So is B&W fetish photography. If you want to make accent on hosiery, you have to use either high contrast (e.g. stripes, fishnets, back seams) or well pronounced texture. You have only 256 “grey colours” in your palette. Gentle shades of sheer skin-coloured pantyhose will not be visible. But black full-fashioned stockings is a completely different story.
Many thanks to Dietmar Rogacki (Google+) who collects beautiful b&w photos from all over the Internet.
See 24 photos below.