Sunday, 26 April 2015

What does she think?

What does she think?

This is the question posed by another men's hosiery blogger Christopher James, the writer and creator of the blog LegStyle.



Christopher explains why he started the LegStyle blog:

I have decided to write on behalf of all men who, like me, have worn tights for many years, and have always wondered "Why are they considered a woman's garment?" Like jeans, and button up shirts, or anything else you would consider a Man's Garment... Tights were once only for men. This was back before women were allowed to wear pants, or even show their legs. Thankfully times have changed, and women can now wear whatever they want... so why can't men?





In his latest blog post, 'What does she think?', Christopher provides an opportunity for women to share their opinions on men wearing tights.

He explains:

Now it's time to open the floor to the women. If there are any women, wives, girlfriends, etc. out there that wish to voice your opinion on the subject of men wearing tight, leggings, anything LegStyle related... This post is for you!

What do you think of your man wearing tights... or men in general wearing LegStyle garments as apart of their everyday attire?

Does your man wear LegStyle, or if you're single, would you date a man that does?

What would you do if you came home, and caught your man wearing a pair of tights? It's a shock at first, but he say's they're comfortable, and he wants to wear them more openly with shorts....

Would it make a difference if you knew the tights were designed / made just for the male anatomy?

Do you think tights should be made available in the men's department, so we men can stay out of the women's department?


I know that Hosiery For Men has quite a large female readership, so if you would like to comment and share your opinions, do pay a visit to LegStyle. There are some interesting comments already!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Reviewed: Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights

The Irish hosiery retailer DressMyLegs sent Hosiery For Men a selection of tights to trial and review.

You can read our reviews of the following styles that they stock:

Cecilia de Rafael Ave 70 Denier Opaque Tights

Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights

Veneziana Cover 100 Denier Opaque Tights



We know focus on the Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights.

These tights came very highly recommended by DressMyLegs for their unique silky feel that makes them great to wear under clothes. DressMyLegs told us that they were particularly suitable for wear under trousers.





Material and features

The Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights are described by DressMyLegs as follows:

Brighten up your wardrobe with a different colour every day in a pair of these 50 Denier opaque tights. Available in the most trendy colours, they are made using 3D technology which gives them incredibly soft and silky feel and lets clothes glide over.


The tights come in quite sturdy, typical Oroblu packaging. The tights are enclosed in a cellophane sleeve which is then housed in a robust card envelope

The tights are made from 90% polyamide and 10% elastane.They have an incredibly soft feel and the fabric is very stretchy.

Opacity is consistent but not total, as you would expect with 50 denier. There is a slight sheen.

Seams are flat. There was no rear comfort panel in the L/XL size; all sizes have a plain gusset. Toes have no reinforcement.

The tights are sheer to waist with a 3.5cm wide waistband.




Fit and sizing
The Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights are available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL.

I tested the L/XL size.



As mentioned above, this Oroblu style has an impressive amount of stretch. The fit is exceptional and like a second skin.

The tights feel incredibly soft and smooth when worn, and mould themselves to your legs.

The waistband is particularly comfortable, along with the brief which is deep and stretches over the hips with ease.

The high Elastane content helps the tights stay in position and they needed very little adjustment.

As the 'Slide Touch' name indicates, these tights perform exactly as expected. Jeans or trousers just glide over them. The feeling when worn is very nice indeed.

Colour range
The Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights are available in a wide range of colours including:

Beige 7
Orange 6
Violet 7
Grey 8
Blue 11
Bordeaux 5
Brown 4
Coral 3
Black
Garden 2
Red 10
Fuxia 7
Blue 12
Green 18
Cobalto 7

I tested a pair in the Blue 11 shade.

 
 

Price and availability
The Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights are priced at €11.95.

Service is excellent at DressMyLegs and items are despatched quickly.

International postage is €5.95 and free for orders of over €50.00.

Conclusion 

It's always good to try something new from Orublu as their products are such good quality. We have reviewed several Oroblu styles here already.

The Oroblu All Colours 50 Denier 3D Slide Touch Tights were even better than I expected them to be.

The wearing experience is exceptional, and they are perfect under trousers. The glide is wonderful and at this time of year the 50 denier fabric is just what is needed for a bit of additional warmth when needed.

Highly recommended.

Thanks again to DressMyLegs for the samples and their support for the Hosiery For men blog.

New Fenwick hosiery department launched...with men in tights!

Fenwick of Bond Street is one of London's most famous and iconic department stores.





Fenwick has a long-standing reputation for having one of the best hosiery departments in London, with expertise on everything hosiery related.

When their new Leg Room hosiery department was recently relaunched, the store created a fantastic live window display of men wearing tights!



Fenwick Bond Street have a resident hosiery expert, Sue Harrison, who has more than 40 years experience. You can send Sue any question you have about hosiery by post it on Instagram or Twitter @Fenwickbondst using the hashtag #asksue and she will get back to you. You can read some of Sue recent responses to questions here.



Hosiery For Men are planning to make a visit soon to the new Leg Room department and hopefully we will get the chance to meet Sue.

You can also win a £50 voucher to spend on tights at Fenwick Bond Street in a new competition. Details are here

Men's tights giveaway from UK Tights!

UK Tights have just launched a fantastic competition where they are giving away three pairs of men's tights.



Hosiery For Men readers will be aware that UK Tights is one of the leading online hosiery retailers, who always aim to provide top quality service and support to men who purchase tights for themselves. UK Tights has a dedicated men's tights section on their website, which is constantly expanding with new products.

In UK Tights Ultimate Mantyhose Giveaway you have the chance to win a pair of your favourite tights for men from one of the following three brands: Activskin, Glamory and Maximus.

How to enter: Just go to the UK Tights Ultimate Mantyhose Giveaway page and enter your name and email address.





There are three prizes available:

1st prize: 1 pair of Activskin tights for men
2nd prize: 1 pair of Glamory for men tights
3rd prize: 1 pair of Maximus tights for men

The competition starts today on Friday 24 April and ends on Thursday May 14 2015.


It is open worldwide and winners will be chosen randomly. All winners will be notified personally and directly and no names will be published by UK Tights.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

New from Comfort4Men: Microcotton opaque support tights for men

Comfort4Men, the leading European men's hosiery brand, has launched another new product. This is a great addition to their ever-expanding range of men's tights.



The new product is a Microcotton opaque support tight for men. Comfort4Men say they are really excited about this new product and to create it have selected a a skin-friendly and breathable material combination with extra high proportion of cotton and highly elastic Lycra to provide an exceptional and luxurious wearing experience with great functionality.



The tights are available in high waist and low waist versions.

  

They are available in four colours:
  • Black
  • Caramel
  • Graphit (grey)
  • Schoko (dark brown)








To launch the new product, Comfort54Men are offering a 15% discount on both styles until April 19th, 2015.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Legslavish visit to UK Tights

We have just watched a great new film from Legslavish, the online resource for reviews of all kinds of hosiery products.



Legslavish have around 20,000 subscribers for their Youtube Channel, and have achieved over 10 million views of our videos from people all round the globe.

In their latest film, Legslavish presenter Gabrielle visits UK Tights and speaks at length to Dawn Barber, the managing director .



Dawn speaks at length about the amazing range of tights that are available at UK Tights, including their range of tights for men. Dawn also speaks about men who wear tights and the commitment at UK Tights to sell products that meet their particular needs.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Reviewed: Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights

Hosiery retailer Tightsplease sent us a pair of the Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights to trial and review for Hosiery For Men readers.





The Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are a new product launched by Falke as part of their legwear range for Autumn/Winter 2014/15.

When I visited the Falke flagship store in December last year, the sales assistant showed me these tights and explained that they were a new and innovative product from Falke.

Material and features

The Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are described by Tightsplease as follows:

/Made using an exquisite soft plush technique, these opaque tights from German brand Falke are set to take pole position on every hosiery lust list this season. Constructed using over 400 needles, small plush loops are formed, which create a clever air cushion for heat conservation and a wonderful warming effect. Perfect for chilly winter days, your pins will be beautifully soft and smooth to the touch, making these matte tights a luxurious and fashion-forward addition to any hosiery collection. Choose between classic black and a variety of stylish autumnal shades to find the perfect pair for your wardrobe. Redefining cosy!'


Packaging is the same as other Falke models. The tights are folded around a rectangular card, and then housed in a card enclosure that folds into a kind of box. Everything is then inserted into a cellophane envelope.



These are 80 denier tights made from 94% Polyamide and 6% Elastane.


They are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and brief.

Seams are flat throughout, including the toe seam.

The size V (XL) that I trialled has a rear comfort panel. Small sizes have a conventional net gusset. There is a 3cm wide waistband with a Falke tag sewn onto it that indicates the style and size. That is a quality touch.

Opacity is very good; the tights provide a deep, even coverage on every part of the leg. The fabric is completely matte and very soft to the touch.

What is unique about these tights is the plush yarn inside which is delectably soft and warm. But unlike some styles of thermal tights, these are not bulky at all. The fabric is made with an extremely fine knitting technology that seems to be a genuine Falke innovation, as I haven't seen anything similar before.

Sizing and fit

The Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are available in three sizes: S/M, Medium, Large and XL.



I tested the XL size.

I have never worn any Falke tights that didn't provide a great fit. The Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are no exception.

The XL size extends to a height of 6'0" and comfortable accommodated my 5'10".

The legs stretch and fit with ease without any over-stretching.

The brief, like that of all Falke tights, is deep and very comfortable.

I wore these tights twice as part of the trial, and both days the temperature was freezing. The insulation and comfort was absolutely top notch. On one occasion I was at a football game and wondered how I could possibly have kept warm without them. Traditional long johns might be the choice of many guys, but the Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are simply on another level!

Colour range

The Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are available at Tightsplease in seven colours:
  • Anthracite
  • Burgundy 
  • Marine 
  • Black 
  • Cigar 
  • Brenda
I tested a pair in Black.



Price and availability
The Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are priced at £26.00.

Conclusion
The Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights are a really superb product from Falke and a welcome addition to their fantastic range of opaques.

For thermal tights these are certainly a huge step forward technically, providing warmth and insulation without bulk.

As a wearing experience, this is as good as it gets. Wonderful fit and comfort, alongside functionality.

Although price-wise these tights are a premium product, I would argue that they are good value for the quality.

They can be worn under trousers, with shorts and would be welcomed by anyone doing winter sports, outdoor activities or working outside in cold temperatures.

Highly recommended.