Last updated: August 23, 2021

Men's tights are only for little boys, but also for real men. There are many different reasons why men can and should still wear men's tights. Because of the different uses of men's tights, there are of course also different types of tights for men. Men's tights can be worn in many different ways, for example as underwear to keep warm, for sports or as fine tights to match your outfit.

When choosing your new men's tights, you can decide between colours and patterns as well as between the thickness of the material. In the following article, you can learn more about men's tights, their benefits and care.

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Tights for men: The most important questions answered

Tights can also be an important part of a man's wardrobe. In the following section, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding men's tights and thus give you a deeper insight into this topic.

What types of men's tights are there?

Men's tights can be used in many different ways. Below we have listed and explained some of the most common types of tights for men.

  • Men's thermal tights: Thermal tights for men are a must-have in every wardrobe. They are perfect for cold days. Due to the thin fabric of the tights, they fit perfectly under any trousers. It doesn't matter whether they are skinny jeans or chinos. Thermal tights for men are also ideal for skiing holidays.
  • Men's tights for sports: Tights for men for sports are not only useful, but are also becoming more and more fashionable. You can simply pull the tights under a pair of shorts and start playing sports. The sports tights come in different colours and therefore also match many different outfits. Optionally, you can also wear thermal tights for sports on colder days. Special sports tights for men are the compression tights. These are usually worn even in the top leagues of sports like basketball or biathletes. So in the sports world, men's tights are absolutely no longer a novelty.
  • Men's coloured tights: Men's coloured tights are an absolute eye-catcher. They are perfect for parties or carnival. The tights are available in every imaginable colour, so you can combine them well with any costume. Besides looking good, they also keep you warm when you're out on long party nights.
  • Men's fine tights: Men's tights are also available as fine tights. That's right, fine tights are not just for women. Men's tights are also made of very thin nylon. By very thin, we mean a yarn thickness between 5 DEN (almost invisible) to about 40 DEN (semi-opaque or semi-transparent). Durability and quality can also be taken from these DEN numbers. The higher the DEN number, the stronger the fabric and the more resilient your men's tights will be in sports and everyday life.

How do I clean and care for my men's tights?

If you want to wear tights and possibly even show off your legs in them, then your legs should be well cared for. This includes a depilated leg and well-groomed feet and possibly pedicured toenails. Otherwise, the tights may pull threads despite their good quality. You should wash your tights either by hand or with a washing net to avoid threads and tears from the men's tights. If you have noticed that your men's tights are showing the signs of a run, you can try to prevent the threads from being pulled by applying a little transparent nail varnish over them. Of course, you should also always make sure not to buy cheap models, as these are more likely to break. With the right wash and wear, your tights for men should last a long time. However, as fine tights with low DEN can easily form runs, we recommend that you always have a change of tights with you.

What material is best for my men's tights?

Generally speaking, there is no one material for men's tights that can be called the best. Depending on the use, men's tights can and must be made of different materials. However, the most common materials that men's tights are made of include:

  • Cotton and
  • Nylon

Fine tights are usually made of nylon, all others are usually made partly or entirely of cotton.


In conclusion, men's tights should definitely be in your wardrobe. They are ideal for sports or for wearing under jeans on cold days. Men's thermo tights, for example, are also an absolute must for skiing holidays. If you like to celebrate carnival, such colourful men's tights are also an absolute eye-catcher with every costume.

Up to now, men's tights have been used mainly as underwear and for sports, but perhaps the trend will develop in such a way that men will also increasingly opt for fine tights in everyday life. Moreover, tights for men are much more comfortable than the combination of long pants and (knee) stockings.

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