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Over the Calf Socks...who's the best?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by damonallan, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. damonallan

    damonallan Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2005
    Hey Friends:

    In your opinion, from experience, who is the best over the calf sock producers. I have had some good fortune with Pantherella. Anyone try Falke? My Pantherellas started to wear out in the toe one year later. That's a lot of wear...

  2. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

    Apr 4, 2004
    I realize it is a different grade of sock, but for the OTC, I have success with Gold Toe.
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 10, 2006
    Here are my favorites....

    Paul Stuart
    Ben Silver
  4. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

    May 6, 2006
    I'm a big fan of Pantharella. Calzificio are pretty good too
  5. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

    Oct 22, 2004
    I have started wearing OTC socks from:
    Dore Dore
    Brooks Brothers.

    I have not worn any label long enough to draw any conclusions. But, I think Brooks (the sized socks available only at 346) offer great value.

    I also recently picked up a pair of JPress OTC socks, but have yet to try them out. They seem to be high quality.
  6. di Robilant

    di Robilant Member

    May 17, 2006
    I wear only (just below the) knee-length socks ; it is a most egregious style faux pas to reveal an expanse of hairy leg .

    Now , if you insist upon natural fibres - e.g. , cotton or wool (although I sometimes wear also linen or silk) - as do my Italian confreres , I don't think that you can do much better than Bresciani . I like them for several reasons , not least because they are discreetly patterned .

    My problem is that I have over-developed calf muscles : many cotton and woolen socks do not stretch sufficiently (or they tear) for me to be able to wear them confidently (in the knowledge that they won't roll down) . So , I often resort to Ralph Lauren or Cole Haan , which contain a little nylon (or similar) , enabling the hose to stretch and hug the calves comfortably . The problem is , of course , that man-made fibres do not 'breathe' .

    So , here's a secret I've discovered : WOLFORD . Yes , Wolford , the store in which , if you're lucky enough , your wife or girlfriend buys her hosiery . They carry a small selection of men's socks ; they're all solid colours , but they feel like the softest velvet and they're very hard-wearing . Yes , they're expensive , but they also stay put all day long and without cutting-off your circulation .

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