Sunday, 26 July 2015

Reviewed: Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights

The top European hosiery brand Wolford recently sent us a further fantastic selection of tights to review for Hosiery For Men readers.

We have previously reviewed the following Wolford products:

Wolford Long Distance Knee-Highs For Men

Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights

Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights

Wolford Cotton Velvet Tights

We now focus on the Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights.

Material and features
Wolford describe these tights as:

The opaque tights are the indispensable piece for daily wear in cool seasons. With their discreet shine, they offer a hint of glamour and luxury despite their opaque quality. An ideal addition to evening wear in autumn and winter.

Packaging is similar to most Wolford styles.The tights are folded around a card rectangle, with images of Wolford products, that is then housed in a folded card envelope. Everything is then wrapped in a cellophane envelope.

The Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights are made from 92% Polyamide (Nylon) and 8% Elastane.

The fabric is luxuriously soft and satiny. The tights don't look that long when you remove them from the packaging, but they have an impressive amount of stretch.

Opaque coverage is dense and even throughout. Although they are named 'opaque 50', the tights are actually 55 denier. The opacity is very good although not total. The tights have a shimmering appearance, without being over shiny.

The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and the brief.

Toes are lightly and invisibly reinforced.

The waistband is 3cm wide and very comfortable. As with all Wolford tights, there is a label attached to the inside of the waistband.

The brief is superbly comfortable with excellent depth in the XL size. It can easily be stretched over the waist and hips to whatever position you are comfortable with.

Seams are flat and expertly engineered. There is no rear comfort panel in the XL size, but a gusset instead.

Fit and sizing
The Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights are available in five sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

I tested a pair in the XL size.

As always the Wolford XL size provided a perfect fit for me. There is plenty of stretch and these tights fit beautifully on the leg.

The brief is really comfortable, stretching with ease over the hips and waist.

Most of all, these tights provide a quite wonderful wearing experience. They caress the legs and the fabric seems to move with you.

Colour range

The Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights are available in a range of colours: 
  • Hawthorn
  • Coca 
  • Mocca 
  • Madeira
  • Admiral 
  • Dark Navy
  • Tarragon
  • Black 
  • Nearly Black
  • Anthracite 

I tested a pair in the Admiral shade (a deep, dark blue).

Price and availability

The Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights are priced at £23.00 in the UK.

They are available from the Wolford UK shop
Purchasers in other countries can also buy these tights from official Wolford Shop.

We were so pleased to get a chance to trial and review the Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights.

These are simply wonderful opaque tights which provide a superior wearing experience.

With their subtle sheen, they are also the perfect opaque tights for wearing under trousers. The glide is one of the best we have ever experienced.

With a great selection of colours and Wolford's excellent sizing options the Satin Opaque 50s are definitely recommended.

Thanks again to Wolford for the sample and for their support for the Hosiery For Men blog.

1 comment:

  1. There is a fantastic offer available at the moment on Wolford and I couldn't resist stocking up on these...