Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Reviewed: Philippe Matignon Noblesse Brilliant Tights

It was a freezing cold morning yesterday, so I thought it would be a good time to check out and then review the Philippe Matignon Noblesse Brilliant Tights. A pair of these was very kindly sent to me by the Philippe Matignon store in the US.

I have already reviewed several styles of Philippe Matignon tights, at Hosiery For Men.



You can read reviews of the following styles:

Noblesse 50 opaque tights

Dorella semi-opaque tights

Revitalise 70 support tights

Jade 20 denier sheer tights

Oro 40 tights

You can also still read the Hosiery For Men feature on Philippe Matignon and an interview with Maytal Sharifi, Brand Consultant at Revival Brands, the distributors of Philippe Matignon in the US.



Materials and features

The Noblesse Brilliant Tights are described as:

"Glossy opaque 100 den tights with microfibre."

The fabric is 92% polyamide, 7% elastane and 1% cotton.

The yarns contain LYCRA® 3D microfibre, which means that LYCRA® fibre is included in every stitch of every row (in standard LYCRA® hosiery, LYCRA® is incorporated into every second row of knitting). The high LYCRA® fibre content gives fabric exceptional elasticity, so that tights made this way will cling to your legs like a second skin with no sagging or wrinkling. 




The tights are completely sheer to waist with flat seams throughout. They have a smooth uniform appearance and provide a very good level of opacity; in fact they are almost completely opaque. These tights have quite a high level of shine.



Legs are straight and and with a sheer toe.

The waistband is 3cm wide, and provides excellent support. There is also a hygienic gusset.



Fit and sizing

The Noblesse Brilliant Tights are available in three sizes 2-S, 3-M and 4- L. I tested the 4-L size.



I found the fit of these tights to be excellent. The fabric is dense and luxurious, and the LYCRA® 3D microfibre ensures that they mould themselves to your legs.

I found the 4-L size sufficient in length for my 5'10" height, but I am not sure they would suit a person much taller.

The brief/panty had plenty of room and stretched up to and slightly over the waist.

The high gloss and shine appearance meant that the Noblesse Brilliant Tights glide particularly well under trousers.


Colour range

The Noblesse Brilliant Tights are available in four shades. 

  • Coffee 
  • Nero 
  • Grigio Grafite 
  • Bordeaux Intenso 
I tested a pair in the Nero (Black) shade.

Price and availability
The Noblesse Brilliant Tights are priced at US$31.00 at the Philippe Matignon US store. Items can be shipped to international destinations.

Conclusion
The Noblesse Brilliant Tights are top quality opaque tights and are well up to the usual high standard of Philippe Matignon hosiery.

They are very comfortable to wear and perfect for an additional layer in very cold weather. With the LYCRA® 3D microfibre yarn, these tights feel like a second skin.



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