Monday, 27 January 2020

Reviewed: Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings

Here is our final review (at least for now) of items from the new Pretty Polly Eco-Wear range of tights, leggings and underwear.

For more background on the range, read our interview with Pretty Polly Product Manager Caroline Wright.

We have already reviewed the following:

Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts

Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable 70 Denier Tights

Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable 40 Denier Tights

We now focus on the Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings.


Pretty Polly have created a new design for the whole of Eco-Wear range that uses recyclable and biodegradable packaging. There is no plastic used at all, apart from a small sticker. There is no plastic used at all, and the packaging is biodegradable and recyclable.

The Eco-Wear leggings come in a simple but sturdy card envelope.

Material and features

This is what Pretty Polly say about the Eco-Wear leggings:

"Pretty Polly introduces Eco-Wear, a sustainable range of hosiery, seamfree underwear and leggings made from the first biodegradable polyamide in the world. The yarn is also recyclable. Garments made with this innovative technology will decompose in approximately 3-5 years when properly disposed of in landfill, reducing their environmental impact."

"The new yarn has a beautiful softness and handle which gives the underwear a sense of luxury with balance and comfort combined. The garments are all individually designed for optimum comfort and fit, made to work with the body rather than against it, reinventing the way we think about underwear and movement."

"Great Seamfree Eco-Wear Leggings designed to move with you."

Pretty Polly Eco-Wear products will not biodegrade while you wear them. This process only happens when the item reaches landfill.

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings are made in Italy. The yarn is 93% Polyamide and 7% Elastane.

The Polyamide in the yarn is biodegradable, but the not the Elastane. Pretty Polly say they are currently working on that.

Like all the Eco-Wear garments we have reviewed so far, the leggings feel extremely soft.

The material has a dense, close knit which provides complete opaque coverage.

The waistband immediately drew my attention. It is 5.5cm wide withy a ribbed pattern and very stretchy.

The brief is completely seamless with no central seam. It is deep and sits quite high; measuring 27cm from the top of the waistband to the crotch.

At the ankle there is a 2cm cuff which is soft and elastic.

The only seam is a conventional one which runs under the crotch and down the inside of each leg.

Colour range

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings are available Black only.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings are available in three sizes: Small-Medium, Medium-Large and Extra Large.

I wore them in the XL size.

Fit was absolutely perfect. As with the rest of the Eco-Wear range, Pretty Polly have got the sizing right.

The Eco-Wear leggings have plenty of stretch and would comfortably fit a person taller than my 5'10".

Fit on the leg was nice and close, with no bagginess or wrinkling.

The brief was wonderfully comfortable without any tightness or restriction. The waistband stretched comfortable above the hips and waist.

I wore the leggings with shorts, but they also worked superbly under jeans for extra insulation. A great alternative to opaque tights when it's really cold.

Price and availability

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Leggings are priced at £20.00.

You can purchase them directly from the Pretty Polly website.

They also now available from Simply Hosiery Online.


Another great product from the Eco-Wear range. The Eco-Wear leggings work brilliantly as a unisex garment. They are super comfortable and at just £20 are a complete bargain.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Just arrived: Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights

Here is the second pair of tights that we recently received from luxury hosiery brand Hēdoïne.

These are the Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights.

THE STATEMENT are a limited edition seamless opaque tight, with Hēdoïne printed on the leg.

They are available with either a Low or High slimming waistband.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Reviewed: Wolford Nude 8 Tights

It's time for another Wolford review!

Here we focus on the Wolford Nude 8 Tights.

Here's how Wolford describe them:

"These sheer tights put legs in the perfect light. The matt, powder effect is spread evenly over the skin, and the unreinforced toe enables the tights to be worn with sandals."


The packaging is the standard one for Wolford tights. The tights are folded around a rectangular card that showcases a range of other Wolford products. This is then enclosed in folded card. Everything is then enclosed in a thin cellophane sleeve.

As with all Wolford products, the checking and quality control is at a very high level. We learnt about this when visiting the Wolford HQ in Bregenz, Austria, last year. You can read our visit reports here and here.

In the packaging of all Wolford products you will find a 'certificate of quality' sticker. This is your guarantee that the product has been rigorously checked.

Material and features

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are made from 50% Polyamide and 50% Elastane.

As you take them them from the packaging you immediately notice how light and airy they feel.

The knit is ultra-fine and incredibly light and delicate. They are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and panty.

The brief/panty section is not quite as deep as other Wolford tights, measuring 24cm from the top of the waistband to the crotch. Seams are flat and there is a cotton gusset.

The central seam has a 2cm reinforcement band on either side.

The "soft, comfortable, knitted waistband" measures 4cm, and has a 4cm finger band running below it.

As is customary, a Wolford tag has been sewn onto the inside of the waistband.

Toes are unreinforced.

Here is a promotional video from Wolford that provides a good idea of what they look like when worn.

Fit, sizing and wearing experience

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are available in five sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

I trialled them for this review in the XL size.

On the leg the appearance is matt and completely natural. The Gobi shade gave my legs a very light tan appearance. Unless you look closely, the tights are pretty much invisible.

Fit, as you would expect with Wolford was excellent. The extremely high amount of Elastane in the yarn composition ensures that the fit on the leg is a complete second skin.

The brief/panty was comfortable. It didn't have the depth of the majority of Wolford tights that I have worn, but still stretched above the waist and hips.

I first trialled the Nude 8 tights on a warm day. Their breathability was remarkable.

Colour range

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights. are available in seven shades:

  • Caramel
  • Honey
  • Cosmetic
  • Gobi
  • Sand
  • Fairly Light
  • Black
I wore them in the Gobi shade.



Price and availability

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are priced at £19.00.

You can purchase directly from the Wolford online store, as well as retailers such as UK Tights, Luxury Legs and The Tight Spot.


The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are easily the lightest tights we have reviewed at Hosiery For Men.

The lightness and breathability make them the perfect tights for summer. 

Be careful when putting them on as they are so fine, they could easily snag and tear.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

FALKE Pure Matt 100 Tights: Buy One Get One Half-Price At UK Tights

Here's a great offer from UK Tights: Buy one pair of the FALKE Pure Matt 100 Tights and get another pair half-price.

FALKE Pure Matt 100 Tights are one of our absolutely favourite opaques. The fit is perfect for guys. They are warm and if you look after them will last for years.

I have two pairs and I am very tempted to get more!

Be quick as this offer ends on 26 January 2020.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Up To 40% Off and Free Shipping at Hēdoïne

Luxury hosiery brand Hēdoïne are giving some top tips on how to cope with winter weather: Put tights under everything!

Tights under jeans

Tights under skirts

Tights under tights

And to keep winter at bay, they have a great sale on with up to 40% off, along with free shipping.

Check out the bargains at the Hēdoïne website.

Wolford Comfort Collection Now Available At Luxury Legs

Wolford have recently upgraded and improved several of their classic styles, by including a new wide, comfortable waistband.

The new styles in the Comfort Collection are now available at online hosiery retailer Luxury Legs.

The three styles in stock are:

Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66 Comfort Tights

Wolford have reviewed their best-selling Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights to improve their features. This new "Comfort" release features a deeper, softer and more comfortable waistband, which offers an even more enjoyable wearing experience.

Wolford Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights

The Satin Touch 20 Tights are a classic by Wolford and have now got an upgrade. They have the same gorgeous silky feel and satin finish but now featuring a deep, soft waistband for extra comfort and a smoother, sleeker wear under clothing.

Wolford Satin Touch 20 Leggings

These leggings are made from the same supple, shimmering material as Wolford's legendary Satin Touch 20 Tights. They come with a wide waistband to guarantee exceptional comfort.