Saturday, 2 August 2014

Reviewed: Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights

UK Tights are one of the leading online hosiery retailers in the UK and always provide a very good service to their male customers. You can check the men's tights selection on their website.



You can also read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our feature on UK Tights and interview with managing director, Dawn Barber.

UK Tights has previously highly recommended The German-made Kunert brand tights to Hosiery For Men and have indicated that they have been a popular choice with male customers. On their website UK Tights have this to say about the brand:


"Kunert is what you might call a designers' designer. In the leg wear world, Kunert is incredibly well respected, more so than nearly any other brand we know of. Their work is heralded amongst leg wear lovers as some of the best around. Their products feel like a second skin and you can tell they are some of the best quality items around. This is really what makes a designer truly great. Their work seems natural and effortless, but in fact, there's heaps of effort and consideration behind each and every pair of tights that Kunert make. One of our favourite and most loved hosiery brands."



Kunert is an international company with its headquarters in Immenstadt Germany.

Kunert was found 1907 and stands for an established history of success and tradition. You can read an interesting history of the Kunert company on their website.

We recently reviewed a pair of the Kunert Leg Control 70 Support Tights, provided by UK Tights.

UK Tights also kindly sent us a pair of the Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights to trial and review.



Materials and features

The Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are packaged in the same way at the Leg Control 70 Tights.

The tights are carefully folded around a central rectangular card. Everything is then housed in the card enclosure and wrapped in clear plastic envelope.





These tights feel very soft and silky.

They are actually 23 denier despite the '20' in the name. The fabric is 84% Polyamide and 16% Elastane (Lycra).



The Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are sheer to waist and boarded, with a shaped heel and leg. Toes are reinforced.

Seams are flat throughout and beautifully finished.

The size V that I tested has a rear comfort gusset (size VI also has this feature). Sizes I to IV has a conventional cotton gusset.

The waistband is 3.5cm wide and has a 2cm finger band running below it.

Although this Kunert style feels extremely light in the hand, the tights also seem quite robust.

Fit and sizing
The Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are available in five sizes: I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

I tested a pair in size V.



I am learning that Kunert are pretty expert in their sizing, and they should arguably be one of the first choices in hosiery for tall people.

If you are taller, I think you van really buy Kunert products with the confidence that a good fit will be obtained.

The size V was a perfect fit for my 5'10".

The legs are shaped to be slightly wider at the thigh and this really helps with the fit. There is plenty of stretch and the high Elastane content keeps everything in place without any wrinkling at any point.

Like the Leg Control 70 style, brief has plenty of room. The waistband is extremely comfortable and provides just the right amount of support.

I found this style especially comfortable under trousers, with the slight shine providing a good glide.

Colour range

The Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are available in an impressive range of nine shades:
  • Black
  • Marine
  • Graphite
  • Grey
  • Espresso
  • Hasel
  • Bahama
  • Cashmere
  • Teint
I tested a pair in the Bahama shade.



Price and availability
At UK Tights the Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are priced at: £8.99.

Conclusion
The Kunert Satin Look 20 Tights are superbly made and one can again see Kunert's attention to every detail.

Wonderfully comfortable to wear, and with a smooth luxurious feel.

For the quality here, I think the £8.99 is an absolute bargain.

I have just read the reviews of this style on UK Tights and people who have purchased them have left very positive opinions.

For taller men, this could be what you might be looking for. The V and VI sizes (XL and XXL respectively) both fit up to 6'1".

Thanks again to UK Tights for kindly providing the Kunert sample.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your recommendation. Kunert are good quality tights indeed. As you say, they are quite robust to be 23 denier. To be fair, always you pay a little more for your tights you get quality. Nowadays even inexpensive tights have great designs, but there is no comparison with two factors your point at: the sizes (no matter your body shape, good quality tights seem to adapt perfectly) and the quality (better seam, better quality. No doubt about it).

    Thanks again! We do appreciate your recommendations.

    UK Tights

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  2. Totally agree. You get what you pay for. But I don't think Kunert are at all too expensive anyway.

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  3. Are skin like colors really adequate for men? I guess you'd wear socks over them.... Not sure the actual world is ready for men visibly wearing skin colored tights. Or is it me being in the clouds? These colors also raise the question of leg hair...
    What's your input?
    I like the thinner tights the best vs. thick opaques as far as wearing feel, but "unfortunately" always with socks....

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  4. I find that wearing a 60 denier pair of knee highs over your tights is a good alternative if you don't want to wear socks. I personally find socks with tights quite uncomfortable, so this works for me.

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    1. Worth a try, even if it doesn't solve the 2 layer question....

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  5. have the gray absolutely love them soft and silky fits great nice shine makes my legs look great and feels great on

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