Monday, 4 May 2015

Reviewed: Aristoc Ultimate Leg Luxury 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights

Hosiery retailer Tightsplease sent us a pair of the Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights to trial and review for Hosiery For Men readers.

Material and features
The Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights are described by Tightsplease as follows:

Perfect for providing a barrier against the chilly weather, the 50 denier finish will ensure your pins have a sought after even coverage and long-lasting colour. Exceptionally soft and smooth owing to a unique microfibre yarn, these opaque tights have been designed with the comfort of the wearer in mind, with a host of luxury features that will leave your legs feeling relaxed and, more importantly, free from unsightly indentation marks!

With a premium soft knitted waistband, you’ll experience deep comfort all day long. This also means the tights won’t dig into your waistband, so you won’t feel the need to readjust your tights every other hour! As well as this, the tights have been constructed using flat lock seams, a feature typically associated with luxury hosiery that will ensure the tights lie flat against your skin for a superior fit.

Packaging is quite simple. The tights are folded over a plastic hook and then wrapped in a card enclosure. The design is clearly made for display, and means that prospective purchasers can feel the fabric.

These are 50 denier tights, made in England from 88% Nylon, 11% Elastane and 1% Cotton.

The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and brief.

The fabric is quiet smooth but without an overly silky appearance. Opacity is very dense for 50 denier. In appearance they look much more opaque than one would expect; they are more similar to 60 or 70 denier opaque tights. Appearance is matt is just a very slight sheen.

Seams are flat throughout, and there is no rear comfort panel.

Toes are reinforced.

The brief is not especially deep, but the tights have a good amount of stretch. The waistband is 2.5 cm wide. In a nice touch of quality, there is an Aristoc tag sewn onto the waistband.The brief has a cotton gusset.

The impression overall is that care and attention has been paid by Aristoc to ensure that this is a quality product.

Sizing and fit
The Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights are available in three sizes: S/M, M/L and XL/XG.

I tested the XL/XG size.

Sizing information on the packaging indicates that the XL/XG size fits up to a height of 6'0". I am 5'10" and I found that this size accommodated me fairly well, but I am not sure if it would suit someone much taller.

The tights fitted very snugly indeed, with the high Elastane content ensuring that the fabric clung and moulded to every curve.

As mentioned above, the tights have plenty of stretch.

I found that the brief was just about deep enough for me, but the fit was quite tight especially in the crotch area.

Colour range
The Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights are available at Tightsplease in Black only.

Price and availability

The Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights are priced at £9.00.

The Aristoc 50 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights are a very good quality product. I feel that the price is very reasonable for the quality of the fabric and the overall manufacture.

My only disappointment is that this model doesn't seem to have the leg length and more generous sizing of the other tights in the Ultimate Leg Luxury Range: the 120 Denier Cotton Sheen Tights, the 40 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights and there 80 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights. We have previously reviewed all of these styles and they all merited a recommendation for quality and fit.

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