November 2014 — For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with our R&D and Quality Assurance teams to redesign Act IV, as they have a propensity to run from the center seam, down the inside thigh, upon first putting them on.
The issue is I created Act IV to be ultra delicate, but that concept has flaws, which are inherent in my design. The challenge is my wanting to keep Act IV unlike most other brands and styles of pantyhose available on the market.
Everyone else uses spandex, reinforced areas and/or a gusset panel. Making Act IV in 100 percent nylon (no spandex), with no reinforced areas and no gusset panel is what makes ActSensuous different. That’s why our pantyhose are the softest, silkiest and sexiest available anywhere in the world.
But because they so easily run upon first putting them on, we need to make some changes to the design. I’ve been unwilling to compromise regarding the core design principles of ActSensuous, so for now, we at least are experimenting with different ideas. So far, we’ve tried adding 3 inches in length to each size so the wearer won’t have to tug too hard to get the pantyhose up to the crotch, and we’ve slightly tightened the knit to make the fabric a bit more durable. Neither has solved the problem, so now, we are experimenting with the center seam itself.
We tried making a thicker, stronger center, but that also failed. The problem is that with no reinforced panel or spandex in the panty-area of Act IV, there is nothing onto which to sew the center seam, except the delicate all-nylon fabric we use from waist to toe.
The obvious solutions are creating a T-bar (a reinforced panel that runs vertically from the waistband down the center of the panty-area to the crotch). Typically, a T-bar is maybe about 4 inches wide, and it’s reinforced enough to sew the center seam on securely. It might be possible to make it less reinforced and not that wide.
Right now, we’re still brainstorming ideas and experimenting with designs. Of course, the goal always is being able to keep Act IV 100 percent nylon and completely sheer-to-waist.
Until we resolve this issue, I recommend that you don’t order Act IV. If you really, really want to, of course, we’ll fill your order. We just don’t want you to be disappointed.