Monday, 23 December 2019

Hosiery Denier Guide: What Do Different Denier Tights Look Like?

Hosiery Denier Guide: What Do Different Denier Tights Look Like?

This is one of the most informative and coolest blog posts we have read this year.

The question was answered earlier this month by Estelle Puleston in her Esty Lingerie blog.



Estelle looks at what is meant by "denier' and then goes on to show what different hosiery deniers actually look like.

"Denier in and of itself is not actually a measure of how sheer/opaque the hosiery is. It indicates how much the yarn it’s knitted from weighs. The name comes from a medieval French coin called a denier, which weighed the same as a 9,000m strand of silk, hence a single silk strand = 1 denier. The coin also weighed roughly the same as a modern gram, which is what we now use to work out denier instead. So, if 9,000m of a yarn weighs 10 grams, then any tights or stockings knitted from it will be 10 denier."


The visual guide to what different deniers actually look like is particularly useful, with examples provided for 12 examples of plain black hosiery at different deniers from 5 to 140 denier.

Here is the Esty Lingerie Hosiery Denier Comparison Chart.



Estelle also provides information on each style of tights worn in the chart.

We were pleased to see the Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Tights getting a mention. Described as "fabulously warm" by Estelle, we also love them. You can read our review here and purchase them from Luxury Legs.



If you need any further information or have any questions, you can post in the comments on this Esty Lingerie blog post.


It would be great to hear from Hosiery For Men readers about their favourite tights for any of the 12 examples of deniers provided by Esty Lingerie.

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