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.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Just arrived: Tights and Boot Socks from Socktights

What a wonderful pre-Christmas surprise to take delivery of a box of samples from Socktights.



Socktights is a hosiery brand with a difference - tights with a sock attached.

You can read our profile on Socktights and founder Shelby Mason here.

In the delivery today we have the following styles:

Draper 50 Denier Herringbone Tights



50 Denier Core Essential Control Top Tights



Darby Knee High Boot Socks (2-pair pack in Jet & Chocolate shades)



We will publish review of all of these styles in 2018.


But if you check our Instagram, then you might see some sneak previews.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

New Levante Luxe Legs Opaque Tights Arrive

Italian hosiery brand Levante recently launched their Luxe Legs collection of opaque tights are they are now available in the UK.



The collection includes:

Cashmere Touch 100 Denier Tights




Plush 100 Denier Tights




Fine Wool 100 Denier Tights




Fine Cotton 60 Denier Tights




For male wearers the good news is that they come in Tall and Extra Tall sizes.

They are available at:

UK Tights

Stockings HQ (with a 10% introductory discount)

Tights Tights Tights

Essex'ee Legs

The Tight Spot

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Just arrived: Pretty Polly 150 Denier Matt 3D Tights and 120 Denier 3D Shine Tights

Iconic British hosiery brand Pretty Polly recently launched their brand new "premium opaque" tights collection.




One of our recommended (and favourite) retailers UK Tights, told Hosiery For Men about the new range.



They have now sent us a pair of the Pretty Polly 150 Denier Matt 3D Tights



and also a pair of the Pretty Polly 120 Denier 3D Shine Tights



Stay tuned for reviews.

Thermal Tights Recommendations

We have recently had several requests by email from readers wanting recommendations for warm and thermal tights suitable for men.

Has it got anything to do with the freezing weather this December?

Here are five recommendations from five different retailers from the UK and Ireland.

Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Thermal Tights



These tights from Luxury Legs have a plush internal lining and provide a wonderful fit. Falke tights come in great sizing options. If you are tall guy then the Extra Large should work a treat.



They are also available as Falke Warm Deluxe 80 Thermal Leggings if you prefer a version without the foot.



Second choice are the Pretty Polly 200 Denier Fleecy Opaque Tights.



These are available from Tights Tights Tights.

200 denier soft tights with a warm fleecy lining.




Next up are the Gatta Rosalia 300 Denier Micro Fleece Opaque Tights available at Dress My Legs.



Their matte and opaque finish provides excellent coverage, while the latest microfleece technology keeps your legs warm, yet allows enough airflow not to become overheated indoors.



From UK Tights we recommend the Oroblu Warm and Soft Tights.



These are 100 denier with a soft, warm brushed polar fleece on the inside.




Finally we couldn't leave out something really luxurious from Wolford. The Tight Spot have the wonderful Wolford Merino Tights.



The high merino wool content offers unrivalled comfort whilst the moisture-absorbent properties of the wool also create a pleasant temperature for your skin. Wolford's Merino Tights feature a comfortable knitted waistband, a virgin wool gusset and a reinforced toe, sole and heel for greater wear.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Fibrotex Legwear For Men

We have just been checking out the impressive range of legwear for men produced by the German brand Fibrotex.


All products are made at their factory in Pegau, Germany.




The selection of hosiery styles, colours and features is extensive.



For example, tights for men come with a front panel and with a front panel and fly opening.

Deniers range from 20 to 200.

Yarns include 3D Microfiber.

And check the sizing options: From S to 10XL.


Colour options are also very extensive.



As well as men's tights, Fibrotex sells different styles of men's leggings and an extensive range of what they call men's body tights.

Here is an example: 120 Den 3D Microfibre body tights with a front opening, reinforced toe and short arms.



We definitely want to check these out and bring you some Fibrotex product reviews.