The Anonymous Widower

Farewell! Mary Quant!

This is a true story I heard, when I worked for ICI.

Do you remember those horrible drip-dry shirts, that men used to wear in the 1960s?

I suspect I took some to University, as my mother felt I could wash them.

Did you know that Mary Quant was partly responsible for their demise?

Mathematics tell us, that a pair of tights need a lot more nylon, than a pair of stockings.

As Mary Quant got a lot more ladies wearing tights to go with mini-skirts, there was a shortage of nylon.

ICI, who made much of the UK’s nylon, decided unilaterally to divert nylon from men’s shirts to ladies’ hosiery.

Bye bye! Nylon shirts!

RIP Dame Mary

April 13, 2023 - Posted by | Design, World | , , , ,

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