Saturday, 21 October 2017

New styles of men's tights from Comfort4Men

Comfort4Men have just announced two new styles of men's tights for the autumn.



Comfort4Men men's tights are made in Germany to the very highest standards. They are a high quality product specifically designed to provide an excellent fit and level of comfort for the male anatomy. 


Both of the new styles are part of the "patterned" collection of men's tights.

C436M Comfort4Men 50 denier "Colour Gradient" Tights


These come in two shades: Gray/Black and Brown/Black, and a three sizes. As is customary, both low waist and high waist versions are available.

  

  
  

C437M Comfort4Men 60 denier "Geometric Pattern" Tights


This style comes in two shades: Gray/Black and Blue/Black, and a three sizes. Both low waist and high waist versions are available.

  
  

As an introductory there a discount of 10% on these tights. This is only valid until October 22 so be quick.

For more information check the Comfort4Men website: www.comfort4men.de or send them an email: contact@comfort4men.de. Make sure you mention the Hosiery For Men blog.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Reviewed: Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights

This summer we were so pleased to get an invite to the launch in London of new hosiery brand Sheer Chemistry.



Sheer Chemistry celebrates the "diverse beauty of women of all shades of brown", and offer tights in five shades to match different skin tones.

There are three styles of tights in the Sheer Chemistry range.

  • 10 Denier "Radiance" Gloss Tights
  • 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights
  • 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights


We have now had a chance to trial the 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights and here is our review.



Packaging

The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights are conventionally packaged. However, what sets them apart from other brands are the stylish watercolour illustrations by artist Michelle Pam.



The tights are folded around a plain card rectangle and then housed in a clear cellophane sleeve.





Material and features

The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights are made in Italy and that customary Italian quality is evident as soon as you remove them out the packaging.

They have a soft, silly feel and are also extremely light.

The tights are made with 87% Polyamide and 12% Elastane (Lycra). In sizes S, M and L there is also 1% Cotton (used in the gusset).

The Ambition tights are sheer to waist.

The brief has flat seams and a reinforced strip either side of the central seam.

The waistband is just 1.5cm wide, but additional comfort is provided by a 1.5cm finger band.





Toes are sheer but with light reinforcement.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Sheer Chemistry "Ambition" 15 Denier Matt Tights are available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL.



The XL size, that I trialled, has a rear panel for enhanced comfort.

The sizing information is spot on for accuracy as the XL was a perfect fit for my 177cm height.

The 12% Elastane/Lycra in the knit really helps the tights to mould to the leg for a really close and comfortable fit. There is no wrinkling or bunching, just a pure second skin feeling.

The Ambition tights and genuinely matt with very little shine. Under trousers the glide is very good.

The brief is deep and generous and rises comfortably above the hips and waist.

Colour range

The Sheer Chemistry "Ambition" 15 Denier Matt Tights are available in five shades. Each shade aims to evoke the mood of a place.

Havana Glow

Rio Romance

New York Soul

Nairobi Sunrise

Parisian Dream



I tried the Parisian Dream shade.

Price and availability

The Sheer Chemistry "Ambition" 15 Denier Matt Tights are priced at £8.50.

They can be purchased directly through the Sheer Chemistry website.

Conclusion

For quality sheer tights, the Sheer Chemistry "Ambition" 15 Denier Matt Tights are hard to beat.

I found them to be a really comfortable wear, and they provided a nice sensation of wellbeing for the legs the whole day I had them on.

At £8.50 the pricing is also very attractive.

Recommended

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Just arrived: I SEE YOUR LEGS Tights

We recently published a feature on the new hosiery brand from Denmark: I SEE YOUR LEGS



They have kindly sent Hosiery For Men samples to review of I SEE YOUR LEGS tights in both the Black and Nude shades.







Stay tuned for the review.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Just arrived: Wolford Travel Leg Support Tights

As autumn draws in, we are starting to take delivery of a lot more tights samples to trial and review.

After being away travelling for a period, it was a wonderful surprise to come home and find that a pair of the brand new Wolford Travel Leg Support Tights had been sent to us by 
UK Tights.





These tights are a new addition to Wolford's Shape & Control range, and aim to ensure comfort when travelling and when standing or sitting down for long period.

Thank you UK Tights!


We are really looking forward to reviewing these tights.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Just arrived: Heist The Thirty Sheer 30 Denier Tights

Hosiery brand Heist recently informed us that they had developed some brand new packaging for the revolutionary Heist tights.



To be able to share this development with Hosiery For Men readers, Heist have sent us a sample of THE THIRTY sheer 30 denier tights.

The new packaging is completely unique and as far away as you can probably get from conventional hosiery packaging.





The tights are housed in a a 33cm x 13.5cm rectangular box. They even come with a special cotton pouch to store your tights.

We will publish a detailed review soon.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Just arrived: Gipsy 8 Denier Cooling Matte Luxury Tights & Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights

We have reviewed several styles of tights from Gipsy Tights at Hosiery For Men.



They have kindly sent us two new pairs to trial and review:

The Gipsy 8 Denier Cooling Matte Luxury Tights



The Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights



Reviews will appear soon.

I SEE YOUR LEGS: Tights with Italian craftsmanship and Danish design

It's always exciting to bring news of new brands to Hosiery For Men readers.

We recently heard about a brand from Denmark, I SEE YOUR LEGS.


We recently caught up with one of the co-founders of the brand, Neculai Deloiu, and are now pleased to publish our interview with him.

Can you tell Hosiery For Men readers about I
SEE YOUR LEGS? When did you start the brand? 

The
 I SEE YOUR LEGS brand emerged as a voice for fashion and lifestyle, within the legwear industry.

We started in May 2016 with the mission to convey the most luxurious quality available in the market, with the most classic design, in handy packaging. And today we now can present the Classic tights by 
I SEE YOUR LEGS.

The vision of 
I SEE YOUR LEGS is luxurious legwear delivered in a revolutionary packaging experience.

We started the journey by creating our own design; something which will give the user confidence; something which people can trust; something which people can easily carry - especially designed for those wearing tights every day where accidents can happen - tights to fit every lifestyle.

Tights for men (mantyhose) also came into the picture when we saw the high level of interest in the brand and in our product. It was like a call for their needs, which it felt to us like a call to lead the return of mantyhose into today's world.



What is unique or original in the concept behind I SEE YOUR LEGS? 


In terms of product, we have a unique Danish designed packaging solution we bring to legwear lovers. The Golden Bag that house the tights is small and flexible to easy bring along with you - anytime, anywhere.

In terms of positioning ourselves into the market we followed our mantra: to have the best quality of yarn and embrace the best practices within the hosiery industry. Hence, we work with Italian workmanship, Danish design, and hired Denmark's oldest packaging company to create our unique packaging.

Our Golden Bag is our business card to the world, if I may put it this way.



Can you tell us more about the tights that are currently available?


The key features of our tights are:


  • 20 denier
  • Sheer body from top to toe 
  • Flat seam
  • Cotton gusset
  • Reinforced toe
  • Shaped leg
  • Fully boarded

I SEE YOUR LEGS are luxurious tights made with love for original craftsmanship. I SEE YOUR LEGS values are high-end quality, a handy package, and classic design to fit the everyday lifestyle. The quality of the tights provides a superior fit and complete freedom of movement.

For production, we have chosen the finest Italian yarn, pure double-covered quality. The yarn consists of an elastic LYCRA® core with nylon threads creating two opposite spirals. 4050 is the count of spirals which are wrapped around every inch of LYCRA®. Most ordinary tights have a spiral count of 500.

The tights come with a super-comfort waistline. The waistline is knitted with stretch to have a soft customised fit, for an everyday lifestyle.

They have an even matt appearance, with just a slight shine.

They are available now at I SEE YOUR LEGS in two colours: Black and Nude and in 5 sizes.









A unique features of I SEE YOUR LEGS packaging is the laser-cut minimalistic design, with a gold metallic finish. The Golden Bag is waterproof.




You are based in Denmark. Are I SEE YOUR LEGS tights made there as well? 


The tights are designed in Denmark and made in Italy.

Have you attracted any male customers so far? 


Yes, many men are showing an interest in our product and like the way it is presented.

We are based in Denmark and this is a true advantage as our brand is surrounded by fashion oriented people. Also, considering that Denmark seems to have no boundaries when it comes to men fashion!

There is always quite a lot of media interest in the subject of tights for men. What are your thoughts about the greater visibility of men buying and wearing tights? 


We see it as the future manifesto of men in fashion. We feel that for the nonconformist men this is a privilege. We would love to pioneer the return of mantyhose.

Men's interest in tights is very much divided into segments from fetish, metrosexual, to fashionable men.

We hope to create a classic line of mantyhose to reach out and be appealing to all men.

To men thinking about trying tights, what would you say are the main benefits of wearing them? 


Yes, men do try tights, and they often do it with curiosity at first.

From our experience, after they get the feeling, the comfort, the freshness in every skin cell during a long day, the confidence it can give them, then men are willing to wear them more often. Not to mention the attention they attract, if they are visible!



We believe that if there are more men wearing tights today there we will be less negative judgment.

It's all about perception. But, it is in men's power to change and be changed through the act of seeing and being seen. We are here to enable, encourage and facilitate an inclusive approach to men's legwear.



What are you planning for the future at I SEE YOUR LEGS? 


As mentioned before, we would love to pioneer men's tights in today's fashion world and to extend the product variations in a full line of classic legwear, for both men and women.

Thanks for talking to Hosiery For Men Neculai.

We hope readers will check your there I SEE YOUR LEGS website and shop. You can also find I SEE YOUR LEGS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Stay tuned for reviews of I SEE YOUR LEGS tights.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Reviewed: Adrian 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights

I recently purchased a pair of the 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights made by the Polish brand Adrian.



The "Stripes" tights are part of the extensive range of men's tights from Adrian.



Packaging

The Adrian 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights are attractively packaged.

The tights are housed in a plain white card flat box, which is is inserted into a card sleeve that provides all the product information.





Inside the box, the tights are folded around a rectangular card that provides for information and images of Adrian men's tights. This is then housed in a transparent plastic envelope.







Material and features


First impressions on removing the tights from the packaging are positive. The tights are soft and have a quality feel.

These are 40 denier tights made with 90% Polyamide and 10% Elastane (Lycra).

As can be seen in the images, the "Stripes" tights have an attractive rib pattern that extends all the way to the waistband.



The waistband is 4.5cm wide.

The brief is deep and comfortable. Adrian have clearly designed the the tights to fit the male anatomy, and a front panel, without a fly opening, is also provided. Seams are flat throughout.




Toes are rounded and without reinforcement.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience


The Adrian 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights are available in three sizes: 3 (M), 4 (L) and (5) XL.



I tested the tights in the Large size. My height is about 177cm and the L size was perfect.

The "Stripes" tights have excellent leg length and were easy to put on. They needed no stretching at all.

Opacity is excellent and even throughout. In appearance they look much denser that what you would expect for 40 denier tights.

Fit was really exceptional. The tights mould beautifully to the leg. The brief is deep and the waistband sits comfortable above the waist. The male front panel is really well designed - it extends below the crotch and joins into a single rear seam (no rear panel).

Best of all, these tights feel incredibly soft and smooth to the touch.

Glide is excellent under trousers.


Colour range

The Adrian 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights are available in two colours: grey with black (nero) stripes, and denim blue (jeans) with black (nero) stripes.



I tried the jeans/nero shade which is similar to navy blue.



Price and availability


The Adrian 40 Denier Men's "Stripes" Tights can be purchased via the Adrian online shop for €5.13.

They are also available from the following retailers:

Activskin

The Stylish Fox

I purchased them from the online retailer Aurellie for just £5.99. The first pair I received was actually fault but they were immediately replaced with another pair. The customer service was excellent.

Conclusion

I was actually quite surprised at just how excellent these Adrian "Stripes" tights are.

The material, design, fit and wearing experience were all top notch and all this for just £5.99 (if purchased from Aurelie).

They are easily the nicest Adrian style I have tried so far and I now plan to get a pair in the grey shade as well.

For quality and value these deserve a Hosiery For Men recommendation.