Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Reviewed: Gipsy 100 denier opaque tights

Gipsy Tights recently kindly sent Hosiery For Men a great selection of tights for review.

We recently reviewed the Gipsy 60 Denier XL Opaque Tights.



You can also still read our recent interview and special feature on Gipsy Tights.

We now review the Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights. These are described by Gipsy as a 'classic' and are their best-selling 100 denier tights.

Gipsy sent us samples of this model in both Large and X Large sizes.



Material and features
The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are packaged in a simple card enclosure. In a store this enables you to check the colour and fabric directly.

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


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 fabric is very soft and smooth. The tights feel quite robust and look they can stand plenty of wear,

Legs are straight and look quite long in both sizes when the tights are removed from the packaging. The X Large size has about an additional 10cm of length in the leg compared to the Large size.

The tights are sheer to waist, with just a very slight, and barely visible, demarcation where the leg joins the brief/panty.

Both sizes have a 3.5cm wide waistband. There is a gusset. The seams are conventional one, but are well-made and strong.

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

As mentioned above, I tested pairs in both Large and X Large sizes.



The fit in both sizes 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 opaque coverage 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. The tights stay in place really well without the need for constant pulling up and readjustment.

The X Large size was overall a better fit for me and this is the size I would choose if I was buying this style. There was more length in the leg and this size also provided more space in the brief.

The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are wonderfully warm and cosy. I found both sizes extremely comfortable.

Colour range
The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available in a very wide range of shades. However the choice of colours is restricted in the X Large sizes. 

The Gipsy website indicates that the following colours are available in X Large:



The following colours are available in Large:



I tested the Large size in Dark Indigo, and the X Large size in Midnight.

Price and availability
The Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are available directly from Gipsy. They are priced at £6.50.

Gipsy tights are also available from a wide range of online hosiery retailers.

Conclusion

For Just £6.50 a pair the Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights are amazing value. These are great quality tights, made in Italy, with quality fabric.

It is difficult to say what could be added to improve this style further, apart from flat seams.

They are great everyday opaques tights that are comfortable, warm and fit well.

These are tights that I am sure I will be wearing a lot this autumn and winter.

Thanks again Gipsy Tights for the samples and for supporting Hosiery For Men.

2 comments:

  1. Been wearing these tights for years. Brilliant and hardwearing. I always try other brands but invariably have some Gipsy 100s in the drawer,

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  2. love gipsy brand tights I enjoy all the color choices much better color choices than other brands that are made for men because the men's color choices are to drab all mens ones are black ,navy , shades of brown yuk I just love color choices I guess other brands figure men wont buy tights in a wide range of colors

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