Monday, 24 September 2012

Reviewed: Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights

Hosiery For Men readers will know that I rate Falke hosiery very highly indeed. I have reviewed several styles already including:

Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights

Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights

I haven't reviewed the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights yet, but I have several pairs and they are superb opaque tights.

I am currently looking at several brands and styles of tights that are suitable to wear under trousers in early Autumn. I am following the advice of the TightsFashion website to start with 20 denier tights and then go heavier as the weather gets colder.

I ordered the Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights through the TightsFashion Falke Shop and they were supplied by MyTights.

Materials and features

The Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights are described as 'transparent tights with a matt finish for impeccably elegant legs.'

They are packaged in the usual Falke card sleeve that is enclosed in a clear plastic envelope. The tights are wrapped around a card featuring other Falke styles.

The first impression I had was how sheer these tights are; they look like 15 denier tights than 20. They also looked pleasingly long in the leg - a good sign for taller men who might want to purchase them.

The Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights are made from 89% Polyamide and 11% Elastane. The yarn has a very silky, soft feel and seems quite robust. Despite being described as matt, the tights do have a very slight sheen to them. They are also quite sheer and won't hide leg hair.

The legs and heel and shaped. The toes are lightly reinforced with a slightly denser ladder resistent yarn.

Seams are flat throughout and very high quality.The waistband is 2.5cm wide and has a a larger 3.35 cm reinforcement band below it. This waistband is height-adjustable so the tights could be worn with lower-waisted trousers or other clothing.

Sizes Small/Medium to Large have a cotton gusset. The Extra Large size that I tested has a rear comfort panel.

Fit and sizing

The Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights are available in Small/Medium, Medium Large and Extra Large.

I tested a pair in Extra Large.

As I mentioned above, the Extra Large size in these tights is quite long in the leg. They fitted my 5'10" perfectly. They need to be rolled into position carefully; the high Elastane content and good stretch provided an absolutely perfect fit. They cling like a second skin with absolutely no bunching or wrinkling.

The brief provides plenty of room and the waistband stretches with ease above the navel.

The slight sheen of Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights provides an excellent glide under trousers.

Colour range
The Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights are available in three colours:

  • Black 
  • Marine 
  • Poudre 

I tested a pair in the Poudre shade.

Price and availability
The Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights are available from the Tights Fashion Falke Shop for £12.00.

The design and quality of these tights is of the very highest standard. As with all Falke tights, one appreciates the attention to detail and effort to make sizing accurate.

These tights are very comfortable under trousers and feel wonderful against the skin.

Highly recommended.

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