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Daedalus

Buying my first tights

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Daedalus

I'm currently wearing yoga pants for ballet. I noticed, especially some of the students behind me, that the sweat shows through :blushing: . Does sweat show through black tights? I'm getting my first one. I easily sweat a lot in class. Is there a type of material that I should consider before getting tights? I know I want to get black. I don't know what from they are made. But I worry that the sweat might show through.

 

 

 

Thanks,

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Mel Johnson

Relax! Men's black tights don't get sweat stains. Get good quality men's tights; M. Stevens are a big fave with most men.

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Premier Danseur

I second that. M. Stevens are nice and opaque, definitely my favorite kind of black tights for class. And when you do sweat in them, it's not easily noticeable like it is with fabrics like cotton.

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Daedalus

Thank you. I got the M. Stevens Milliskin(?) footed tights. Its better than the yoga pants I use to wear in terms of support and freedom of movement. And I don't notice any sweat stains during practice.

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OnlyBoy

I was by the way considering wearing jazz pants to ballet sometimes. I guess it's about the same as yoga pants. Asside from the sweat stains did you have any other problems?

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Mel Johnson

As a teacher, I have problems with trousers and even shorts as classwear. For ballet, it's essential for a teacher to be able to see how the legs and feet are working, Pants cover important details up, making it harder for the student to learn. I generally let a new male student wear pants in the initial phases of getting to know ballet, but tights are an essential after awhile.

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OnlyBoy

In class I always wear tights, I'm sorry I forgot to specify it was for rehersals. Are trousers still as bad?

Thank you for your time and attention, Onlyboy.

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Mel Johnson

Generally speaking, it's not AS critical as class, but that's up to the rehearsal supervisor.

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OnlyBoy

Ok, thank you have a good sunday.

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nivli

D,

 

I also support M. Stevens - they are great. For myself, I also have been using capezio men's footed tights (I believe the new model code is MT11) which I like a lot. They are soft and wash easily.

 

but you can use a pair of simple cotton tights as well.

 

And besides, sweat means you are doing the work. In my technique class we are all usually soaking wet at the end of class! :)

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Geezer

M Stevens are the most comfortable tights as far as I'm concerned. I ordered mine from www.tutu.com and they can sew suspenders on them so you won't have to always be tugging on them during class.

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kyepinn

Hi I am 5’9” and currently wearing Capezio MT11 size L that has a higher content. However, it does seems to have create a unibutt effect. If I continue pulling it up I’m afraid it will be torn. In this case, should I up a size to XL?

As for another capezio’s brand, ultra soft men’s tights 10361M that has a higher tactel content. I have no issues, but it sags at the crotch and it feel loose and unlike MT11. 

Which is better and should I size up?

 

thank you 

 

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ignorant

Black tights from boysdancetoo are great as well. But I have been wearing grey tights lately, discovered my legs ☺

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