Legwear Briefs

Mantyhose ~ Men In Tights

By Cristina Casciano-King

Mantyhose made a big splash for the American Metrosexual Male earlier this year in many publications like NY Magazine, The New York Times and even The Week. So were the men of NYC flocking to sites to snap up the latest trends showcased by these fashion forward publications?

Mantyhose are just like their female oriented counterparts, they are produced in sheer, patterned and even oiled to give the look of tan legs. The brand that is getting the most recognition for reintroducing Men to hosiery is Emilio Cavalli selling to men world wide and even creating a new formulation of materials and breathablity for there unisex collection tights. They are selling like crazy in countries like Germany, France, Scandinavia, Canada, and even the USA.

Emilio Cavalli isn’t the only brand targeting men.  The world famous brand Spanx also has a line out … Read more

Tights & Shorts Are Fun!

By Cristina Casciano-King

With the scorching hot weather we have been having here in Brooklyn, and the beyond its hard to even think about wearing tights, leggings or any sort of close fitting garment.

However, despite the heat wave people are still stepping out in Tights and Shorts. I personally love the look of tights and shorts. Any excuse to wear tights is good for me. The trend has caught on for the manufacturers as well. All the great brands are showcasing unique glimpses of patterns that hit below the hem line for an added peek with shorts.


Brands like Pretty Polly and their Faux garter sensation are favorites of reality stars like Jessica Ramono from Glam Fairy of New Jersey.


 Gaetano Cazzolo is also big on the trend,  my favorite are these eyelet inspired faux over the knee socks with attached bloomers

This style … Read more

By Cristina Casciano-King

Gearing up to show your Patriotic Side, for the upcoming Olympic games in London or maybe you want to look festive for that annual 4th of July BBQ put away that Old Navy Flag tee-shirt and put on some tights. From House of Holland for Pretty Polly Brand and available in 3 great countries flags, The Stars and Stripes,  The Union Jack representing the United Kingdom and finally Support the Land down Under by flying the Australian Flag one leg at a time.

At first glance these tights seem a little difficult to pair with everyday clothes, and the material make you feel like you should be running the 50 meter dash-They are super cute under denim shorts, flirty red, white or blue striped dresses and delicate white eyelet dresses

These House of Holland for Pretty Polly have a printed pattern representing … Read more

By Cristina Casciano-King

Philippe Matignon introduces its Fall 2012 Collection…with Bra La Mode

My favorite buy of the season for PeekBrooklyn.com is always for Fall. I get so excited sitting with all the different vendors at the various shows..whether its Curve NY, Mode City Salon International in Paris or just meeting one on one with the vendors. Philippe Matignon collections shine year after year…always hitting the style high notes.

Their Fall Collection is no disappointment. Bringing back not only the Jade Sheers that Kate Middleton is strutting in all over the world, but styles like the faux hold-ups- tights that give the illusion of vintage seamed stockings with a modern twist. and. My favorite for Fall though, MicroFiber polka dots, which are perfect for everyday wear.

I have always been a fan of Philippe Mantignon even before I began Peek. My only reservation about … Read more

By Cristina Casciano-King

Are they cool or just strange?

If you ever googled what are the coolest tights, chances are that the brand “Les Queues de Sardines” came up which makes me wonder are they cool, unique or just strange?

There is a fine line between cool, unique and strange. Something so cool and edgy can sometimes be just plain weird. The brand “Les Queues De Sardines” are the master of cool tights but are so very eccentric, they can make you feel uncomfortable. Adorned with printed patterns of funky twalls, hairy legs and eye balls are the tights powerful and can sometimes even be grotesque.

The Fall 11 collection was just that, sort of Disney’s Snow White meets the new film Snow White and the Huntsman. The severed limbs, the ax and the heart and the cute bear faces border on garish and sappy … Read more


By Cristina Casciano-King 

As the Summer time approaches everyone is looking for that little beauty boost to take their legs from winter white to that summer glow. The legs which are covered from late october sometimes until MAY will finaly have their day in the sun but now without the sun -thanks to SunKiss Fake Tan Tights available exclusivly from TightsPlease.co.uk


The SunKiss Fake Tan Tights are a revolutionary idea, taking tights to evenly distribute the self tanner to your leg without areas being missed. Simply slip on the wet tights, (which is as tricky as this experience gets) rub the legs with the provided plastic gloves, and after 10 minutes of wear and 2hrs to “develop” and Ouila!


I personally hate self-tanner but this experience changed my mind. I will be buying these in bulk until I can get to the beach.The SunKiss Read more

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