Friday, 11 November 2011

Reviewed: Philippe Matignon 'Dorella' semi-opaque tights

I have blogged before about the excellent quality tights made by Philippe Matignon. What you can be sure of when buying Philippe Matignon tights is that the quality will be excellent and you will be getting a top class product.

As a man buying tights for himself I am always looking for a product that fits well, is durable and comfortable. I discovered Philippe Matignon tights when visiting Spain where they are always stocked in the El Corte Inglés chain of department stores.

Philippe Matignon now have an online store and they kindly sent me a pair of Dorella 40 tights for review.

Materials and features

According to the packaging, these are '40 denier semi-opaque pantyhose'. They are made from 88% Polyamide, 9% Elastane and 3% Cotton.

The tights have a fully shaped leg and are sheer to waist. They have flat seams and a slightly reinforced toe.

The appearance is glossy but not excessively so. The fabric used is very high quality; soft but also strong and durable.These tights, like all those made by Philippe Matignon, will last and last.

Fit and sizing
The tights come in five sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4 and XL which has a rear panel.

I tested the XL size in Cognac, a warm tan colour.

The fit was superb: excellent length and a generous brief. I have worn these tights on three occasions now and was really impressed with how comfortable they are. The high Lycra content means that they cling well to the legs and hardly need any pulling up during the day. The gloss appearance also provides very good glide under trousers.

Colour range
These tights are available Cognac, Nero and Playa Nature.

Price and availability
These tights cost US$21.00 from the online store that now ships internationally.

Hosiery for Men has been offered a special discount code which I can share with you. To get an amazing 25% discount, use the code 'Press25' when purchasing through the Philippe Matignon online store.

I was very impressed with these tights and they met all of my requirements. They are perfect for cool days, when it is not so cold that one needs thicker opaque tights.


  1. I could not find any sizing information on their web site. How did you determine that XL was appropriate? Did I miss something?

  2. Hi Anon. I know XL was best for me as I have always bought that size. I will raise the issue with Philippe Matignon and see if I can be sent sizing information.

  3. I have added an image of a size chart - hope that is useful.

  4. If you are in the UK and want some....

  5. At 6'4" and 225# I seem to be well off the chart. Thanks for providing it and saving me some un-needed experimentation.

  6. Sadly, the coupon code no longer works. I guess that is a good indication of how popular this blog is!

    Thanks for posting the size chart. It's most curious how the Philippe Matignon website is devoid of one. Also, I was disappointed to see how all they don't seem to support XL for most of their hosiery. :-(

  7. Just purchased these today in a red shade can't wait to try them out. Have others in this brand and never once was a disappointment.