Anyone acquainted with buying tights and/or pantyhose for themselves or another person will be aware of a few brands. Of course, there are some that are very well known in the media for various countries (by advertising through various channels). How many can you name off the top of your head? For me, it would be Wolford, Falke, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Hanes, Hue, L’eggs and Spanx (before I started this blog, obviously!). If you asked me how many there are worldwide, I’d say perhaps 40 to 50 at most. Later, I discovered to find that my guesstimate was WAY off.
A UK organization endeavored to create a Tights (Pantyhose) Directory, from A to Z. The page for letter “A” has 31 entries. Thirty one! There are over 370 hosiery brands worldwide. It is quite impressive and appears comprehensive with few omissions. You can find it here: UK Tights Directory
Tights For Men
Of those companies, here is the small portion that produces tights specifically for men: Adrian, Aries, Astral Legxperience, Atsugi, Collanto, Activskin (Comfilon), Comfort4Men, DoYeah, ela, Emilio Cavallini, Evona, Fibrotex, Gerbe, Legwear4Men, Levee, Lida, Shivers Wear, Polarhose, Tim Legwear, and Trumpf.