Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Reviewed: Gipsy Cable Twist Tights

Hosiery retailer The Hosiery Bar sent us a pair of the Gipsy Cable Twist Tights to trial and review.

We have reviewed several styles Gipsy tights previously:

Gipsy 100 Denier Opaque Tights

Gipsy 50 Denier XL Opaque Tights

Gipsy Diamond Opaque Tights

Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights

Gipsy 300 Denier Tights

You can also read our feature and interview with the Gipsy brand, where they state:

"We think everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of hosiery. We like the fact that designers and stylish male celebrities are bringing tights to contemporary fashion. The taboo surrounding men in tights is slowly starting to fade and rightly so."

Material and features

The Gipsy Cable Twist Tights are described as "a cable twist design will keep your legs toasty in the cold months."

Packaging is the standard simple Gipsy card design that encloses the tights and enables them to be displayed.

The photos included with this review provide an accurate picture of the cable twist design.

The design itself extend to the very top of the leg; there is a conventional brief/panty.

The tights are made from 94% Nylon and 6% Elastane.

The material is quite soft but the tights also feel robust and heard-wearing. Construction is high-quality with flat seams throughout. Toes are reinforced.

The brief is nice and deep and has a 4cm wide waistband.

Fit and sizing

The Gipsy Cable Twist Tights are available in two sizes: 

  • One Size 
  • Extra Large 
I tested the the Extra Large size.

The first thing I noticed about these tights was the generous length, which one would expect in an Extra Large size.

The fabric is soft to touch and the raised cable design makes an interesting change from the smooth, uniform feel of most opaque tights.

Fit was excellent with the tights clinging and moulding nicely in all the right places. Opaque coverage was excellent and more or less total.

The brief is very deep and stretched comfortably above the waist.

The cable twist pattern looks very smart when worn. Under trousers it would easily pass for an adventurous sock design.

Colour range
The Gipsy Cable Twist Tights are available in the following shades:
  • Navy
  • Cream 
  • Black 
  • Aubergine

I tested a pair in the Navy shade.

Price and availability
The Gipsy Cable Twist Tights retail for £8.50.

The Gipsy Cable Twist Tights confirm the observation we have made before that Gipsy make really good quality tights at a reasonable price.

The Cable Twist Tights are an eye-catching, smart design that will appeal to women and men who are looking for something different.

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