Falke is one of the leading names in hosiery. Born as a family business, Falke tights, stockings and hold ups are synonym of luxury and sophistication. Ideal for the longer legs, Falke hosiery includes some of our best-selling glossy sheer tights, as well as some smooth opaques. Falke bridal stockings and hold ups are lovely, too. A customer's favourites, though, are Falke Merino wool and cotton tights.
Falke are one of those names that everyone seems to know, a brand that is recognised all over the world and for very good reason. They have become a household name because of its incredible reputation as the designer of some of the world's best hosiery and on a par with Wolford. There are plenty of names that contend for this title, but so many of them designer incredibly luxurious items that it just wouldn't make sense to wear each day. Falke is a designer that you can wear again and again, throughout the week and during the evenings and it'll always be ideal.
That's not to say that they only make everyday tights and essentials. On the contrary, they have some of the most beautiful items you'll ever wear as part of their range. They make tights and stockings that would be difficult for anyone else to outdo. So what makes this brand so magnificent? It is a collection of different factors that make Falke the magnificent designer it is known to be today.
One is its history. Falke has been producing great tights for over a century, since the year 1895. It is one of the longest lasting names in the industry and one of the few designers outside of Paris to have lasted longer than one hundred years. When you make leg wear for this long, you will almost certainly perfect your craft to a level that few others can rival. Time and experience are irreplaceable and they are a very valuable asset that Falke have always used to their advantage.
Founded by Franz Falke-Rohen in 1895, Falke benefitted immediately from Franz's experience as a knitter of warm winter tights. He began working for himself with a dream to make the best tights he could and outdo all the other garment makers on a level of quality. With his experience making tights, that was the garment he concentrated on, over other forms of leg wear. He succeeded with plenty of hard work and help from his family, who also worked in the family business. In 1902, it was his eldest son, Franz Junior, who took over the business from his father. Franz Junior was originally an umbrella manufacturer and was very skilled with fabrics and knew how to create sturdy and robust materials that would handle any weather conditions. This experience with making technical fibres was blended with his experience in the clothing world and his fathers love of luxury to create tights that was both strong and beautiful.