Today we will cover the remaining four award categories:
- Best opaque tights 2013
- Best new brand: men's tights
- Best new brand: women's and unisex tights
- Best technical innovation
Best opaque tights 2013
Winner: Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 70 opaque microfibre tights
In 2013 Stockings HQ launched the Nylonica brand in the UK. They sent us a number of Nylonica samples to trial, including the superb Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 70 opaque microfibre tights. We were completely knocked out by the amazing quality of these tights: they have a smoothness and luxurious feel that is completely unique.
You can read our review for more information.
Best new brand: men's tights
The German brand Glamory launched its first range of men's tights this year. The range includes classic sheer tights, two styles of support tights and 100 denier microfibre tights.
A lot of thought has clearly gone into the design of the range, which has been specifically created to provide optimum comfort and fit for men.
The Glamory range is available in the UK at UK Tights, TightsFashion and Stockings HQ.
Best new brand: women's and unisex tights
We were impressed with all the Nylonica styles that we trialled and reviewed this year. This is a brand of the very highest quality.
As well as the superb Linea Lusso Silk 70 opaque microfibre tights, you can also read our reviews of:
Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 40 opaque microfibre tights
Nylonica Linea Lusso microfibre 20 tights
Best technical innovation
Winner: Oroblu Different 80 Opaque Tights
Stockings HQ are the first UK retailer to stock the new Different range from Italian manufacturers Oroblu. We were provided with a sample of the Oroblu Different 80 Opaque Tights and our review will be published shortly.
Here is Stockings HQ's description of the Different 80 tights:
"The Different 80 denier tights give you maximum opaque coverage, for day or night, but the ‘difference’ comes in the numerous enhanced features. A slimming waistband that doesn’t dig in, a brief that follows your figure and contours the torso, legs that are shaped to cling, an invisible toe with intricate stitching that won’t rub, and a foot that remains in position. In classic black, these sublime quality Italian tights are the height of style, and will fit like no other hosiery you own."
The award for best technical innovation is merited for the amazing waistband that Orbolu have created for these tights. We have never seen a wider or better designed waistband, that fits perfectly, doesn't constrict in any way and doesn't role over. This feature takes tights design to a new level. Well done Oroblu.