I seldom talk about men in tights because I believe clothing itself has no gender. It is our society that shapes us what is and is not adequate to wear. Having said that, clothing are usually made to fit or enhance characteristics of men and women. This is also the case for tights. Having a gusset can be useful for women but not so for men. This is where seamless tights, like the Fatal 15 by Wolford, come in handy.
Strengths & Weaknesses
⊕ Versatile waistband.
⊕ Great ventilation at the crotch because there is no gusset.
⊕ Small holes on waistband allow better ventilation and stretchiness.
⊗ Somewhat loose hose.
Packaging and product description
For the first time, let’s have a look at the product description:
“Seamless and invisible: These sheer tights are like a seamless second skin on the legs thanks to their high degree of elasticity. The wide waistband ensures the perfect fit at the stomach or waist.”
- Can be worn at the hips or around the waist, as desired – pressure at the stomach can be varied, meaning that they are also comfortable for pregnant women.
- Wide, perfectly fitting, sewn-on waistband.
- Reinforced toes for increased durability.
- A must-have item for slim-fitting styles.
Appearance & texture
Fatal 15 is sheer-to-waist tights (15 denier appearance) in total matte fashion. It has a soft and smooth texture. The entire panty is seamless and there is no gusset. The waistband measures 5.2cm wide. There are small, rectangular holes on the waistband. These holes are lined up vertically, like windows of a skyscraper. Also, there are more holes at the opening side than the side attached to the panty. In addition, the toes are reinforced.
The composition is 89% polyamide and 11% elastane.
(Sourced from Wolford)
The size for Fatal 15 ranges from XS to L only. I have included the size chart below. I have bought Size S for this review.
There are six colours available at the time of writing this review. They are: Caramel, Mocca, Cosmetic, Gobi, Black and Nearly Black. Caramel is used in this review.
(Sourced from Wolford)
The length was fine but the envelopment of the hose was somewhat loose. For this reason, the tights are better suited with a more rounded body. Thanks to the high degree of elasticity, the tights didn’t bag after prolonged wear.
The waistband is indeed an unique piece of art. I found these holes provide great ventilation my waist. They also allow the waistband to stretch further than the standard ones. I had the waistband at the waist and at the hips. It sat comfortably on both occasions. The additional holes at the opening side of the waistband are probably designed to fit the gradual expanding tummy of a pregant woman.
Wolford tights are beautiful looking as always. The colour are even throughout and the appearance is just pure elegance.
These tights are really soft and smooth to the skin. The only thing I would mutter about is that they are loosely attached to the legs. One more thing, I felt pretty airy at the crotch as there was no gusset. This makes the tights men-friendly.
With its versatile waistband and seamless panty, I find Fatal 15 tights to be suitable for both men and women. The only drawback is you don’t take the full advantage of the soft and smooth texture if you are too lean.
Fatal 15 Tights is available year-round for €29 or £27. It also come in stay-ups.
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If you like this type of waistband, you can check out my review on Fatal 50 tights here.
- Price change. (20/04/18)