Thanks very much but you don't explain or justify why you are fervent fan and why not cotton.
I have never used ebay and am afraid to get tricked. So you indirectly confirm Scott-Nichol store sales unknown?
Historical negative reasons for my interest in Scott-Nichols:
my pure wool and pure cotton socks got holes (Corgi, Pakeman Cato & Cartier, superstriped Smart Turnout, etc.). When repaired, soon again. Money wasted.
My New & Lingwood socks survived, but either are rather thin as are my Hilditch & Key - also mono-ton) - or look in wool threatened.
T.Lewin thicker bi-colour but without phantasy are made in Turkey under what conditions?
That's why must be made in UK.
S-N's Pantherella spokesman recommended their 55% wool model for gamekeepers at £25 but only brown or olive.
Now N&L offers online since Monday beauties at same (high) price.
But S-N 90% or 80% cotton mix has superb colour combinations at £12.
I don't understand calf length objection.