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Welcome!  Thanks for coming to visit.  I know, you’re probably wondering, just what is this blog all about.  Well simply put, it’s about hosiery.  Specifically, tights in fashion and athletics.  It is rated PG-13 in both content and images.  There is no overt nudity and no pornography.

The focus is also more on tights for the taller, athletically proportioned person.  It originally started out focused on “tights for men” (hence the name), but later changed to become more generally focused.  Let’s face it–there’s a lot more going on about tights for women’s fashion than there is for men!  But what is covered here is a mix of many things.  There’s fashion commentary, there’s humor, some useful tips and observations, and last but not least, product, brand, and retailer reviews.

So yes, I did say tights for fashion that includes men.  There is actually a fashion movement afoot in this direction, albeit a slow and somewhat tenuous one.  It’s interesting to follow it and see what goes on, what might come next.  But for the most part, there are plenty of men wearing fashion tights for a multitude of reasons.  The content won’t be limited to this area, and will also cover tights for athletics (running, sports, ballet, or any other venue where tights are worn).

If you’re choosing to read this blog, then you’ll probably want to know more about the author, so you can understand the perspective at hand.  I’m a physically fit, active straight male in his 40’s who is 6′ (183cm) tall and athletically proportioned.  I’m quite far from being a fashion maven, but I’ve always taken an interest in looking good and being comfortable in my clothing.  And I do periodically wear tights.  😉  Not just running tights, but the actual fine hosiery that women have had the benefit of using as part of their wardrobe fashion since the 1950’s.  Usually dark and opaque, sometimes semi-sheer.  I don’t wear them in the open, though.  Believe it or not, there are men daring to do that, but to me it just doesn’t look right… “yet.”  Some clothing designers have dared to try it and, in some cases the attempts look pretty good (but it still has a long way to go).

If you’re interested in getting a look at this blog from the beginning, just go jump on over to “Getting Started“.  I hope you enjoy what I write and that it not only entertains but informs you.  Please feel free to comment and I’ll try my best to provide thoughtful responses.  I welcome both women and men to share and interact here, so I’ll look forward to hearing your voices.  The more exchanges that go on, the more we learn from each other.

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Review: DKNY Satin Rib Silver tights

If money was no object, I’d be buying Falke most of the time.  But alas, their price point is a bit too rich for me.  Across the last few months of my expedition through the world of hosiery, looking for brands and styles that would fit me, I find myself coming back to DKNY/Donna Karan.  Apparently this brand seems to be the best overall in matching up to my proportions on an affordable level.  There is also an interesting history of many different styles that have since been discontinued, which is generally the tenuous nature of fashion.  Occasionally, some interesting styles come around at very attractive prices, as closeout items.  And if you get lucky with few bidders to compete with, a great price may be had indeed.

First Impression
I recently managed to find a pair of DKNY satin rib silver tights.  Although the denier is not stated, I would venture to say that they’re about 60 to 70 denier in appearance. The stripe pattern is rather masculine, so I figured I could wear these in place of dress socks.

Material
The material feels like good quality, with a raised stripe texture and slight sheen.  It is called “rib”, but usually that’s for closely spaced lines and they are well spaced apart here, like stripes.  I wasn’t expecting that they would stretch much, but the Lycra content proved to be reasonable and allowed for a good fit.  The toe seams are rounded, which allows the material to conform nicely to the foot, but the toe area does not appear to be reinforced.

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