We have seen quite a few tights this past season that carried the name of a quality natural fibre and then turned out to have just a couple of percent of it in the blend. All credit to Mondor for simply creating a category “Merinos” for Style 5309 to live in and then having no less than 45% Merino wool in the fibre. Frankly that is how it should be, other makers take note.
These are very nicely made tights, the fully shaped heel would not disgrace a top quality pair of men’s socks and we love that they have taken the trouble to knit the sole of the foot plain for comfort.
The ribbing runs all the way from the toe seam on the top of the foot to just below the gusset. The panty is plain knit and of boxer style. Interestingly in all sizes there is a comfort gusset (v shaped rear panel) rather than a single central seam and a gusset; comfort gussets usually only turn up in the largest sizes.
The waistband is a sewn on strip of elastic just over 2cm deep, highly effective and comfortable too.
Our only grumble with these tights is the hard, raised toe seam. Something we have noticed with most of Mondor’s opaque tights. Perhaps when they are telling the Europeans the rights and wrongs of labelling and naming they can ask about the best way of putting a soft flat seam in the toe of a pair of tights. The only saving grace is that the seam is over the tops of the toes so unlikely to be under pressure.
Warm, comfortable and smart tights for the colder months of the year.
2 March 2012