Saturday, 19 August 2017

New patterned men's tights from Comfort4Men

German men's hosiery brand Comfort4Men have just announced the launch of two new styles of men's tights.



The first style is the 50 denier diamond-patterned tights with Lycra 3D.

These are available in both high waist and low waist styles.







The second style is the 60 denier fashion dots opaque tights with Lycra 3D. These are also available in both high waist and low waist styles.







There is an introductory offer available. If you bear two pairs of these tights you will get a 20% discount. The offer is valid for orders until 22 August 2017.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Behind The Scenes - Wolford Autumn/Winter 2017/18

Top European hosiery brand Wolford recently released a new video on their Autumn/Winter 2017/18 collection.



In the film you can see they that they also have a male model wearing Wolford opaque tights.



It's another nice sign of Wolford's inclusivity of both genders, and their awareness that men are also their customers.





Don't forget to check out the Unisex section of the Wolford online shop, where you can find a specially curated selection of Wolford tights and socks that are recommended for men, with the help of the Hosiery For Men blog.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Falke men's tights

The leading European hosiery brand Falke offers a wide range of tights for men with different functions: for warmth and for sports.



We provide here an overview of the current range of tights for men.

Falke Men Tights Warm

The long tights for men are simply essential for winter sports. The two-layer structure on the outer thigh is particularly good at keeping out the cold wind on the downhill run. Flex zones on the knees support maximum mobility, while ventilation zones facilitate quick drying at the backs of the knees.





Falke Men Long Tights Maximum Warm

This full-length ski underwear has been designed as a base layer for sporting excellence. Its seamless finish uses the principle of body mapping to enhance the fit and your movements. Special compression zones also provide for pleasant stimulation of the muscles. Ventilation inserts behind the knees cater for a healthy body climate with enhanced moisture transportation and rapid drying.


Falke Men Long Tights Athletic

Light long tights for the ambitious male runner in any climate 1. Double face material for optimum moisture transport 2. Climate zones for targeted ventilation 3. tight fit with comfortable compression



Falke Men Long Tights: Wool-Tech


These long tights made of high-quality merino wool cater for a dry body climate and protect against under-cooling. The knee flex features special ventilation zones, perfect for sporting action and skin-friendly moisture transportation. The body-hugging fit allows you to wear multiple layers without any issues.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sheer Chemistry launch: 7 June 2017

We were delighted to attend the launch of hosiery brand Sheer Chemistry in London yesterday. Congratulations to Tahlia, the founder of Sheer Chemistry for bringing her vision to fruition.




Sheer Chemistry celebrates the "diverse beauty of women of all shades of brown", and offer tights in five shades to match different skin tones.

Havana Glow: Sun-kissed with a luminous glow of an endless summer.

Rio Romance: Tinted with the sensual hue of moist sand and deep burnished bronze.

New York Soul: A soulful mix of warm baked clay and tawny copper tones.

Nairobi Sunrise: An alluring union of roasted earth, lustrous amber and maroon rust.

Parisian Dream: Rich melanin gold, reminiscent of polished mahogany.

Here are some images from the launch event.













We look forward to trying out the great samples we were given. Stay tuned for reviews.



Monday, 5 June 2017

Dress My Legs launch new website

DressMyLegs is an online hosiery store that we have featured frequently at Hosiery For Men for their great customer service, selection of brands and competitive pricing.


The DressMyLegs website has been redesigned and relaunched this week.



To celebrate the launch there is a great offer: €5.00 off everything when you spend €25.00.

But hurry as this offer ends on Wednesday 7 June.

DressMyLegs has a section of the online store specifically focused on tights for men, with all the products selected linked to reviews at Hosiery For Men, so you can get a detailed assessment of each style.





If you have any queries or questions about which tights are best for you, or need recommendations, we can guarantee that you will find the customer service at DressMyLegs top class.

Sheer Chemistry tights launching this week!

Last year Hosiery For Men published news of a hot new London-based hosiery brand, Sheer Chemistry.



You can still read our interview with Tahlia Gray, the founder and director of Sheer Chemistry.



Tahlia started Sheer Chemistry to provide tights for women of all shades of brown.



Tahlia provides some background to the brand:

"Women of all shades of brown have always struggled to find the right kind of nude, sheer tights to match their skin tone. Time and time again they have been forced to fit into the beige-coloured 'nudes', and confined to a cycle of disappointment and exclusion from the fashion and beauty industry."

“Sheer Chemistry has come to bring greater diversity to the hosiery market and to provide women of all shades of brown with much needed choice. Our tights are perfectly made to blend in with all brown skin tones, and to give women the confidence to stand out.”


Sheer Chemistry launches on 7 June 2017 with a collection of tights in five shades of brown.

Havana Glow: Sun-kissed with a luminous glow of an endless summer.

Rio Romance: Tinted with the sensual hue of moist sand and deep burnished bronze.


New York Soul: A soulful mix of warm baked clay and tawny copper tones.

Nairobi Sunrise: An alluring union of roasted earth, lustrous amber and maroon rust.

Parisian Dream: Rich melanin gold, reminiscent of polished mahogany.


There are three products in the Sheer Chemistry range

Radiance – 10 denier gloss tights. Irresistibly silky sheer-to-waist tights, designed to give your legs a naturally radiant glow.

Ambition – 15 denier matt tights. For all-day flawless, velvety smooth legs, designed to make you feel unstoppable.

Confidence – 15 denier control tights. The ultimate confidence boost, designed to smooth your waist, lift your bum and tone your thighs.

Hosiery For Men will be publishing a report on the launch event this week to which we have been invited. Stay tuned!

We hope to get to try some of the Sheer Chemistry tights also!

Monday, 22 May 2017

New styles of men's tights at Activskin

Hosiery brand and retailer Activskin has launched two new styles of tights for men.



A859 Thermofabric Full Support Tights with Fly



This style of opaque tights for guys is designed to deliver climate control with good compression. The male-comfort front panel has a convenient but unobtrusive fly opening. Because of the front panel there is no need for a gusset here. These are especially popular among construction workers, public service workers, and other men who want warm legwear and good compression for all-day support but can’t stand the bulkiness of other cool weather undergarments. Plus it won't be too hot indoors. Can be worn with shorts in cool weather. Great for sports (biking and running) because on cool days it will provide warmth at the beginning of your workout without getting too warm later on and good compression enhances blood flow to legs and feet. If you want warmth and comfort indoors and out, this is your style.

Available in Black only.

Sizes: L, XL and XXL. M coming soon.



A678 Microfabric Support Sheer Pantyhose with Fly



The leg fabric in these tights glides well under trousers. The reinforced brief provides support, too, making it perfect for guys who want to be cool and comfortable and have just a little bit of slimming at the abdomen. This style features a lightly reinforced toe for added strength and durability. Even if the fly opening isn't used for its functionality, the lower fly panel stretches to form a pouch to support "male equipment" very comfortably, making this style unequivocally the most comfortable men's pantyhose on the market.

This is a new style from Activskin's supplier. Initial feedback is that the legs may be on the short side. If you're tall, order one size up to get the leg length you need.

Sizes: L, XL and XXL only.

Available in Beige. Black, and Tan.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wolford Unisex Hosiery Range

Leading European hosiery brand Wolford has updated its website to promote a range of their tights and socks as unisex legwear.





Wolford state:

"As one of the first hosiery brands to create tights for men, we understand a man’s unique needs when it comes to tights and leggings. In this section you will find a selection of some of our unisex styles - ideal for sport and outdoor activities due to their comfort and warmth. All of these styles are available in large sizes. We asked our male customers for advice to ensure that our selection would meet their unique needs.

"Our male socks are designed for the modern traveller. Innovative design optimises pressure and relaxes legs and feet in order to reduce swelling during long periods of sitting or standing. Enjoy your next trip in comfort with Wolford."


Hosiery For Men assisted Wolford in making the selection of tights that are suitable for men and it's great to see that we have got a mention!



You can find reviews of almost all the tights and socks recommended for men by Wolford here at Hosiery For Men.

For sports, activities and leg support we particularly recommend the Velvet 66 Leg Support Tights. Our review is here.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Heist launch limited edition of The Fifty tights in fig colour

Here's another great development at hosiery brand Heist.



On 30 March they are launching a new fig colour in THE FIFTY opaque tights.

This new shade was chosen by thousands of Heist customers in a recent poll.



You can still read our review of THE FIFTY tights.


A reminder of what makes Heist tights special:
  • 5K spiral yearn that makes the tights ten times softer to touch and gentle on the skin 
  • Seamless design and 3D knit 
  • A waistband that won't roll or slip and available in low and high waist versions 
  • Invisible toe seams 
  • Gender is not an issue at Heist and their tights will fit men as well as they fit women.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Museum of Hosiery Ads

The Museum of Hosiery Ads is a fascinating website dedicated hosiery advertisements collected by Edgar Vareiko.

He started his collection in 2010 and has been now curating it on the website since December 2015.

Here are some archive images from Falke that are showcased in the museum.





Sunday, 19 March 2017

Guest review: THE EIGHTY OPAQUE TIGHTS BY HEIST

At the end of 2016 we brought Hosiery For Men readers the news that hosiery brand Heist were about to launch the new THE EIGHTY opaque tights.



Heist kindly sent us sample of these and we published our review in January.



One of our guest reviewers is Lei from the United States. We have already published his reviews on the Kunert Warm Up Cotton Opaque Tights and the Couture Ultimates 'Sarah' 100 denier Seamless and Ladder Proof Tights.

Lei has now submitted his own review of the THE EIGHTY opaque tights by Heist.

About me


Male, 5’10’’, ~157lb, average build.

I have recently purchased a pair of Heist THE EIGHTY tights, 80 denier, size XL with a high waistband, in color black (the only color available at time of purchase), from Heist Studios.

Shopping experience


Though I’m probably nitpicking a bit, Heist Studio’s website is a bit difficult to use at times. The checkout process did not have a confirmation step at the end, which I’m used to seeing, and I was therefore unable to double check my address at the end (when each pair of tights costs $42.00, you’d want to make sure you didn’t make a typo in your address!). The orders page showed minimal information, and I ended up emailing the customer service to confirm.

I will say, although the website needs some work in my opinion, Heist’s customer service is superb. They were courteous and prompt in responding, and, because of some delays in the manufacturing/shipping process, they gave me another pair for free!

Packaging





When I unwrapped the package, I thought to myself, my god, this really is a luxury product. I don’t think I’ve ever seen packaging this elaborate (well… somewhat justifies the $42 price) for a pair of tights before. The pair of tights wraps around a card that explains Heist Studio’s design philosophy and care instructions. All in all, very elaborate, very impressed.









First impressions and design


The tights themselves feel great in the hand: a very deep and opaque black, soft, velvety, very stretchy, feels very sturdy and of very high quality build.



I got the style with the high waistband, which is what I personally prefer. The waistband itself, measured from the top to a seam between the waistband and the gusset area, is 6 inches! It is a bit thicker and less stretchy compared to the rest of the tights; the stretchiness feels to be between regular and control top – tight enough to prevent any slippage, but not so tight to feel unable to breathe.



There is a little “Heist” tag inside the waistband; don’t worry – you won’t feel it when you wear it!



Speaking of the gusset – there is none, though there is some kind of special pattern of stitching there, presumably meant to reinforce the fabric.



Opacity is very even and well-maintained when stretched out in the foot area; however, as you will see later, the knee area is still not fully opaque when you bend your knees. This is all what I’d expect for 80 deniers.



Wearing experience, sizing and fit


As a reminder, I’m 5’10’’ and ~157lb, and I purchased the pair in size XL. It fit me perfectly – I can imagine that someone slightly taller than me can fit easily as well.

The tights feel superb on the leg – very smooth and soft, hugging the legs without any sagging or bunching, even opacity except at the knee when bent.

The waistband feels very comfortable – not overly tight to dig into the body, but tight enough that there is almost no sagging and no need to readjust as I walked around all day wearing these tights.

These tights are warm enough to be worn underneath shorts in the spring/fall when the temperature is still above freezing; I’d recommend something thicker if worn with shorts when the temperature is below freezing.

One word of caution: the seam between the waistband and the rest of the tights is not so stretchy – at one point, I accidentally pulled on it with too much force, and it did make a tearing sound, though I was not able to find any holes/tears/laddering anywhere on the tights afterwards. I consider it a testament to their superb build quality!

Price, availability, and colour range


Heist Studio’s “The Eighty” tights are available with a low waistband for $38.00 and a high waistband for $42.00 Shipping is free worldwide, though delivery to the US may take a very long time (I waited over a month!) As of writing, the only available color is black, though new colors are planned in the near future, according to a Heist Studios newsletter I recently received. Stay tuned!

In the UK, they are priced at £22.00 for the low waist and £24.00 for the high waist.

Verdict





Would I call these the best pair of tights I’ve bought so far? Maybe; though similar to the Wolford 70s and (in my personal opinion) inferior to the Falke Matt 100s in how they feel on the legs, the waistband and the seamless design has both beat; these tights do indeed “move with you”, as advertised! There is no more need to keep pulling up the tights as you walk around all day, and the seamless design is far more comfortable than the seamed design of the other two.

I’d have instantly bought more if not for one drawback for these tights: the price. $42.00 is an awful lot to pay for a single pair of tights, though you do get a 15% discount for your first pair as a new customer.

If you are in the market for a pair of seamless tights, look no further – seamless tights of high quality tend to cost more than regular tights to begin with, and a price of $42.00 is perfectly justified given the comfort, attention to detail, and build quality of these tights. If you don’t care for the seamless design, I’d still highly recommend these, as they are perfectly competitive with the Wolfords and Falkes of the world.