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

Interview with Maria from Un Sombrero con Plumas

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to have another interview this time with the lovely Maria from the blog Un Sombrero con Plumas.  She was kind enough to send me these photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits. I love both of them and think she does a wonderful job styling black tights with her outfits!






  1.  How long have you been wearing pantyhose / tights?
It is a very useful garment, so I have been wearing it during all my life.
  1. How often do you wear pantyhose / tights and do you wear them round?
To be honest, I use them every week, at least once. And due to the environment where I live, (Canary Islands) I cannot use them in summer, only rarely.
  1. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
I cannot say how many I have because I don´t know it. I smooth tights in various colors and different textures and I also have leggings in different colors and patterns!
  1. What is your favorite pair that you own?
Undoubtedly, a smooth black of low denier (sheer). They are basic and they are a must have in the closet.
  1. What is your go to pair that you wear most often?
Smooth black tights like the ones I just mentioned, but more than tights, which I use more and is more indispensable to me in my daily life are some black leggings. Super-comfortable to wear
  1. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s)?
Actually, I do not have a favorite brand, if I see a pair of tights and it like me and are of good quality I buy them!
  1. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
At home I use to have several pairs, but if I go out, not take me a couple in the bag ... I'm not so cautious!
Do you prefer:
  1. Matte or shiny?
Matte. I do not use shiny tights hardly, also I look more wearable matte tights.
  1. Patterns or Plain hosiery?
Plain. It is refined and stylizes the legs more.
  1. Skintone shades or other colors?
Both of them! But if I had to choose, I definitely prefer other colors, because I find it more fun and colorful tights give "a touch" to the outfit.
  1. Opaque or sheer?
Sheer!!
  1. Control top or Sheer to Waist
Sheer to waist. By the moment I do not need control top
  1. Compression or No Compression?
Compression tights are great , but is not essential for me.
  1. 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?
I think fashion is a way of expression, to transmit and to feel good about yourself. Therefore, everyone should dress like more comfortable feel. If a guy likes to go with tights, it seems perfect; If a girl likes to wear tights, it seems perfect. Everyone is free to dress as you like.
  1. Being that you live in Spain do you notice if women in your area tend to go bare legged or do they wear hosiery?
Where I live (Canary Islands),temperature used to be a medium / high throughout the year so people usually wear tights only in winter when it gets colder; But in the rest of Spain women wear tights in autumn, winter and spring. In summer bare legged.
  1. If someone who knew nothing about pantyhose/tights came to you looking for advice on 5-10 pairs to get, what would you recommend to them? Something for going out, and also something for work.
Well, to start would be nice to have a couple skintone, two black pairs (sheer or opaque it depends of the person likes or dislikes) and two of colors with that person use to dress (brown, dark blue, green, red ...) If that person is starting to wear tights I would not suggest using patterns at first, because smooth are easier to combine.
  1.  If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them?
He/She should look for one of other quality, material and even size. One of the reasons why I use tights is because they are so comfortable!
  1. What do you think are the positives and negatives of wearing pantyhose/tights if any?
Well, positives:
- As I just said, they are very comfortable to wear
- You are allowed to wear dresses or skirts when it is cold.
- They are very easy to wear
- Stylized legs
  And as negative part:
- They are delicate and can break easily
- Can be vulgar if you do not use properly.
  1. What advice do you have for other females on how to style their pantyhose/tights? How do you style them?
Always use them with long garments like shirts, blouses, etc. not to show more than necessary.
  1.  How did you get into wearing pantyhose/tights?
My mother put me since I was little. I grew up using them!

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Cecilia de Rafael Hiena tights

Hi Everyone,

I had to share the photos I took of the new Hiena tights by Cecilia de Rafael I just got this week.  I wore these on friday, and have the color Gris.  They have a really unique pattern which I have not seen before.  this is the reason that I was drawn to them and bought them.  It is an animal print with a line that runs down the outside of the legs.  They are 60 denier and feel very durable.  I think they really look great on the legs and are quite a statement piece! 





Hope you enjoyed the post,

J

Friday, January 23, 2015

Interview with Agata of Panther Style

Hello Everyone,

Today I am pleased to announce another interview this time with the lovely Agata of the blog Panther Style.  She is from Poland, and I really think she has a great sense of style and really like the fact that she wears tights and hosiery often!  She was kind enough to send me a few photos, and I really love all the outfits with how she styles hosiery with them!  I really love the first one with the bright colored top, tights and shoes!







1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?
Tights are an essential part of my style, moreover, I think they are incredibly feminine so I wear them very often.
 
2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
Definitely too much :) 
 
3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?

I do not have my favorite pair of tights, I like wear openwork black and smooth black, because they are suitable for the most of my styling.

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
Calzedonia is my favorite brand of tights, because the quality of products this brand is high.
5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
I always have an extra pair of tights with me, even if I go for a jogging.
 
6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
I like remarkable solutions, full of colours, patterned tights. First of all we shouldn’t be afraid of experiments, let's play with different colors and different designs. To a simple dress let’s add patterned tights, to red dress lets’ wear yellow ones and to black let’s try striped tights :). Of course it all depends on character of our stylization. There are many original solutions which we are afraid of in our everyday style.
 
7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?
  I think that naked legs are the best option for hot days. Furthermore naked legs are very practical and they fits to any stylization.

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?
It is important that this type of tights should be consistent with the whole stylization. It would be ridiculous when somebody will disturb the harmony of colours In costume, than the costume will become funny not elegant.

10. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them? 
First of all we should check the tights before we buy them, especially materials of what they are made from. If they would be uncomfortable I advise to sell them or give them to someone, of course if we have this kind of possibility.
  
Hope you enjoyed the post,

J

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Interview with Sandra of La Quinta Avenida

Hi Everyone,

Today I have another interview with the lovely Sandra of the blog La Quinta Avenida.  She is from Spain and I think she really has a great sense of style.  I really like all of the outfits and how she is able to style hosiery with her outfits.  I really love how she is able to style skintone hosiery with her outfit in the last two photos!  They have a really nice shine to them and I think they really complete the outfit well!





1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?
I always use it  on the cold months, from November to February.

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

3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?
My Favorites are black with polka dots of different sizes that I bought this season.   
I almost always use the black in your most classic version.

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
My favorite firm is Calzedonia because it has a wide variety, a lot of sizes and the value for money is unbeatable

5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
Never I have a couple of spare but it should because I am an expert in breaking stockings

6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
My style is basic, simple and practical and I never wear flashy sockings or unusual My advice? buy stockings that we can combine with a lot of looks and styles.

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

 In summer, I understand that to not want to wear stockings and wear a nice tan but, I never understand to the girls when winter wear skirts ​​or dresses without pantyhose. Its so absurd

9. 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?

 I don't like the men with pantyhose/tights


Hope you enjoyed the post!,

Jonathan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Camouflage and More

Hi Everyone,

I wore my new camouflage tights by Cecilia de Rafael out today.  I love them very much!  They are 70 denier, but don't feel as thick as other tights of the same denier.  I attribute this to the fact that the pattern is very unique as they are unlike any other tights I have!  They have a little bit of black throughout them which I am guessing is the base yarn for the tights and the other colors are somehow woven in during the process of making them.  They get high marks for me as they feel very durable, and comfortable!





Next up are the Hilda tights by Cecilia de Rafael. They are 40 denier and have an animal striped pattern on them.  Being the pattern is not completely opaque, they are not the warmest pair of tights I own.  I do however really love the way the pattern looks when on the legs and feel that a good pair of patterned tights is sometimes worth wearing over a pair of plain opaques!  I was very surprised at how soft they were, since I knew what the pattern was when I bought them.  Money well spent!





Last up is the Daphne tights by Cecilia de Rafael.  They are shiny which is one of my favorite things and also in a grey shade which I love, especially when there is a shine.  They have a very intricate diamond pattern which is a little hard to make out from the photos.  I would say that these are a great pair to dress up an outfit, especially for going out.  They are 60 denier, but don't feel as thick compared to the coral 60 tights by Cecilia de Rafael.  I really like this pair and the way they look on the legs.



New Cecilia de Rafael Fashion tights

Hi Everyone,

I just thought I would show you the new fashion tights I got which are all Cecilia de Rafael. 


First are the Brazilia tights which are 80 denier and very much a unique pair, that makes quite a statement!


Next up is the Rombell tights which are 40 denier and have a diamond pattern. They are in shade Castoro which appears to be brown.

 Next up is the Deco tights which are 15 denier, and they have a unique line pattern that goes around the legs.  These are in verde agua.

Next up is the Hiena tights, which are 60 denier and are in Gris.  They are animal print and I think are very cool looking!

Next is the Camouflage tights which are 70 denier and unlike any pair I have seen before.  I had to get these when I saw them.

Next up is the Estela tights.  I have to say I love the box they come in!  It gives the feeling that the tights are luxurious and elegant! These are 90 denier, and in the shade Cobre which is a brown shade.


Finally are the Link tights, which also have the wonderful box!  This pair is 70 denier and in the shade verde.  


I must say that I cannot wait to try out these new tights!!

Regards,

Jonathan

Monday, January 19, 2015

Interview with Eva of De Sastre by Pitufa

 Hi Everyone,

Today I have another interview, this time with the lovely Eva of the blog De Sastre by Pitufa. Here are a few photos she was kind enough to send me, showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits.  I must say I love them, and think she does a great job in styling hosiery with her outfits!





1. How long have you been wearing pantyhose / tights? I use half always
2. How often do you wear pantyhose / tights and do not use them all year? The use during the colder months. December, January, February
3. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection? 30 pairs
4. What is your favorite pair of your property? A black 50 Den
5. What is your go to pair you use most often? Black 50 Den
6. What is your favorite brand of hosiery (s)? Calzedonia
7. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case you get a run? Yes


Do you prefer:
8. Matte or glossy? matte
9. The reasons or plain hosiery? plain hosiery
10. Skintone tones or other colors? other colors
11. opaque or pure? opaque


12. What are your thoughts on Pantyhose / Tights being used by both men and women? There are even brands like Emilio Cavallini hosiery making stockings for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. French hosiery manufacturer also Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in stockings and hosiery?
I think everyone uses the clothes he likes. If a man wants to wear tights combine certainly know.

I think a fun trend that lets you play with fashion.

13. Being who lives in Spain Do you realize if the women in your area tend to go bare legs or do they wear stockings? Most women wear stockings.

14. If someone who knew nothing of Pantyhose / Tights came to you for advice about 5-10 pairs to achieve, what do you recommend them? Something to exit, and also some work. Black stockings is always a good choice.

15. If a person says that they thought were hot pantyhose, itching and discomfort what would you say to them? You should try a different brand of pantyhose.

16. What do you think are the positive and negative aspects of using socks / stockings for you? It allows me to use socks and shorts in winter without getting cold.

17. What advice would you give to other women about how to style her pantyhose / tights? Seeking the model realze figure. How you style them?

18. How did you get to wear tights / stockings? The use since childhood because they are very comfortable.


Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan