Wednesday 5 June 2013

In Focus: Gatta 100 Rosalia Opaque Tights

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Today we will be taking a deeper look into the Gatta Rosalia 100den Opaque tights!

A little background information about Gatta, it is owned by Polish based company and was established in 1993. They are also currently one of the biggest and most modern factories in Europe. They produce a range of products such as fashion, medical, wedding, classic, children, shape wear tights and stockings, swimwear and undergarments for both genders.

The Gatta Rosalia 100 represents as one of their classic style line of tights, they are packaged with a cardboard slip with a cellophane pack which I usually wouldn't dispose of as I would reuse them for storing the tights that came with them. I ordered 3 pairs, one in XL and L in black and L in dark grey.

First feel of these tights are that they feel soft and silky for both L & XL ones, XL on the legs are really long, very generous on sizing, with a rear comfort panel, the L sized one fits just right as they actually stretched pretty well, the seams are conventional but not flat. 

However for the L ones while I had them on for awhile, walking and running for a bit, waistband started dropping and I could feel them riding down my thighs and uncomfortably feeling my inner thighs making contact which was pretty unpleasant.. I had to pull them from time to time in the Gents, and trust me that they are up above my navel, a few explanations of why they probably went down was maybe perhaps I were wearing spandex material undershorts which probably caused the tights to slip down. However I had no problems with the XL sized pair. I have to say that I really enjoyed having them on.

Opacity overage on these are 90% all around but with the bent legs at the kneecap, fabric stretches about 65% opacity. There are also a slight shine on the legs, more matte than gloss. 

Gatta Rosalia 100 den in Nero
Gatta Rosalia 100 den in Nero
Gatta Rosalia 100 den in Grafit

There is one slight inaccuracy to the product description, as it says that it is sheer to waist, unfortunately it isn't entirely true, as you can see in the picture below that you can actually see a very subtle line that marks a reinforced brief, well I got no complains with that honestly.

Subtle reinforced brief line can be seen in this picture
I decided for the future reviews, I will be rating the products in stars with features of Comfort, Compression, Durability, Opacity, Shine, Price

Comfort: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Compression: 0 out of 5 stars (these aren't support tights)

Durability: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Opacity: 4 out of 5 stars

Shine: 3 out of 5 stars

Price: 5 out of 5 stars

Here are some styles I have come out with for the tights.

Nero (Black):

Sweater: NEWLOOK  Shorts: THOMAS SMITH  Shoes: ANDROID & HOMME  Shades: H&M  Legwear: GATTA   Model & Photographer:  A. LUCIUS. KUNSTWERKE FABRIK

Grafit (Dark Grey):

Top: H&M Shorts: THOMAS SMITH  Shoes: NORTH STAR   Eyewear: H&M  Legwear: GATTA   Model & Photographer:  A. LUCIUS. KUNSTWERKE FABRIK

Price: 5.00GBP (Wardrobe Direct)

Material Content: Polyamide 95% Lycra 5%

Sizes: 2, 3 ,4 ,5 or (S, M, L & XL)

Colours: Grafit , Nero & Purple 

Pros: Very economical (itsocks pricing was 4.99 GBP and wardrobe direct at 5.00 GBP) durable, Very suitable fit for men of a taller height & warm & stretchy.

Cons: Not many online hosiery stores carry Gatta, limited availbilty & limited colours.

In conclusion, I really like the Gatta Rosalia 100 tights, If you're looking for a pair of economical tights to start with or even just something new to try, these are absolutely the ones to get!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas Lucius Loh

P.S In memory of Itsocks

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