At Hosiery For Men we recently featured the UK based hosiery retailer TheTightSpot.com.
TheTightSpot.com sent me a pair of the Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights for review. It’s great to be able to try out some more Falke tights as in my experience they are one of the very best brands for men. This is because they are available in larger sizes, the sizing is accurate and all Falke products I have tried have been of excellent quality. The Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights are one of the best pairs of opaque tights I have ever worn.
So, I am really pleased to be able to test and review another Falke style. As the last few days have been much less cold, testing a semi-opaque style has been a good option.
Material and features
The packaging describes these tights as ‘semi-opaque tights with a fine matt finish.’
The quality of the fabric used for the Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights is clear as soon as you remove them from the packaging. Consisting of 89% polyamide, 10% elastane (lycra) and 1% cotton, the material is very soft and smooth. First impressions were also that the tights appeared to be quite generously sized and long in the leg
These tights are sheer to waist, with no demarcated brief. The flat seams are strong and superbly constructed. The 2cm waistband is very comfortable, and on closer inspection has a reinforced section next to the seams. It’s those details that make Falke a brand that is step up in quality from others. The finishing on the toe seam is also very well done.
A very positive feature of all the Falke tights I have tried is the generous size of the brief. This is also the case with the Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights. The brief fits comfortably above the waist. The extra large size I tested has a rear comfort panel. All other sizes have a cotton gusset.
The Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights are almost completely matt in appearance, with just a slight sheen when the light catches them.
Fit and sizing
The Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights are available in small, small/medium, medium, medium/large, large and extra large.
At the TheTightSpot.com just the small/medium, medium/large and extra large sizes are currently available. Other retailers might stock a larger range of sizes.
I tested the extra large size and as soon as I put them on I knew they were going to be a good fit. These tights have plenty of stretch and would fit a person taller than my 5’10”. As always, the sizing information provided by Falke is accurate.
Although these tights are 50 denier, in appearance they are slightly more opaque than I expected. Although they are matt tights, the glide under trousers is excellent, with no catching or snagging.
The fabric in these tights clings like a second skin. They are exceptionally comfortable to wear.
I tested a pair in Anthracite.
A wider range of colours may be available at other retailers.
I have written previously at Hosiery For Men about the superb quality of Falke hosiery. The Falke Pure Matt 50 Opaque Tights are no exception. The fit and comfort are excellent. The matt appearance makes them suitable for wear under trousers instead of socks.