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Oldies but goodies-The tights school part one.

November 3, 2017

Ladies and gents! As you might have noticed we took quite the sleeping beauty like rest from the blog due to moving our website, but we're now back and ready to talk like never before.
I figured that traveling back in time to revisit our first blog post that we published in Nov. of 2012 would be a good start.

The tights school, part one.


 

Trying to find your way through the jungle of tights out there on the market can be both confusing and overwhelming.
Even though you might know what you like and what you're looking for, let's break down some of the words you can encounter while browsing through the hosiery department.

 

CROTCH- ("Grenkil" in Swedish).
It's the extra part of material between the seems. Not only does it give a more comfortable fit and flexibility, it also prolongs the life of your tights as there is more give to an area prone to tears.
So this is something we suggest you look for when buying your tights.

 

 

COMPRESSION TIGHTS

Hosiery with compression are functional. It might sound incredibly old and dusty but you usually divide compression in three different levels.
Light, medium and medicinal. Medicinal compression products are knitted under license with special yarns and on special machines and they are usually the ones Dr's recommend for people with edema or other confirmed circulation issues.
Light and medium compression products are for preventative measures and recommended for everyday use. Especially if you stand or sit for long hours at a time.

 

SUPPORT/SHAPING TIGHTS

Holds, shapes and lifts, for example legs, stomach and your tusch.

 

STAY UP's

Tights without a waist. Usually held up by a lining of silicone that "attaches" to the skin, mid or upper thigh.

 

LEGGINGS 

Tights without a foot.

 

POLYAMID 

A 100% artificial, very durable synthetic fiber. In short it might just say "PA"and is also known as 'Nylon" 
Common synthetic fibers are: Polyester, Polyamide, Acrylic.

 

ELASTANE 

Or "Spandex" is a synthetic elastic. A very thin rubber thread and it's is required for the tights to expand and retract. The higher percentage of elastane in the composition of your tights, the more elastic they are.

 

LYCRA

A registered trademark that is a very thin elastic rubber thread developed by the chemical company Dupont.

 

DENIER 

Shortens DEN and is a measure of the weight in grams of yarn length. 9000m, 20 DEN = the weight of 9000m weighs 20 grams.
The higher the DENIER the "thicker" the tights.

 

DECITEX
Shortens DTEX and indicates the weight of 10,000m. 20DTEX is the weight of 10,000 m yarn.

 

SHEER 

Means transparent. So for example a 25 denier pantyhose is considered "sheer".

 

OPAQUE
A covering denier, not as see thorough. Example of an opaque product is 70 denier and up.

 

Stay tuned for part two of our tights school...

 

 



 

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