One of the more enjoyable and fashionable trends you will see these days is that of thigh high socks and stockings being worn by all kinds of women for all kinds of occasions. From the convenience and warm they offer to the fun, playful options available, above the knee protectors and hose have progressed. But just how far physician come? Let's take the developments in the history of clothes and stockings.
While the first socks were great deal different than what you concentrate on today, they actually date up back to the precast ages. At that time they were simple animal skins that happen to be gathered around the foot and tied on the outside ankles. And there is evidence your current ancient Egyptians had some form of knitted sock already (really not too surprising if you think how advanced they were in quite a few ways. The fact that they had knitted socks just fits in the rest of the story of usually these amazing people).
By the 8th one hundred year BC the Greeks started using a bit socks that were that contained the matted hair that had been animals. While it isn't clear whether had been worn by men and women, it seems that or perhaps they were limited to add to theatrical plays, and to be specific in comedies. I guess matted animal hair socks are pretty funny looking if you think it.
Much later, about late 1400's, pants and socks has to be a single unit which later became is known as 'tights'. Most often these were made from fine silks, wool and/or velvet substantial different colors. In epitome of fashion, it wasn't unusual to do it each leg of the tights to become a separate color.
Up to nowadays, these kinds of stockings or 'hose' were worn primarily from their wealthy. But a centuries later, by the late 1500s, the invention of knitting machines allowed for more mass production of the clothes, making them more available to more people.
By the 19th century for many, we began to see the development of full on knitting mills, pushing production levels even higher and associated with even more common parent. At the same space of time, fashion was leading to men's pants allow it to be longer and longer giving stockings to become far more and shorter. In epitome of fashion, as the stockings continued to become shorter, the name was eventually shortened simultaneously to simply 'socks'..