Leading UK-based hosiery retailer Stockings HQ are now stocking the whole of the Glamory range of tights for men. For UK-based readers of Hosiery For Men, this may be the easiest way of purchasing them.
Our first review of the new Glamory range focuses on the Glamory Support 40 tights for men.
Materials and features
“Top quality semi-opaque tights with gentle support to fit the male physique.
“It is now accepted that men wear tights, and for many reasons – sporting activities, to keep warm in the cold, to keep cool in hot weather, as a fashion statement, to ease leg health complaints, or simply to experience the feel of wearing them. The Glamory 50424 Support 40 tights for men can give comfortable wear with the perfect fit for all these requirements, and are specially designed for the male physique.”
The Glamory Support 40 tights for men come in good quality packaging. The tights are folded around a card rectangle that provides instructions on how to put on tights (if needed). This is enclosed in a light card folded over the tights, and then housed in a clear plastic envelope.
These are light support tights made in Germany from 80% Polyamide and 20% Elastane. The tights are semi-sheer, fully boarded and have a front gusset to provide comfortable support for the male anatomy.
Toes are reinforced and seams are flat throughout. The waistband is 5cm wide.
The brief/panty is reinforced and made from a slightly denser fabric, although the demarcation with the legs is not very pronounced.
In appearance the tights are mainly matt, but with a slight sheen.
Fit and sizing
The Glamory Support 40 tights for men are available in five sizes from Stockings HQ: L, XL, XXL, XXXL and XXXXL. The M size may also be available directly from Glamory or other retailers.
I tested the XL size.
The XL size provided a very good fit for me indeed. Compression is moderate, and the tights were fairly straightforward to put on, unlike most medical grade support tights.
Construction and engineering is definitely of the highest standard. These tights are definitely designed for men and that is evident in the excellent length in the leg, and the deep and comfortable brief.
The male front gusset is also very well designed, and to me one of the best features. It provides excellent support and is exceptionally comfortable.
The Glamory Support 40 tights for men are available in two shades: Black (Schwarz) and Beige (Teint)
I tested a pair in the Beige shade.
Currently only the Black shade is available at Stockings HQ. Beige is available if ordered directly from Glamory.
At Pantyhose HQ they are available for $18.48, with free postage to the USA on orders over $10.
If these tights are ordered directly from Glamory, a double pack with two pairs is available at €27.90.
The plus points for me were: the leg length, the excellent designed brief and the male gusset.
These tights definitely provide good leg support and keep the muscles energised.
If you work on your feet, or are sitting down, all day I would certainly give these a try. They prove that men’s tights, when well-made, can be exceptionally comfortable and practical.