Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Reviewed: Philippe Matignon Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights

I recently published a feature on Philippe Matignon at Hosiery For Men. Philippe Matignon is one of the world's leading hosiery brands and has a well-deserved reputation for quality. I first discovered this brand in the hosiery department of the El Corte Inglés department store in Spain. Nearly every branch I have been into has an impressive Philippe Matignon display.

I have previously reviewed the following Philippe Matignon styles:

The Revitalise 70 support tights and the Dorella 40 semi-opaque tights.

I recently tested the Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights and can now publish the following review.

Materials and features
The Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights are part of the Philippe Matignon Elegance collection.

They are sheer tights with a shiny, glossy appearance. The fabric is 82% polyamide, 15% lycra and 3% cotton.

The tights are completely sheer to waist and have flat seams.

The waistband is 4cm wide and provides support without digging in.

The Sizes from 1-XS to 4-L have a cotton gusset. The 5-XL size that I tested has a rear comfort panel.

Fit and sizing
The Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights are available in 1-XS, 2-S, 3-M, 4- L and 5-XL sizes. I tested the 5-XL size.

The 5- XL size was a perfect fit. What I particularly like about Philippe Matignon tights is the good length in the leg and the generous brief. Both are essential features for men buying tights for themselves. The Jade 20 also have an amazing amount of stretch.

The high Lycra content makes for a really snug fit. I found these tights to be extremely comfortable to wear and they needed no adjusting through the day.

The silky, shiny appearance also provides for an excellent glide when worn under trousers.

Colour range

The Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights are available from the Philippe Matignon US store in six shades:

Playa Nature

I tested a pair in the Miel shade.

Price and availability
These tights cost US$24.00 from the Philippe Matignon US store. Items can be shipped to international destinations.


I tested the Jade 20 Denier Sheer Tights in warmer weather (although our summer here in the UK is a complete disaster!). They are excellent tights in place of opaques if one needs an thinner additional layer, or just the comfort provided by a sheer tights. They feeling of these tights under trousers is really luxurious, quite sensual even. If you want some very high quality sheer tights these are highly recommended.


  1. I recently tried these two for the first time and loved them! I agree with all of your thoughts from this review. I'll be looking to get more of these at some point!

  2. Have been thinking of getting these was a undecided being only 20 den after your review will get a pair. I love a glossy look and would be great for wearing in the summer months