thetightspot.com is a leading UK-based online hosiery retailer.
Introducing the men’s tights section, thetightspot.com state:
Men’s Tights aren’t necessarily any different to women’s tights, however there are certain styles that suit male shapes and needs better than others. The Tight Spot welcomes all it’s customers – male or female and we have had many calls and emails from male customers asking for advice on which styles will be best for them. Whether you wear tights for warmth, fashion prowess or circulation problems we hope you’ll find just what you are looking for. Ranges that have high waisted, bigger sizes tend to be most popular for a comfortable fit whilst durability and a soft finish are also key factors men look for when choosing hosiery. This is why you’ll find a number of high quality styles from brands such as Wolford in this section. Tights with natural fibres such as the Falke Cotton Perfection, are also popular amongst men, especially as these can look like socks if worn beneath trousers!
As part of the launch off the new men’s tights section, we spoke to Sophie and Sarah at at thetightspot.com.
We first featured thetightspot.com at Hosiery For Men back in 2012. How has the business developed since then?
Over the last four years we’ve been focused on learning from customer behaviour and feedback to improve the overall experience of shopping at thetightspot.com. We’ve also taken on lots of new brands and styles to expand our range considerably.
We are excited to hear that you now have a men’s tights category at thetightspot.com. Can you tell us why you have created this part of your online store?
We’ve been aware for sometime that we have a lot of male customers and we receive a lot of questions from them regarding the best size or style to suit as their requirements and sizing can be different from the female customer most hosiery brands cater for. Therefore we decided that a men’s tights category would improve the shopping experience of our male customers and provide a little more direction on what to look for and choose.
Out of the selection of tights you have identified for men can you recommend some tights for men that would be suitable for spring/summer?
And what do you recommend as a good buy for men who might be stocking up for next autumn and winter?
Gipsy 60 Denier Velvet Tights are great quality at a very reasonable price with a lovely finish. For something even more cosy, the Falke Cotton Perfection or Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights have natural fibre content so are warm whilst allowing the skin to breath, buy your next size up for Trasparenze styles as they are Italian and run small!
Falke and Wolford feature a lot in the selection you have curated for men. What makes these brands such a good choice for guys?
These are high quality brands so if you are choosing to wear hosiery for the soft, breathable and silky feel then these will always be superior! Aside from this, they offer a larger range of sizes than most brands and also benefit from added features. The extra care given in the manufacturing and the high quality materials used will also mean these products are more durable, you get what you pay for!
There is always quite a lot of media interest in the subject of tights for men. What are your thoughts about the greater visibility of men buying and wearing tights?
The demand is definitely there and we are seeing more brands develop male ranges. However, there is also high demand for larger sizes amongst female customers – which is great for the male market too, as the need for larger sizes to accommodate heights and larger thighs is transferable. We’ve even seen tights on the runway at Men’s Fashion Week, so we think men wearing tights will only become more common place – especially with the popularity of luxury sports and lounge wear that we are seeing at the moment. Prince Harry is a great advocate for wearing tights!
To men thinking about trying tights, what would you say are the main benefits of wearing them?
Firstly, there’s the warmth aspect as tights are a great way to add a cosy layer that’s not bulky or restrictive. Lots of men wear tights for this practical reason if working outdoors or riding a motorbike for example. There is also the medical benefits of improved circulation in the case of flight socks and compression tights.
What kind of service will male customers receive at thetightspot.com. Can people get in contact for information, advice and recommendations?
Of course! We are always happy to help with our customer service team available seven days a week via email and weekdays via telephone. We also have a very handy glossary that explains all the hosiery terms, as well as our blog for ideas and inspiration!
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