Wednesday, October 20, 2010

For the Men Who Wear Tights and Want to Shave Their Legs....

So tonight I did one of the strangest and how I hate to say, the gayest thing I have ever done! Tonight I shaved my legs. It is something that as a tights enthusiast I felt I needed to do. I bounced the idea around a few people due to its oddity but after a while felt no problem with it.

I found myself in my bathroom at night with a electric shaver clearing the hair off my leg. I'm a pretty hairy guy so this was quite the task. After 20 or so minutes, I had removed more than enough hair. Then it was time to hop in the shower and use a razor to shave the more fine hairs. It was a bit painful at first due to the lack of shaving cream I had applied, but then after applying more it became a lot easier.

After the water going cold and my razor dulling I called it a night. The back half of my leg with hair, the front hairless. I figured I'd wait until the morning for my electric razor to charge and give my skin a rest. I got out of the shower and dried off and put some lotion of my legs. I was very excited to try tights on for the first time with out hair. I grabed a black pair and slide them on. It was a little tough getting them on first, but that might be the lotion still on or my leg still a little wet.

One thing I noticed immediately is that it doesn't feel like your wearing anything on your legs at all. After walking around in them I got more used to them and noticed something else major. Without hair on my legs I found that the tights stayed up more. The tights I was wearing tended to slip down and slouch when I had hair on my legs. But with no hair the tights grip onto my skin a lot better! This I can get used to!

If any man out there is debating shaving his legs, especially if he wears tights, I'd say go for it! If woman enjoy it, you might too! Plus, hair grows back. If you don't like it let your hair grow back and keep the hair on. For only having my legs shaved for the past hour I am beginning to like it. Tomorrow morning I'll shave the rest, but for now I am going to enjoy it!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tights Giveaway!

Now that it is fall, the weather is becoming a bit more cool and sharp. One great way to stay warm...knit tights!

These babies that I am giving away I bought are vintage tights from the 60's! How cool would you be walking around with these things on your legs. They are very warm and are older than you! They are arglye print with red, blue and grey colors and are in perfect condition and they can be yours if you enter to win!

As with every giveaway please 18 or older, live in the United States and enter the following way:

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Comment down below!

Contest ends midnight Friday, October 23, 2010. They will be shipped off the following day.

Good luck! and tell your friends!

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There have been a few pairs of tights that I have been on my Wanted list for a while now. Wolford is at the top of the list but a few others down the list was Express. I have been wanting to try them for atlas a few years now, but trying them wasn't a big deal for me. On a late night tights splurge I finally choose to buy a pair. I went for the Espresso pair, a nice brown color, and put them in my shopping cart and them proceeded to check out. After the wait of a few days I went to my mailbox and pulled out the bag that contained my new tights goodness. I quickly tore the bag open, unraveled the tights from their cardboard holder and slid them on!

First of all, they are very opaque. I'm not going to tell you that they are mega-opaque or even super opaque, but they are pretty opaque. A lot more opaque than the American Apparel tights but probably as opaque as say Urban Outfitters tights. Very thick too. All in all I'd say a very sturdy trustworthy pair of legwear.

I choose the Expresso since the black pair on the site looked more sheer than anything. I'm the black opaque tights on the page are in fact a pair of their sheer tights. Oh well, figured brown was a pretty versatile color and more mainly than purple in case I choose to wear them out one day. One part I was happy to see is that the are decently matte. Not too shiny in the least. Most pairs of tights made today have a slight sheen to them that aren't the prettiest. But these really aren't too shiny at all! Good pair!

Ok, now the bad part. It is half my problem, but I did happen to tear them, or ladder then as the UK would say. I did by accident leave them on the floor of my bedroom and one day I wanted to put them on only to see a dagger looking rip in the thigh. Instant sadness. For a $14 pair of tights plus more for shipping we all expect them to be made of kelvar! And overtime you rip your tights you always ask yourself if you think they will take them back, never the case sadly.

I would put these tights far up in some of the best tights you can find at a very reasonable price. Everyone should have one good pair of black tights and these I'd say are a good pair to invest in!

I give their tights 4 stars!

Comfort: 5
Opaqueness: 5
Durability: 3
Price: 4
Customer Service: 5

Overall: 4

American Apparel....REVIEW

I've always liked that American Apparel look. You know what I am talking about? Anyone who works there or shops there always has a really good unique look. It almost like a modern grunge age with a little more fashion sense. One staple that all AA enthusiasts keeps close to them are their tights. Its nearly overtime I walk in there at least one girl is wearing them. If you even ask them about them they will label them as unisex. They are great for fashion. They are dance quality. They are great for just about anything. The multi-tool tight! Now my review…

I can't remember when I first picked up my first pair, but at the time I was probably still a very young tights enthusiast embarrassed more than I would ever be. I know that they were one of the first pairs of my always growing collection. I must've been terrified pulling open the heavy glass door to the store and even more embarrassed at the register as I stood there with a pair of tights for me on the counter.

But as soon as I got home and put them on I must've been incredibly relieved, it was all worth it. I have to be honest and say they are my first favorite pair of tights. The quality is above pair, the fit is like a glove, but one thing that I wasn't a fan of is the denier. The tights come in two sizes, XS/S and M/L. I picked up the M/L because that is what my common sense sensed I could fit into. However, they weren't the most opaque tights I have seen. This can most likely said about most tights of you have larger legs. Everything is dark, except where the material has to stretch a bunch. But as a opaque king I like my tights super opaque. That is one problem I faced with them. They are also extremely strong! I can't see my pair, 2+ years old, every giving out or laddering. The gusset in the middle has the material still unaffected around it. Not pulling or thin material, same with them feet. I've noticed after a lot of wear the feet with thin out, but not with these babies!

About the comfort they are incredibly comfy! Very soft and smooth to the touch. The sticking isn't too large so the material is fine and feels great to the skin. They aren't the thickest tights out there too. It is a thin material but still can be found as warm and inviting. They feel good on, you don't find yourself wanting to take them off immediately. They also are incredibly soft, and being very soft I find them to be very stretchy too! I would even goes as far to compare them with We Love Colors tights. They are no where near WLC colors and I would never say they are as good as We Loves tights, but they are probably the closest I can find that I can latest compare them too. I bought My AA tights nearly 2 years ago, so they might have changed by now

American Apparel carries a huge assortment of colors and styles. From regular opaque to dual colored legs to shimmer to patterned and textured they have it all! Also, with 29 colors they have over half as many as We Love Colors! I think if anyone is looking for a good pair and you need it quickly from a store go buy American Apparels. Another comparison to WLC, once you put them on you feel great! Wearing AA tights is an experience! Its not like putting on a drug store pair of tights (which no one should EVER buy tights from a drugstore!) where you dread having them on every second. You feel good wearing them, its fun to wear them!

One problem I do have, and all I can speak for is the black tights, is the color does fade. The black does loose color after multiple washes and wears. If you do buy the black take extra care of it and hand wash it by itself, not in the washer with all of your other close. Remember, tights are delicate and do need special treatment.

One thing that makes me really happy when I buy a new pair of tights is when there is a tag sewed into the back of the tights. With AA tights there is a tag AND also some red thread sewn into the back to tell you which way the tights goes. I find that to be incredibly useful! With the tights that don't have that you have to end up looking at the feet to see which way they go and sometimes you are wrong. I wish all tights had a tag or someway to tell which was is front and back.

Now the most important part of this review…

American Apparel makes a pair of tights they have named the Bamboo Jersey tight. By far one of my favorite pairs of tights! They are made from actual bamboo and are one of the comfiest pairs I have ever worn. Very well much worn the 22 dollar price tag! They are however very long so if you go get them keep that in mind. The comfort is incredibly! Very cozy too. Not like a sweater or knit tights, but a little thinner. The thickness is perfect and you will never want to take them off! That being said, I am through with my review. Thanks for reading!

I give this company and their tights 5 stars!

Comfort: 5
Opaqueness: 5
Durability: 5
Price: 5
Customer Service: 5

Overall: 5

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tights Giveaway!

My second giveaway....

Today I went out and executed one of my most successful tights splurges I have ever performed! I didn't buy too many but I did buy some that I was very happy about. I was just going to go to H&M and pick up a pair of my favorite sweater tights of all time, but then I noticed Zara was right next door. I knew that they are predominately in/from the UK and seeing that those Brits make the best tights I'd thought I would go browse. I ended up picking up a pair of 90 denier navy tights, haven't tried them yet, but they feel like a really nice strong good quality pair of tights. Next, I went over to H&M and bought two new pairs (grey and black) of the best sweater tights I have ever worn. They are incredibly soft and comfortable, very cozy too! I noticed that they had a pair of 100 denier black tights for 6 bucks, and being a great price for tights I felt no harm to buy them. But when I got home I opened them up and held them up to my waist letting the legs fall beside mine and noticed that they were incredibly long!


Anyway, perfect reason for Tights Giveaway #2!

I will be giving away a pair of H&M 100 denier M/L black footed tights to a lucky person this Friday, October 8th! Please send me a message on Twitter (@Tightsplusyou) or comment below or send me a friendly email (

The rules are:

18 or older
Must live in the United States

That's it and Good Luck!!!