Wolford is simply the gold standard of the leg wear world. Wolford tights, especially their essential range, is the very best in the world of leg wear. Their creations have been impressing everyone, including their contemporaries, for many years since they first launched nationwide in their home country of Austria.
Wolford tights took the hosiery world by storm when they debuted their first collection, a rare thing indeed. Usually, to make a garment as technically accomplished and tricky to get right as tights, a designer's first attempt is usually not as astounding an achievement as their tenth season might be. But Wolford's first collection was amazing and beautiful beyond expectation. It became, beyond a doubt, the most atmospheric launch in leg wear history and they get better and better at what they do each year.
Wolford tights have now become the industry's standard measurement of quality, exceptional fit and beautiful designs. Every other brand is benchmarked against them, and when you try another brand after trying Wolford tights, you'll instantly tell the difference, even if its the most premium rival.
So what is it that makes a simple pair of plain, everyday tights better than the rest of the items out there? Well, is a complex and detailed one that can be difficult to put into practise.
Wolford everyday tights rely, especially for their basics range, on simplicity. Most of their items come in black and other popular dark shades like navy and they also come in a range of colours to compliment different skin tones. Wolford essential tights are also mostly plain and unpatterned too. The resulting items are simple and versatile, being able to be worn everywhere and on any occasion. But how does their elegant simplicity contribute towards their quality? Simply because Wolford's designers, knowing their most popular colours and appealing patterns, Wolford are able to concentrate on the quality and overall fit and comfort of their designs.
There are so many design houses out there than release hundreds of designs a year, without any exaggerations. These brands release them seasonally and throughout the year too, but the more outlandish patterns and colours you see, the more the basic quality and foundation of the items are compromised. But can't a designer find a basic type of tights material that works for everything, one that is good quality and acts as a foundation for their creativity. Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that. To make so many different designs, you need different material types to make the colours adhere and look good, you need a different knit or weave so that the pattern doesn't appear stretched or malformed and you need to constantly be coming up with new materials for whatever you have in mind.
This limits the amount of truly high quality materials you can develop. Instead, Wolford tights are made with beautiful materials that have been carefully developed, sent out into the world and have been incrementally improved over many seasons. Over 60 years of this kind of development has resulted in the finest quality materials you can imagine, rather than making a new yarn for every season, just for a new and perhaps novelty colour.
This approach is not at dissimilar to the great names in other industries. Rolls Royce only has three different car designs. Of course, each year and each individual car even, they add more refined features and personal touches, but only three types of car truly exist. Any shop on Savile Row is the same. Whilst each item is bespoke and unique, they make one thing in a Savile Row store, and that is a modern Western style suit. Wolford tights are made the same way. They produce items in different colours and with different thicknesses, but at their heart, the range has just a handful of core attributes that will always be loved.
Their best 20 denier tights are Satin Touch, and they improve the design whilst staying faithful to its spirit each year and it is never thrown out for something new or novelty. This is the essence of Wolford's essential tights and Wolford everyday tights range and you feel every bit of their heritage and quality as soon as you put them on.