Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Heist + Tights Launched Today!

It's the 15th November and we have some special news to share. Heist, the brand that has revolutionised the tights scene, has launched Heist + tights.

Since Heist tights were launched in 2015, Heist has redefined how tights can feel and wear — and rapidly evolved from a fashion editors’ favourite, to become the go-to tights brand for discerning women (and many men too!) around the world.

We have already reviewed several tights in the Heist range at Hosiery For Men, including:

THE EIGHTY 80 Denier Opaque Tights

THE FIFTY 50 Denier Opaque Tights

Our review of THE THIRTY tights is in preparation and will appear shortly.

The range of tights developed by Heist were created after an extensive consultation exercise with the aim to develop the perfect pair of tights.

Heist tights feature four signature design features:

1. A waistband that moves when you move. You can choose between two waistband heights: Low, to sit on your hips, or High, to hug your waist

2. The softest, stretchiest, sleekest yarn. 5000 spirals of nylon are wound round every inch of elastane.

3. Seamless design and no gusset. There is no centre seam either. Heist removed both and instead use a 3D technique to knit a single tube, from toe to toe.

4. Tights redesigned from top to toe (seam). Heist say that they spent hours wondering why the last part of the tights is always the first to ladder (not to mention the uncomfortable rubbing). Their solution is to tuck the toe seam underneath the foot.

Whatever gender - Heist tights are for everyone

Heist have taken a gender inclusive approach to marketing tights, which perhaps reflects that 10% of Heist's customers identify as male.

Heist state in their marketing concept:


Heist +

Heist + tights are launched today.

After an extended period of consultation and testing, Heist opaque tights in THE FIFTY and THE EIGHTY styles are now available in UK sizes from 16-24. They are only available in the high waist versions.

This is excellent news for all guys who generally will need a larger size range and who might have problems finding tights that fit them.

If you are a guy and want to try Heist + tights you also need to know the following:

  • All the Heist + sizes will extend to heights of 6'4"
  • The high waist waistband is particularly suitable for men as it can sit above the waist and hips, and will comfortably accommodate men who are likely to be thicker at the waist. The high waist waistband will also stay in place and not roll down.
  • The seamless design provides additional comfort for the male anatomy - there are no central seams or rear comfort panels that often feature in extra large tights sizing.
  • THE EIGHTY opaque tights provide an excellent level of opaque coverage which will hide leg hair and provide smooth, even coverage on the leg.
  • Heist tights work well with shorts, and can also be worn under jeans or trousers.

We are convinced that Heist + tights are going to revolutionise larger sizing in hosiery.

Heist also offer a #FirstPairPromise to all new Heist customers. This means that if the tights don't feel perfect, we will happily exchange them within 28 days of purchase for a different size - or if you simply don’t like them you can request a full refund.

Guys, it's time to try them.


  1. Looks like Heist has dropped the "Whatever Gender" slogan...

  2. I don't see any evidence of that. Heist continue to project an inclusive ethos and certainly welcome male customers.