Have you heard of Comfort4Men (or C4M)? It’s a hosiery company based just outside of Nuremberg (Nuernberg) Germany that makes anatomically correct tights for men. It was started by a woman of great determination, and I think her story is best told by her:
“I worked in the fashion industry for many years and was always surprised that fashion and health care products such as support tights were only ever made for women. Support stockings and support tights would also help men to get through the day more comfortably if they have to sit or stand for long periods of time.
My story begins with a relative who suffered a serious thrombosis. From this point on he needed to wear medical compression tights. As no difference in fit was made between women and men, they were very uncomfortable to wear, particularly in the genital region. Up to this point in time, no-one apparently had troubled to find a solution for this problem. This was the basis for my idea.
Tights are ‘unisex’. Although in the world of fashion women have ‘taken over’ tights, they were originally exclusively men’s clothing. Today there is no reason why a man should not wear tights. Through their simplified production method and the way they are cut, modern tights are specially adapted to the female anatomy. So it is understandable that a man may have difficulties with the fit of support tights. For as the name says, support tights “support”, providing a compressed fit. For a woman, this effect in the panty part of the tights is often even desirable. But for a man, it can be quite uncomfortable.
Our soon to be patented solution now also enables men to utilize the health and aesthetic advantages of tights without having to forgo comfort. With today’s technology there is no longer anything unaesthetic or even unpleasant about the support effect! It has nothing more to do with the earlier ‘Granny look’. Try it for yourself and you will see it and feel it, I assure you. That is what I have determined, and that is also Comfort4Men’s motto.”
– Angelika Weiss
C4M produces an impressive line of tights specifically for men. There are 3 main style choices: support, luxury, and opaque. Within each style, there are several choices of color, denier, high/low brief, gusset color, fly option, and size. The result is approximately 60 variations, for just one style! The founder of C4M has taken a very thorough approach to the art of creating tights for men.