You can read our recent feature and interview with Christine, the founder of Divine Legs.
You can also read a guest review of the ITEM m6 Easy Line Super Light Matt Tights that in stock at Divine Legs.
Divine Legs recently just sent us a pair of the ITEM m6 Beauty Tights to trial and review.
ITEM m6 is the fashion brand of medi, a high-tech manufacturer in Germany with over 60 years experience in product development, utilising the highest production standards to integrate “medi compression” technology into state-of the-art legwear.
ITEM m6 make a wide range of tights, leggings, knee highs and socks for women and men.
The packaging for the ITEMm6 tights is very impressive.
The tights are folded and then housed in a sturdy and beautifully designed card box. This has information on sizing and the product. specification.
Material and features
ITEM m6 describe these tights as follows:
“The new Beauty Tights from ITEM m6 are a true beauty sensation. These miracle tights are made from unique high-tech yarn. What makes the yarn special is that it has particles of ceramic crystals melted into it that reflect the body’s own heat and convert this into infrared radiation, which penetrates into deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the breakdown of fat cells. The Beauty Tights are made in Germany and promise to beautify the appearance of the skin with lasting effects.
“Combined with medi’s innovative compression technology, these gentle tights are an effective weapon against dimpling of the skin. Whether in an exciting combination with a silk dress, paired with an elegant business outfit or as part of a casual style with a skirt and T-shirt, the tights give you the perfect shape for any look. Light, airy and beautifully shaped legs – mission accomplished thanks to medi compression.
“The Beauty Tights fit your figure perfectly to prevent slipping and pinching. Quality, innovation and design – these are the characteristics that the high-tech manufacturer medi has focused on for decades.”
The tights are 73% Polyamide and 27% Elastane.
The first impression is that these tights are very well engineered and extremely robust.
The yarn, while not being velvet soft, is pleasant to touch and comfortable on the skin.
The tights are anatomically shaped with a gradual tapering from the thigh towards the calf and foot. The foot has a reinforced toe and heel.
The brief is particularly interesting. It is a boxer style with clear demarcation to the legs. Seams are flat and expertly finished. The rear of the brief has two round circles that I assume aim to provide support to the buttocks. The waistband is 5cm wide and very comfortable.
Fit and sizing
- Large +
And two leg lengths:
- L1 (for under 5’7″)
- L2( for 5’7″ and over)
I tested a pair in Large + with the L2 leg length.
As these are compression tights, they took some time to put on and get in position. The key is care and patience.
I needed to carefully stretch the tights over each foot, and then in stages pull them up on each leg a bit at a time. The material has plenty of stretch.
You can feel the compression on the leg and it is a great, energising feeling. However, after a while I could barely tell that I was wearing them but was still conscious of the benefits to my leg muscles and circulation.
These tights definitely provided a great feeling of wellbeing and I can see why Divine Legs recommended them.
The ITEM m6 Beauty Tights are available in Black only from Divine Legs.
Price and availability
The ITEM m6 Beauty Tights are priced at £49.50.
This is the first time we have reviewed tights from the ITEM m6 brand and we are impressed. These tights have clearly been designed to the highest quality standards but also to have the function of supporting and shaping your legs. That’s why ITEM m6 call their products “intelligent legwear.” You get superbly designed tights with the additional benefits of technology. Form, fashion and function all working together.
They are amazingly robust and actually appear to be almost indestructible. Although they are rather expensive, I am certain that these would wear well for an extended period and would therefore provide good value.
With excellent, dense opacity they would be perfect to wear with shorts.
Thanks to Divine Legs for the sample and for supporting the Hosiery For Men blog.