Monday, 22 October 2018

Just arrived: 80 Denier Opaque Black Tights by Snag

Snag Tights have just sent us a pair of their 80 Denier Black Tights to trial and review for Hosiery For Men readers.

We have heard positive things about Snag Tights, who are mentioned in this just published overview by HuffPost Finds:

How To Choose The Perfect Pair Of Black Tights: We Put Them To The Test

Snag get a great write-up for size inclusivity.

Stay tuned for our review.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Reviewed: Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights

UK Tights provided Hosiery For Men with a sample of the Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights to trial and review.

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are part of the Heritage range at Le Bourget. All of this range as well as a selection of other Le Bourget hosiery can be found at UK Tights.

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights seem to be the leg support/leg compression version of the Le Bourget Heritage Luxe 60 Denier Tights, although there are a number of significant differences, which we will cover soon is a separate blog post.


The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are nicely packaged. The tights are folder around a card enclosure with images of the whole Le Bourget Heritage collection. They are then packaged in a cellophane sleeve, and housed in the outer packaging which is a sturdy card envelope.

Material and features

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are described as "opaque support tights for healthy legs dressed with a satin touch."

The yarn is 83% Polyamide and 17% Elastane.

Key features are:

  • 60 denier
  • Sheer to waist with no demarcation between leg and brief
  • Cotton gusset
  • Flat seams 
  • Shaped foot
  • Fully boarded (ironed to shape)
A standout feature is the 6cm wide waistband.

A further quality touch is a Le Bourget tag sewn into the rear of the waistband. This is actually very useful as these tights have a shaped foot, and this tag assists in ensuring that you put them on the right way round.

At 60 denier, the opacity is dense but does not provide a completely blackout effect.

The yarn is very soft on the skin and has a definite satiny shine.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are available in four sizes:
  • T1 - Small
  • T2 - Medium
  • T3 - Large
  • T4 - X Large

We trialled these tights in the T4 - X Large size.

As with most support tights, one needs to take a little longer and a bit of care when putting them on. The feet and lower leg sections have noticeable compression. Le Bourget describe the compression level as "medium" and this feels about right. It's certainly not a light compression feeling, as the benefits on the lower legs can be felt almost immediately.

The T4 size was excellent and the sizing information is accurate.

The high (17%) Elastane content provides a very snug fit indeed. Once on, these tights
 provide a total second skin feeling on the leg, with no wrinkling or bunching. They have loads of stretch.

The brief is deep and comfortable. The wider than usual waistband holds the tights in place comfortably. I wore the tights twice for long periods and there was no digging in or constriction.

The overall wearing experience was excellent. These tights provide a real feeling of wellbeing to the legs if you are standing, sitting or out and about for long periods.

Colour range

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are available in Black only.

Price and availability

The Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are available form UK Tights for £19.99.


The benefits of compression or support hosiery can be enjoyed by men as well as women. If you have circulation problems or travel long distances then you should really consider trying them.

These Le Bourget Heritage 60 Denier Activ'Legs Tights are a medium to high end product (from a pricing perspective), but the superb design and finish makes them a good buy at just under £20.00. The pricing compares favourably with the Wolford Travel Leg Support Tights, which we have previously reviewed.

The Le Bourget Activ'Legs are pretty robust and would stand up to some intensive travel.

Le Bourget also make 30 Denier Activ'Legs semi-opaque tights, which are also available from UK Tights. These have a 44% Elastane content in the yarn and are described as having strong compression.

Thank to UK Tights for the sample and the great support they provide to Hosiery For Men. They are a retailer we confidently recommend for their range, customer service and commitment to supporting men who wear tights.

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Benefits Of Compression Hosiery According to The Tight Spot

Online hosiery retailer The Tight Spot have published a very informative piece on the benefits of compression hosiery on their blog.

Benefiting From Compression Hosiery Whilst Staying On Trend! provides a succinct summary of why compression hosiery is good for leg health:

"The pressure created aids swelling and fatigue, reduces the chances of blood clots and helps to prevent varicose veins. Furthermore, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential debilitating and life-threatening disease, with an annual incidence of one to two per 1,000 people. Whilst compression tights are not a cure for varicose veins or DVT, doctors often recommend compression tights or stockings to improve circulation, stop varicose veins from getting worse, and reduce pain or discomfort."
The blog post summarises all the key reasons why compression hosiery is helpful for exercise, travel and as everyday work wear.

It links to the wide selection of compression tights available at The Tight Spot.

Our pick are the Wolford Velvet 66 Leg Support Tights.

These are available in all sizes up to Extra Large.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Updated Wolford Hosiery For Men webpage

Here is some great news for guys who are fans of Wolford tights and leggings.

Wolford have comprehensively updated the "Hosiery for men" section of the online shop.

The page is easy to navigate to under the 'Hosiery' link on the left hand side of the page. This takes you to a redesigned page with an original piece of art showing guys wearing Wolford tights and leggings with shorts. The look is smart and contemporary.

Wolford are of course well-placed to understand the specific needs of men in relation to hosiery. They were one of the first brands to create tights for men, when they launched the iconic "Waist Socks' in 1998.

On the updated page Wolford explain their pitch to male customers:

"As one of the first hosiery brands to create tights for men, we understand a man's unique needs when it comes to tights and leggings. Find below a selection of our legwear designed with men in mind. These products are ideal for sports and other outdoor activities due to their comfort and warmth. All of the legwear listed below come in sizes large enough to fit your needs.

"Once you have decided on a pair you will be directed to its unique page where it will appear with a female model. Rest assured that the tights have been designed to address specific male needs in comfort and function."

Six styles of tights have leggings have been chosen as being particularly suitable for men:

Fatal 50 Tights

Pure 50 Tights Check the Hosiery For Men review

Velvet Sensation Leggings

Velvet 66 Leg Support Tights Check the Hosiery For Men review

Velvet 66 Leggings

Velvet 100 Leg Support Leggings

Stunning New Oroblu AW2018 Collection Now Available At UK Tights

UK Tights have just announced the arrival of the AW2018 Collection from Oroblu. There are some really stunning tights here to check out.

We particularly like the look of the following styles:

The Oroblu Graphic Full Hub Tights

The Oroblu Graphic Loop Tights

And above all these amazing Oroblu Graphic My Plaid Tights

There are three colour styles available: black with green, brown with pink, and blue with red.

Really impressive.

New Look Website for The Tight Spot launched

Online hosiery retailer The Tight Spot recently relaunched their website with a new look.

The selection of tights is as expertly curated as before, with links to many top brands (including Falke and Wolford).

Plus there is also a selection of tights for men, carefully chosen for quality and sizing options.

Check out the limited edition Wolford 70 Matte Opaque Tights, for the special price of £24.95. These are only available for a short period every year so catch them now while you can.

The Tight Spot offers FREE worldwide delivery.

Monday, 15 October 2018

New 20 Denier Men's Tights From Comfort4Men

Comfort4Men, the men's tights brand from Germany, have launched a new style for the autumn.

These are the C452M 20 Denier Men's Tights.

They are available in both high waist and low waist versions.

They are available in two colours Black and Skin.


Other key features are:
  • The signature Comfort4Men black gusset designed for male comfort
  • Fly opening
  • Smooth feel and transparent appearance
  • Reinforced brief/panty
  • Reinforced toe
  • No rear gusset
  • High elasticity with 10% Elastane content

The tights are available in four sizes.

Snag Tights: Tights That Fit

Snag Tights are a hosiery brand building a profile with the message that everyone deserves comfy tights that fit.

Snag Tights explain the aim of the brand:

For too long, women have had to put up with tights that just don't fit. And we're not just talking about plus size - this is a problem for big women, small women, short women, tall women. Finding tights that actually fit - the struggle is real.

There's a very simple reason for this, but hardly anyone knows it. Its this - all tights are the same width. The only difference between different sizes of tights is the length of the legs. Until now.

Our tights were designed by women for women. And that means starting with the basics - women come in all sizes and so do our tights, from tiny to super curvy.

The range currently includes:

80 Denier Tights

50 Denier Tights

25 Denier Sheer Tights

Snag Tights are also keen for men to try their tights, and believe the design and sizing options will also help larger guys to get a perfect fit.

They are sending us a sample of their 80 Denier Tights. We look forward to trialling these and publish a review soon.