Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Reviewed: FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit

One of our favourite online hosiery and legwear retailers, The Tight Spot, recently sent us the FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit to trial and review.





The Tight Spot, as many readers of this blog will know, are committed to providing a great service to men buying hosiery.

They curate, and continually update, the tights for men page on the site.

But they also sell a range of accessories, including bodysuits, which have to be one of the most versatile items to wear for fashion and/or comfort.

The Tight Spot's bodysuits collection includes items from FALKE, Wolford, Commando, Oroblu, Cecilia De Rafael and more.

A female reader of this blog once urged me to try a bodysuit, describing it as like "tights for the body."

A lot of you have been waiting for this review so here goes.

The Tight Spot describe the FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit as:

"This lightly shimmering sleeveless bodysuit, with a feminine round neckline, is timelessly chic. The luxuriously soft composition of materials, which hug your body in all the right places, feel incredibly soft to touch and wonderful to wear. This silk touch bodysuit features popper snaps fastening at the gusset for an easy and comfortable all day wear. Falke's sleeveless bodysuit is an essential piece to any outfit, due to its versatility. You can pair it with a sparkling skirt for party night or mix with trousers, brogues and a blazer for a classy, daytime look. Additionally, thanks to its high quality material composition, this shimmering sleeveless bodysuit will give your outfit a polished, high fashion finish."


Packaging


The FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit comes in really nice packaging. FALKE have designed a tasteful card box with an inner tray and outer sleeve. The inner section slides out like a drawer.

The bodysuit is folded around a card with details and imagery of the FALKE bodywear range. It is then enclosed in FALKE embossed tissue paper.











Material, design and features


The FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit is made from 86% Polyamide and 14% Elastane.

As you remove it from the packaging you can see immediately why it is named as a "Silk Touch" bodysuit. The material is absolutely luxurious: light, stretchy and with a velvety softness.

Key features are: 

  • 150 Denier 
  • Round neckline 
  • Sleeveless body 
  • Full back





The quality of the engineering is superb throughout. There are seams at the sides, shoulders and at the garment edges but these have been finished to be completely flat and provide a smooth appearance with all the actual seams on the inside. The stitching lies flat against the skin without any discomfort.

A FALKE tag is sewn into the inside rear of the neck.



The bodysuit is fastened below the crotch with three metal poppers, that sit on a reinforced strip to provide durability in an area where there is likely to be movement and stress on the garment. You can see the care that has gone into designing this particular area to ensure it is robust but also retains the comfort of the rest of the bodysuit.







Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit is available in four sizes at The Tight Spot:
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • X Large
I tried the X Large size.



The US/UK sizing information is helpful for choosing the correct size as it provides height, weight and hips combinations.

You need to take a bit of care to get the bodysuit on. I didn't want to over-stretch or damage it and worked out the best way was to undo the poppers, pull to over the head as a T-shirt, and then re-fasten the poppers under the crotch.

Once on, you are immediately aware of how comfortable the bodysuit feels on the skin. With a gorgeous silky texture, it feels like luxury hosiery for the upper body.

This bodysuit really hugs you all over and moulds itself to the torso. The high (14%) Elastane content ensures that there is no bagging or sagging anywhere.

I particularly liked the full back in the rear, as opposed to a string back that many bodies have. This was really comfortable.

The XL size was an absolutely perfect fit for me.

Colour range

At The Tight Spot, the FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit is available in Black only.



The Black shade is a deep, rich jet black.

Price and availability

The FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit is priced at £79.95.

Hosiery For Men readers can use the exclusive code 'H4M' at The Tight Spot, which gives you 10% discount across the whole site. That will represent a substantial saving if you want to get this bodysuit, which I am sure many of you will.

Conclusion

This is the first bodysuit we have ever reviewed at Hosiery For Men. For a first experience, the FALKE Silk Touch Sleeveless Bodysuit didn't disappoint at all.

Beautifully designed and made, it is definitely a unisex garment that men can wear for comfort, fashion, warmth and second skin feeling on the upper body.

It is potentially very versatile as well. I wore it as an inner layer with a long sleeve shirt over it. But it could be worn in so many other ways as well.

Pair it with FALKE tights and you then have serious whole body coverage and comfort. For full opaque coverage the FALKE Seidenglatt 40 Tights would work well, as well as the recently updated FALKE Seidenglatt 80 Tights.

If you fancy a different bodysuit style, check out the FALKE Shining Rich Cotton Roll Neck Bodysuit that is also available from The Tight Spot.

Are any other Hosiery For Men readers converts to bodysuits? Let us know if you are and which brands and styles work for you.

3 comments:

  1. Welcome to pure comfort underwear.
    I have this bodysuit in white, fit is perfect.
    I have coverted to bodysuits already 3 years ago, it is just more comfortable.
    I have bodysuits from Wolford and Falke, all with full back, T-Shirt style, no/short/long sleeves, tank top style for all seasons.
    For current cold weather I recommend to pair this bodysuit with Falke Cotton Touch or Sensual Cotton 80 tights.

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    1. Addition:
      There are two more postive aspects.
      1. With bodysuit and tights you have your complete underwear with only two items.
      2. With bodysuit underneath the waistband roll down is less than without bodysuit (personal expericence).

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  2. Are a survey for bodywear / skinwear for men planned or in planning?
    Would be interesting to know from The Tight Spot if men are asking for or are buying suitable bodywear / skinwear out of the bodysuits selection.

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