Friday, 30 July 2010

Why Tykes Tights?

I haven't really gone into much detail yet about Tykes Tights and I thought it was probably about time. Things seem to be moving along full steam ahead. I had a very productive phone call last night with my wonderful web designer and am getting everything put together for the web site. One of those documents is the 'About Me' page. I thought I would share it with you ( a little sneak preview!) so that you get to see the thinking behind the site:

The idea of Tykes Tights was born last winter when I really struggled to get tights for my baby boy. Most places that did sell them, wouldn't ship to the UK and a lot of tights in shops come in pairs, a nice plain pair and a floral or sparkly pair. I'm not so sure that flowers or sparkles would suit my boisterous son!

Why boy's tights?
Any mum who has played the 'how many times can I remove my socks' game will be half way there. Why should it be that only girls get to have warm snuggly legs throughout the winter? Even with the nicest fluffy lined trousers, a gust of wind up those trouser legs or sitting still in the buggy for a while is bound to create a chill. Socks don't always cust it (even if you manage to find a pair that stay on!)

I guess my journey into boy's tights started about 18 years ago when I was an au-pair for a lovely family in Germany. As in many mainland European countries, tights are worn equally by boys and girls, and the variety and choice is wonderful. My youngest charge wore tights throughout the winter and it didn't once occur to me that it was in any way odd, just sensible. All of his little friends wore tights too and they all had lovely warm legs! Fast forward then to last winter and my attempts to keep my child warm and comfortable in what had been one of the hardest winters for a long time.
And so it all began...

When I talk to people about Tykes Tights, I either get a knowing smile (from those with family or friends abroad), or mostly confused and embarrassed faces. What? Tights for a BOY? That can't be right.
Just to put your mind at ease, wearing tights will not have an effect upon your son's sexuality (can you believe that some people actually think that!). In fact, tights belonged to boys long before they became a staple of every little girl's wardrobe. Think Henry VIII for example.

On our site, you will find a wide range of tights specifically for baby and toddler boys as well as a large range of girl's tights for your little princesses. Take a look around and see what you think. If you are not quite ready to take the plunge into boy's tights, why not give huggalugs as try instead?

So, that's it! Time to revolutionise thinking in Britain. Time to bring warm legs to our male population! Today Britain, tomorrow the world!!!


  1. That's a brilliant idea Emma!
    Even more on the weather like ours, when is never to hot for too long!
    Good luck with your sales!

  2. Brilliant! Can't wait to see the website!

  3. I had the same idea last year and started looking in to it. When I spoke to my european friends they were all amazed that it was so hard to get them over here, especially those from Poland and Norway. Good for you, and if you have any organic onesI would be very interested in having them on