Thursday, 31 October 2019

Just arrived: Pretty Polly Curves 15 Denier Cooling Shorts

Pretty Polly also sent us another item from the Curves range to trial and review.

These are the Pretty Polly Curves 15 Denier Cooling Shorts.

These Curves Cooling Shorts are the latest addition to Pretty Polly's best selling 
Curves collection.

Features and benefits include:

  • Prevent thigh chafing
  • Innovative yarn keeps you feeling cool and comfortable as you get warmer
  • Comfortable waistband
  • Reinforced body with added back panel for great fit and comfort
  • Comfort thigh cuff
  • Available in size XL and XXL

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Just arrived: Pretty Polly Curves Smooth Leggings

Thanks to Pretty Polly for sending us some further items to trial and review.

From the plus size Curves range, we now have a pair of the Pretty Polly Curves Smooth Leggings.

Did you know that the iconic British brand Pretty Polly are now celebrating their 100 anniversary?

Check out the Pretty Polly Centenary webpage for information on the history of the brand, a chance to view vintage hosiery adverts and take part in monthly centenary competitions.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

New Tights From Wolford: Classics Upgraded And New Styles

For Autumn/Winter 2019, there are some notable new releases from Wolford.

The Velvet De Luxe 66 Opaque Tights are Wolford's all time classics and a big favourite here at Hosiery For Men.

These have been relaunched at the Velvet De Luxe 66 Comfort Tights. This style now features an improved soft and wide comfortable waistband with the Wolford logo.

They are available in three colours, Admiral, Black and Anthracite, and in sizes up to XL.

Another Wolford classic and bestseller that has been upgraded are the Satin Touch 20, which are now the Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights.

These also have a redesigned soft, comfort waistband with the Wolford logo.

Available in 14 shades and in sizes up to XXL, which is good for taller and larger guys.


Finally we were really excited when UK Tights told us about the new Pure Shimmer 40 Concealer Tights.

This is a completely new design from Wolford. The tights are made with an innovative yarn mix for an extra-soft feel when worn, and flawless, completely natural-looking legs. The bonded seams and the wide comfortable waistband, with the Wolford logo, ensure an invisible finish, even under tight clothing.


The Pure Shimmer 40s are available in six shades, and in sizes up to XL.

Our recommended retailer UK Tights now have them in stock.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Reviewed: Chaffree Mid Calf Socks

Chaffree, the underwear and hosiery brand that offers a range of seamless, sweat absorbing and chafe reducing garments for men and women, sent us several new items to trial and review.

This summer we reviewed the Chaffree Ankle Socks and more recently we reviewed the the Chaffree Knee High Long Socks.

We have also previously reviewed the Chaffree Men's Briefs and the Chaffree Men's Boxer Shorts.

We now focus on the Chaffree Mid Calf Socks.


The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are packaged in the same straightforward and efficient way as the Chaffree Ankle Socks and Knee High Long Socks. A card clasp is wrapped around the socks. A thin polythene sleeve then encloses everything.

The packaging provides very clear and detailed product information: product description, key features, sizing information and care instructions.

Materials and features

Like the Chaffree Knee High Long Socks, the Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are a premium product, with every aspect and feature designed to provide comfort and functionality.

The Mid Calf Socks are essentially a shorter version of the Knee Highs, with similar features but with a different length.

A key feature of all the styles of Chaffree socks is the use of COOLMAX® breathable fabric.COOLMAX® fabric has an inbuilt moisture management system that keeps you dry and cool when you perspire. COOLMAX® fabric moves and transports perspiration outside of the body where it quickly evaporates thus reducing the skin to irritation and other attributes that cause the skin to chafe, leaving you to get on with your life in comfort and confidence. COOLMAX® fabric also has anti-bacterial qualities.

The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are made from 75% Polyester (COOLMAX®), 22% Polyamide and 3% Elastane ((Lycra®).

They are also available in a traditional Cotton version (with 75% Cotton yarn).

For this review we wore the version made with COOLMAX® breathable fibre.

The Mid Calf Socks socks have a series of unique features, all focused on keeping your feet and legs cool and comfortable.

The graphics above provide a visual overview of key features.

Comfort is enhanced by the terry soft cushioning throughout the whole foot of the sock, including the heel, toe, insole and around and above the ankle.

The toe seam is flat and completely smooth. The foot is anatomically shaped.

The leg has a light rib pattern, that begins above the ankle. This is elastic and is designed to provide moderate leg support, to aid circulation and prevent tiredness.

The top of the leg does not have a conventional cuff. The socks are designed in such a way that the ribbed pattern provides support throughout the calf, so a cuff (top opening) isn't necessary.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience 

The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are available in five sizes:

S: UK size 4-5 (EU 37-38; US 5-6)
M: UK size 6-7 (EU 39-41; US 7-8)
L: UK size 8-9 (EU 42-43; US 9-10)
XL: UK size 10-11 (EU 44-46; US 11-12)
2XL: UK size 12-13 (EU 47-49; US 13-14)

In each size a Standard or Wide Fit is available.

I wore them in an XL: UK 10-11 size with a Wide fitting.

Like the Chaffree knee high socks they were easy to put on. Sizing information is completely accurate and ensure that if you choose correctly you will get a perfect fit.

I love the way the foot is anatomically shaped. When you put them on the experience is quite different from normal socks - your feet slide into place and are held snugly in the cushioning. The level of comfort is extraordinary.

Thee socks have a good stretch. I found that they needed a little more pulling up, compared to the knee highs, if worn for long periods. But the socks do not all down or crumple.

Once again, the ribbed support provided a moderate level of compression support. If toy wear them for a while you will see the slight impression the ribbed lines leave on the skin.

Sweat and moisture control is excellent, due to the COOLMAX® breathable fibre that wicks away sweat.

Colour range

The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are available are available in five colours: 

  • Jet (Black) 
  • Dark Grey 
  • Light Grey 
  • Blue 
  • Arctic (White) 

As well as individual pairs, you can get also get mixed packs if a pack of three or a pack of five is ordered.

  • The three-pack of dark colours is made up of one of each of the following colours: Black, Dark Grey and Blue. 
  • The three-pack of light colours is made up of one of each of the following colours: White, Light Grey and Blue. 
  • The five-pack of different colours is made up of one of each colour: Black, Dark Grey, Blue, Light Grey and White. I wore them pair in the Jet (Black) shade. 
Price and availability

The price of the  Chaffree Mid Calf Socks is determined by the type of order you make: the sock sizing and the quantity purchased.

An individual pair of mid calf socks (pack of 1) is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £8.59
UK size 6-7: £8.59
UK size 8-9: £8.59
UK size 10-11: £8.99
UK size 12-13: £8.99

A pack of three socks is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £20.49
UK size 6-7: £20.49
UK size 8-9: £20.49
UK size 10-11: £21.57
UK size 12-13: £21.57

A pack of five socks is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £36.51 (only black and whit available in this size)
UK size 6-7: £36.51
UK size 8-9: £36.51
UK size 10-11: £38.21
UK size 12-13: £38.21

Postage is FREE OF CHARGE for all UK orders over £60.00.

For international customers shipping costs are calculated and displayed in your shopping cart during the order process.


These are great socks from Chaffree at a very reasonable price for the quality.

As with the Chaffree knee highs and ankle socks, the design, features and functionality is top notch. I'm just about to go travelling and the mid calf socks have already been packed.

Remember that Chaffree customer service is first rate. Feedback is always valued and if you are a regular customer you get discounts and special offers.

To get more information and news on Chaffree products, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also contact Chaffree via their website, where there is live chat support.

Next Chaffree review will be for the Chaffree Leggings. These are really special and hopefully I can get a review up soon.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Just arrived: Pamela Mann 80 Denier Navy Opaque Tights

UK Tights provide amazing support for this blog. We are really grateful for all the samples they send.

We just received some new tights from them to trial and review.

These are the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Navy Opaque Tights.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Just arrived: NEW FALKE Seidenglatt 40 Tights

It's been a bit of a wait, but we finally have a pair of the new, updated and improved FALKE Seidenglatt 40 Tights.

As soon as they had them in stock our friends at UK Tights got them sent to us.

We are really looking forward to reviewing these and comparing them with the older Seidenglatt 40s.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Just arrived: Golden Lady Invisible Luxury 50 Denier Seamless Tights

UK Tights have sent us several new samples to trial and review.

This is the first time we have had an opportunity to check out tights from the Italian Golden Lady brand.

We are looking forward to wearing these Golden Lady Invisible Luxury 50 Denier Seamless Tights.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Snag Tights Now Featuring Men in Product Shots

Today we bring news of another hosiery brand that has taken steps to show inclusiveness towards all their customers.

Snag Tights have started to use images of men wearing their hosiery.

We spoke to Snag Tights founder Brie Read about this development.

Snag have started to use product shots of men wearing Snag tights. Why are you doing this?

10% of our customers are men, and we wanted to make sure we represented them. It’s important everyone is included and can see what they’d look like in Snags.

Why does a hosiery brand like Snag consider it important to reach out to men who buy and wear tights?

We also believe tights and chub rub shorts are a great option for men - not only do they look great but stop chub rub, keep you warm and give loads more fashion options.

What styles of Snag tights is your model wearing in the photos?

He's wearing our 80 Denier Tights in Black and Hit the Bottle Green.

What feedback and comments have you had since publishing the shots?

We’ve had amazing comments from our male customers who are happy we are reaching out to them and including them, loads of comments who really like the fairness of it, and even more who think men just look absolutely great in tights.

What styles of Snag tights are proving popular with your male customers?

We’ve found classic black tights and bright coloured chub rub shorts are the most popular.

Do you have any plans for the future to extend inclusiveness to male customers?

We do. We believe tights are for everyone and want to include more men and those beyond the binary in our product and marketing shots. All our models are sourced from our customers - which is super important to us.

You can still read our review of the Snag 80 Denier Opaque Tights, as well as a guest review of the Snag 50 Denier Tights.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

FALKE Add New Colour To Range Of Men's Wool-Tech Tights

FALKE have added new colours to their range of Men's Wool-Tech Tights.

A new Capitain colour has been added to the range, joining Black, Grey-Heather, Olive and Dark Night.

The Falke Men's Wool-Tech Tights are made from 55% Virgin Wool, 43% Polyamide, 2% Elastane.

They are available in five sizes: S, M, L, XL and XXL.

These tights look like they could a fantastic wear in very cold temperatures.