Originally Posted by hermes
i've been wearing falke socks for years as well
like them equally as pantherella socks
i have had wear issues with pantherella socks in the past with heels wearing thin or ripping after short wear times and have not encountered this with falke
That is my main issue with Pantherella also - one gets about a dozen wearings out of them and they're ready for the "goodwill" box. The problem is, the rest of the sock is still perfectly brand-new looking. More an issue if one walks a few blocks in the city or is travelling from one end of the airport to another, city to city.
For the finest yarns, they're among the best however and are virtually all I wear.
I wonder if the mill in Leicester is aware of this? All they need to do is up the thread count or adjust the yarn tension while knitting - in the areas that wear out quickly.
The silk socks last maybe 5 wearings if that - at $100 bucks a pop this is a nuisance also, especially during a formal event.
Dore/Dore manufactures a well respected French brand similar to Pantherella - but full availability is still mainly in Paris and other French cities. They went into hiatus a few years back during a corporate takeover but are now slowly repositioning, as well as doing private label for venerable houses like Prada, Gucci, Vuitton and yes, Hermes.
The Falke website seems to have a limited range of styles/colours, and a number of the more classic selections seem to be going into "discontinued "status.