Friday, 27 May 2011

Monsieur Magazine

Monsieur magazine for us is the best style magazine in Italy. They are always nice to us and writing often about our socks. As they did in the May issue :

Saturday, 21 May 2011

100% natural versus nylon blends

100% natural fibers for comfort, cotton/nylon blends for durability. In a few words this is the main issue.
The fitting, the comfort, the transpiration of the 100% cotton sock has no comparation. When wearing 100% cotton sock your skin is thanking you.
On the other hand, nylon is giving strenght to it and it is adding durability.
So ? The final decision it's up to you !

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Over the calf or short ?

Our grandfathers in Italy were used to say "short socks are for kids only". It seems this is something working for Italy only, as 90% of the people in the rest of the world are wearing short socks.
It is something absolutely not related to the temperature, as in the Mediterranean area (supposed to be more hot) people is wearing long socks while in the North of Europe people is wearing short.
Of course long socks are more elegant and it is just a mental matter supposing they are warmer or not comfortable.
So...let's wear over the calf socks gentlemen.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hand linked toe...what does it mean ??

On all top quality hosiery, people find the label "hand linked toe", but 90% of the consumers don't have an idea about what does it mean.
Socks machines have the needles disposed in a circle, making up a kind of cylinder.
The sock is coming out  the machine with the toe open and of course it must be closed some way.
Hand linked doesn't mean there is a person linking it with a needle by hand, but it means there is a machine linking the two part of the socks with the same thread making up the sock.
By hand means there is a person using this machine, matching the points of the two parts point by point by hand.
It is an extremly slow process (compared to the machine linking which cuts the two part of the socks and links them with nylon) and only skilled persons can do it. The result is the link is so flat people don't feel it when wearing the socks.
Today on the market you have also the new generation of machines, capable to produce the socks already toe closed and this will be the future.