Sunday, 17 March 2013

Spotlight on Tights Tights Tights

Tights Tights Tights started as a shop in the Metrocentre Gateshead. They also have a well-established online retail presence and deliver to the UK and the rest of the world.

Tights Tights Tights stock an impressive range of hosiery, including leading brands such as Aristoc, Cette, Charnos and Falke.

Hosiery For Men recently interviewed Nigel from Tights Tights Tights and we are really pleased to now publish this.

Can you provide Hosiery For Men readers with some background information about Tights Tights Tights? 

Tights Tights Tights have been based in the Metrocentre, Gateshead for around 15 years now, and in 2011 we launched our website. The website came about because we had regular customers from all over the country who visited the shop whenever they could and made telephone orders when they weren’t due a visit! We realised that they were missing out on new styles so decided to do something about it.

Apart from ourselves, Carol and Nigel, we have four staff, Marie, Hazel, Courtney and Lisa, all very helpful and diligent workers!

Are male customers buying tights for themselves an important part of your customer base? Do you welcome their custom at Tights Tights Tights? 

I’d say that at least 10% of our shop customers are males buying for their own needs. It is more difficult to gauge from the online business as it seems 90% of ladies are using their partner's credit card! We always welcome all of our customers and males buying for themselves are an extremely important part of our customer base.

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

The styles vary widely according to the seasons, but the most popular brands are Trasparenze, Falke, Gio, and Leg Avenue. We find that a lot of male buyers are limited only by their size requirements, Trasparenze and Gio both tend to manufacture larger sizes, and Leg Avenue Q sizes seem to stretch to suit.

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

Men will always get great service from us, and we welcome enquiries, preferably by email as our contact telephone is shop-based and can often go to answerphone at busy times!

There has been a huge amount of media coverage of 'mantyhose' (tights for men) in recent months. What are your thoughts about the greater visibility of men buying and wearing tights? 

Why not? Women pinched the idea of trousers from men ages ago!

To men thinking about trying tights, what would you say are the main benefits of wearing them? 

They are warm and comfortable, and as someone who was connected to the building trade in a previous life, let me tell you that there are many, many builders out there who have worn tights for years to keep warm.

There are now quite a significant number of manufacturers of tights made specifically for men. Do you have any plans to stock a range of men's tights in the future? 

We are constantly increasing our range and will look to stock a specific tights for men when we have researched them more – all suggestions will be gratefully received.

Nigel, many thanks for speaking to Hosiery For Men. I hope readers will check out Tights Tights Tights and also get in touch if they have an enquiry. We look forward to publishing review of the samples you recently provided us with.

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  1. From my experience in the construction industry I would say that about 30% of workers wear tights, though they tend to be at the 35 year plus age range. I guess it takes a few years for comfort to overcome self-image, which seems to be the reason the younger workers choose to freeze!

  2. What is the email address for tights tights tights in the Metrocenter.