supply

Black and Ivory are on back order

Sizes: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 (S / M,  M / L,  L / XL)

SIZE CHART

Pantyhose is a non returnable item

 

Silk Pantyhose

 

 

 

$69.99

Add To Cart

 

Pantyhose is a non returnable item

 


 

 

Silk Stockings

 

 
 

Production of Silk

 

 
 

LIFE OF THE SILK WORM

 

 
  The production of silk is a lengthy process, from the birth of the silk worm to the retrieval of the silk from the cocoon. The text  below gives a brief insight as to what is a basic example of how silk is produced to enable the manufacturing the stunning pure silk stockings.

The "Bombyx Mori" is the species of silk worm which produces the majority of silk for knitting and weaving. It is the white Mulberry which provides the silk worm the raw material in which to produce the silk. When the mulberry begins to bud, the eggs of last years silk moths, which have been hibernated during the winter months are brought into the mulberry districts and  slowly warmed. Warming is often achieved by ladies carrying small packets of eggs about their persons, but a stove lamp is  often used as a modern alternative. A graduate  advance in temperature from 10º to 24ºC over a period of 10 to 14 days is required to effect a uniform hatching. The eggs are little larger than a pin head when the caterpillar emerges, but feeding constantly on the mulberry leaf, it out grows its skin 4 times in as many weeks. After the fourth and last molt, the worm continues to eat and becomes quite ugly and fat between 7 and 10 centimeters long. In this last stage it will actually consume about 4 times the weight of leaf he has consumed to date, so some 36000 worms hatched from an ounce of eggs, which should eventually produce at  least 5.5Kg of raw silk and eat as much as a ton of foliage, one acre may produce 3 to 4 tons of leaf for a return of 22.5Kg of raw silk. When the worm stops eating, it looks for a location to build it's cocoon, twigs or straw are provided and soon he will begin to produce a filament silk in to a cocoon, working until he is wrapped inside, to later emerge as a moth. To produce silk, this process has to be interrupted, as the birth of a moth causes destruction of the cocoon, as it secretes brown gum to dissolve the cocoon. So before the emergence of the moth the chrysalis is put to sleep  by exposure to the sun, or hot air, but this process makes it increasingly difficult to unwind the cocoon filament in the process known as reeling.
 
 

 

REELING
 

 
 

Through two glands in it's head the silk worm emits the filament silk know as a "bave" the reeling process consists in finding the end of this bave, unraveling it and winding it in to a hank. Raw silk is quite a gummy/sticky substance, so before separating the filaments the cocoons must be softened by immersion in hot water to loosen the gum. The cocoons are placed together in a basin of near boiling water, which starts to dissolve the gum, once the gum is dissolving the cocoon filaments adhere to a small brush or rod which rotates the water. The outside layer of the cocoon is thrown away as imperfect after sticking to the rod, these discarded portions are known as "knubbs". Now the cocoons are ready for reeling, the size  or denier of a single cocoon being too fine to be of any commercial use, it must be decided how many cocoons need to be reeled to make one single yarn. When these filaments are boiled and reeled together in one single process the naked eye will not be able to determine that this single thread is actually made of many filaments. To ensure uniformity, the threads are run through a systems of pulleys  to make for example a yarn of 3 denier,
7 cocoons are run through the reeling system at once.

 
 

 

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