Wednesday, 30 May 2012

"Evergreen" styles

There are some designs in our permanent collection since 1970. We can call them "evergreen", as they are the oldest styles, but always best sellers. You can find attached some pictures. One of them is the "pied de poule" (I suppose the translation in English is something like "chicken's paw"). Ours is made on ours 240 needles double cylinder jacquard machines.


Pied de poule
Another one is the one we call "chevron", which is a kind of zig zag, still made on our 240 needles jacquard machines.


Chevron
The others are the vanisee (you can find in an old post of the blog) and the "dots".

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Hemp

Not only cotton and linen, but the Spring natural fibers of Bresciani included Hemp too.
Peculiarity of the fiber is the freshness and the particular comfort due to the fact it keeps the foot dry.
On the fashion side, the colours we can reach are bright and "Spring".

100% Hemp
The style is of course part of our "casual" collection, as the look is really "Countryside".

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Something for the ladies : overknee

Bresciani is not a men's brand only, we love our female fans too. That's why we have a ladies' collection. Mostly in silk, cashmere and cashmere/silk, as women wear usually no socks during Summer.
The idea was born first trying to re proposing the old silk overknees, made up on flat machines in the '30 and then cut and sewn by hands. We had the idea to revive the classic "stripe" on the back of the sock, at that time the seam of the two parts of the sock and make up a very romantic and high class accessory.



100% Organzino Silk overknee

Starting from there we moved to cashmere and silk, our 2/60.000 count 70% cashmere 30% silk, very warm, light and comfortable for Winter. This quickly has become our best seller.



Thursday, 3 May 2012

Garters

Until the '60, socks were made on flat knitting machines and without elastic on the top. The only way to hold them to the legs was to use garters. In our little socks' Museum we have several different models.

Garters
After the arrival of the circular machines in the industry, it became possible to insert in the knitting first rubber and then elastan. Furthermore in the long socks we add the "cuff", a 1x1 rib between the elastic on the top and the body of the sock, in order to hold the sock to the leg, without giving too much pressure on the leg with a tight elastic.