Friday, 30 August 2019

Sunday, 25 August 2019

New Marine Colour In The Comfort4Men C454M 90 Denier Luxury Tights

German men's hosiery brand Comfort4Men have now added another colour to their range of C454M 90 Denier Luxury Tights.



With cooler weather approaching, the C454M 90 Denier Luxury Tights for warmth and their excellent "sliding" properties when worn under trousers.



Five colours are now available including the new Marine shade.



The C454M 90 Denier Luxury Tights are available in high waist and low waist versions.

The feature a fly opening and the standard Comfort4Men black front gusset, designed for the male anatomy.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Reviewed: Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights

We are gradually reviewing styles from the new range of Ultimate tights from hosiery brand Aristoc



So far we have reviewed the Aristoc Ultimate Smoothing 15 Denier Tights and the Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights.

We now focus on the Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights.



Packaging

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights come in the new packaging that has been created for the whole of the Aristoc Ultimate collection. There is a uniform design aesthetic to the whole range.

The tights are folded around a card rectangle that provides information on the whole of the Ultimate range. 



This is then sealed in a plastic sleeve. Everything is then housed in an interestingly designed and unique card enclosure. Four triangular flaps open outwards to reveal the tights inside. 







Material and features

You may have noticed (if you check the Ultimate page on the Aristoc website) that there are several styles of 10 denier tights in the Ultimate range. In our last review we evaluated the Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights. At the end of this section we will try and summarise the key features and differences for compared to the style currently under review.

Here is Aristoc's description of the Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights:

"Exceptional softness and a beautifully smooth, matt appearance thanks to the special nanofibre yarns used to knot these tights and hold ups."

Unlike the Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights, which are made in Turkey, the Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights are made in Italy.

The yarn used is 64% Polyamide and 36% Elastane. The gusset is made from Cotton.

Once again, as with the 10 Denier Ladder Resist style, the tights looked very small once removed from the packaging. But any worries about this are soon dispelled as the stretch is very impressive indeed.

These tights feel exceptionally soft. One of the notable improvements that Artistic have achieved with the Ultimate range is definitely the feel of the tights. That's good that attention has been paid to this, as no-one wants to wear rough-feeling tights these days.

Here's another difference to the Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights: they are not sheer to waist, but have a slightly darker panty/body that is quite clearly demarcated from the leg.



Another of the significant improvements Aristoc have made with the Ultimate range is the upgrading made in waistband design. This style has what is described as a deep, comfort waistband. It is 7cm deep and very stretchy.



The body is quite deep, measuring 25cm from the top of the waistband to the gusset.



Seams are flat and very well executed. There is no finger band beneath the waistband, or any reinforcement either side of the central seam. The XL size has no rear comfort panel. There is a cotton gusset which has been designed to be breathable.

A welcome touch, which again reflects the quality and attention to detail of the Ultimate range, is an Aristoc tag sewn into the rear of the body.



Toes have very light reinforcement. which is barely visible.



Comparison with Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights

Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights:
  • Made in Italy
  • Not sheer to waist; reinforced panty/brief
  • 7cm waistband
  • Price: £13.00
Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights
  • Made in Turkey
  • Sheer to waist
  • 4.5cm waistband
  • Price: £8.00
Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights come are available in four sizes:
  • Small 
  • Medium 
  • Large 
  • Extra Large 


I wore the Extra Large size. 

Like the Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist, the tights looked quite small when removed from the packaging. But they have impressive stretch.

The 36% Elastane certainly provided a very close, tight fit on the leg and body. Like the 10 Denier Ladder Resist style they provide a "second skin" fit and feel. There is no wrinkling anywhere. Comfort level is excellent.

What I particularly liked about this style is that they are completely matt when worn, and also more or less invisible. You could wear the Nude colour with shorts and it would not be easy at all to tell that you had tights on.



Colour range

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights are available in just two colours: Nude and Black.

I wore them in the Nude shade.



Price and availability

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights are priced at £13.00.

They can be purchased directly from the Aristoc website.

Conclusion

This is our third review from the Aristoc Ultimate range and so far the quality of the tights in the collection is excellent. 

The 10 Denier Matt Tights have lots of positive features:
  • Flat seams
  • Superior fit with a very high Elastane content in the yarn
  • A very comfortable, deep waistband
  • Breathable cotton gusset
I wasn't quite sure why this style costs £5.00 more than the 10 Denier Ladder Resist version. I checked this with Aristoc and they replied that it is made with a higher spec yarn for a more luxurious feel on the leg. I wore both styles again to check this, and yes, the 10 Denier Matt does indeed feel softer and smoother than the Ladder Resist style. 

More Aristoc Ultimate reviews are on the way. Next up will be the Aristoc Ultimate 15 Denier Shine Tights

Friday, 2 August 2019

Reviewed: Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights

One of our favourite online hosiery and legwear retailers, The Tight Spot, recently sent us some hosiery from the Platino brand.


Platino are a Spanish hosiery brand founded in 1927.



We recently reviewed the Platino Cleancut 15 Denier Knee High Shiny Socks.

We now focus on the Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights, which are part of the range of shiny tights at The Tight Spot.

You can also find other styles of Platino tights at The Tight Spot.



Packaging

Packaging is quite simple snd standard. The tights are folded around a white card rectangle, then enclosed in a cellophane bag. Everything is then housed in a card envelope.







Materials and features


These tights are part of Platino's Total Confort range. The range includes:

  • 20 Denier Knee Highs
  • 50 Denier Knee Highs
  • 10 Denier Tights
  • 15 Denier Tights
  • 20 Denier Tights
  • 40 Denier Tights
  • 80 Denier Tights
The central concept in the Platino Total Confort range is the design of the waistband and the cuff on the knee highs. Both have been made to provide a high level of comfort without digging in, being too tight or leaving pressure marks.

The waistband on Total Confort Tights is adjustable, and can be positioned either on your hips or higher up around the waist. Therefore you have high and low waist versions in one garment.

The Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights are made from 88% Polyamide and 12% Elastane.

These tights feel extraordinarily soft and silky to the touch.

They are boarded with the legs anatomically shaped to the natural curve of the leg. They are sheer to waist.

The brief/panty is quite deep, measuring 28 cm from the top of the waistband to the crotch.
Seams are flat. The central seam has a 1cm reinforcement band on either side.

The size I trialled has a rear comfort panel.

A key feature of these tights is the waistband. It is much deeper than on most tights, measuring 12cm in depth.



Toes have very light, invisible reinforcement.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights are available in four sizes at The Tight Spot:

  • Medium II
  • Large III
  • XLarge VI
  • XXLarge IV


I wore an XLarge size.

Fit was good and just about right for my height. If you are taller than 5'10" my advice would be to move up to the XXLarge size.

Fot on the leg was excellent with no wrinkling anywhere! These tights provide a real second skin feel.

Opacity is even throughout, but not total given that they are 40 denier.

The silky sheen is very soft to the touch, and glide under trousers is excellent.

The brief/panty has good depth and the adjustable waistband stretched comfortably above the waist and hips. I had the waistband positioned higher above the hips and up to and over the navel. It was very comfortable and stayed in place.



Colour range

The Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights are available in two shades: Negro (Black) and Caresse.

I wore them in the Black shade.



Price and availability

The Platino 40 Denier Total Confort Tights are priced at £11.95.

Conclusion

These are the first tights from Platino that we have reviewed at Hosiery For Men. The 40 Denier Total Confort Tights didn't disappoint. They are well made, fit well, feel good when worn and look good too.

The adjustable waistband will be welcome by welcomed by guys for its flexibility.

For under £12.00 they are well-priced also. Perhaps a cheaper option to the Wolford Neon 40s.