Giving styles numbers rather than names is a very clever way of avoiding unfortunate translation issues and saves hours of time in the marketing department too but it hard to imagine any woman having a strong desire to own a number.
At their heart these are plain black opaque microfibre tights, soft to the touch and well detailed with straight legs, uniform weight from hip to toe and featuring flat seams and a cotton lined gusset in the panty. There are two sizes to choose from 1/2 (SX/S) and 3/4 (M/L) with sizing based on height and hip measurement; the maximum height is 176cm (5’9”) and maximum hip measurement is 120cm (47”).
The design is a coloured pattern embroidered down the outside of each leg in one of four colours, Rosso (Red), Verde (Green), Bronzo (Brown) and Fumo (Grey).
These tights are transformed by putting them on. In the hand they appear matt and the coloured design seems to lack intensity, stretch them onto your legs and they take on a definite lustre and the pattern gains an iridescence that really catches the eye. The black is perfectly even and covers the leg perfectly without appearing heavy.
Sizing is accurate but not overly generous, if you are outside the suggested sizing you may find they are short on the leg. Smooth and soft to to the touch and with an excellent fit these are very comfortable and enjoyable tights to wear.
565 is perhaps a number to bet excited about!
28 March 2011