Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Reviewed: Fiore Raisa 120 denier opaque tights

US-based hosiery retailer The Stylish Fox kindly sent me these Raisa 120 denier opaque tights for review.

The Stylish Fox is a young company, created with the goal of providing high-quality, fashionable hosiery at reasonable prices. They welcome male customers buying hosiery for themselves and you can also ask any questions via their Live Chat support facility.



The Raisa 120 denier opaque tights are made in Poland by Fiore.

Materials and features

These are very soft and very opaque 120 Denier tights that are very stretchy due to the high content of elastane (Lycra). The material is 81% Polyamide, 18% Elastane and 1% Cotton.

The stretchy quality of the material is clear as soon as you take these tights out of their packaging. The 3D technology used in the manufacture means the tights fit very closely to the legs and are extremely comfortable.

These tights are sheer to waist, have flat seams and invisibly reinforced toes, and a cotton gusset in sizes 3 and 4. They have a slight shine.

Fit and sizing

The tights are made in three sizes: 2, 3 and 4.

I tested size 4 in the Mocca shade and they fitted my 5'10" height comfortably. The brief was for me just a little lacking in depth.

Colour range

These tights are available in Black, Mocca, Navy Blue, Graphite and Plum.

Price and availability
These tights cost $13.60 at The Stylish Fox. They are also available from a UK retailer and if any readers are interested let me know via a comment and I will post the details.

Conclusion

I found these tights to be an extremely comfortable wear indeed. Under trousers they glide well and provide excellent warmth. Their stretchy quality means they would be a good choice for taller people. Thanks again to The Stylish Fox. Do visit their website and have a look at their range of products.

7 comments:

  1. Where in UK are these available please?

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  2. Hi Brian
    This is the UK seller:
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fiore-UK-Hosiery/Raisa-/_i.html?_fsub=1974501014

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  3. According to their size chart, the size 4 and 5 end at 5'9" (175cm). Did you find that they understate the range for what the tights can fit? Also, it would be helpful to know what your weight is. Thanks!

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  4. According to The Stylish Fox who sent me these tights for review, the Raisa 120 den tights are not actually available in Size 5, despite the size chart information, which I assume is a generic one for Fiore hosiery. My weight is 73kg.

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  5. Nice review! I've been curious about the Raisa style, which I'll never get to try for lack of a size 5. The whole "Elite" category appears to have size 4 as their largest.

    Did you find the fabric to feel very comparable to the Falke Pure Matt 100? The denier is higher, but still rather close. From what I've read about Falke, I'd expect the fabric weave to be tighter and give a slightly more opaque appearance, aside from being more matte.

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  6. Have a pair, they are great:)

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  7. I find all Fiore brand hosiery magnificent looks great on and found them durable

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