Saturday, 9 May 2020

Reviewed: Cette Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights

Belgian hosiery brand Cette continue to expand their impressive Size Plus range.

We recommend this range to men because of the larger sizing options available: XL, 2XL and 3XL.



Cette sent us a pair of the Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights to trial and review.



Packaging

The Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights are folded around a rectangular white card which is then enclosed in a tri-fold card printed with the product information. Everything is then protected by an outer cellophane envelope.





Material and features


Cette describe the Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights as: "Opaque pantyhose with irregular ribbed pattern, cotton gusset, flat seams."

The yarn is 93% Polyamide, 6% Elastane and 1% Cotton.

The key feature of these tights is the unique ribbed pattern. This starts just below the brief/panty where the ribs are in a single line and spaced 1cm part. As you move down the leg, an additional rib appears between the rib lines. Then further down the leg a further rib appears, so that each ribbed section has seven closely grouped ribs. Toward the lower calf and feet a further rib is introduced so that the pattern completely takes over the surface of the tights.





Toes are rounded and without reinforcement.

The brief/panty is a plain opaque tight without the ribbed pattern. Seams are flat and there is a gusset.



The brief has a depth of 23.5 cm.

The waistband is fairly wide at 5cm.



Colour range


The Cette Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights are available in Black only.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience


The Cette Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights are available in three sizes:

  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL

I wore them in the 2XL size.

The first thing that drew my attention as I removed them from the packaging was the substantial leg length. From the bottom of the brief, where the ribbed pattern starts, to the end of the toe the legs measured 85cm.

The tights are not supersoft or silky, but neither are they rough to the touch. The ribbed pattern is quite pronounced, with the rib raised above the yarn.

Opaque coverage for 50 denier tights is high. Indeed the opacity is more like 70 or 80 denier tights.



The 2Xl size was a great fit for me.

The Devon tights have a lot of stretch and elasticity. The latter is very noticeable on the leg, particular the thigh, where there is a definite compression feeling.

The brief/panty has plenty of room and the waistband sat comfortably several centimetres above the navel.

I loved the ribbed pattern.

Price and availability

The Cette Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights are priced at €15.95 and can be ordered directly from Cette.

Conclusion

The Cette Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Opaque Tights are another winner from Cette's Size Plus range. This range, as mentioned above, works well for guys with the three sizing options.

We have previously reviewed the following styles from this collection:

Cette 50 Denier Cardiff Size Plus Tights

Cette Dublin 60 Denier Size Plus Tights

Cette Sochi 120 Denier Cotton Size Plus Tights

Cette Orleans 60 Denier Wide Knee Highs

All of these are recommended as are Devon 50 Denier Ribbed Tights that this review focuses on.