Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Luxury Legs interviews Hosiery For Men

One of the UK's top hosiery retailers, Luxury Legs, has just published an interview with Hosiery For Men.

You can read the full interview here.

In the interview we answer the following questions:

  • You created the Hosiery For Men blog back in 2011. How did you come up with the idea of making a blog based on legwear reviews?
  • How difficult was it at the beginning to approach hosiery brands and start collaborating with them?
  • What makes the difference between brands? 
  • How do men choose their tights? Do you think men prefer to wear tights for women or tights specifically created for men?
  • If you were asked to create the perfect pair of tights, what would it be?
  • Can you tell us a bit about your future projects and collaborations?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, most tights for men are not worth buying them.
    I have an easy rule to avoid buying tights in low quality and/or bad sizing.
    I buy at least the first pair of tights from a new brand / style in a store to see and feel how the quality and sizing is compared to Falke and Wolford tights before buying them online.
    I even bought the Gerbe men’s tights in a store.
    I only made an exception from this rule with the tights from comfort4men.
    Due to the fact that none of the men’s tights are available in my local stores I buy what is available there, which are Falke and Wolford tights, and they are perfectly fine for me.
    If you the compare the Falke & Wolford size guide against a unisex size guide you will see that the sizing is in the unisex range.
    As you already experienced yourself, it is really no problem today for men to buy tights in a store. You may have noticed it, too, that they do not ask anymore or ask very rarely for whom. In case they do, an “it is for me” answer helps a lot for further advice.

    You state that you are having great relations with retailers and hosiery brands.
    Any signs in sight from the brands in declaring there standard tights (normal colour, no or classic pattern) range unisex?
    Or is it still this “We like the sales revenue with men but do not like to talk about that our tights are also perfect legwear for men”?

    I wish you all the best that your plan in designing and producing your own tights is coming true one day.
    My expectations are that your tights meet at least Falke/Wolford quality and sizing standards or better, and come with a more detailed size guide.
    I disagree with total opaque tights only. No excuses anymore, I expect a full four season range (at least 8 to 120den) to cover all temperatures from hot summer to cold winter.