Sunday, 20 September 2015

Reviewed: Wolford Luxe 9 Tights

One of our favourite hosiery retailers Luxury Legs sent Hosiery For Men a pair of the Wolford Luxe 9 Tights to trial and review.

Hosiery For Men readers should be aware that Luxury Legs also stock a range of high quality men's socks in addition to their impressive range of tights and other legwear from top brands.





Material and features

Wolford describe these tights as:

Highly transparent and airy tights that can barely be felt. Their natural look keeps them comfortable inconspicuous, making them the perfect choice for summer occasions - from a business meeting to an evening occasion.






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



These tights feel incredibly light and airy; almost weightless.

They are made from 100% Polyamide. Wolford have used a special stretch yarn, that contains no Lycra/Elastane, but still has impressive elasticity.

The fabric is extremely soft and has really excellent stretch.

They are not sheer to waist but have a slightly denser brief/panty with a cotton gusset.



Toes are not reinforced which makes them idea for wear with sandals or open-toed shoes.

Seams are flat throughout.

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 waistband is 3cm wide and has the Wolford log printed on it.







Fit and sizing

The Wolford Luxe 9 Tights are available in five sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

The XL size is not currently stocked at Luxury Legs but they can obtain this speedily if needed.

I tested a pair in the L size.



These tights are really very sheer and delicate, and can be barely be seen on the leg. They gave my legs a very slight tanned appearance. There is very little shine.

Despite the absence of Lycra/Elastane the fit on the leg was very snug, with no bunching.

The fit in the L size was good, although I think I would prefer the XL size as that is always perfect for me when wearing Wolford hosiery.

Colour range
The Wolford Luxe 9 Tights are available in seven colours at Luxury Legs: 


  • Cosmetic 
  • Gobi 
  • Caramel 
  • Honey 
  • Marzipan 
  • Nearly Black 
  • Black
I tested a pair in the Gobi shade.

Price and availability
The Wolford Luxe 9 Tights are priced at £15.00 at Luxury Legs.

Luxury Legs offer free delivery on all orders over £50.00 (UK only)

Conclusion
Luxury Legs sent us the Wolford Luxe 9 Tights at the height of summer, with the weather at its hottest. These tights are very much a style to wear in summer - they are a really comfortable wear in warmer weather but also extremely light and almost invisible when worn.

Wolford have created the ideal summer tights. They give your legs a great appearance but you also stay cool and refreshed.

Recommended.

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

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