We have just received a resupply of our new Extra-Fine Palatino 830 Dress Socks. With seven sizes, 14 colors, and both Mid-Calf and Over-the-Calf lengths, it’s easy for us to develop small inventory holes. This recent reorder fixes that.
I am a big shoe lover. As my tastes have evolved, I have come to appreciate the difference of fine hosiery. Previously I did not pay much attention to my socks. However, they make a tremendous difference in both how fine shoes wear and comfort.
There are two important criteria that differentiate fine socks from ordinary ones: (1) yarn size and (2) knit fineness.
Just like with suiting, the smaller the yarn, the more finer the raw fiber is required. The finer the yarn, the higher “thread count” can be achieved in knitting. Our Palatino 830 Dress Socks use the finest Egyptian Cotton available: Mako from a small delta in the River Nile called the “Giza 70” production area. These fibers are incredibly fine and long, which makes them perfect for knitting socks.
Such a high-quality yarn, in turns, allows for the socks to be knitted to a finer “thread count” using a 240-needle machine. This allows for an incredibly-thin, almost sheer sock that disappears on your foot. When worn, it does not get in the way. Instead, it creates a super-thin foot covering that allows for you to slip your shoes on easily and comfortably without crowding things. This is critical because the nicer your shoes, the better they fit.
Most ordinary socks are knitted using a mid-100 needle machine and relatively thick cotton yarns. This creates a thick sock that clams the foot because it does not breath, which is why most people associate cotton socks with low-quality, instead preferring wool or cashmere.
I invite you to discover the difference of quality socks! Our Palatino Socks are knitted just for The Hanger Project in Rome to our exact specifications.