Our Kirby Allison Sovereign Grade Dark Grey Leonardo Small-Dot Melange Dress Sock is knit in Rome using 240-needle machines, the second-highest available, to produce an incredibly cool and comfortable 80% wool and 20% cotton dress sock. The dark grey dress sock features a subtle light grey melange effect that gives it additional texture.
The availability three sizes allow a perfect fit without bunching, while the 240-needle knit produces a fine, thin sock that is slightly sheer in appearance and incredibly comfortable. Proper dress socks should be thin, which prevents the sock from getting in the way of a well-fitting leather dress shoe. The problem with most cotton dress socks these days is that they knit too thick, which is inappropriate for fine (properly fitting) dress shoes and is what causes one's foot to become clammy towards the end of the day.
A Note on Sock Care
Fine dress socks require special care. Because of how finely these socks are knit, long toe nails will quickly and easily saw through the end of these socks. Although it goes without saying for most of our customers, it is important to properly trim your toenails in order to prevent holes from appearing. If they do appear, Kirby recommends trying your hand at darning the socks to repair the holes.
Proper washing of fine dress socks will also significantly prolong their life. We recommend reading our tutorial on How to Wash Socks. A little bit of extra care goes a long way.