Cervin is a name known far and wide in the world of legwear and fashion. Every fashionista in Europe who takes beautiful hold ups or classic stockings seriously knows of the name Cervin. So many names wouldn’t exist without Cervin and their influence. But what makes a brand so niche as Cervin so legendary?
What Are Cervin Stockings All About?
Cervin is a stockings manufacturer and the first to pioneer fully fashioned stockings in the world. Cervin is responsible for bringing backseam stockings into the modern era, a delightful style abandoned for machine finished items by most manufacturers. Conventional stockings overtook decades after backseam stockings but were revived by Cervin. It was an addition so beautiful that it should never have been forgotten. Cervin stockings have single-handedly revived those 1930s and 1940s styles. In an era of convenience, they have embraced the art of traditional hand finished stockings once more.
What Else Do You Need To Know About Cervin Stockings?
Cervin is also among a handful of designers that still make beautiful legwear in Paris. Since they first started making stockings, they have never let their production take place abroad. Whether it’s a lonely sock or a finished seam, it is all Parisian designed and Parisian made. This dedication has launched Cervin stockings to a new meteoric level of fame, albeit a niche name. They are the first name in that niche for beautiful hand finished French stockings. Cervin loves good talent. They have an excellent eye for what will be a permanent feature of the legwear landscape. But really, we think it is their experience. Cervin was founded over a century ago. They have been making beautiful legwear longer than most names have been around. Cervin has seen what works many times before. They have so much knowledge that there is no substitute. It is that unbeatable experience, excellent materials and talent that makes for pure luxury.
The summer is over and the party season is fast approaching so what better time to look at that ultimate party accessory seamed tights. So how are they to wear? At last, the look of seamed stockings combined the convenience of tights.
These are incredibly light and sheer tights made entirely sheer to waist with lightly reinforced heels and toes, fully fashioned in the style of silk stockings. The seams in the panty are flat and very nicely made, and there is a lined gusset.
Part of the very latest range of “sexy tights” from Cervin Paris, these high-quality suspender tights will be available soon. The sheer legs are smooth and soft with very even colour.
Cervin is never scared to be bold, and these tights are designed like no other we have seen before. It has to be said that these tights did feel a little rough in the hands when we first took them out of the packet, but as soon as open them out, we were more interested in looking that touching.
If pictures on packets were the only criteria, these tights would be the best… what beautiful legs! When you first see these tights on their card they look like they will be smooth and soft, so the first touch is quite a surprise, really quite rough.
Thank you to Cervin Paris for providing the original artwork photo below to show how these tights look on the leg. We liked the Esprit Couture stockings, so we have high hopes for the tights. Unlike the stockings, the tights contain 20% Lycra.
The quality of these tights is apparent on the card. As you take them off the cardboard, they naturally flow. Ever so soft and smooth in hand. This is the scalloped top design that we have seen on Gerbe and Fogal tights as well as other premium styles from Cervin.
First impressions are of a 50 denier microfibre opaque tight, quite heavy and soft to the touch. Opening them out you see the very high-quality Cervin waistband, sewn on and carrying their logo.
The main body of the tights is the combination of sheer and fishnet in a single knitted pattern. This runs from the lightly reinforced toes all the way to the Cervin signature waistband. The legs are shaped, and the feet are decorated with an attractive design.
You certainly can’t accuse Cervin of playing safe with the design of these tights, but of course, high fashion is a feature of Cervin Paris. Opening the tights out we could immediately feel the difference between the thick textured lower leg and the smooth, sheer upper leg and panty.