We are attending Pitti Uomo in Florence since the beginning of the '80. It was and still it is the best trade show in the world. People from all the world are coming to see all the new collections presented by the big, but most medium/small Companies. An unique occasion for both, buyers and small Companies, to meet and exchange information and feedbacks.
As usual we will post our Pitti report the week after the end of the show.
It is called "Wildt" and it's born more or less in the 1930. The cones with the yarn are still in wood and not in plastic as the ones of today. Not necessary to say all the mechanisms are manual. This machine was used until the '90. You can still use it today, but it is producing 1 dozens socks every 8 hours, compared to the 5 1/2 of the modern ones and quite impossible to find spare pieces when they broke.