Friday, 21 June 2019

Reviewed: Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose

Online hosiery retailer Leglicious now stock a selection of the men's tights/mantyhose by Emilio Cavaillini. They sent us a pair of the Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose to trial and review.


In the men's tights collection at Leglicious you will also find the following additional Emilio Cavallini items:

Stripes Mantyhose

Stars Mantyhose

Classic Black Meggings


Several years ago we interviewed Francesco Cavallini, vice-president of the Florence-based Emilio Cavallini company. You can still read this feature here.





Emilio Cavallini are one of the few leading hosiery brands who have maintained production of a range of tights for men.

Introducing their "mantyhose' range they say:

"Who said tights are only for women?"

"With his outstanding mantyhose collection, Emilio Cavallini has finally given men their right to make their legs stand out."

"Mantyhose are a fun and trendy fashion item to complete and enhance your look – a must-have for the cosmopolitan and modern man."




Packaging

The Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose come in attractive packaging. The tights are folded and housed in a smart rectangular black box.





Materials and features


Here's how Emilio Cavallini describe the Classic Black Mantyhose:

"These classic mantyhose by Emilio Cavallini are perfect for dancing or doing sports, as well as being a versatile, basic item to wear under your shorts or jeans to keep you warm on those freezing winter days. These unique mantyhose combine the maximum comfort and freedom of movement with a highly stylish look."



The Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose are 145 denier opaque tights. They are made in Italy from 56% Cotton, 40% Nylon and 4% Elastane.

You can feel the quality of these tights as soon as you get them out of the packaging. They feel soft, but also quite robust.

Opaque coverage his total, as you would expect with 145 denier.

Finish is matte, with just a very slight sheen.

The brief is quite deep and measures 26cm from the top of the waistband to the crotch. There is no gusset or rear comfort panel. Seams are flat.



The waistband is 4cm wide and has an Emilio Cavallini logo.



Toes are reinforced.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience


The Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose are available at Leglicious in two sizes: M-L and XL.



I tried them in the XL size.

The tights were easy to put on and very stretchy. I am 5'10" and I'm glad I chose the XL size. The fit was perfect. Although the M-L size extends up to heights of 5'11", I was glad of the additional room provided by the XL size. I am not sure if they would extend comfortably to someone who is 6'7".

My advice on sizing is to consider going up to XL if you are 5'10"or taller.

The Classic Black Mantyhose fit beautifully on the leg. There is enough Elastane in the yarn to ensure they mould themselves to the leg. There is no wrinkling or sagging.

One could tell that these tights have been designed for men: there is plenty of room in the thigh and calf area. The brief also has good depth. The waistband sits comfortable above the navel and waist.

Apart from the great fit, I found that these tights provided a really enjoyable and comfortable wearing experience. The high cotton content in the yarn provides softness as well as warmth, yet the tights had good breathability.



Colour range


The Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose are available in Black only.



Price and availability


The Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose are priced at £24.00.

Conclusion

I found there was a lot to like with these Emilio Cavallini men's tights.

The packaging is cool and aimed at men, and Emilio Cavallini do something lots of other brands can learn from: having product photos with guys wearing the tights. This is something that our "men buying tights survey" last year identified: men want to see advertising and marketing imagery that includes us.

The tights themselves are well-designed and well-made. Emilio Cavallini themselves mention all the ways that they can be worn: with shorts, with cropped trousers, with worn jeans that have holes in them or just for lounging around at home.

Well done Leglicious for stocking a range of men's tights. If you read our interview with Leglicious managing director Nicola Forkes, you will see male customers are welcome and Leglicious are committed to providing them with the same support and service as any other customer.

Anyway, if you want a quality pair of men's opaque tights, consider giving the Emilio Cavallini Classic Black Mantyhose a try.

3 comments:

  1. Chris @ outinthestix on IG22 June 2019 at 13:34

    Good review!

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