Sunday, March 29, 2015

Interview with Pepa of The Rubber Doll

Hi Everyone,

I finally am posting another interview this time with the lovely Pepa of the blog:  The Rubber Doll   She is from Romania, and I really thinks she has a great sense of style!  She was kind enough to send me these photos showing how she styles tights with her outfits, and I love them all.  I love the sheer skintone ones she is wearing in the third outfit as they complete the look in my opinion.  I also love the way the black tights in the second outfit shine when the light hits them!





1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?
I only wear tights when its cold, autumn and winter.

2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
I think right now i have around 10.

3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?
Black ones

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
I dont have a favorite brand.

5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
No. Never :)

6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
I like to wear them with skirts or dresses. Biker boots or heels.

7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?
I love bare legs trends. Looks perfect with shorts and boots.

8. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?
If men love tights they should wear them. I am not agains this. I love the trend.

9. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them?
Tights are cool and really comfortable.


Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fogal Rigato Tights

Hi Everyone,

Today I wore the new Fogal Rigato Tights I got last week.  They are 20 denier with vertical stripes running down the leg, all the way around.  They have the Fogal waistband, and feel amazing to wear!  They are very soft, smooth and have a slight sheen to them.  This pair is in the shade Plage which is a skintone shade, similar to nude.  I think this pair would be great for the warmer weather as they are not too thick, and do allow the legs to be seen. They also have a reinforced toe.   I would recommend being careful when putting them on and taking them off as they are 20 denier and feel like they are delicate. 










Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Interview with Dionne of Legslavish

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce another interview, this time with the lovely Dionne of the Youtube Channel:  Legslavish.  She is from the U.K. and I think she has a great sense of style and is really able to style the tights well with her outfits! She was kind enough to send me pics of how she styles her tights, and I love all three outfits!  I really love the skirt and shoes in outfit number 2 and how well they go with the black tights!






Hi I am Dionne and I am a Legslavish girl who reviews all kinds of leg wear and fashion. I have been with them for a couple of years now and am a big fan of hosiery. It gives me confidence and makes my legs look irresistible. 

1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?

I wear tights quite often, especially in the autumn and winter months. I do however like to take tights to festivals in the summer as they keep me warm at night and look incredible with outfits.

2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
I have so many I couldn't count them... I think I have a pair for every day of the year.

3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?
I love the Gatta range, all the different styles and quality of the tights.

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
There are a number of brands that I love but Gatta steals the vote as they have branched out into clothing.

5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?

Not if I am wearing a good quality brand. You wouldn't need any spares.

6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
I look at colours and patterns, depending on my mood or where I am going I'll style my outfits accordingly 

7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?

Bare legs look good if you have great legs. If feel hosiery products can help shape and appearance of your legs. 

8. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear? Do you have any advice for guys on how to style them?

I think it's great, fashion is for both male and female, in Europe it's really big in the fashion industry that men wear hosiery products. I think if I had any advice for guys, take into account your footwear. A luxury pair of tights would not look good with a pair of tatty trainers. You need to be comfortable and confident in any outfit. If you feel great you will look great.

9. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them? 

Maybe try a lower denier? Or try a different brand.


Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Interview with Jeni of @JeniML93 on Twitter

Hi Everyone,

I am very pleased to announce another interview with the lovely Jeni of
@JeniML93 on Twitter.  She lives down in the Texas, Louisiana area.  I thought she has a great sense of style and some great shoes as well!  I love it when person completes their outfits with hosiery and a nice pair of shoes!

She kindly sent me this photo of herself wearing a pair of Fogal tights:  I think they go really well with the outfit and love the shoes as well!

I love the Seamed Fogal tights she is wearing in the second outfit!  They look amazing on her and I love the design at the back of the heel!  The shoes and dress go great with the tights.










Here is the interview:


1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?
I do wear them all year, of course more in fall/winter. 2/3 times a week
2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
Never counted. More than 20.
3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?
Don't have just one favorite. More about how it compliments outfit. I'll go purchase a pair just for the outfit, may never wear again unless I wear that outfit again. 
4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
 Fogal, make me feel sexy
5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
 Yes, pending on where I am or going to.
6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
Color & texture are the most important when styling. Also I think about if I want my legs to be the focus or will they be the accent.  Advice, would to not be scared to step outta the norm. I always have ladies tell me they could never wear what I wear. They love my outfits, but feel they can't pull it off. It's about confidence & feeling great in what you have on. 

7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?
I don't mind bare legs. It gets very hot where I live so sometimes hosiery is not comfortable. But again, it's about the total outfit to me!

8. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?
Whatever floats people's boats!

9. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them? 
 They aren't buying the right kind. You buy cheap, you get cheap...


Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brand New Wolford Image tights!

Hi Everyone,

This weekend I came across a pair of Wolford tights that I had not seen anything else like before.  I really loved the way they looked and had to have them!  I got myself a pair on Sunday, with the combination of Black and Sahara.  The right leg has the appearance of black opaque, while the left leg is sheer and nude!  This is so cool as these tights are definitely unique and a statement piece.  While the colors don't seem to be very wild, the fact that one leg is covered in opaque black while the other is sheer nude is quite a statement and unique.  They are also offered with a sheer black leg instead of the nude.  They have a 20 denier appearance according to the package.  I must say the opaque leg feels very durable and while the nude leg feels more delicate and proper care needs to be taken towards putting this pair on as they have the sheer leg which would be more likely to get a run if you rush to get them on fast!  I love the way they feel and they are super comfortable to wear!!  The nude leg has a little bit of a shine to it in the light, but is not too shiny and could be considered a little more subtle!  I cannot wait to wear this pair again as I like to be able to make a statement and these do just that!! Even though they are 65 dollars, I highly recommend these if you want to make a statement with your outfits!







Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Interview with Charlotte of Captain Ch-ARGH-ley's Fashion Blog

Hi Everyone,

I have another interview this time with the lovely Charlotte of the blog:  Captain Ch-ARGH-ley's Fashion Blog.  She is from the U.K. and I think she has a wonderful sense of style.  She sent me these photos showing how she styles tights with her outfits, and I must say I think she does a wonderful job.  I love the color of the tights in the second outfit and think they go well with the dress and boots! The first ones is a great use of a nice sheer black pair!  I also love the last outfit and love the color of the shoes and skirt and think the tights really enhance the outfit!!!





My name's Charlotte, AKA Captain Charghley. I love all things vintage and nautical, so hosiery is a big part of my wardrobe, especially the 60's style brightly coloured tights! I can't remember the youngest I was since wearing hosiery, I'm pretty sure I popped out of the womb in some sort of knitted pair of tights... I wear hosiery mainly to keep my legs warm (it gets awfully cold here in England), but I have also found that switching the colour or pattern of tights in an outfit, can give it a totally different look.

1. I wear tights most days (probably 5/7 days) and do tend to wear them all year round, unless it's extremely hot, which doesn't happen too often over here.
 

2. I have way too many in my collection to even count! There is a whole suitcase just full of tights of all different thickness, colours, patterns and designs.
 

3. My favourite pair has to be my navy anchor tights which I bought from New Look a few years ago. I'm really impressed with how long they've lasted. I tend to just wear plain black the most as I'm usually in a rush to get ready in the morning and they go with anything.
 

4. I don't really have a favourite brand as I wear tights so often, I just end up buying loads from Primark as they're cheap. If I wanted something a little bit different then House of Holland would be my first choice. Pretty Polly also have some great designs and last a long time too.
 

5. If I'm wearing a nude pair for a special ocassion (like a wedding), I usually will have a spare pair in my bag as these tights are normally a lot thinner and so the risk of getting a ladder is higher. A girls always got to be prepared!!
 

6. I love matching colours together. If you've got a dress which features a few different colours, you can wear it tights in all the different colours which means 1 dress that gives a variety of outfits. When the weather gets really cold, I love to layer knee high socks over the top of tights. You can alternate the colours, so that means even more outfit ideas!
 

7. If you fell comfortable enough going bare legged then go for it! I'm always a little self conscious of flashing my knickers, so tend to always wear tights if my dress/skirt is quite short.
 
8. I think these are fab! We're living in an age now whereby it is seen as more 'acceptable' for men to wear womens clothing, and vice versa, so these brands making these womens garments designed specifically for men to wear and feel more comfortable in is a nod in the right direction. If men want to wear tights, then let them wear tights, if a woman wants to wear a tie, then so she should. We shouldn't be living in a World where your clothing is dictated by your gender. It's way more fun to mix things up!
10. If you find wearing tights hot and itchy, maybe trying wearing different brands and different materials (nylon, cotton, lycra) or you could go for leggings which are thicker and more like wearing stretchy trousers. Alternatively, no one says you must wear tights, so if your find wearing them uncomfortable, then don't wear them :)

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reverse side of CdR Estela tights and new Brazilia tights

Hi Everyone,

I finally wore my new Brazilia tights by Cecilia de Rafael today.  I love them!  They look amazing on the legs and I really love how the pattern is so unique and colorful.  They are 80 denier and feel that they are very durable.  They are very comfortable and feel wonderful to wear all day.  I decided to try and dress things up by wearing my black Kenneth Cole shoes with my black shorts!  I think the outfit turned out very nice!
I think these tights are a great way to add some color and pattern to your outfits and wardrobe.  I don't think these would be tights for work, but for going out and making a statement, they are perfect!
















The other day I finally wore my new Cecilia de Rafael Estela tights with the reverse side showing, and I must say they look very nice on the reverse side as well!  They are not as flashy as the other side, but I really love the the the pattern looks with the lines running through the legs in a wild manner!














Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Cecilia de Rafael Link Tights

Hi Everyone,

I finally wore my new Cecilia de Rafael Link tights I got last week!  I got them in the color Verde, and they are 70 denier.  They have a really cool, unique pattern which has the green, with alternating black and gold squares mixed in.  From farther away it looks like a checkered pattern, but up close you can see four black lines running vertical in each of those squares, while the other ones have four horizontal gold lines with space in between the horizontal line that shows that it is not one solid line.  I think they look amazing on the legs and I love the patter very much.  They feel very durable, and are great for the cooler weather!  They are also wonderful for brightening up your outfit when you put them on!  These tight are also very comfortable to wear and would be a great way to add some a fun pattern and color to you wardrobe!










Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan





Friday, January 30, 2015

New Cecilia de Rafael Estela Tights

Hi Everyone,  

I finally wore my new Cecilia de Rafael Estela tights, which I got last week in the shade Cobre.  I love the way they look on my legs.  They are 90 denier, and feel very durable and are nice and warm.  They are very soft and comfortable to wear as well, which is always a plus in my book!  Also, they look amazing with the pattern that covers the legs, it is very unique and looks very luxurious!  I honestly can say that I would highly recommend these to anyone looking to adding some cool tights to their wardrobe as I think they would be great for an evening out, or even just during the daytime.  They certain make the legs look like a million bucks!




Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan


PS.  I was informed by someone at Cecilia de Rafael that these tights are reversible!  I think that is so cool, and cannot wait to wear them with the reverse pattern!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Interview with Andrea of Sencillamente Ideal

Hi Everyone,

I have yet another interview today this time with the lovely Andrea of the blog Sencillamente Ideal.  She was kind enough to send me photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits, and I think she does a great job!  From black opaque to sheer, she does a wonderful job incorporating tights into her outfits!  Even in the outfit with leggings, she does a good job on styling them with her outfit.  I also love the shoes she pairs with her outfits, and think they go really well with the tights and leggings!







1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?

I only use tights in winter. The rest of the year only use it in any fashion that force me to wear. In winter I use when I wear a skirt or dress. That is usually about 3 times a week or so.

2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?

Many, too. I have always saved if Acasol. Now I have 25 or 30 different styles. The ones I have are more bushy black.

3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?

My favorite pair is reaching the thigh and has a black strip back from top to bottom. Those I use to fix some more.
The one I use most often are the dense blacks for the day I find very comfortable.

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?

I do not have a favorite but lately, I turn to Calzedonia for their deals.

5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?

When I wear thick black not because they are very strong but when I wear pantyhose other it does take other case I need them.

6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?

I have some in blue or brown but always resort to the black color, either dark or light, with details or smooth, because I think the most elegant and combining with everything.

7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?

I've only been half in winter and cold. If I could not take ever because I like the effect of the legs. It is true that the means are another complement and often help an outfit more beautiful. They are very sexy. But If I could have tanned legs round and not so cold I would avoid in the most possible.

8. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?

The leggings for women are a big advantage. They are comfortable, feel good and are fashionable. For men do not like so much. It depends on the style of the person can make it well but I am not in favor of it. It does not seem smart to man. I do not really like patterned tights, at most circles for women. I do not risk.

9. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them?

If they are of good quality and it's cold I doubt they can think that. But I guess there are people who do not like or that bothers them. Their taste in everything.


Hope you enjoyed the post,


Jonathan