or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Archives › Buying and Selling (Archive) › FS: Men's Clothing (Archive) › Kent Wang socks, 100% wool, made by Corgi
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Kent Wang socks, 100% wool, made by Corgi

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Kindly take a gander at my new collection of socks. They are entirely our design and are not available anywhere else.

Wool socks

All socks are $25.


Navy with light blue


Charcoal with light green


Brown with red


Light blue with brown stripes
XL out of stock, only M and L available


Charcoal with pink stripes


The Croquet Sock. Blue, red, black, yellow, green, orange. The six colors of croquet balls, in order (according to US Croquet Assocation 9-wicket rules). Now you'll never forget which color to play in what order.

All socks are $25.

Features
  • Made by Corgi, who holds a Royal Warrant for Knitwear and Hosiery from the Prince of Wales
  • Made in Wales (United Kingdom)
  • 100% wool
  • Machine washable
  • Multiple sizes for better fit
Sizes

Medium: US 7.5-8.5, UK 7-8, EU 40-42
Large: US 9-10, UK 8.5-9.5, EU 43-44
Extra large: US 10.5-12, UK 10-11.5, EU 44-46

More size conversions

Wool is the best material for socks

I could not have said it better than these forum veterans:

Quote:
Originally Posted by medwards
I am one who favors wool year round. Part of this is a result of its look and feel. But more of it rests with the properties of wool socks... The nature and shape of wool fibers results in them holding a good amount of air, creating a heat insulating barrier. Yet wool breathes exceptionally well. Moreover, because wool absorbs moisture in the inside of the fiber itself (rather than like cotton where the whole fiber absorbs moisture), the surface of a wool sock stays relatively dry. In fact, its moisture absorbing power is almost twice (1.8) times that of cotton.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbya
Cotton, although comfortable, is one of the worst-performing fibers in the world. It holds no insulative properties when wet, doesn't wick moisture, and promotes the growth of bacteria resonsible for socks (and anything for that matter) stinking. Before the advent of capaline for outdoor wear, wool was the standard.

I also find that my wool socks, especially navy, hold their color much longer than my cotton socks. And, as someone who doesn't have a washer and dryer in my apartment, I can wear them a few times before the need to be washed (don't tell anyone this secret). Wool is far superior.

Ordering

All socks are $25.

Free shipping in the US. International $5 shipped standard first class air mail.

Please place your order on my website form. Any questions email sales@kentwang.com; please do not PM.

Other wares

Please see respective threads for more information.


Six-fold, wool, and cashmere ties


Knit ties, including bicolor, dots; point and square end


Slim fit shirts in cotton poplin and linen/cotton


Kent Wang x Thick as Thieves OCBD slim fit shirts
post #2 of 26
Kent,

Those look to be crew, anything in an OTC?
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
No, I have no plans to do over-the-calf as I find them uncomfortable and unnecessary. The elastic on these is tight enough so that they won't fall down but not too tight to be uncomfortable.
post #4 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
No, I have no plans to do over-the-calf as I find them uncomfortable and unnecessary. The elastic on these is tight enough so that they won't fall down but not too tight to be uncomfortable.

How thick is the wool? I'm looking for something on a par with my Carolina Artisans socks, which are slightly thicker than my Nagrani and Calzificio Italiano.

Thanks, these socks are great!
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
They're a little thicker than Nagrani but the knit is also more open and breathable than the cotton Nagrani I have. They're definitely designed for year-round wear, cool in the summer, warm in the winter. I haven't had a chance to handle Carolina Artisans or Calzificio Italiano.
post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
No, I have no plans to do over-the-calf as I find them uncomfortable and unnecessary. The elastic on these is tight enough so that they won't fall down but not too tight to be uncomfortable.
That's one way to look at it. Considering what potential customers think might be another way. For guys with big calves, there is no elastic that will keep them up.
post #7 of 26
Are these preshrunk? Have you tested a pair to see how much they shrink after repeated washes? For example, should someone with size 9 foot order size large socks due to shrinkage?
post #8 of 26
They look cool Kent. I'll pick up a pair in the near future.
post #9 of 26
Kent, I like the socks but also hope you consider OTC in addition to crew.
post #10 of 26
Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc Otc
post #11 of 26
This reminds me, I need a couple of your non-OCBD shirts.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcc123 View Post
Are these preshrunk? Have you tested a pair to see how much they shrink after repeated washes? For example, should someone with size 9 foot order size large socks due to shrinkage?
I have had two pairs for almost a year now and they have not shrunk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
That's one way to look at it. Considering what potential customers think might be another way. For guys with big calves, there is no elastic that will keep them up.
I think more customers prefer crew, and I do as well. OTC may be a possibility but at this point it is but a faint glimmer on the distant horizon.
post #13 of 26
Any chance of offering socks in medium gray and black?
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hmm, no, I don't like black on a sock.
post #15 of 26
OTC is a must. Too bad, those looked like serious socks.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: FS: Men's Clothing (Archive)
Styleforum › Forums › Archives › Buying and Selling (Archive) › FS: Men's Clothing (Archive) › Kent Wang socks, 100% wool, made by Corgi