Review: Gatta Rosalia 100 DEN

Gatta’s hosiery line is mostly patterned, but they do have some nice opaques of various deniers (40, 60, 100, 300).  I selected Gatta’s Rosalia 100, size 5 (XL).  NOTE:  This review is from the male wearer’s perspective, and comments on fit should be considered accordingly (meaning, fit for a woman will likely be better!).

Packaging:  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.

Gatta Rosalia Tights, 100 denier

First Impressions:  What’s that scent?  It’s kind of like a flowery perfumed soap.  I’ve never experienced scented hosiery before.  The cellophane sleeve isn’t sealed or taped shut, so it’s easy to get them out.  Letting them fall to full extension from my waist, the ends came down to the top of my feet–a good sign on length.

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Picture of the Day

I’m going to try doing a “Picture of the Day” posting periodically.  It may not be every single day, but I’ll try to do it as often as I can.

I came across this one recently and it’s one of my favorites:

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This is borrowed from Gatta, one of the leading Polish hosiery makers.  The style is “Liva 01”.  Visit their website and take a closer look.  You’ll be overwhelmed with the number of styles that Gatta features, and they’re all very tastefully done too.  I wouldn’t mind being their spokesperson to help get this brand recognized in the USA.  😉

Review: Voodoo 120 denier Totally Opaque Tights

Australia features a number of hosiery brands that are rather popular in their land, but not very well known in the USA or Europe.  The two foremost that I’ve come to learn about are Leona Edmiston and Voodoo Hosiery.  Voodoo is a trademark of Pacific Brands Hosiery Group, an enormous conglomerate of 37 brands that includes the likes of Clarks, Dunlop, Everlast, Jockey, Slazenger, and Rio to name a few.

When I spotted Voodoo and discovered a retailer that makes their products available to customers in the USA, I browsed this hosiery line and found this terrific looking “totally opaque” style that intrigued me.  Upon reading about Voodoo hosiery sizing charts, I found that their XL size is supposed to support 85+kg (188lbs) and 185+cm (6′).  Since the large size maximum measurements are 180kg and 80cm, I figured that the XL size would accommodate 95kg.  And so I ordered a pair of their “totally opaque” 120 denier style.  They do offer a “voluptuous” version of the 120 denier totally opaque designed for the fuller figure, but the height tops out at 179cm.  There is also a 200 denier style, but from what I could see the weave density had a slightly less opaque appearance at the bending knee.

The packaging is your typical hang-tag design, but the thick cardboard wrapping has a glossy finish with an attractive image on the front:Voodoo 120 denier

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