Sunday, 21 July 2013

Reviewed: Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights

Hosiery retailer Yo Sassy recently made contact with Hosiery For Men to ask if we could trial and review one of their products.

Yo Sassy was launched in November 2012.

Speaking to Hosiery Men,Yo Sassy owner Lindsay Tuerena said:

'We hadn't until recently noticed men purchasing products for themselves. However having worked in the entertainment industry for many years and with friends that enjoy wearing this products for business or pleasure, I'm delighted to stock a range and happy to offer advice where possible.'

Lindsay added that new stock and styles are constantly being added to the site and that she welcomes any enquiries about particular looks or products. Enquiries from men are very much welcome.

Lindsay added:

'I think its great that men can feel more relaxed about their choice of dress. One of the benefits of tights for men from a practical point of view is that tights are great for warmth. They're also fun, sometimes a bit naughty and of course give a great tone to the leg.'

Materials and features
The Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights are simply packaged, like most tights in the Gipsy range. They are contained in a simple but effective card enclosure.

The packaging provides information on the fabric used and sizing.

The tights are described as 'Velvet soft opaque tights with microfibre and high Lycra content for a lovely feel and perfect fit.'

The Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights are 88% Nylon and 12% Elastane.

Legs are straight and toes are reinforced. The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and brief.

Opaque coverage is even, although not total. Where the fabric is more stretched, they are slightly more transparent.

Seams are flat and there is a cotton gusset. There is a 3.5cm waistband.

Fit and sizing
The Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights look quite small when you take them out of the packaging, but they have a huge amount of stretch.

I tested the Large size.

The fabric is very soft and smooth. These tights feel wonderful on the leg, with the high Lycra content providing a comfortable and snug fit.

The sizing information is accurate: the Large size does stretch comfortably up to 5'10" (my height). The brief is quite deep and stretches easily over the waist.

Under trousers the glide is very good indeed with no catching at all. These tights also stay in place and no adjustment or pulling up was needed.

Colour range
The Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights are available from Yo Sassy in Black only.

The Gipsy website indicates that a wider selection of colours may be available.

Price and availability
The Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Opaque Tights are priced at £4.75.


For the price these tights are a bit of a bargain. For under £5.00 you get great fabric, flat seams and a high Lycra content.

Comfort and fit were very good, and I really liked the smooth, sleek feel. 

These tights are quite light and not heavy opaques. This means they would be perfect for cooler days, but not times when you need serious insulation. Perfect for wearing under trousers for a moderate amount of extra warmth, but also, of course, for the great feel.

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1 comment:

  1. I wear Gypsy 60 and 100 denier opaque tights and always find them comfortable and great to wear. Whilst I do try other brands of opaque tights the mainstay of my opaque preference is Gypsy. Great tights.