Friday, 22 June 2012

Reviewed: Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights

Itsocks are a London-based hosiery retailer and stock several of styles of tights in larger sizes to cater for the growing market of men buying tights for themselves. Itsocks even has a tights for men section on their website.

I have previously published a Hosiery For Men feature on Itsocks, that includes an interview with the owner Anna Oldbury.

I have also reviewed the following tights sold by Itsocks:

Gatta Laura 40 Denier Sheer Tights
Gatta Rosalia Polar Winter Tights

Itsocks sent me a sample of the Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights to test and review.

Materials and features

For a man testing tights, my first impressions once the tights have been removed from their packaging is often a good guide to how the tights will wear. In this case I was impressed with the length of the Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights. I can see why Anna recommends these tights to men looking for warm opaques.

They are made of 86% nylon and 14% Lycra microfiber. The fabric is 100 denier which provides a very good level of opacity. These tights feel incredibly soft. They are mainly matt in appearance with just a slight shine.

Seams are not conventional (not flat). The waistband is quite narrow at 2cm, but it soft and comfortable and holds everything in place without any constriction. I particularly liked the deep brief which has plenty of room - another plus point for male wearers.

The 5-XL size that I tested has a rear comfort panel. Sizes 2,3 and 4 have a gusset. They are sheer to waist with just a barely visible reinforcement band below the brief.

Fit and sizing
The Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available in four sizes: 2 (small), 3 (medium), 4 (large) and 5 (X-large).

I tested the size 5-XL and they were an excellent fit. As mentioned above the good length in the legs and deep brief are key plus points for male wearers.

Worn under trousers there is good glide and the tights seem have have some breathbility so you don't overheat.

Colour range

The Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available in three shades:

Nero (Black)
Grafite (Grey)

I tested a pair in Black.

Price and availability
Itsocks sells these tights for just £4.99. This seems like a tremendous bargain to me for the quality of this product.

Itsocks has all shades and sizes currently in stock.


These opaque tights are an excellent choice for men. The sizing is ideal for taller men and with the excellent stretch in the fabric along with a high Lycra content, you are guaranteed to get a good, comfortable fit.

The Gatta Rosalia 100 Denier Opaque Tights will definitely be tights I will be wearing this autumn and winter.

1 comment:

  1. We have full length pantyhose, plus size thigh high socks and plus size sheer thigh high stockings. Most orders ship free over $95, so go ahead and stock up on quality, beautiful hosiery.