Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Reviewed: 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights by Hedoine

Luxury hosiery brand Hedoine recently sent us pair of their 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights.





Hedoine is a new brand with a clear ethos and philosophy.

"By combining the highest quality yarns with innovative 3D knitting techniques, we have reinvented tights. Produced in Italy, ladder-free and run-resistant, soft and seamless with elegant detailing - a true quality and fashion statement."


Currently three different styles of tights are available:

The Bold



The Edgy



The Nude



Packaging


The
 Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights arrived in some really different and innovative packaging.

The outer shell (in which the tights are posted) is a strong, blue, padded plastic envelope.




The tights themselves are folded around a plain card rectangle before being enclosed in a clear plastic envelope. This is closed with a sticker that provides basic product information.



The tights are then housed in a further layer - a soft, silky blue pouch, that is open and closed with a ribbon drawstring.





Material and features


The key features of the Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are:

  • 20 denier
  • seamless
  • ladder-free and run-resistant
  • extremely soft and durable
  • high and low slimming waistband
  • 40 denier reinforcement under the toes with signature Hedoine pattern
  • highest quality yarns
  • innovative 3D knitting technology
  • machine-washable
  • made in Italy
'The Nude' tights are made from 70% Nylon and 30% Elastane.

They are extremely soft, silky and stretch, and feel very sensual and luxurious to touch. The yarn used is absolutely top quality.

These tights are seamless with no central seam running through the brief/body section.

In appearance they are matte with only the subtlest of sheen visible.

The legs and feet are boarded (shaped). Both toe and sole are reinforced with a 40 denier yarn



Both low and high waist versions come with what is described as a "slimming waistband". This is a much denser and fully opaque tube that is sewn on to the tights.

In the high waist version this is 15cm in depth; in the low waist version it measures 8.5cm.

A tag with the Hedoine brand symbol is sewn onto the front the the waistband.

There is no gusset.

Hedoine state that by using innovative yarns and the newest 3D knitting techniques, these tights do not ladder or run. While not being indestructible, they are significantly more durable than normal tights. They guarantee that even if small hole might occur at some point it will not spread down your leg. If it does they will offer you a refund.

Fit, sizing and wearing experience


The Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are currently available in two sizes:

  • XS - S
  • M - L
An XL - XXL size will be available in March 2019.



I was sent two pairs of 'The Nude' to trial and review in a now discontinued M size (this is now replaced by the M - L size).

I am being sent the new M - L size, and once that arrives I will publish a further updated review. Hedoine also tell me that new nude tones, sizes and packaging are all coming soon as well. Of course Hosiery For Men will keep readers updated.

As you put these tights on you will notice how soft and stretchy they are.

You need to take some care to make sure that the reinforced toe and sole is in place, and the latter is positioned under the foot.

The fit on the leg was excellent. I wouldn't normally chose an M size but the tights have plenty of give and elasticity without being too roomy. In fact they provide a genuine second skin feeling on the leg.

They feel very smooth to the touch and glide beautifully under trousers.

In appearance they are hardly noticeable, at least in the shade I tried.



I found the seamless part of the brief to be very comfortable. With no central seam, and notable stretchiness, it accommodates the male anatomy admirably.

The waistband is much thicker than the rest of the tights. It is quite stretchy as well, and in the high waist version stayed up well. The high waist version sits above the waist, hips and navel.

I found the high waistband initially quite comfortable, but as the day wore on it was slightly less so and became somewhat constrictive. I am hoping that the larger sizes that will soon be available for review will be more comfortable. The leg was comfortable all day however.

I also trialled the low waistband version. The fit on the leg was superb, equally good as the high waistband style. The low waistband sits on the hip and well below the navel. I found this less suited to my body shape and definitely prefer the higher waist. Well with Hedoine, you get a choice.

Colour range

The Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are available in four shades:

10 - Invincible Pearl

20 - Vivid Champagne

30 - Smoky Whisky

40 - Spicy Praline

I trialled them in what I think was Invincible Pearl shade.

The Hedoine website provides a detailed chart to enable you to match each shade to a skin tone.



Price and availability


The Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are available for purchase directly from the Hedoine website.

The low waist version of 'The Nude' is priced at £28.00. The high waist version costs £30.00

The forthcoming XL-XXL size (available in March 2019) is available for pre-order at a discounted price of just £20.00.

Hedoine ship worldwide with standard shipping for £3.95. Express shipping is higher depending on the country/zone.

There is no minimum spend.

Conclusion


We were really excited to get the opportunity to wear some Hedoine tights. It's good to have the opportunity to evaluate genuine innovation and aspiration to make top quality hosiery.

Hedoine also seem very cool with having guys as customers, which is another step forward for gender inclusivity in hosiery.

Let's comment on two of the key claims that are made for the Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights:

  • extremely soft and durable
Absolutely. You will only get sheer tights as soft as this if you purchase high-end brands such as Wolford, Falke and CdR.
  • ladder-free and run-resistant
Okay, these tights are not indestructible. You could damage them if you went about it with the intention of doing so. But they do appear to be very robust. I noticed that if you get a little snag they will indeed not run. If they last for a good number of wears I would say that they are good value.

The only drawback for me was the slight tightness in the waistband, but I am hoping that once I have the M - L, and XL - XXL sizes to try this won't be an issue.

I hope Hedoine also might consider modifying their size chart, so that it includes height/weight as well as, (or in addition to), UK/EU/US dress sizes. This definitely helps guys who might be purchasing.

4 comments:

  1. Outstanding.... Nothing like a good pair of nude seamless..

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  2. Looks like another pair of tights to go for.
    Regarding the size chart additions I would prefer to include height/hips as well or better height/hips/thigh size.
    Weight is for me a secondary measurement.
    The tights are enveloping tubular volumes well-defined by length (height) and circumference.

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  3. Good suggestion Anon. I am sure that Hedoine will take that on board.

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  4. Hi, I Have bought tights from Heist Studios. These tights are great to wear,waistband is super comfy! Though never tried Hedoine Tights, need to buy a pair from Hedoine soon and leave a review!

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