Monday, December 12, 2011

Peek Brooklyn Tights Review and Giveaway


Since I live in Minnesota AND I'm a devoted skirt-and-dress gal, I am on a constant search for the perfect pair of tights. Last year, I had settled upon the SPANX high-waisted models, but they weren't quite as comfy as I'd have liked. So when Peek Brooklyn - a small online hosiery boutique dedicated to offering the best hosiery in the world - asked if I'd like to do a review and giveaway, how could I say no?

I requested a pair of opaque Commando tights* the moment I saw the phrase "signature dig-free waistband." And friends, these tights deliver. This product shot gives you a better idea than I could of how this magical waistband works:



It's basically a flat, stretchy panel of elastic that hits relatively high on the torso. And while it will occasionally roll a tiny bit, it does NOT dig. It expands and moves with the wearer, sits flat on the body, and feels absolutely amazing. And, as you can see from the outfit above and this one below, these tights are dark and shine-free.


Are they perfect? Close, but not quite. They're a bit staticky - more so than many of my other pairs - and they only size up to 170 pounds. But they've quickly become my favorite pair of tights, and I intend to order ALL of the other available colors. Seriously.

Peek Brooklyn is offering another pair of opaque Commando tights to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident
  2. Visit Peek Brooklyn to choose between black, brown, and gray opaque Commando tights.
  3. Follow Peek Brooklyn on Twitter, like Peek Brooklyn on Facebook. You MUST do one of these two to enter.
  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color you'd pick if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
  5. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, December 18, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

105 comments:

the actor's diet said...

i'd love to win a pair of black ones - i am a tights addict (always have been since my first ballet class)

became a fan on Facebook!

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Anonymous said...

I'd pick gray, because I already have black (which were totally worth the $).

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Liz said...

I'd pick brown or gray! I'm a fan on facebook, too.

Mia said...

I would love a sexy black pair...love them <3

Tiki_Green said...

These look great, i would love the grey.

Anonymous said...

I love the black! Thanks!

trista said...

I would choose the black tights.
tristamj at hotmail dot com

I am a Peek Brooklyn fan on FB.

Bethany C. said...

I would choose black and I follow them on twitter bcardoo79.

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i'd absolutely pick the black! it's impossible finding a pair that don't dig..
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Keilexandra said...

I would love black opaque tights that don't dig! I've recently switched to leggings for the comfort, but they just don't look as smooth.

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Anonymous said...

Gray please!

Followed on Twitter.

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MrsDragon said...

I've been searching for a pair of black tights! These sound fabulous. : )

(So black it is.)

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Peggy Arteberry said...

I "liked" on Facebook... I would pick gray because I believe that color would go best with most of the things I own. I love the sheer yet full coverage- just beautiful! Sunflowerhill@yahoo.com Thank you for the opportunity!

Marlee said...

Black tights would be my pick, because although I have several I seem to always rip them up.

I followed on twitter as mv021

My email is mvander95 @ gmail . com

AnJuli said...

Facebooked. Black. Ilujnastray@gmail.com

What shoes are you wearing in that photo?

Marion said...

I liked on facebook. I'd take the black ones!

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Dr. Da said...

I liked on Facebook, and I feel like I can always use another pair of black tights. Manda (dot) Adams (at) gmail (dot) com

M said...

I love the look of tights but find them almost impossible to wear because of the waistband digging in. I'd definitely pick the black!

Followed on twitter as bettafish, and my e-mail is rabican (at) gmail (dot ) com.

Factotum said...

As a devoted skirt and tights girl like you, I've suffered with a lot of digging. If you say they deliver, that's all I need to know.

Would love to win the black, but I'll probably buy them in every single style and color.

Arien Gutierrez Gutierrez said...

Grey! I love tights and am trying to expand get a few more basics. [Liked on facebook.]

Mer said...

I'd go with black, because you can never have too many black tights!

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Rinzi said...

I'm pretty sure one can never have too many black tights, so I would pick those. Though I am also tempted by the grey!

Am a fan on Facebook and following on Twitter!

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yuletidekoala said...

Grey is "my" neutral, so I'm going to have to go with it.

Following on twitter!

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Carol said...

I haven't worn tights in many years, but I think I'd find a reason to wear black ones. I "liked" on Facebook.
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Cynthia said...
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Cynthia said...

I already like them and follow them, and I'd love to have a pair of black Commandos :-)

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Sarah G said...

Oh man - I've also been on the hunt for perfect tights, but I haven't found my perfect pair yet. I'd love these in grey!

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Elizabeth Ann said...

Such versatile colors it's so hard to choose! Brown would likely get the most wear.

following on twitter @eannro

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Jenni said...

would love a black pair - super versatile for me. i am a newbie to tights. i wore them when i was a kid and found them so uncomfortable, but am embracing the fact that they make good ones now that will make me happy!

liked them on facebook.
roseyjenni AT YAHOO.
thanks!

Nadia said...

I would choose the black pair if I won!
I "liked" them on facebook.
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Ashley said...

I've been looking for high quality black tights for forever! I followed Peek on FB and I would love a pair of brown tights :-)

Thanks!
Ashley
petrylaka at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I've been looking for high quality black tights for forever! I followed Peek on FB and I would love a pair of brown tights :-)

Thanks!
Ashley
petrylaka at gmail dot com

nevy said...

I like the black ones! Goes with everything.

BresBaubles said...

I'm in desperate need of a great pair of black tights! I liked Peek on FB already and followed on Twitter as @BresBaubles! Thanks!

bresbaubles@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd choose a brown pair to go with my heeled oxfords. I like them on FB!

Jen
cliffennifer@roadrunner.com

scarlet said...

I'd pick black for sure -- those look amazing! scarletmuse at gmail dot com (nov3mbergirl on Twitter)

SusieG said...

I'd love the black ones! I follow on Twitter (as bookishgrrl) and my email is susie (dot) gorden (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks.

Ori said...

I'd love a pair of the grey ones! That waist seems amazing.

HerMommy said...

Oh my goodness, how cute are those polka dot ones?

I'd choose black, because you can never have too many pairs.

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ErinP said...

I'm in the market for a pair of gray tights, so i'd go with the gray ones!

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woolcat said...

Grey! I liked them on FB. cregier@mix.wvu.edu

Christine H said...

Genius! Grey or brown? Grey or brown? Guess I'll decide when I win! I'm following on Twitter.
xtinehutch at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

black! I liked them on FB and loved your review. thilmanyj@yahoo.com

Meg the Grand said...

Totally gray! I liked them on FB :) megan.grandstaff@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

French Press VINTAGE said...

LOOOOOOVE PEEKBrooklyn! I follow them and love their blog. Super great shop! I ordered from them a while ago and those hose are my favorite, hands DOWN! :-)
I would love to enter. Gray, s'il vous plait! :-)
email: frenchpressvintage@gmail.com

thank for the great post!

Rebecca said...

I'd pick gray. I'd love to try the "perfect black legging."

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ERIN DORNEY said...

I'd pick the gray & just followed them on Twitter!

eedorney (at) gmail (dot) com

Evelyn said...

I'd like the brown pair because my Hue brown ribbed tights have started to pill after just three wearings. Boo. I liked on facebook, and my email is evel8yn at gmail dot com.

Julie said...

Following on twitter...these black tights look like just what I need!
jwalker376@gmail.com

Erin said...

Too small for me (since I'm more than 170), but I bet my sister would love a pair of gray ones! I liked them on FB.
libgirl9@gmail.com

Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com said...

Liked Brooklyn Tights on FB and while I totally got distracted by the gorgeous If it Ain't Boroque Purple Tights I totally love the grey tights...they would be a perfect addition to my winter wardrobe!


Oh yes, I am a US resident and can be reached at frugalbeautiful *at* Gmail

Thanks! :)

Jen said...

I love, love, love the Commando Tights. I was hesitant to try them because of the price but they are worth every penny. I followed Peek Brooklyn on Twitter and I would love a gray pair. Thanks for the contest.

Kristin said...

I would love to win the grey! I liked them on FB.

ismay said...

They look great and very opaque! Would love a gray pair but page is not found on the website... if gray not available, then black.

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buzibu at gmail dot com

iwonderandiwander said...

Ooh, I need a pair of grey tights, and these look excellent!

kbruneau (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I'd love a pair of black peek tights - I'm trying to incorporate more tights-wearing into my work wardrobe to be able to wear skirts and dresses into winter and not get the grey pants blahs. :) Liked on FB.

Thanks! <3
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Jennifer said...

I would love the black tights - I've been trying to incorporate more skirt/tight combos into my daily, non-dressy-but-still-polished wear!

jlinl[at]juno[dot]com

And I liked Peek on Facebook!

Tina said...

I'd like to win the black ones. I'm always on the search for great tights. I'm now following them on Twitter.

elephantmama@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I would love to win a pair of the gray ones!

(I am now a fan on FB)

e. said...

Following them on twitter!

I would definitely pick black

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sarah said...

I'd like the grey ones!

followed on twitter as @SConner

sarah_17042 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Followed on twitter.

Gosh I don't know which color I'd pick---they're all so nice! Probably black or brown.

laurel.bobbitt(at)gmail.com

indigorchid said...

Oh tights! A winter staple! I like the grey ones - it's a softer neutral than black I'm finding.

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AnnaMiller said...

Black please!

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3goodrats said...

I like grey ones a lot! I'm following on twitter.

ldyndiuk at yahoo

Meshell said...

I'ld choose the black any day. The highwaisted spanx just aren't cutting it for me and being a 5'9" and 150 lbs woman, these tights would be perfect. I need to replace those old spanx anyway! :)

I liked Peek on facebook and my email address is MichKCampbell {at} gmail {dot} com. Best of luck to everyone!

Aquarijenn said...

They have so many cute tights! I liked them on Facebook. I've been on the hunt for a nice pair of gray ones, so that is what I'd choose if I win.

Becky said...

I Liked them on facebook.

The links aren't working so I can't see the shades, but I would probably want grey.

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lola5375 said...

I would love a pair of black ones. You can never have too many pairs of good black tights!
I became a fan on Facebook and I follow them on Twitter
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Rose said...

I would choose gray.

I became a fan on Facebook.

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Gracie-Lou said...

I'd choose black, I don't currently have any opaque tights in that color. Another great giveaway, thanks for hosting!

(following Peek on Twitter, btw)

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http://lexi-and-button.blogspot.com/

Chelsea said...

I don't buy the 170 pound limit, so I'm entering the contest anyway!

brightsidedweller AT gmail DOT com

And I'd want all three, but would start with black since it's so versatile.

(P.S. LOVE that leopard mini!!)

EL said...

The black ones; I'm following on twitter.

el001f (at) hotmail (dot) com

Dress Ipsa Loquitur said...

I'd love a pair in any color, but since we have to choose, I'd go with gray.

I've liked on fb, and I'm at sherri dot okamoto at gmail dot com

Annie said...

I think I'd pick the gray ones...it's so hard to find really good gray tights...

Also, I liked then on Facebook.

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Shea said...

I'd love to win the black pair! I'm now following them on twitter. shealennon(at) gmail (dot) com.

cwhf said...

Black for me. You can never have too many good tights.

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Tara said...

like them on facebook (Tara Huff)
I would choose grey.
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Zannah said...

I would love black pair, and I liked PEEK Brooklyn on Facebook.

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Sierra H. said...

I like Peek Brooklyn on FB and would love the black pair!

Anna said...

Liked them on facebook! I would choose the gray, they look nice.
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Rachel said...

liked on FB... I would LOVE a basic BLACK pair! The high waist is genius - I am literally sitting here in a pair of tights whose waist has crawled halfway down my butt because it's too short!
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Sarah said...

Liked on FB...I have been desperately searching for a true black pair of tights with no shine or digging. These look amazing!

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lindsay said...

I love grey.

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Anonymous said...

I would love a pair in black!
Followed on twitter (whereistoto)

Dee

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heidi said...

i'd love a pair in brown! thanks for the giveaway!

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Samantha said...

I'd pick black and wear them with everything! Like(d) the brand on Facebook- bobbymilk4@gmail.com

Karina said...

I'd pick black because it is so hard to find black tights that are truly opaque. I'm a fan on Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

I would love some in brown! They look fabulous!

I liked them on Facebook.

Emily
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Brianne said...

Ooh, that's a tough choice. Torn between the black and grey. But I think I have to say black.

I followed them on twitter (@Breeherself)

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kathleenk said...

Ooh I'd definitely go for black. Awesome. Following on twitter.
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Anonymous said...

I want black ones!!!

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SarahN said...

OMG, I totally want those poker hold-ups. I'd like to win the gray tights. I liked them on Facebook.

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Elspeth H. said...

I'd definitely go for the black ones. My black tights are way way way on their last legs. Pun un-intended. :P

And I "like" them on FB.

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Flora said...

I'd pick black! Thanks for the giveaway.

Liked on Facebook!

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Em said...

Black for sure. You can never have too many black tights. XD

Liked on Facebook.

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Amelia said...

The grey is my favorite! I followed them on Twitter.

Email: a m c n a m a r a (at) u c l a (dot) e d u

Risti said...

Black it is! I'm boring, I always wear black tights...
Follow them on twitter.

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Sasha said...

I would definitely love to own the black pair! Thanks for the giveaway =)

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Amy said...

I love the black pair!

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Anna said...

Black!

Liked on facebook.

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PurpleLarkspur said...

I would pick the black ones. (I follow on Twitter, I am @purplelarkspur)

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A Warner said...

i think i would have to go with the black pair.

i liked them on facebook.

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Diana said...

I'd love the black ones

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Jess said...

The black ones look great! I was just thinking I need a solid black pair, fingers crossed!

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fan on facebook as well!