Monday, 11 May 2015

Reviewed: Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights

Charnos Hosiery sent Hosiery For Men a generous selection of samples from their different ranges.

Two of the samples were from the Charnos Xelence range. You can still read our reviews of the:

Charnos Xelence 50 Denier Opaque Tights

Charnos Xelence 30 Denier Sheer Tights

We now focus on the Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights.

Material and features 

The Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights come in the usual Charnos quality packaging. The tights are folded around a card rectangle and then wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve. Everything is then enclosed in a robust card envelope which provides detailed product information.

These tights are made in Italy. The fabric is 89% Nylon, 10% Lycra® and 1% Cotton.

The material feel extremely soft and smooth. First impressions are very positive. The fabric is impressively stretchy. 

The tights are 15 denier in appearance and completely sheer to waist.

The brief is deep and has a cotton gusset. Seams in the brief are flat. The central seam in the brief is reinforced with a 1.5cm band.

The waistband is 3.5cm wide. Running below it is a 3cm reinforcement band.

Feet are anatomically shaped. Toes are sheer without any reinforcement.

Fit and sizing

The Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights are available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL.

Size guide from MyTights.

Note that it is the Large size in Charnos tights that caters for taller sizes as opposed to the X-Large size.

I found the Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights simply great to wear. The sizing was very accurate. They had plenty of stretch and by putting them on with care, I found that they moulded themselves to the legs beautifully. The high Lycra® content ensured that the fabric clung well everywhere.

The brief/panty was was deep and roomy, without being overly so. The tights stretched easily above the waist.

In appearance these tights are quite shiny. Worn under pants the glide was superb.

Colour range

The Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights are available in four colours: Black, Barely Black, Natural Tan and Nude.

I tested a pair in the Natural Tan shade.

Price and availability
Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights are available from My Tights and Tightsplease. At both retailers they are priced at £5.00.

I was really impressed with the Charnos Sheer Lustre 15 Denier Tights for the following reasons:

  • A really quality product with details and features you would expect in more expensive tights.
  • Wonderfully soft fabric that feels great when worn.
  • Accurate sizing.
For the price they really are very good value indeed, and earn a Hosiery For Men recommendation.


  1. Sounds impressing.
    Any reviews planed for less shiny/glossy tights for the coming warmer season?

  2. Yes, some more reviews in the pipeline.

  3. Love reading reviews for knowledge about hosiery and for future purchases. By the way another great article