Saturday, 7 January 2012

Penti: Tights from Turkey



Penti are one of the oldest and most well-established hosiery manufacturers in Turkey. The company behind the Penti brand was founded in 1950 in Istanbul. Originally, there were two separate corporate entities behind the business: Naylon Hosiery and Bilka. Following a merger in 1970, the Ogretmen Hosiery company was born.



In 1984 the Penti brand was introduced to replace the old Ogretmen one. In 1986 Penti began to export hosiery beyond the Turkish market and is now a hosiery brand that is increasingly well-known internationally.

I first became aware of Penti tights when reading a comment on another forum made by a Turkish man called PH Turk:

"I live at Turkey and I wear their tights always. Penti is a big company from Turkey and they are supplier of the a lot of brands. 80 den tights are beautiful choice for men, I wear their 80 den tights always with shorts and under the trousers. I hope you will like their tights."


PH Turk's describes himself as:

"...a male from Turkey. Who waits with hope when we will wear our pantyhose at outside. I think about pantyhose, this is a good clothes for men. I am not a gay or crossdresser. Only lover of pantyhose."


PH Turk's Flicker Photostream is an impressive piece of work. You can see him in all kinds of work and social situations wearing tights.

A look at Penti's size chart suggests that the L and XL sizes might be a good fit for men.




Penti also make a range of Maxi Tights in larger sizes, and the size chart for these shows that the sizing is even more generous.



There are some nice opaque styles produced by Penti such as these Mikro 200 Tights:



And these Mikro 40 Maxi Tights:



Penti has a large chain of stores in Turkey and also many international outlets.



I know that this blog has a very wide international readership, including many readers in Turkey and Russia. It would be good to get feedback and comments from those of you that have tried Penti tights.

Penti has a Penti USA website, that is still under construction.There is also a Penti store in the USA, at 9 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. They can be contacted via the Penti USA website.


Penti are aware that there is increasing interest from men in their tights and have agreed to provide me with a generous amount of samples that I hope will be arriving soon. In due course I will test and review all of these and provide feedback for Hosiery For Men readers.

10 comments:

  1. From Singapore:

    I'm @LuciusMyBoy in Twitter and I have followed you. I really thank you for your efforts, keep on keeping on! :)

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  2. Thanks Lucius. Your feedback is really appreciated. What brands of tights can you get in Singapore?

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  3. There are a variety, you could check it out at www.newlook.com.sg :)

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  4. I hope men will like these tights, I use their tights always. I suggest their 80 den matt tights I think perfect...

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  5. Thanks Ph Turk for the recommendation. I was sent the 80 den tights and I will try these first.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing the upcoming reviews! And a tip of the hat to Penti for providing you the materials. :-)

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  7. Been trying to order Penti Glare Sparkle Polka Dot Tights from Tightso.com with no luck not sure what's wrong with their site but won't let me purchase them.

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  8. Here's a good question these tights the PENTI Glare Lurex Sparkle polka dot tights are on tightso web site but every time I go to checkout it tells me to go back to merchant page and won't let me buy them plus selected another pair. Yes went to Turkish Penti site tried to register got as far as the info page won't take my phone number in the GSM part can only enter 3 numbers . Anyone know where I can buy these I live in the usa. Great looking tights would love to buy them.

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  9. Here's a good question these tights the PENTI Glare Lurex Sparkle polka dot tights are on tightso web site but every time I go to checkout it tells me to go back to merchant page and won't let me buy them plus selected another pair. Yes went to Turkish Penti site tried to register got as far as the info page won't take my phone number in the GSM part can only enter 3 numbers . Anyone know where I can buy these I live in the usa. Great looking tights would love to buy them. If you know where other than Tightso or the Turkish Penti web site let me know at wd_masterdemon@yahoo.com

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  10. Penti Glare Sparkle Polka Dot Tights are impossible to order

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