Thursday, 20 February 2020

Reviewed: Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights

We recently received some new samples from luxury hosiery brand Hēdoïne.



We have previously reviewed the following Hēdoïne styles:

Hēdoïne 20 Denier THE NUDE Tights (original review)

Hēdoïne 20 Denier THE NUDE Tights (updated review)

This review focused on the Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights.

Packaging


It's been interesting to see how Hēdoïne's packaging has evolved. They have moved from a a blue card square that folds outwards, to the present version which I think is the most elegant, and environmentally-friendly so far.



Now the tights come in a 14.5cm x 14.5 card box. It's quite a hard, solid construction, and looks great with the Hēdoïne logo printed on the front.



The rear of the box has a small sticker that provides information on the style, yarn and sizing. It's all simple and stylish. Well done to Hēdoïne for not using any plastic in the packaging.



Inside the box, the tights are folded and placed in the box.



Materials and features


The Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights are a limited edition style from Hēdoïne.

This is what Hēdoïne say about these tights:

"Indulging the ego? Perhaps a little. But truly, this is your statement, not ours.

"50 Denier, seamless, shaping and luxuriously soft, these are limited edition tights that make a statement."


What is it about the that makes them a 'statement' you are probably wondering by now.

Well, on one of the legs, 'Hēdoïne' has been printed in shiny gold lettering.



First impressions can be slightly deceptive as the tights looked really small for a Medium/Large size. The inside leg (measured from the crotch to the toe) was just 53cm. But these tights have, as we shall see, impressive stretch and elasticity.

Key features:

  • 50 denier
  • Seamless
  • A choice of a Low slimming 9cm waistband or High slimming 15cm waistband 
  • No gusset
  • Designed to ensure that there are no pressure marks, sagging or itching
The tights are made in Italy from 88% Nylon and 12% Elastane.

They feel very fine and soft to the touch. Appearance is matt.

As with all Hēdoïne tights, a Low or High Waistband is available. This review is based on the High Waistband style. The High Waistband is 15cm deep. Overall the brief in this version measures 24cm from the top of the waistband to the crotch. The brief has no gusset and is completely seamless (no centre seam).



Toes are rounded and have no reinforcement.




Colour range


The Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights are available in Black only.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience


The Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights are currently available in a M/L size only.



Despite looking quite small, THE STATEMENT tights are really stretchy. You need to take some care putting them on, rolling them carefully to get the material evenly distributed on the leg and the high waistband in position.

Fit on the leg was excellent. The tights moulded themselves to my leg shape, and clung there with no wrinkling or sagging. They have that much sought-after second skin feeling.

Opaque coverage is what you would expect for 50 denier. They felt quite light and breathable. Very comfortable and smooth too.



The Hēdoïne signature High Waistband stretched comfortably over my waist and hips. I get a sense that Hēdoïne might have worked with their manufacturer to improve this feature. It certainly feels much more stretchy and comfortable than the one I trialled previously (THE NUDE tights). In THE STATEMENT the High Waistband was easily as comfortable as the the high waistband that is a key feature of Heist tights.


The High Waistband kept everything nicely in position and I found there is was no need to pull up adjust the tights during the day. Also, there was no roll over, which is something we all dislike.

Finally, from a male perspective seamless tights are definitely worth considering. There is no central seam and no double-seamed rare comfort panel. So the tights in this area mould nicely to the male anatomy with no discomfort that some guys feel from seams and gussets.

Price and availability


The Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights are priced at £48.00 for either the Low Waistband or High Waistband versions.

If you take out a subscription to Hēdoïne tights, they come with a significant discount and will cost £38.40.

An alternative is to go for THE BOLD 50 Denier Tights. These come without the Hēdoïne gold lettering, and cost £28.00 for the Low Waistband version and £30.00 with the High Waistband.

Conclusion

The Hēdoïne THE STATEMENT 50 Denier Tights are a premium product with a twist.

The Hēdoïne gold printed lettering might not appeal to everyone, but if you wear them under your jeans or trousers no-one will see it.

A more economical 
alternative, of course would be the Hēdoïne THE BOLD 50 Denier Tights, which are cheaper, have no Hēdoïne lettering and which also come in three sizes: XS/S, M/L and XL/XXL. I would be keen to review these in the XL/XXL size.

Anyway, to sum up: THE STATEMENT tights provided a very nice, comfortable and enjoyable wearing experience. Great fit and feel, and the High Waistband and seamless feature make them something guys should try.

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