Saturday, 21 November 2015

The five best tights to wear under trousers

Hosiery retailer Luxury Legs published a great blog post to mark International Men's Day last week.

In 'International Men’s Day: Men in Tights', Luxury Legs commented on how men are adopting season hosiery habits and increasingly enjoying the benefits of tights as an insulating layer under trousers and jeans.

All kinds of men in all manner of outdoor trades have been wearing tights underneath their trousers to great insulating effect – a pretty smart move if you ask us!

If any readers need ideas of what tights work well under jeans and trousers, we have curated a list of the five best styles available from Luxury Legs.

In making the selection, we have paid particular attention to the following factors:

  • Sizing must be available up to Extra Large
  • The brief/panty area must be deep and generous enough for the male anatomy
  • The ability of the tights to comfortably 'glide' under clothing

All of our choices come from top brands - Wolford, Gerbe and Falke - so you can be sure that the quality will be top notch.

Here are our recommendations:

1. Wolford Satin Opaque 50 Tights

Perfect for cooler days. The smooth sheen on these tights gives them a sleek and sensual feel under trousers.

2. Gerbe Future 40 Denier Tights

These tights provide a true second skin wearing experience. Wonderfully soft and with moderate welcome compression for the lower leg. The brief is deep and comfortable, and support is provided with a wide, ultra flat waistband.

3. Wolford Neon 40 Tights

A contemporary classic from Wolford. These tights are incredibly soft on the skin and comfortable under trousers. With a unique waistband and great stretch, your legs will love these tights.

4. Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights

Completely matt and totally opaque, these super tights from Falke are the solution on the coldest days. They have great insulation qualities and are generously sized. When worn they look just like opaque socks.

5. Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights

Another classic style from Wolford. For many people these are a basic opaque for the autumn and winter months. If looked after carefully they will last for a long time which makes them good value.


  1. Any footless option worth considering in those 3 brands?

  2. I am looking for a recommendation for some under pants/trousers during the summer that are not too hot for when I am at work.My legs get achy sitting in a cube all day.

  3. Try to Falke Pure Shine 15 tights, the Falke Pure Matt 20 tights and Falke Seidenglatt 15 tights. All available at UK Tights. You might also want to check out the Wolford Pure 10 tights which we recently reviewed.