I agree that Silver comes up with a lot of good-looking socks. My experience, though limited, should be cautionary. I ordered three pairs, two were over-the-calf "cashmere" in solid yellow; the last was an over-the-calf wool argyle. The argyle not only did not resemble the color I'd ordered, it didn't resemble any color combination shown in the catalogue. Bad color reproduction, perhaps. The yellow socks were a more complex problem. First, they were knitted in an inexplicable rib pattern. On over-the-calf socks, the ribs on the leg continue over the instep toward the toe while the bottom of the foot is flat knit. A crew sock, on the other hand, has ribs that stop near the ankle, and the entire foot of the sock is flat knit. Having the rib of the leg portion continue down the instep makes for a dressier, more refined looking sock. The knit pattern on the over-the-calf cashmere socks from Ben Silver was not visible in the catalogue because the socks were displayed folded and rolled. It never occurred to me that an over-the-calf sock would have the rib pattern of a long crew sock. Ben Silver's did. Further, the "cashmere" socks turned out to have a fiber content of 40% cashmere, 40% silk, and 20% rayon. I wrote a letter to one of the lawyer-owners explaining that a sock that is advertised as cashmere must be, at minimum, chief value cashmere (50%) and referring him to the web-site of the precious-fiber vigilantes who run around testing topcoats to see if the fibre content is as advertised. I imagine other deceived customers must have complained as well. The socks, still in the catalogue, are now advertised as "40% cashmere blend," though without specific mention of silk or rayon.