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An Unexpected Journey

November 20, 2016

An Unexpected Journey

Unexpected Customers

I thought I knew a fair bit about tights but starting Divine Legs has taken me on an interesting journey into the needs and lifestyles of a surprising variety of people through social media.  

One of the most surprising things is the number of men with an interest in hosiery.  And I don't mean as a fetish.  As soon as I set up my twitter account, one of my first followers was a man who had only recently started on his own hosiery discovery journey.  After the first contact, many more followed.  It was simply amazing at the number of men who have asked about the Divine Legs hosiery collection. 

This got me thinking about how the needs of men who are looking for tights for themselves could be better served.

#Brosinhose

Ballet Boyz - men in tights!

 

So taking the advice of a well regarded blogger in this field (#hosieryformen - thank you!), I paid attention.  First of all not all men who wear tights are wearing in them in a feminine context.  Which makes sense as not a lot of women I know wear trousers in a male context!  

It's Not Just Men in Skirts

My journey evolved into a whirl-wind tour of society's attitude towards men wearing female focused clothing.  There was stunning amount of negativity around "cross dressing".  Perhaps I am naive but I hadn't thought of clothing as gender exclusive.  For a start I was bought up in Scotland, the land of men-in-skirts!   Kanye West, Marc Jacobs and David Beckham have all given skirts a go.  So why should wearing tights be any different?  

Marc Jacob in a kilt

Common sense says asking the right questions would be the best way to find out what men want, and the answers are surprisingly simple: 

  • Tight that fit and are comfortable
  • Tights that last more than just first contact with any solid surface - yet don't look like something your granny would wear
  • Tights that feel luxurious and make your legs look amazing
  • A simple quality and discreet service that gets the most comfortable tights delivered QUICKLY

So far so good as none of this was rocket science - in fact to my mind it is simply essential good customer service.  And really no different to what women want in a hosiery retailer.  

What was really intriguing was the unexpected access to really interesting people with amazing stories that just cried out to be told.  Every journey is different, with some common themes and it would be great to regularly feature these stories on my blog.  Please send yours in, I'd love to hear from you - anonymity assured if thats what you need.  Today I just want to share a part of my own journey into the men-in-tights community. 

So far I have "met":

  • a happily married secret cross-dresser,
  • an openly transvestite married man, and
  • a couple of guys who, whilst openly dressing-up on the weekend, have working lives in traditional gender based dress (i.e. they wear a suit and tie to work);
  • Plus a whole group of men who wear hosiery in a non-feminine context with their male-focused clothes;  
  • And many more.

Its a great community and a lot of amazing stories. 

I am still getting used to the language of men-in-tights so bear with me as a learn.  Looking forward, let's get these extraordinary stories out there so that a more positive image of cross dressing can be revealed and to encourage those thinking of taking this step can be more confident that "being yourself" should be celebrated.  

To take the lead from one of my twitter followers, #brosinhose is about to have its moment - and long may that moment last!

 

At Divine Legs we love hearing from you - and any suggestions you have which will improve the service we offer is gratefully received.  Whilst we can't always respond to every idea, we do read every email with interest and try to give a personal response to everyone.

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Size Guide

20d and 50d Tights and Stay-ups

Beauty Tights

70d Tights

Dress Size

Dress Size

Dress Size

Small

8-10

8-10

10-12

Medium

12-14

12-14

14-16

Large

16-18

16-18

18-20

Large +

20-22

20-22

22-24

Leg Length

For over 5’9” choose a size up

L1 up to 5’6” and L2 for 5’7” and over

For over 5’9” choose the size up

Seamless Tights

Heights

Weight

Average dress size

Up to height 5'4"

55kg / 8st 10lb

8-10

Up to height 5'4"

68kg / 10st 10lb

12-14

5'5" - 5'9"

61kg / 9st 8lb

10-12

5'5" - 5'9"

74kg / 11st 9lb

14-16

5'10" - 6'0"

63kg / 10st

10-12

Seamless tights are very stretchy and soft and will suit the leg length typical of the sizes above