I received these tights from ItSocks in size 5 (extra large) and in the color bronze. This is described as a sheer style, with an ample percentage of Lycra for good stretch.
The tights come in a nice looking traditional card stock envelope with large photo on front and basic details on back. The tights are tucked inside a clear cellophane sleeve, wrapped around a smooth card stock support. The construction and material appears to be very good quality.
Anna from ItSocks provided me with two samples of the Gatta Rosalia 100 Den tights, in sizes 4 (large) and 5 (extra large). I hadn’t intended on getting the size 5 again, but I’m glad that I did. While my first review of the Gatta Rosalia 100 Den tights was mostly favorable, I was a little disappointed in the fit of the brief not being more snug. It would work fine for people with a larger waist.
I’d read a few articles about the fabric dyeing process and learned that for certain colors the process will result in a different effect on the fabric. It’s especially true with black, compared to lighter colors. The difference may even be enough to notice a change in the feel and stretchability. Well, I can attest to that being the case with the Rosalia 100. I’d tried the XL pair in anthracite and then got the same style and size in black (nero). The experience was preferable with the black, and you’ll find out how later on in this review.
I recently received a pair of Gatta Rosalia 600 Denier “Polar” tights in size 5 (XL) from ItSocks. They’re currently on sale at a great discount (38% off) so be sure to check them out, while it’s still cold out!
(Larger package photo — HERE)
We’ve been rather lucky in the New York City area this winter. It hasn’t been nearly as cold as it was last year. However, you certainly wouldn’t be walking around outside in your shorts, unless you’re running. Long heavy pants or thick opaque tights are the clothing mandate of the day.
Courtesy of ItSocks, I’ll be receiving several Gatta tights styles, ranging from a light 40 denier to a heavy 600 denier fleece. Keep an eye out for reviews, the first upcoming next week! Be sure to stop by ItSocks, as they’re having a great winter sale on select hosiery. There’s also now a Men’s Tights section, which currently lists tights with XL sizes available (still tights marketed to women, but have a good fit for most men).
IT SOCKS is an on-line hosiery retailer based in the UK, founded by Anna Oldbury. The company is now entering its third year of business and has expanded considerably. They have a terrific range of tights, stockings, hold-ups, leggings, socks, and lingerie. Based in the UK, they sell worldwide, supporting site display currencies in GBP, EUD, and USD. They are also active via Twitter, Facebook, and their site hosted blog.
I had a chance to interview Anna, which I hope you’ll enjoy reading.