My mother used to assert that she thinks very little of women who do not invest in proper hosiery and as I grow up, I’m beginning to realise her point. Over the seasons, we have seen legwear’s leap from intimates into a firm position amongst outwear and I do believe that the streets have never looked prettier –well, if you look past the few people who still practice the silly idea of wearing leggings as pants *sigh*. Annelize Visser heralded her beautiful affair with hosiery in the current issue of Elle Magazine South Africa and having penned so well about the necessity of character tights, I can’t help but look in the direction of a label that’s been serving eye-catching pieces for some time now. Pamela Mann was established in 1956 and is still the highest-flying of printed tights brands in most parts of the world. Now available right here in SA, they have introduced the local market to hosiery heaven with a winter collection that includes over 200 designs and consists of a wide variety of animal and floral prints, coloured opaque tights, fashion leggings, sexy stockings, holdups, nets, knitted cotton leggings, suspender tights, gothic cross prints, low suspender tights, sheer and footless tights and well as numerous other designs, prints and styles. You name it, they have it. My first encounter with the label was at the South African Music Awards last month –their products were part of the amazing goodie bag arranged by Styling Concepts and I have since kept a watchful eye on them via their facebook page which is buzzing with activations and details of their pop-up shops. Do check it out to keep up with Pamela Mann SA. FUN FACT: Did you know that in addition to being the main supplier to major high street brands, Pamela Mann’s continued brand extension also includes the licence to supply tights for the Moulin Rouge?