Monday, 23 June 2014

Reviewed: Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights

Stockings HQ is an online hosiery retailer selling a very large range of tights, including many top brands.



They kindly sent Hosiery For Men another sample from the superb Italian-made Nylonica brand, which is available exclusively at Stockings HQ and Pantyhose HQ.

We have already published reviews of:

Nylonica Linea Lusso microfibre 20 tights
Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 70 opaque microfibre tights
Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 40 opaque microfibre tights

We now focus on the Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights.



Materials and features
The Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights are described by Stockings HQ 
as 'soft and stylish opaque tights to help keep you warm on cooler days.'

As with other styles in the Nylonica Linea Lusso range, they are attractively packaged. The rear of the packaging provides useful sizing information.



These are 70 denier tights made in Italy, like the rest of the Nylonica range.

The fabric is 79% Polyamide (nylon), 19% Elastane (double covered Lycra) and 3% Cotton.

In appearance the tights have a deep, dark black colour. Coverage is even, although perhaps not totally opaque in areas that are stretched slightly more such as knees and thighs.

They are completely sheer to waist. Legs are shaped at the heel, and toes are reinforced.

Seams are flat throughout and of excellent quality. The 4-X Large size I tested has a rear comfort panel made from a slightly denser, and stronger fabric.

The waistband is 4cm wide and and comfortable.



Fit and sizing

The Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights are available in three sizes: 
  • 2/Medium
  • 3/Large
  • 4/X Large



I tested the 4-X Large size, which according to the packaging fits up to 5'10".

I managed to get a good snug fit with these tights. The high Elastane/Lycra content ensures that the fabric clings closely to every curve.

However, unlike the Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 70 tights, I didn't feel that the Classica 70s would suit anyone taller than 5'10". The sizing information is certainly accurate, but this style has much less stretch than the Silk 70s.

I also felt that the brief, although fitting comfortably, had slightly less depth than the Silk 70 style. In general then, these are not tights that would suit very tall or bulky men.

Colour range

The Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights are available in Black only. That is the shade that I tested.

Price and availability

The Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights are available from Stockings HQ for £10.95. At Pantyhose HQ they are priced at: $15.71.

If you buy two pairs there is a 15% discount.

Delivery from Stockings HQ is free in the UK if you spend more than £50.00.

Conclusion

This is the first review we have published of the Nylonica Linea Classica range. Our previous reviews have focused on the Linea Lusso range.

The Nylonica Linea Classica Opaque 70 tights are certainly very good quality opaque tights in every respect: lovely fabric, well-made and comfortable to wear. They definitely reflect the quality that we have seen so far in other Nylonica styles that we have trialled and reviewed.

For my size, I found them to be just very slightly on the smaller side. But those those smaller than 5'10" in height, these are likely to work very well indeed.

I personally prefer the Nylonica Linea Lusso Silk 70 opaque microfibre tights, which are absolutely one of the most beautifully made, luxurious and comfortable pairs of tights I have ever worn, and which are definitely worth the higher price.

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