First steps in tights

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Re: First steps in tights

Postby jamodu » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:32 pm

Buy thicker Denier, say 60 or more, and it will be less obvious that you're wearing Tights.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby beachlion » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:35 pm

For some reason you will not always find the denier indication of tights on the USA packages. The one in my picture seems to be 70 denier and the skin and hairs of my legs are almost invisible. Only when I bend my knee it shows a little pink.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:43 pm

jamodu wrote:Buy thicker Denier, say 60 or more, and it will be less obvious that you're wearing Tights.


Well, that depends on what colour they are! I have a red pair and nobody has ever mistaken them for my bare legs.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:46 pm

Thicker is better, IMO. Leg hair visible through tights is not a good look.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby beachlion » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 pm

skirtyscot wrote:Thicker is better, IMO. Leg hair visible through tights is not a good look.


That is why I try to get 100 den or something close to it. If I shave my legs, I have to sleep in the doghouse. :wink:
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby Gregg1100 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:24 pm

As winters sets in, I go from 40 to 100 to 150 then 300 den. 300 den is Nora Batty style. For those in USA search --Last of the Summer Wine. lol
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 am

Weather must be colder than I thought in Wales, Gregg. Either that or you feel the cold more than I do. I have one really thick pair - 200d I think - and I hardly ever wear them because I get too hot.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby Kirbstone » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:56 am

That must be the Gulf Stream in Kilbride, SkS. Me, I've nothing thick and go for two pairs if necessary.

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Re: First steps in tights

Postby Gregg1100 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:28 pm

Working outside in my working life, unloading all sorts of general cargo off my truck, I never really felt the cold. At 71, I have started to feel it a bit now. It is not so much the cold, as the cold winds.. 300 den stop the cold wind well.
I used to go to work on a Kawasaki Gt 750- afternoons into nights. I would wear a work shirt, jumper, work jacket, bodywarmer and a big yellow reflective coat.( Plus 40 den tights- hadn't found the thicker ones then :mrgreen: ). In the summer, I got a bit warm, but coming home at 2-4 am in morning it was really cold. Had the mickey taken because of all the clothes, but when I explained, they saw the light.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby Ray » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 am

Up this morning and it's 1C outside with a max of 9. That means tights under suit. 10c or below is my cut-off point. 40 denier. Perfect.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby jamodu » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:27 pm

I have MS: one of its symptoms (for me, at least) is that oftentimes I can't regulate the temperature in my legs. So, I have little choice but to wear Tights for most of the cooler months.

Plus, each individual leg hair acts as though it's an individual needle pushing into your legs. So, shaving legs is essential. Support Tights also greatly alleviates such symptoms.

Also, it's a perfect excuse for wearing Skirts/Dresses.

That is, if I permit my leg hair to grow too long, wearing trousers/pants/slacks (choose you preferred option) makes wearing such items on their own intolerable.

I would also suggest to others that leg shaving is a great method in preventing your Tights from slipping down (due to your leg hair).
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby beachlion » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:35 am

Today was quite chilly and I was all day in jeans. Around 9PM I was about to go out to get some pizzas. A nice moment to get used to the feeling of wearing tights. I put the tights on and my jeans. When I started to walk it felt if I was without any pants. I did not feel the fabric of the jeans against my legs. A very strange feeling but not unpleasant.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby Caultron » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:36 pm

beachlion wrote:...A very strange feeling but not unpleasant.

Yes, I found the same.
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby moonshadow » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Lots of guys wear tights. It's not as jarring to the public as a man wearing a skirt. I see guys all the time wearing tights under shorts. I don't know if they go all the way to the waist though so I suppose they could just be really long socks.

Oh well
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Re: First steps in tights

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:40 am

Next time, wear a skirt with your tights. It'll be much better!
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