Sunday, 26 June 2016

Reviewed: Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights

Hosiery retailers Tights Tights Tights sent us a pair of the Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights to trial and review.





Earlier this year Tights Tights Tights interviewed Hosiery For Men and you can read the full Q & A on the Tights Tights Tights blog.

The Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights are part of the Seidenglatt range, which also includes:

  • 15 denier tights
  • 70 denier tights
  • 15 denier ankle socks
  • 15 denier stockings
  • 15 denier stay-ups
  • 15 denier knee-highs
  • 40 denier knee-highs
The Falke 70 denier Seidenglatt tights are a great favourite at Hosiery For Men and these are also available at Tights Tights Tights.

Incidentally, the translation of the German word seidenglatt is 'silky soft'.

Packaging

The Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights are packaged in a standard Falke fashion (acknowledging that some Falke styles are packaged differently).

The tights are folded are folded around a card rectangle that provides information on the new Falke Leg Aesthetics range on one side, and instructions on the reverse on how to put the tights on.

This is then enclosed in a larger card sleeve, that is housed in a cellophane envelope.







Material and features


Falke describe the Seidenglatt 40 Tights as:

"Elegant, semi-opaque sheer tights with a slight shine for a silky feeling on your skin. These tights are real all-rounders. Ideally suited for business, leisure or festive clothing. 40 den appearance."


The tights are made from 92% Polyamide and 8% Elastane.

The first you will notice on removing the tights from the packaging is the incredibly soft and sensual texture of the yarn. They genuinely feel 'seidenglatt" (silky soft).

The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation from the leg to the brief/panty.

Seams are flat throughout and superbly engineered as you would expect from Falke.

The brief is deep, as is usual with Falke tights. The V/XL size I trialled has a rear comfort gusset. Sizes S-L have a conventional gusset with net structure.



Toes are rounded with light reinforcement.



The waistband is 2.5cm wide and has a further reinforcement strip below with the same measurement. In a cool touch, there is a Falke tag which on the reverse identifies the style and size. This is very helpful if you have a large hosiery collection.


Fit and sizing

The Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights are available in six sizes:

  • S (0)
  • S/M (I)
  • M (II) 
  • M/L (III)
  • L (IV)
  • XL (V)
Tights Tights Tights currently stock the S, M, L, and XL sizes. I tested the XL size.



Fit was excellent with the tights moulding beautifully the leg and providing smooth, even coverage. In appearance they are definitely semi-opaque and leg hair will show if not removed.


The tights have a slight shine; but it is more of an overall silky sheen.

They fitted my 5'10" height well but I am less confident that they would stretch much further. That all depends on the width of your legs and thoughts though.

Overall feel and wearing experience was great. Your legs will love the soft feel.

Colour range

Tights Tights Tights stocks the Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights in two colours: Black and Powder.

We tried the Powder shade, a medium tan colour.





Falke also make this style available in Marine, Brenda and Anthracite.



Price and availability


The Falke Seidenglatt 40 Tights retail for £12.00.

Conclusion

I think we have given a recommendation badge to every Falke style we have reviewed at Hosiery For Men.

The quality of Falke tights is consistently excellent whatever style we test for readers.

We love the Falke Seidenglatt 70 opaques, so were eager to try the 40 denier version. We were not disappointed.

The Seidenglatt 40 tights are a perfect semi-opaque style. However you wear them, you will like the great soft texture. I would say they are a perfect semi-opaque tights for wear under trousers on cooler days.

Thanks to Tights Tights Tights for sending us the sample.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Introducing Love Your Legs

Love Your Legs is a new tights and hosiery online retailer.



Love Your Legs say:

"We are a committed company who's aim it is to keep our customers happy and ensure that the products we supply are excellent quality and affordable. We stock everything from tights as well as leggings, socks, shape wear and stockings that are all a part of our own brand as well as introducing other brands. "


We recently spoke to Claire from Love Your Legs and are pleased to publish this feature.

Can you provide Hosiery For Men readers with some background to Love Your Legs? When did the business start and how has it developed?


Love Your Legs and Warmlegs are brands owned by Peri Legwear. Peri Legwear has been supplying tights to high street retailers for 25 years. We source from manufacturers in Europe and the Far East and we are continually developing new styles and improving our quality to ensure that we can offer the best products to our customers. We set up our on-line ordering website in 2015.

In a crowded online hosiery retailing market what is unique about Love Your Legs?


Whereas many other on-line retailers only sell other suppliers brands, Loveyourlegs and Warmlegs are our own brands, so we always have stock of core lines and the quality is consistent.




You have your own Loveyourlegs brand. Can you tell us more about this?


The Loveyourlegs brand offers a wide range of styles/sizes/colours. We offer basic sheer tights, knee highs, ankle highs and footlets as well as opaque tights, trouser socks and patterned fashion styles. We were one of the first suppliers to sell lightweight thermal tights, leggings and socks under our 
Warmlegs brand.



Do you have many male customers?


Yes we have male customers. Our website was only launched in September last year and approximately 15% of our sales are to male customers. As we get more established we will hopefully see a rise in this number. We also have feedback from stores that some men do buy our products.

Are there any particular items that you have in stock that you can recommend for men?


We sell thermal tights, leggings and socks under our Warmlegs brand, and stores have said that many men buy these products for themselves. We also stock some of our standard Loveyourlegs styles in sizes Large and Extra Large which are suitable for men. We also stock the Adrian brand on-line which come in Large and Extra Large sizes.



What kind of service will male customers receive at Love Your Legs? Do you welcome enquiries and requests for advice?


We offer a very welcoming service, and are always happy to give advice on information on any of the styles we sell. We can even offer discreet packaging on request for male customers. Male customers get exactly the same service as female customers as we class all our customers as the same.

There is always quite a lot of media interest in the subject of tights for men. What are your thoughts about the greater visibility of men buying and wearing tights?


It is fantastic that there is greater visibility of men wearing tights in the media. After all, historically men were the first to wear tights. Anything which encourages anyone to wear exactly what they want is useful.

To men thinking about trying tights, what would you say are the main benefits of wearing them?


The main benefits of wearing tights are comfort, coverage and warmth.



Are you thinking about stocking any men’s tights?


We would consider stocking men's tights in the future as this is a growing market. However our research does show that most men prefer womens tights as they are better quality.

What are your plans for the future at Love Your Legs? 


Our plans for the future are to continue to develop new styles/fabrics and sizes in the Loveyourlegs and Warmlegs brands, and to become more established in the on-line retail sector.

Thanks for speaking to Hosiery For Men Claire. I hope our readers will check out Love Your Legs. It's good to know how much you value male customers.


You can follow Love Your Legs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Just arrived: Selection of Gabriella tights from TightsPetite

TightsPetite are a small ,new UK based startup, with a mission to provide customers with effortless, straightforward, time-saving hosiery shopping experience.


They have sent Hosiery For Men a selection off tights by the Gabriella brand to trial and review. These are:

Gabriella 80 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights

Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights

Gabriella Duna 20 Denier Matt Effect Tights









Stay tuned for a feature on TightsPetite which we will publish shortly.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Portugal ace Cristiano Ronaldo spotted wearing tights under shorts

The Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted wearing tights under shorts.

Arriving for the Euro 2016 clash with Austria, Ronaldo sported a pair of semi-opaque black tights under shorts.







This is not the first time Ronaldo has worn tights publicly. Here is a shot taken a few years ago.



If you are looking for similar tights to recreate this look, we recommend the following styles:

Wolford Neon 40 Tights from UK Tights

Falke Pure Matt 50 Tights from Luxury Legs

Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Opaque Tights from Dress My Legs

Falke Pure Shine 40 Denier Tights from Tights Tights Tights


If you are looking for tights similar to those worn by Cristiano with support and compression (to aid circulation and provide muscle support) we recommend the Falke Leg Energiser 50 Tights or the Kunert Fly and Care 40 Tights. Both are available from UK Tights.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Best selling men's tights at Comfort4Men - the top six

Comfort4Men is one of Europe's leading men's hosiery brands. They sell an impressive range of opaque and sheer tights for men, including many styles that provide compression and leg support.



Comfort4Men recently shared information with Hosiery For Men about their six top selling styles of men's tights. We now publish this for the interest of readers of this blog.

Links to our reviews are also provided, when we have reviewed the styles featured.

  • The overall results of interest and one can draw some conclusions: 
  • The three most popular styles are for tights with support/compression. This suggests that leg health and comfort are key issues for many men buying tights. 
  • The two top selling styles are for strong and medium support respectively, suggesting that higher levels of compression are seen as providing benefits for many men. 
  • Opaque tights are popular, particular those with a wide range of colour options. 
  • Sheer tights also sell well. 
1st: C403M Comfort4Men pantyhose/tights with support 140 denier









These tights have strong support and are available in four colours, with an optional fly opening.

Available in high waist and low waist versions.

2nd: C402M Comfort4Men pantyhose/tights with support 70 denier








This is a medium support style and is available in four colours, with an optional fly opening.

Available in high waist and low waist versions.

The Hosiery For Men review is here.

3rd: C401M Comfort4Men pantyhose/tights with support 40 denier








These are light support tights, available in four colours and with a choice of fly opening.

Available in high waist and low waist versions.

The Hosiery For Men review is here.

4th: C406M Comfort4Men Luxury Tights 60 denier Tactel & Lycra











These are luxury opaque tights available in five colours, and again with the optional fly opening.

Both high waist and low waist styles are available.

The Hosiery For Men review is here.

5th: C405M Comfort4Men 70 den opaque tights












These are opaque tights available in six colours, and with an optional fly opening.

Both high waist and low waist styles are available.

The Hosiery For Men review is available here.

6th: C409M Comfort4Men 17 denier sheer/transparent tights





These are sheer men's tights, available in three colours with an optional fly opening.

High waist and low waist versions are available.