Sunday, 11 November 2012

Reviewed: Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights

TheTightSpot.com sent me a pair of Gipsy 100 Denier Luxury Opaque Tights to review. With the cold weather in the UK, I took the opportunity to wear these straight away.



TheTightSpot.com is a UK-based hosiery retailer and aim to provide a good service to men buying tights for themselves.

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While writing this review I checked the website for the Gipsy brand. They state that:

'We have been selling hosiery for three generations and the GIPSY brand is now over 30 years old. We bring the latest Italian and International fashions to customers who are looking for style, quality and value and pride ourselves on serving you efficiently and promptly.'




Material and features

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are packaged in a simple card enclosure. You can feel the fabric and see the colour directly.

It was a positive to see the words 'MADE IN ITALY' on the packaging - that is nearly always an indicator of quality.



TheTightSpot.com describe these tights as 'one of our top choices for warm soft tights.' The fabric does indeed feel very soft, and seems quite robust also.

The tights are made from 91% Nylon and 9% Elastane. They have a mainly matt appearance with just a slight shine when caught in the light.

The legs are straight and look quite long when the tights are removed from the packaging. They are sheer to waist apart from a reinforcement band at the top of the thigh, which is actually more or less invisible when worn.

There is a 3cm wide waistband and a gusset. The centre seam in the brief is a conventional one, but is well-made and robust.

Fit and sizing

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

I tested a pair in Extra Large.


The fit was excellent. The tights had a really impressive amount of stretch and length in the leg was particularly good. I didn't need to over-stretch the tights which also meant that the opacity was even throughout.

The brief also had plenty of room and stretched comfortably over my waist.

These tights also cling really well and seem to mould themselves to your figure. I found they stayed in place well without much pulling up needed through the day.

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are wonderfully warm and cosy. I found them extremely comfortable and loved how warm they kept me when walking outside.

Colour range

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available in a wide range of shades. The Gipsy website indicates that in the Large size the following colours are available



I tested a pair in Midnight, a shade of dark blue.

At TheTightSpot.com, the Extra Large sizes are available in Black, Midnight and Purple.

Price and availability

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available at TheTightSpot.com for £6.60.

TheTightSpot.com are offering Hosiery For Men readers a special discount of 10% off all hosiery. Use the voucher code H4MEN.

Conclusion
I was really quite impressed with Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights. In terms of cost they occupy a mid-price position, similar to the Charnos 60 Denier Opaque Tights.

The fit was excellent and I liked the consistent opaque coverage. Worn under trousers they are very warm and comfortable, and would be a good choice for cold days.

At a price of just £6.60 they are great value.

1 comment:

  1. don't have these love the color choices I have other gipsy tights and I love them they are the metallic ones in rose gold and silver I think gipsy is a great brand fit is good

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