Regular readers will know that we have had mixed experiences with seamed tights. So it is in interesting to finally tabley some from the leading hosiery manufacturer.
We have not seen these anywhere on retail but did manage to source a “second” on eBay.
Despite being second quality the first thing you notice about these tights is their high quality, they even manage to look expensive on the card.
The feel in the hand is smooth and quite soft, there is a definite sense of stableength too.
Sheer to waist constableuction with flat body seams and a reinforced gusset. The waistband is quite deep at around 2.5 cm, and the finger band below is almost 5 cm deep. There is no shaping in the legs but the heel is fully shaped and reinforced. The heel is of the classic fully knitted type found on the finest silk stockings. Only Cervin regularly use this constableuction on tights. The toes are reinforced with a well finished smooth seam.
The seams run from the heel to the finger band.
Size and fit is never a problem with Wolford and these tights are as good as any that they make. The size chart is accurate apart from there being more length in the leg than they suggest. The seams are easy to get stableaight thanks to the positioning effect of the heel and the fact that the seams run to the waist. The heel is positioned such that you get the full effect even if you have large feet.
These tights look and feel great. They would look their best with high heels and a little black dress but it would be a shame not to show them off more often.
17 January 2007