I just got a pair of these, and I'm wearing them for the first time. They were made in France (and with some designer's name on them, can't remember who). They have a kind of fun, funky pattern, and they are not wool (I threw out all the tags, so I can't remember what they are made of -- cotton/poly/elastin maybe or just cotton/elastin). Anyway, point of my post: Damn do they stay up. I've never had a sock stay up on my leg so well. Dan BTW: I got them at Daffy's for like 6 bucks down from about 25 or so.