Thursday, 30 July 2009

Frequently Asked Questions; Why Are Men's Tights Dearer Than Women's?

One question we are often asked here at L4M is, 'Why are men's tights more expensive than women's?'. Well, there are a number of reasons. First, men's legwear is more difficult to manufacture, as the 'male' features such as male centre or front panels or fly openings do not lend themselves to automated production like women's hosiery does, so the unit cost at the point of manufacture is higher (they have to be made by real people, not computer-controlled machines, and people are more expensive to employ than machines are!). Plus, men's hosiery is not made in anything like the numbers that women's tights are - there is one Italian manufacturer who makes 200,000 pairs of women's tights PER DAY! I doubt if there has been that many men's tights made ever, so consequently there are no economies of scale to speak of. Also, men demand a more durable product than women; they won't put up with a 'throw away' garment - they require a good few wearings from their legwear, so they tend to be more robustly made, and hence, more expensive again. Plus, frankly, you get what you pay for; there are tights and tights - men's tights are generally better made than many of the cheap women's styles, and they fit men's anatomy better, and consequently are more comfortable, and last longer. Finally, the only way the price of men's tights will go down is if men refuse to buy women's tights and only buy those which are made for men; that way the manufacturers will take notice, and more will begin to produce tights for men, and the price will drop over time. But for the moment I'm afraid, us guys will have to pay a higher price for our legwear.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

New Unisex Crotchless Support Tights from Doyeah!

We have just received the new 0868 and 0358 unisex crotchless support tights from Doyeah. These new products are unisex styles of support tights which are open at the crotch; this means underwear/briefs can be worn over the top of the tights, which makes life easier when you need to go to the bathroom! In common with most Doyeah tights, they come in one size, which will cover heights of 150-185cm (approx 5' 0" - 6' 0") and hips of approx 85 - 115cm (33" - 44"); they are 10 denier, 97% nylon and 3% elastane. They are available in four colours; Beige (Skin-tone), Tan, Grey and Black. The 0358 is essentially the same product as the 0868, but footless. Both styles sell for a value-for-money £5.99 per pair!
Get yours today!
PS We are also back in stock with the Legwear4Men Body Cocoon, which sold out almost immediately we got the first batch into stock!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

More New Legwear4Men Products!

This month, we have three new products to add to our growing own-brand Legwear4Men hosiery and bodywear ranges. All three are produced for us by our Far Eastern manufacturer, and offer excellent value for money.

First is a range of luxurious Sheer To Waist men's tights. They are low-waisted, have quite a high 'shine' to the fabric, and are extremely comfortable. They have no visible reinforcement from the sandal toes all the way up to the very narrow waistband, which is designed to sit on the wearer's hips rather than waist, enabling the tights to be worn with low-waisted jeans or shorts, without revealing the waistband every time you bend over! We find they work particularly well when partnered with the Doyeah 1097 men's briefs, which are similarly low-waisted. They have a single conventional centre seam and cotton gusset, and come in one size, to fit hips 33" to 43" (85-110cm), height up to 6ft (1.85m), and inside leg up to 33" (83cm). Colours are Black, Beige, Tan and Grey (the latter, again, by popular demand). They cost a very reasonable £6.99 per pair.

Second is a range of high-gloss unisex dance/exercise tights, which will replace the Legwear Express D400's in our range, once the latter sell through. They are 110 Denier, very shiny, and come in White and Beige. Again one sized, to suit heights of 155-185cm (approx 5' 2" - 6' 0") and hips of approx 85 - 110cm (33" - 42"), they have a single centre seam without gusset (being designed for dance use, they dispense with the gusset which could be visible under a leotard) and are very comfortable and durable, as you would expect given their design requirements! They will fit bigger guys than the D400's (which was a bit of an issue with the D400's - they only fitted smallish guys) and should prove very popular. These sell for a value-for-money £5.99 per pair.

Lastly, a bit of a departure for us. The last item is a Bodywear Cocoon; a what? you say. Well, we hadn't heard of them till recently either, but they are essentially a 6ft long tube of 30 denier nylon/elastane microfibre, which is closed at one end. Apparently, these are very popular in the Far East (where these are made) and are used for various activities from meditation to sleeping in, plus a few other things in between, the latter being facilitated by the fact that they are big enough to accomodate two people! We will say no more on their uses; suffice it to say we found they are great to sleep in - kind of a low-mass sleeping bag, which offers a very different sleeping experience. We found them to be ideal for the hot nights we have been having lately; just climb into one and forget about needing any other bedclothes - awesome! If you fancy trying something different, you can have one for the modest sum of £9.99 each (sadly, the young lady in the pictures isn't included... :-( ); go on - you won't regret it!

Until next month, when we will have even more new products!