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What type of opaques do you buy?

(11 Posts)
tulpe Fri 02-Oct-09 17:49:25

Brand, style & denier please

Usually buy either Wolford or John Lewis own cotton-rich tights.

Have been looking around for the last week or so at various makes. In particular, does anyone have any experience of:

Falke merino wool
Falke cotton touch
John Lewis microfibre opaques

I don't like anything remotely glossy or high sheen - which I suspect may be true of the microfibre option.

CybilLiberty Fri 02-Oct-09 17:51:34

Nah, I buy Primark, as they are long in the leg. My tights tend to hole quite quickly so I object to spending a lot to snag them on a table at work.

claricebeansmum Fri 02-Oct-09 17:52:11

Falke cotton touch. I think that is what I have. They are lovely.

M&S used to do something similar in cotton too.

squeaver Fri 02-Oct-09 17:52:38

M&S 60 denier. Microfibre ones are a bit shiney ime.

squeaver Fri 02-Oct-09 17:53:05

Had mine on for the first time last night. Oh I was happy.

tulpe Fri 02-Oct-09 17:57:42

Cybil - what are the primark ones like? Are they cotton type ones or more synthetic? Like the sound of them being long in the leg. I am relatively short of leg but always seem to end up with saggy crotched tights like a sodding 2 year old angry despite following advice on pack.

tulpe Fri 02-Oct-09 17:59:16

Claricebeansmum - what is the sizing like on the Falke ones? Are they true to size?

Also, what is the quality like? Do they last well?

CybilLiberty Fri 02-Oct-09 17:59:46

Well mine are in hibernation at the moment so I can't really say.

tulpe Fri 02-Oct-09 18:00:18

Squeaver - thought the microfibre ones might be shiny. Shame, as they have a gorgeous shade of purple in JL's range at the moment........... but they may do it in their other types too.

claricebeansmum Fri 02-Oct-09 18:02:07

My Falke's have lasted really well. Just remember to wash the black ones inside out to help maintain colour.

I hate synthetic tights and these are all cotton feely and nice and not sweaty making.

I have not found sizing an issue - no low flying crotch issues.

tulpe Fri 02-Oct-09 18:07:09

am loving "no low flying crotch issues"

Looks like Falke might be the way to go then.


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