Reviewed: Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights

UK Tights sent Hosiery For Men a sample of the Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights.

Max Mara are a new name in hosiery for this blog. UK Tights state:

“Max Mara are, as you may already know, renownded for their coats. In particular their camel coats that are usually knitted from such yarns as cashmere and sideria. Given the fact that a Max Mara coat is generally seen to be the most exquisite thing in a girls outer wear wardrobe and their garments are held in such high regard worldwide, who can blame us for taking on their hosiery. The standard of their goods are second to none and Max Mara hosiery is simply exquisite, just like their coats.”

The UK Tights description of these tights is:

“The softest of microfibre is used to make these 50 denier tights. Soft knit waistband for added comfort and a reinforced toe giving them extra durability. Extremely comfortable to wear, they envelop the legs enhancing them in a refined and elegant way.”

Materials and features
The Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights are nicely packaged. The tights are wrapped around a card rectangle which is then enclosed in a plastic sleeve. Everything is then housed in a high-quality card envelope, with product and sizing information.

The Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights are 85% Polyamide and 15% Elastane. The fabric is double covered Lycra 3D.

The fabric, which is mainly matt in appearance, is quite soft. Coverage is even through, although at 50 denier these are not completely opaque.

These tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the legs and the brief/panty area.

Seams are flat, with the 4-XL size having a rear comfort panel. The waistband is 4cm wide. The toe appeared to be a sandal toe to me, without any reinforcement.

Fit and sizing
The Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights are available in four sizes: 1 (Small), 2 (Medium), 3 (Large) and (4) X Large.

I tested a pair in the 4 (X Large) size.

I can confirm that as described by UK Tights, these tights certainly do ‘envelop the legs’.

There is plenty of stretch and the Freno tights fitted my 5’10” comfortably. The brief has plenty of room and stretches comfortably over the waist. I am not sure how well they would fit someone larger and taller than me.

The wide waistband is very comfortable against the skin.
I found the Freno tights to be a comfortable wear under jeans without overheating the legs. Being not very shiny, glide was fair.
Colour range
The Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights are available in seven shades:
  • Nero (Black)
  • Blue Notte (navy Blue)
  • Midnight (Dark Blue)
  • Marrone (Brown)
  • Viola (Dark Mauve)
  • Poropra (Purple)
  • Verdone (Green)

I tested a pair in Marrone.

Price and availability
The Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights retail for £11.95

At UK Tights there is free delivery.

The  Max Mara Freno 50 Denier Opaque Tights, which are available in the UK exclusively from UK TIghts, are very good quality opaque tights, certainly a cut above basic high street opaques.

The Lycra 3D microfibre fabric provides a close fit with an excellent level of comfort.
These tights would be a good choice for cooler days in early autumn.


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