Friday, 12 April 2019

Updated review: 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights By Hedoine

Back in January we reviewed the 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights by the luxury hosiery brand Hedoine.



You can still read our initial review here, which was based on the now discontinued M size.

Since that review was published Hedoine have continued to develop their tights collection. There have been some significant changes:

  • Updated packaging. 
  • New sizing categories including a new M - L size and a new XL - XXL size.
'The Nude' tights now have a wider range of skin tones available. 

Hedoine tights are also now available with a new subscription service, which delivers tights to you as and when you like.

Hedoine have sent us the new M - L size to try. We can now compare the fit of these with the older M size.

Hedoine - the brand


Hedoine is a relatively 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 styles of Hedoine tights are available:

The Bold



The Edgy



The Nudes



Packaging

The Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights have updated packaging. They are still despatched in the sturdy blue outer shell envelope with bubble padding.



The tights themselves are folded around a plain white card rectangle before being enclosed in an ingeniously designed card pouch, made from recycled paper. This is sealed with a Hedoine sticker. Once opened this folds out into a kind of star shape. The tights are held inside.







The card pouch is housed in a a further package: a soft, silky blue pouch, that is opened and closed with a ribbon drawstring.



Everything is chic, classy and beautifully designed.

Material and features

As we outlined in our original review, the key features of the Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are: 
  • 20 denier 
  • Seamless - no central seam through the body/brief. 
  • Ladder-free and run-resistant 
  • Extremely soft and durable 
  • Choice of 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
  • 100% vegan, cruelty-free, no animal testing
'The Nude' tights are made in Italy from 70% Nylon and 30% Elastane.

As with our original review, the first impressions are very positive: very, soft and silky tights with a luxurious feel.

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

Both Low and High waistband 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 waistband version this is 15cm in depth.



A tag with the Hedoine brand symbol is sewn onto the front the the waistband. There is no gusset.



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



Compared with the now discontinued M size, the new M - L has some changes and updates:

  • The stitching that attaches the "slimming waistband" to the tights has been improved. This is less bulky and lies flatter. 
  • Leg length is more generous and about 10cm longer.
Fit, sizing and wearing experience

The Hedoine 20 Denier 'The Nude' Tights are currently available in two sizes: 
  • XS - S 
  • M - L


In our original review we highlighted these features:

  • Soft and stretchy.
  • Care needs to be taken to make sure that the reinforced toe and sole is in place, and the latter is positioned under the foot.
  • Excellent fit on leg, with good elasticity and second skin feeling.
  • High sliming waistband sits above whips, waist and navel.
  • Comfortable and accommodating for male anatomy with no central seam.
For this updated review I wore the M - L size with a High waistband. In the previous review we found this was more comfortable from a male perspective compared to the Low Waistband.

The new M - L size is a much better fit. The size chart indicates that they will fit up to 6'2" in height. I am 5'10" and the leg length was perfect. Once again, there was that wonderful second skin feeling - this is where the 30% Elastane does its job. On the leg these tights feel even smoother. If you wear them under jeans or trousers the glide is amazing.



The most notable improvement with this larger size was with the High "slimming waistband". In the M size we reviewed previously this was slightly tight and constrictive. In the M - L size, it is considerably more comfortable; more stretchy and it stays in place nicely without any tightness.



After trialling The Nude tights for two days, I also found that there was little rollover with the waistband. Furthermore these tights do not need constant pulling up and adjusting.

You do need to take care when handling Hedoine tights and putting them on. Although they are claimed to be ladder-free and run-resistant, they are not indestructible. I managed to snag them, even though I was taking great care. It made a tiny hole, but the tights did not run or ladder. The tiny hole remained a tiny hole.

Colour range

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

01 - Invincible Pearl

02 - Vivid Champagne

03 - Smoky Whisky

04 - Spicy Praline



I wore a pair in the 02 Vivid Champagne shade.

Price and availability

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

The Low waistband version of 'The Nude' is priced at £28.00. The High waistband version costs £30.00.

If you sign up to the Hedoine newsletter you will get a 15% discount.

Hedoine ship worldwide with normal standard shipping for £3.95. Currently, for a limited time, shipping worldwide is free.

Conclusion

Firstly, thank you to Anna and Alex at Hedoine for being inclusive gender-wise towards guys interested in wearing Hedoine tights, and also for providing the Hosiery For Men blog with samples.

We were really keen to try 'The Nude' once again, but in the new sizing.

The M - L was a perfect fit. 'The Nude' are wonderfully soft, luxurious and achieve that sensual, second skin feeling when worn.

In our previous review we suggested that Hedoine might consider modifying their size chart, so that it includes height/weight information in addition to UK/EU/US dress sizes. They have now done this and that is a big support to guys who are purchasing as they will likely refer to  height and weight.

With XL - XXL size options either now available or available for pre-order this is a hosiery collection that guys should check out.

Stay tuned for out forthcoming review of 'The Bold'.

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