Monday, 15 August 2016

Weekly Vibe #183

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to Weekly Vibe #183! I have only just recovered from flu which I had from mid last week and last week was National Day for us in Singapore and we had a long weekend holiday! With the release of Pokemon Go, most of us(including me) went Pokemon hunting!! Hahaha!



On the previous I have also just ended my military reservice and we went out for a nice dinner and me of course in legwear.. *winks* and oh gosh my short hair... :(


Going back to civilian work was quite uneventful for me because I fell sick and there were so much work waiting for me... :(

I'm currently working on a Star Wars cosplay character which you will know from seeing this picture!



Last week also marked my first year being with my Lightsaber combat academy, The Force Academy! I have documented my journey in a video! Check it out! You would likely find me in every other duels in tights.. :P


video



It seems like Oroblu have got some new fashion tights! Check it out if you haven't!

Oroblu Joyce Tights

Oroblu Beverly Tights

Oroblu Lydia Tights
These are some styles I would recommend the guys! You can check them out more via UK Tights!

I'm currently in the midst of preparing some new contents to be released! So do stay tuned!

That's all I have for you all this week!

Thanks for reading!

Andreas

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Weekly Vibe #182

Hi friends!

It's has been a long time but.. welcome to Weekly Vibe #182! I'm sure you might have heard a little of what happened to me the past few weeks and adding into the mix that I had to pull a 6 day work week for 2 weeks and now I'm back in military outfit and will only be out of it by Friday this week and it has really bogged me down a fair bit blogging.. :X For the nice part I could hang out with my brothers whom I have served during the full-time service days and for another good part was that I passed my proficiency fitness test and got myself $200! :D

Regardless I still was doing the same, checking out hosiery and still wearing them as part of my outfit, recently I was recommended by a LAUF forum member to try seamless hosiery from China, named "Red Umbrella" for a moment I thought they were affiliated to the fictional Umbrella Corps from Resident Evil.. hahaha!

What I got were these seamless opaques that came in 3 denier series, 80 denier, 120 denier and 180 denier with footless, stirrup and footed configurations that came in 4 colours black, light, tan, and coffee brown. 


Here are some product pictures:





These were designed in mind for autumn and winter wear, they highlighted various issues on some conventional tights like visible reinforced panty, laddering, discomfort and snagging along with other issues that these marketed tights don't.




Other properties are the "apple hips" system which made these pair of tights some what waistband free, they keep you warm, the holes in the waistband give your waist ventilation, they are also elastic and stretchy as marketed.




One thing lacking information which made me consider ordering was sizing because nothing was mentioned on that part and the last time I ordered from another Chinese hosiery brand got me quite unimpressed in terms of quality but I decided to get these Red Umbrella seamless ones since they weren't that expensive US$7.30 a pair and it was getting 2 pairs for the price of 1 so I thought, why not? I got myself 2 pairs, 120 denier and 180 denier, I actually thought I got the 80 deniers one but I guess I didn't see clearly and locked in 180 denier instead.. but oh well! They took about a week or so to arrive. 




I only just got back home in the noon from my duty till 4am from my military duty and I was still severely lacking sleep, however getting these still got me pretty excited and I decided to try put on a pair first and since I was gonna wear a pair of tights for lightsaber class, might as well try these on first and perhaps wear them for class.. so I tried them on!




First impressions were that they were really soft and stretchy and they fit me well! And then I realised that the packaging did have sizing(Come on you should have put it up in your sales page!) It seemed like a 1 size fit all, hip sizing was 80cm - 120cm, Height was 140cm - 185cm and since I was somewhat in the middle size range, they fit well! And now for me was to wear them for a few more times and put it through my kind of trials before giving a review. 

Anyways if you are interested to check them out, they are on Taobao's Tmall page.


Well that's all I have for you this week!

Have a blessed week ahead!
Andreas





Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Weekly Vibe #181

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to Weekly Vibe #181! Sorry for lack of activity, I was struck with a horrible bug that rendered me sick for a week and currently today I'm still not totally recovered! :(


This month is going to be really busy for me as me and my studio will be covering the pre-school children shoots! The week has been really really warm! Wearing tights had to be reserved for evening workouts and saber practices! :( 

Anyways! Wolford fans take note! Now Wolford's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection is here! And our friends at UK Tights have them in stock! Check it out!





Here are some eyecandies!



They got some really interesting patterned tights! This season looks really good and I believe will look good on the ladies!(Guys if you are brave..LOL)


One of my favourite tattoo tights brand Stop & Stare Co have more new patterns in stock! Check them out too!



Emilio Cavallini fans rejoice!! Emilio Cavallini is having a 40% off their products in their main store! Don't miss out!







That's all I have you this week! Check out this video of me doing some double saber spins from last Sunday! Have a nice week ahead!

video

Time to get back to getting better!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas

P.S Sorry for your loss Rob.. :(

Friday, 24 June 2016

Outfit of the Week #133

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to Outfit of the Week #133 and this week we will be looking at this outfit!



An outfit by JORGE B. on Lookbook

Interesting use of colour here! Yellow and Black are always a great combination to outfits, the inner wear of the model are pretty conservative with black coloured top and bottoms, black opaque tights, interesting looking glasses and a nice yellow coat, he does spot really interesting looking shoes!



You can see all the pictures on his blog site and he is definitely sporting full length tights, not leggings! Big thumbs up to him!



What do you think? I totally like it!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas

Monday, 20 June 2016

Weekly Vibe #180

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to Weekly Vibe #180! It's the Euro 2016 craze here! But tights are not absent too! If you checked out recently, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted wearing tights under shorts!



This news was picked up by various media, most comments were neutral and positive! Awesome news for us! What he is wearing seems to be more of the semi-opaque range than opaque, nice legs there C. Ronaldo! 

I recently just got back from a staycation with my over the weekends and we had a lot of fun! 




No I didn't wear any tights that weekend because the weather is just too hot out there! :X But I did wear them for my saber class on Sunday, after my senior class I decided to play, "guess who am I?" with one of the saber class parents' kids. I had my face mesh protection and balaclava on and I went up to one of this 9 year olds asked.. "Guess who I am!?" the boy was like ummmmmm...... then the father pointed at my legs(which are donned with tights) and the boy was like.. "Andreas!!" Hahahaha! Now tights are like even a trait for me! Totally cool!

If you are have been following online hosiery in the UK, MyTights is now officially part of UK Tights, congratulations to UK Tights for the acquisition, hosiery retailing is really a niche market and as with any business it isn't easy nowadays but I'm glad to be friends with UK Tights and they have been very supportive to this blog and for the men who wear tights! 

If you are looking at getting Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights, UK Tights is having a special GBP2.00 off with most colours and sizes in stock! Up to XXL!


Glastonbury Festival in the UK kicks off this week! UK Tights got it covered if you are looking funky fashion styles this week to wear! 


For the guys we recommend some of the Stop And Stare Co sheer tattoo tights! They are really something cool!

Well that's all we have for you this week! Have a great week ahead!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Outfit of the Week #132

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to Outfit of the Week #132! And this week we will be looking at this outfit!



Photo via Pantyhose Doctor on Flickr

Looks like a slightly cooler day here in this picture, one can see even a toque being worn by the guy on the left side of the photo, I like how the guy on the right actually finds a practical way of wearing tights in this cold weather, interesting use of the knitted head band giving that really hippy Jamaican style, overall the colour of his outfit falls under the category of "practical" if not "hippy". Personally I think if he was wearing footed tights, I'd reckon he do without the colourful socks but I suppose he was probably really cold... but he could still do with black socks I think.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading!
Andreas

Friday, 10 June 2016

Weekly Vibe #179

Hi Creative and Fashionable!

Welcome to Weekly Vibe #179! I hope you enjoyed the interview done with Tightso! I have also enjoyed getting to know another awesome hosiery store owner!


Recently one of our friends Activskin have released 2 new legwear products!

Firstly the A829 Thermofabric Opaque Full Support Tights


Oh my favourite.. Black Opaque Tights! These tights offer graduated compression and feature a gusset which is different from the A866 which features a fly, personally for myself I'd go for a gusset any day. They go at USD$11.99 a pair in black only and run in sizes M, L, XL and XXL.



Well if you don't really understand what "Sheer-to-Waist" means, it's basically a pair of pantyhose that has no reinforced panty or toes which is great for really short shorts kind of outfit where you don't want anyone to see you that you're wearing any form of hosiery or just looks quite unsightly(or too teasing!) anyways! The A539 features Run-guard fabric, sheer to waist from waistband, gusset(woohoo!) and sheer toes. They go at USD$9.99 a pair with 3 colours, Beige, Black and Tan, they run in for 3 sizes, M, L, XL and XXL.

Looking to restock or wanting to trying out Aristoc Ultra Bare tights/hold ups? Check out UK Tights' Special Buy One Get One 1/2 Price


There are 3 variations you can choose from, Shaper, Hold Ups and the conventional tights. Do note that they end on Saturday 11th of June!

Well that's all I have you this week! Now I gotta go prepare for my cousin's wedding tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas