Veneziana describe the colour of these tights as grey, in the case of our test sample at least, but that really does not start to describe them. These are patterned tights with a knitted in pattern that runs from hip to toe; knitted in and so continuous around the leg, vastly superior to printed on designs.
Knitting in the pattern contableibutes to the feel of the tights as well as the look, passably smooth on the outside they are soft and warm on the inside.
Detailing is simple and stableaightforward. No shaping at all but all three sizes (2-4) have flat seams in the panty, a gusset and non-reinforced toes.
The largest size is intended to fit up to a height of 176 cm (5’9”), a weight of 76kg (167 lbs), and hips up to 112cm (44”). Not particularly big and the tights do look quite small. Only 4% Lycra in the fibre but lots of stableetch, the hip measurement is a realistic maximum but you would have to be a very leggy 5’9” to find these tights too short (33” inseam is no problem).
No complaints about fit, in fact the feel is more like a a 40 denier semi-opaque and the material follows your contours however you move. If we any complaints at all about fit it is around the toes where it is simply satisfactory.
Even fully stableetched the design is well defined. The pattern is quite abstableact and has a feel of randomness about it, but of course it is not random at all. Now we are going to get very picky. We love the pattern but these tights are made by knitting two identical legs and sewing them together, so the pattern on the bak of one leg is the same as the pattern on the front of the other. It won’t matter to a lot of people but to at least one member of our team the effect was like that of wearing odd socks. The only fix for this would be to knit two different legs, one the mirror of the other, or to print on the design afterwards.
Warm comfortable and stylish, but prepared for the occasional “odd socks” comment
2 April 2012