Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dorian Gray Toscana Tights

Hello Everyone,

I am doing another review on another pair of Tights by the Spanish manufacturer Dorian Gray as they were kind enough to send me this pair to review.  This style appears to be called Toscana and the color is Gris.  There is no mention on the packaging about the denier but I would guess they are around 50 denier or so.  They don't seem as opaque as the previous pair I reviewed, but I also think that has something to do with the way in which these tights are knitted since they are a different pattern and not a solid opaque tight.  They felt a little bit coarser in texture and were not a silky smooth pair like some of the sheer ones might be, but none the less the pattern looks great on the legs.  One thing I would note is that they are not as thick as I was expecting so in order to get complete coverage of the legs it might be a good idea to layer a plain pair of opaque tights underneath.  







While Dorian Gray did send me these tights to review, the review is still my own.

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dorian Gray

Hello Everyone,

Today I am pleased to announce I am doing a review on a brand I have not tried before, Dorian Gray They are based out of Spain and I have wanted to try their products for quite some time.  They were kind enough to send me this pair to review and it appears their products are made in Spain, which is definitely a good thing.
This pair is opaque a good 50-60 denier and are completely opaque and are the color brown.  There is however one big thing that sets these apart from plain brown opaque tights in the fact that they have glittery lurex woven in on the front of the legs of the tights so they have that sparkle and shine when the light hits the lurex!  They do feel very nice to wear and are great for the cooler weather.  I think this pair definitely would hold up well over many wearings and would be great to just add a little bit of shine to an outfit without being too loud!




While Dorian Gray sent me these tights to review, the review is still my own.

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gabriella Nicky Tights

Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting my review of the Gabriella Nicky Tights in shade Purple that Gabriella was kind enough to send me to review!

They have a diamond pattern with purple and black like argyle.  I can tell you that they seem to be opaque after wearing them, as they don't have the denier on the packaging, I would say they are about a 50 denier or so if I had to take a guess.  They are very comfortable and felt very nice to wear.  I was not too worried about them getting a run or a snag as they appear to be thicker and more durable.  I really love the bright color and the pattern as they really make the legs stand out.  I decided not to wear heels as I did not quite feel like it and just wore my Danner boots with them which I love wearing in this wet fall weather!
I think over all these are a very nice pair of tights as they are european made and they actually look better on the legs than I expected!  I think bright colors and patterns are great for the cooler weather in order to make the outfits more fun and interesting.






While Gabriella, did send me these tights to review, the review is still my own.
I hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan
 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gabriella Irma Tights

Hello Everyone,

Today I am pleased to do another review on another pair of tights Polish manufacturer Gabriella was kind enough to send me.  This style is called Irma and they appear to be semi-opaque, not quite sure on the denier as it is not stated on the packaging.  Just by the way they look, I would guess they are around 40 denier or so and that would be what I consider to be semi-opaque as this pair is not blackout opaque in which no skin can be seen underneath, but not as sheer as lower denier tights and hosiery.  That being said they have a very interesting and beautiful design which looks like faux stockings almost and they have portions in the design which allow skin or anything underneath to be seen which I think is a cool effect especially if you are like me and have so many unique tight and bright colors.  The first thing that I thought of was to wear a shiny bright purple pair of opaque tights underneath to give a pop of color as I like experimenting with my fashion.  It created an interesting effect which can be seen in the photos.  The design on the tights looks great and I think this pair would go great with shorts, a nice skirt even.  I was careful with them as they are not completely opaque and I did not want to get a run or snag in them.  Even though I layered them over another pair, I did not have any problems with them and they were comfortable to wear.  The design is very beautiful and unique, and I think if someone is looking for a pair of patterned tights to try that are more fun and unique, these would be a good option as they can be worn as is, or even layered like I did.  
Let me know what you think of the layered look.


















While Gabriella did send me the tights to review, the review is still my own.

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Papilio Stores

Hello Everyone,

I am happy to be able to share a little bit of the store behind Papilio  since they were so kind enough to send me two pairs of tights to review which you might have already seen on the blog!  I love both of them and am really thankful they sent me the pairs to review!

Here is what Kate of Papilio sent me:
"Papilio began because beautiful, high-quality hosiery at affordable prices is not widely available in US. We wanted to carry established European brands that are known for quality and beautiful designs, but are unique for this market and cannot be found in every department store. We have actually met all of our Italian manufacturers to ensure that the quality is up to the high standards we want to provide to our customers. We’ve toured the factories on several different occasions to understand the manufacturing process from idea to packaging. It’s truly incredible how much goes into a simple pair of tights!

We carry several different lines that provide a variety of price points for our customers and hundreds of styles so every customer who’s shopping with us can find what she or he is looking for. We currently have an online shop at www.papiliostores.com and if any of your friends or readers have questions or are looking for a style not on our website, we’re always here to help at tights@papiliostores.com.

Also, we would like to provide a coupon for all of your friends, followers, and readers of your blog in amount of $5 off any purchase of $50 or more on our website. This discount is valid on all merchandise that we have available, including sale items. The coupon should be entered at Checkout and is valid until December 31, 2016. The code is wa2016."

Here are the tights I reviewed and how I styled them:


 



Hope you enjoyed the post,

Jonathan

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Gabriella Maddy Tights

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another review of a pair of tights that Polish manufacturer Gabriella was kind enough to send me to review for my blog!  I love this pair as they are very interesting and unique!  The color is called Granat and they are a blueish color with black mixed into the pattern!  I looked on the packaging to see what denier they are and could not find anything so I am not quite sure.  They don't feel very sheer and feel more like opaque to me as it is hard to see any of the legs through the tights.  The design is very cool and fun!  I just love them and think they would be great for others to try. They feel like they would be good for cooler days and offering something more exciting and unique.  They are comfortable to wear and were not the smoothest and softest pair of tights I have ever worn, but with patterns, I have learned that this is usually not the case as they require  more work than a plain pair of tights to make and I don't particularly mind if they are not the smoothest pair out there, just so long as they are comfortable and look good on the legs and this pair certainly does!













While Gabriella did send me these tights to review, the review is still my own.

Hope you had a great weekend,

Jonathan

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Appearances can be deceiving

Hello Everyone,

I hope your week has been going well and am finally getting around to posting some more tights!

Now by looking at the photos, you would think I am wearing socks over tights, but you would be dead wrong.  This is a pair of Sisi Moda, 60 denier fashion tights.  They also had them with white socks instead of red, but I wanted the red as that is something I don't see as often!  The sock portion seems to be thicker and more opaque than the black portion of the tights, but I was not too worried as they feel pretty durable.  This is my first time trying a pair of tights by the Italian brand Sisi and I was very impressed with this pair!


I decided to wear them with my Danner boots and try something different.






Have a good one,

Jonathan