Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Reviewed: Levante 12 Denier Class Tights

Thighs the Limit is a hosiery store in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, which also has an online store. Many of their customers are men buying tights for themselves and they are keen to provide a good service to male customers.

Thighs the Limit recently sent Hosiery For Men a sample of the Levante 12 Denier Class Tights to trial and review for readers of this blog.

Materials and features
Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are packaged to the usual high standard that one expects with Levante products. The tights are folded into a clear plastic bag, which is then housed in a sturdy cardboard envelope.

The rear of the packaging provides detailed information on sizing.

The Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are made with 82% Polyamide, 15% Lycra and 3% Cotton.

The legs X-Tall size that I tested looked quite long when I removed them from the packaging.

Legs are straight and are finished with a high-quality reinforced toe.

The tights are not sheer to waist, but have a brief/panty which is made of denser fabric. There is a conventional gusset, and no rear comfort panel. Seams are conventional. The waistband is almost 3cm wide.

The fabric on the leg is really quite shiny, especially when it catches the light.

Fit and sizing
The Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are available in Small, Medium, Tall and X Tall sizes.

I tested a pair in X Tall.

The good length in the leg of these tights was a definite plus point. Although the sizing information indicates that the X Tall size extends to 6'1", for larger and heavier people this won't in general be the case. I am 5'10" and although I got a good fit, I felt the tights were probably nearing maximum stretch.

Having said that, they were definitely a comfortable wear. The high Lycra content ensures a good fit on the legs. The material is smooth and glides wonderfully under trousers.

I felt the brief/panty could be have been slightly deeper. On me it definitely came up more as a low rise brief. But then again, I am a bloke and this style has really been designed more for a woman's figure.

Colour range
The Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are available in a wide range of shades.

Thighs the Limit stocks many of the shades including:

  • Mocca
  • Lyon
  • Blumarine
  • Visone
  • Anthracite
  • Londra
  • Mink
  • Hazelnut
I tested a pair in the Hazelnut shade.

Price and availability
The Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are priced at £6.50 at Thighs the Limit.

The Levante 12 Denier Class Tights are good quality Italian-made sheer tights. They are well made and I can see why, for the price they sell at, they are a best-selling product.

The sheer, glossy leg has excellent glide under trousers and these would be a good choice in weather which isn't very cold and where you might need light insulation as well as the comfort of tights.

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