Thursday, 4 January 2018

Calvin Klein Tights Now Available at Luxury Legs

One of our favourite hosiery retailers Luxury Legs is now stocking hosiery by Calvin Klein.





Four styles are currently available.

Calvin Klein Ultra Bare Control Top Tights


Calvin Klein Ultra Sheer Control Top Tights


Calvin Klein Ultra Sheer Knee High

Calvin Klein Infinite Opaque Tights

Updated review: I SEE YOUR LEGS Classic 20 Denier Tights in Size 5 (MAXI)

Last year we published a review of the Classic 20 Denier Tights from the gender neutral Danish hosiery brand I SEE YOUR LEGS.



We reviewed them in both the Black and Nude shades in what was then the largest size available: Size 4.



I SEE YOUR LEGS have now added a larger Size 5 (MAXI) and they sent them to us to trial so we could update our review.

We will summarise again the key features and then provide a slightly more details assessment of this further sizing option.

Packaging

  • The tights are packaged in the unique and innovate GOLDEN BAG - intelligent packaging which is small, light, easy to transport and store. 
  • The GOLDEN BAG has an easy-to-open laser cut that tears open instantly.
  • The packaging is designed in Denmark.


Material and features


The Classic 20 Denier Tights are manufactured in Italy. Key features are:

  • Top quality yarn consisting of 88% Polyamide and 12% double-covered LYCRA®
  • Sheer from toe to waist 
  • Flat seams 
  • Cotton gusset in Sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4; rear comfort panel in Size 5 (MAXI). 
  • Reinforced toe 
  • Shaped leg 
  • 4cm wide waistband with a 4cm finger band 
  • I SEE YOUR LEGS tag attached inside the waistband.


Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Classic 20 Denier Tights tights are available in five sizes:

1 - XS/S
2 - S/M
3 - M/L
4 - L/XL
5 - MAXI

This updated review is based on our trial and assessment of Size 5 (MAXI).


We previously found that the Size 4 had plenty of elasticity but were pretty much at full stretch for my 177cm height. The Size 5 (MAXI), as can be seen on the sizing chart, provides a much more generous fit option for taller people, and probably many male wearers.

After trialling we can say that the Size 5 is considerably more comfortable in terms of leg length as well as the space provided by the brief.

As detailed in the earlier review, the 12% Elastane/Lycra in the yarn provides an exceptionally snug and comfortable fit on the leg.

The tights mold and fit beautifully to the leg, and provide even coverage. Appearance is very much at the matt end of the spectrum, with just a hint of shine.

Although these are 20 denier tights, the Nude shade is barely visible on the skin.



We particularly liked the larger brief in the Size 5, which reaches above the waist and hips with ease.

The waistband is comfortable and holds the brief in place without any digging in.

Colour options


The Classic 20 Denier Tights are available in two colours: Black and Nude. We trialled the NUDE shade in Size 5 (MAXI).






Price and availability

The Classic 20 Denier Tights tights are priced at €15.00.

They are available directly from the shop on the I SEE YOUR LEGS website.

Shipping is completely free worldwide for any order whatever the quantity ordered.

Conclusion

We were really pleased to be able to trial the new Size 5 (MAXI) version of the Classic 20 Denier Tights from I SEE YOUR LEGS.

More guys are now aware that I SEE YOUR LEGS legwear is aimed at them too, and they should expect that their sizing needs will be accommodated also.

Our testing shows that the Size 5 (MAXI) in the Classic 20 Denier Tights will be welcomed if you are taller and have a masculine build.

Once again, the wearing experience was excellent with these tights providing a great feel when worn and a smooth, sensual sensation on the skin.

For travel, or if you need to keep some spare tights with you, the GOLDEN BAG is also ideal.

The price of €15.00 euros is good value for the quality, even more so with the free worldwide shipping.

We should be supporting brands such as I SEE YOUR LEGS that not only engage with male tights wearers but also include us in their marketing strategies. 

Recommended if you need some top quality classic sheer tights from a brand that is explicitly unisex and gender neutral.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New I SEE YOUR LEGS 'Explore The Sexiness' video

Gender-neutral Danish hosiery brand I SEE YOUR LEGS are showing their commitment to marketing their tights to all genders.



Their YouTube channel now features a new video, with the title Explore the sexiness, featuring a male model opening a package of I SEE YOUR LEGS Classic 20 Denier Sheer Tights, and preparing to put them on.





Here are a few still images from the video.








Check out all the products from I SEE YOUR LEGS at their online shop, including the new 70 Denier Black Opaque Tights.

Shipping is free worldwide.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

New tights launched by I SEE YOUR LEGS

Last year we featured the new gender-neutral hosiery brand from Denmark I SEE YOUR LEGS.



We have already reviewed the I SEE YOUR LEGS Classic 20 Denier Tights, which come in the signature innovative GOLDEN BAG packaging.



Since our review was published a new Maxi/Size 5 for these tights has been launched, and we will provide an updated assessment of them this week. Stay tuned!

I SEE YOUR LEGS have kicked off 2018 with a number of new styles of tights.

30 Denier Seamless Tights


These are 30 denier seamless tights with a sheer body and a super-comfort 10cm wide waistband. Available in four sizes and Black and Nude shades. They retail at They are priced at €25.00



70 Denier Colourful Tights


These are 70 denier tights with a sheer body and a 2.5cm waistband. Available in five sizes and three shades: Indigo, Pink and Red. Price: €20.00



70 Denier Black Opaque Tights


These are 70 denier black opaque tights with flat seams and a 2.5cm wide waistband.

Available in five sizes. the MAXI/Size 5 has a rear comfort panel. They are priced at €20.00.








The marketing images for the new 70 Denier Black Opaque Tights show that I SEE YOUR LEGS is committed to its gender inclusive approach. They aim to be a leqwear brand for all genders, ages, sizes and skin colours to suit all lifestyles.

Come on guys - get behind this brand!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Reviewed: Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights

Happy new year to all Hosiery For Men followers. We start 2018 straight away with a new review.

We have reviewed several styles of tights from Gipsy Tights at Hosiery For Men.



Gipsy recently sent us two new pairs to trial and review:

The Gipsy 8 Denier Cooling Matte Luxury Tights. You can read our review here.

We now focus on the Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights.



Packaging


The Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights are packaged conventionally. The tights are folded around a plain card rectangle, which is then wrapped in a cellophane bag.

Everything is then enclosed in a card envelope.





Material and features


Gipsy describe the these tights as follows:

Invisible light shaping for you bum and tum. Light support energising leg
They are 20 denier tights made from 83% Nylon and 17% Elastane.

The quality of the yarn and design is evident as soon as you remove the tights from the packaging. The words "Made In Italy" is always a sure pointer to hosiery quality.

Key features are:

  • Flat seams
  • Sandal toe with no reinforcement
  • Cotton gusset

The waistband is almost 4cm wide. In the XL size that I trialled, there is no rear panel.

Although these tights aim to provide support for the stomach and buttocks, the brief remains sheer to waist. There is no demarcation where the brief starts. This is why the support is described as "invisible".





On the leg, appearance is matte with very little shine. The yarn provides consistent and even coverage, that looks semi-sheer.

Fit, sizing and wearing experience


The Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights are available in four sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • XL
I trialled the XL size.



The size chart indicates that these tights will fit heights up to 5'10" and this is accurate. But they were pretty much at full stretch and I wouldn't recommend them for wearers who are taller than this.

The 17% Elastane content in the yarn provides a really close, snug fit on the leg. They felt extremely smooth, which also provides an excellent glide if worn under trousers.

These tights provide light compression to the leg, but even stronger shaping support which the packaging describes is for your "bum & sum". Hence the brief is somewhat tighter. Depending on your build, this might feel slightly constricting. I found the brief to be comfortable enough but would have liked a little more depth.

Colour range


The Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights are available in two shades:

  • Black
  • Natural Glow
I trialled a pair in the Natural Glow colour.



Price and availability


The Gipsy 20 Denier Invisible Shaper Tights are priced at £8.00.

Conclusion

Gipsy Tights have made available a really nice quality semi-sheer tight here.

The yarn, design and manufacture is top quality and once again, a retail price of just £8.00 represents good value.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Just arrived: Wolford Neon 40 Tights & Kunert Fresh Up

Another surprise end of year arrival - a wonderful Christmas gift from a follower of Hosiery For Men:

Wolford Neon 40 Tights and Kunert Fresh Up 10 Tights.



Two absolute classic tights that we are so keen to try.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Reviewed: Sheer Chemistry "Confidence" 15 Denier Matt Control Tights

Sheer Chemistry is a hosiery brand that celebrates the "diverse beauty of women of all shades of brown". They offer tights in five shades to match different skin tones.

This summer we attended the launch in London of the Sheer Chemistry brand.



There are three styles of tights in the Sheer Chemistry range:


  • 10 Denier "Radiance" Gloss Tights
  • 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights
  • 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights


We have already published a review of the 15 Denier "Ambition" Matt Tights.

We now focus on the 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights.



Packaging

The 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are conventionally packaged. But check the very cool watercolour illustration which communicates the vibe that this brand aims to project.

The tights are folded around a plain card rectangle and then housed in a clear cellophane sleeve. Everything is then enclosed in the robust card envelope.





Material and features

The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are made in Italy, and that is nearly always a sign of quality. Sure there are excellent products being made in China and elsewhere now, but when a brand does its research and then chooses Italian products, you can be sure they are going for the best.

Sheer Chemistry describe the "Confidence" tights as follows:

Confidence is the new sexy.

Got body? Show your curves some love with tights designed with sculpted panels to smooth your waist, lift your bum and tone your thighs. The ultimate confidence boost made to accentuate and flatter your curvaceous body.


In describing the "Confidence" tights one has to focus on two different, but linked, aspects: the leg and the control brief.

The legs are made from 81% Polyamide, 18% Elastane, 1% Cotton. They have a delightfully smooth, silky feel. There is a sheer toe with no reinforcement.

The control top brief is one of the best constructed we have seen. It's really quite a substantial and carefully engineered brief made from a dense, stretchy opaque yarn that is designed to sculpt and shape. These tights are not sheer to waist, and the brief extends towards the top of the thigh. When worn this has the appearance of an opaque short.



The rear of the control top brief has two stretchy panels that are designed to lift and shape the buttocks. The XL size that I trialled has a back panel gusset.



Seams are flat and engineered well.

The waistband is 4cm wide and super comfortable.



Sizing, fit and wearing experience


The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL.



I trialled the XL size.

The Elastane/Lycra provides a lovely close fit on the leg. It's a real second skin feeling, just like our impression of the Ambition tights. Although these are designed to be matt tights, I found that there is a slight shine. The smooth feel provides a good glide under trousers.

The control top brief is deep and stretchy and is actually really comfortable once you get it into position. It sits over the waist and hips, and holds you in without any constriction or discomfort. I actually liked the sensation - it feels like your waist and buttocks are being given a hug!

Although this control top is clearly designed with women wearers in mind, I found it didn't provide any discomfort as far an the male anatomy was concerned.

What worked even better in the XL size was to turn the tights round so that the rear comfort gusset is at the front. That way everything but supported perfectly!

Colour range

The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are available in five shades. Each shade aims to evoke the mood of a place.

Havana Glow

Rio Romance

New York Soul

Nairobi Sunrise

Parisian Dream



I trialled the tights in the Havana Glow shade.



This shade was actually perfect for my skin tone.

Price and availability

The Sheer Chemistry 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are priced at £12.00.

They can be purchased directly through the Sheer Chemistry website.

Conclusion

The 15 Denier "Confidence" Matt Control Tights are another quality product from Sheer Chemistry.

The features I really liked in this style are:

  • The amazing, soft and smooth feeling they provide for the legs
  • The great fit
  • The super comfortable waistband. 
Recommended if you are looking for a sheer, control top style.