Sunday, 15 January 2012

Reviewed: Comfort4Men 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights

I first wrote about Comfort4Men tights for men last year when I tested and reviewed their 70 denier opaque tights.

I was extremely impressed with the quality and fit of that Comfort4Men style and in my review you can see that I gave them a very strong recommendation.


I was asked by Comfort4Men to choose another style to test and review and the description of the 60 denier luxury tights certainly caught my interest:

"You will be thrilled by the unique ultra-smoothness and velvety-softness. Just touch and feel it - the silky lustre speaks for itself."



It is a rather enjoyable experience choosing what style of tights you want on the Comfort4Men website, as one of the welcome features is that you can 'individually design' your tights using features from several variants.

For example, when choosing the 60 denier luxury tights, one has to choose between the low waist or high waist style. Then there is a choice of colours: either Black, Anthracite or Light Grey.

You can then choose to have the tights with or without a fly opening. Lastly, there is a choice of sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7 or 7+.

That makes a total of 60 possible combinations just for the 60 denier luxury tights! Is there any other manufacturer of men's tights that provides such a choice in just one of their styles?

As I have written previously, a tremendous amount of care goes into the design and manufacture of Comfort4Men men's tights. These are not women's tights rebranded as 'unisex' or 'men's tights' - they are tights specifically designed for the male anatomy and therefore one can expect a superior wearing experience in every respect.

The 60 denier luxury tights I chose, were the C406M model, and had the following features:

  • 60 denier
  • High waist
  • Anthracite
  • Black gusset
  • Fly opening
  • Size: 6



Materials and features
The 60 denier luxury tights I tested are made from 92% Polyamide and 8% Elastane. They are not completely opaque in appearance, and I noticed I could see my skin and leg hair in the areas where the fabric is slightly more stretched, such as the thigh.

As described on the Comfort4Men site, the materials is indeed luxurious and very soft and smooth to the touch. The material has a gloss appearance, but is not over shiny.

The tights have plenty of stretch. They have a comfortable waistband. The toe is reinforced and there are flat seams throughout.



The gusset and crotch area also has a flat seam and is made from very soft, comfortable and stretchy material (see picture below). The fly opening is extremely well-designed and also easy to use. There is no need to fiddle about with the opening when going to the bathroom.



The high waist model provides plenty of room, supported further by a rear comfort panel. It is a relief when putting these tights on not to experience the low waist/shallow brief experience of many brands of tights made for women (Falke and Wolford excepted). Choose your size carefully and these tights will fit well, even if you are carrying a few extra pounds in the waist area.

Fit and sizing

As mentioned above, the 60 denier luxury tights come in five different sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7 or 7+. This is a wider size range than the 70 denier opaque tights I tested last year.



With the size 6 pair I tested the fit was really excellent. I have worn this pair several times over the winter, on both very cold days and milder ones. The insulation is excellent, but the tights also seem to breathe so there is no sensation of over heating once one comes back into a warmer environment. The level of comfort is superior to any brand of men's tights I have worn before. On cold nights, I didn't want to take the tights off and they were wonderful to sleep in.

The tights cling extremely well to the legs and don't need frequent pulling up during the day. I did notice, however, that there was a very slight wrinkling at the ankles, when worn for a long period. But that is soon sorted with a bit of a pull-up and reshaping.

These tights have excellent glide under jeans and trousers.

Colour range

The 60 denier luxury tights are available three colours: Black, Anthracite or Light Grey.

The Anthracite shade that I tested was more of a steel blue grey, than the darker, charcoal grey appearance you can see in the pictures.

Price and availability

The 60 denier luxury tights cost €41.95 plus shipping. Shipping rates vary depending on the destination.

For countries outside of the European Union, German value added tax is not payable. This is removed automatically during the order process.

Conclusion

If I had a rating system on Hosiery For Men, these tights would get five stars.

Both pairs of Comfort4Men tights I have tested have been wonderfully comfortable. They are already 'favourite' tights for me and I actually look forward to wearing them.

Yes, they are pricier than other brands (only Gerbe men's tights are in a similar price bracket) but as the saying goes: "You get what you pay for." These tights are superbly made, are hard wearing and will last a decent length of time.

3 comments:

  1. Terrific review, as always, HFM. :-) It is especially encouraging to hear such a positive impression of Comfort4Men. Regarding the opaque appearance, is it much of a difference from the 70 denier style? Does it feel noticeably lighter? Do the ankles and toes maintain a good degree of opaque appearance so that these easily pass for socks?

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  2. Thanks for the feedback T4M. I would say that the 60 denier luxury tights are slightly less opaque than the 70 denier. The fabric is also quite different. Ankles and toes do maintain a much greater level of opacity and these could easily pass for socks, although ones with a slight gloss appearance.

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  3. Thanks for the review T4M, I’ve been looking out for reviews on this brand, I’m intrigued by the review and don’t mind paying up if the quality is worthy, I’ve bought Wolford, Falke and i’m always pleased with the quality to be fair, it makes me wonder what 42 euro’s worth of hose feels like on the leg! However no UK stockists adds another 13 euro’s or so into the equation, great review tempted yes!

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