Sunday, 28 October 2012

Reviewed: Philippe Matignon Noblesse 50 Tights

I have already reviewed several styles of Philippe Matignon tights, thanks to Philippe Matignon US providing Hosiery For Men with samples.

You can read reviews of the following Philippe Matignon styles:

Dorella semi-opaque tights

Revitalise 70 support tights

Jade 20 denier sheer tights

Oro 40 tights

You can still read the Hosiery For Men feature on Philippe Matignon and an interview with Maytal Sharifi, Brand Consultant at Revival Brands who are the distributors of Philippe Matignon in the US.

Philippe Matignon US kindly sent me two samples of the Nobless 50 Opaque Tights and here is my review.

Materials and features

The Nobless 50 Opaque Tights are made from 92% polyamide, 7% elastane and 1% cotton.

The microfibre fabric with Lycra 3D is very soft indeed and these tights have a really impressive amount of stretch.

The tights are completely sheer to waist with flat seams throughout.

The waistband is 3cm wide, is comfortable and provides good support.

The sizes from 1-XS to 4-L have a cotton gusset. The 5-XL size that I tested has a rear comfort panel.

Fit and sizing
The Nobless 50 Opaque Tights are available in 1-XS, 2-S, 3-M, 4- L and 5-XL sizes. I tested the 5-XL size.

As mentioned above, the Nobless 50 Opaque Tights have plenty of stretch and I found that the 5-XL size provided a good fit, especially in relation to the length of the leg.

The microfibre yarn with Lycra 3D clings to the body amazingly well.

The brief/panty stretched comfortably over my waist, although it did look as if it had been designed as more of a low waist style. I have to admit that I do prefer the higher waist design that is a feature of the Dorella semi-opaque tights and Jade 20 denier sheer tights.

The tights stayed up very well and were really comfortable under trousers.

Colour range

The Nobless 50 Opaque Tights are available in seven shades according to the Philippe Matignon website.
  • Lana (Wool)
  • Camello (Camel) 
  • Coffee
  • Carbone (Coal) 
  • Platino (Platinum)
  • Blu (Blue)
  • Nero (Black)
All of the above shades, apart from Blu, are available at the Philippe Matignon US store.

I tested pairs in the Coffee shade, a deep brown colour, and Black.

Price and availability

The Noblesse 50 Opaque Tights are priced at US$32.00 at the Philippe Matignon US store. Items can be shipped to international destinations.

All the Philippe Matignon tights I have tested have been top quality. The Noblesse 50 Opaque Tights are very good quality semi-opaque tights that have been manufactured with the care and attention to detail one sees in all Philippe Matignon hosiery.

The high Lycra 3D content in the fabric means that these tights will mould themselves to your legs whatever shape they are.

They are great for cool autumn days - I really appreciated the insulation they provided in the recent cold spell we are having in the UK.

For semi-opaque tights, my first choice, however, would still be the Dorella 40 tights: they have excellent stretch, a deep panty/brief and a glossy appearance that provides superb gilde under trousers.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. And, I can attest to it, as I bought a pair of these last year (and just bought two more recently). They have quickly become a favorite brand/style for me. Further, dealing with Customer Service (I erroneously received the wrong color) was great - prompt and no issues whatsoever.