Monday, 16 January 2012

Spotlight on

On the Hosiery For Men blog I have written about some of the smaller UK hosiery retailers who have established a web-based retail presence, including Itsocks and Eve's Legwear. These retailers provide a friendly and supportive service for men buying tights for themselves.

Our latest feature is on family-run UK retail business which opened in December 2009.

The owners states that they have: "have extensively researched the hosiery market to establish a product range which we truly hope you will enjoy as much as we do. We are stocking major brands which are not necessarily ones you will have heard of."

Hosiery for Men is pleased to publish this interview with

Are male customers buying for themselves an important part of your customer base? Do you welcome their custom at The Leg Store?
Of course, we welcome male customers, both those who are hosiery wearers and those who are looking for presents for their partners. We offer a discreet service and through email or phone can offer advice to all our customers.

Male customers make up around 15-20% of our customer base although we can never really be sure if they are buying for themselves or for gifts! I think that buying online has made it easier for men to buy clothes that they may not feel as comfortable buying on the High Street.

Are there any particular styles of tights or brands that are popular with your male customers?

Gatta and Luisa Maria Lugli seem to be popular. Gatta’s range are a good 'basic'; they are hard wearing and generously sized. Luisa Maria Lugli are an Italian designer brand and, I have to say quite luxurious, very well made and pretty darn sexy! Cette stockings and hold ups are also very popular.

Which tights have been bestsellers with your male customers?
Sofia by Luisa Maria Lugli has been a very good seller. These are in fact beautiful ribboned hold ups rather than tights though! Cent by Luisa Maria Lugli are fantastic value 20 denier tights too.

What kind of service will male customers receive at The Leg Store? Do you welcome enquiries and requests for advice?

As I said, we offer a discreet and non-judgemental service. We can be contacted via our website or at and will do whatever we can to help or advise as honestly as possible.

Typically, enquiries will be about sizes or colours and we would always rather give an honest description or opinion than disappoint a customer by selling them something inappropriate. We pride ourselves on giving good customer service with swift delivery. As a small online retailer and family business, we appreciate that a good reputation is hard earned and very easily lost!

What are your thoughts on men wearing tights?
Tights and stockings can be comfortable, practical or sexy and be enjoyed by all, whatever your gender or size!

We would like to offer the readers of Hosiery For Men a 10% discount on any orders placed at . Simply enter the code HFM109112 when prompted at our online checkout. This code will be valid for the whole of 2012.

Many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed by Hosiery For Men. I hope the readers of this blog will pay your site a visit and check out what's on offer.

1 comment:

  1. This is fantastic. I support men in hosiery. Spread the word!!