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Footwraps, pieces of cloth that are worn wrapped around the feet, were worn with boots before socks became widely available. They remained in use by armies in Eastern Europe until the beginning of the 21st century.The next revolution in sock production was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Until then socks were commonly made from silk, cotton and wool. Nylon was the start of blending two or more yarns in the production of socks, a process that still continues today.

Leg warmers, which are not typically socks, may be replaced with socks in cold climates and are similar to leggings due to the fact that they typically only keep legs warm in cold weather but not the entire foot.
The modern English word sock is derived from the Old English word socc, meaning “light slipper”. This comes from the Latin soccus, a term to describe a “light, low-heeled shoe” worn by Roman comic actors, and deriving from the Ancient Greek word sykchos.According to the Greek poet Hesiod, in the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks called “piloi”, which were made from matted animal hair. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics. Around the 2nd century AD, the Romans started sewing the fabrics together making fitted socks called “udones”. By the 5th century AD, socks called “puttees” were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolize purity.

Socks can be created from a wide variety of materials, such as cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, polyester, olefins (such as polypropylene). To get an increased level of softness other materials that might be used during the process can be silk, bamboo, linen, cashmere, or mohair. The color variety of socks can be any color that the designers intend to make the sock upon its creation. Sometimes art is also put onto socks to improve their appearance. Colored socks may be a key part of the uniforms for sports, allowing players teams to be distinguished when only their legs are clearly visible.A business sock or dress sock is a term for a dark-colored sock (typically black or navy blue) for formal or casual footwear. It is often loosely referred to as a work sock or a formal sock for formal occasions, for example, weddings, funerals, graduation ceremonies, prom, church, or work.

Who were the first to wear socks?
A type of sock known as “piloi” was first recorded in Ancient Greece back in the 8th century BC. Back then, people wore socks with sandals and these stockings were made from matted animal hair! The earliest knitted socks were most likely crafted in Ancient Egypt.
A sock is also used as a holiday item during Christmas. Children hang a large ceremonial sock called a Christmas stocking by a nail or hook on Christmas Eve, and then their parents fill it with small presents while the recipients are asleep. According to tradition, Santa Claus brings these presents to well-behaved children, while naughty kids instead receive coal.A low cut sock is a kind of sock that describe in a way to be cut below the ankle. Low cut socks are formed to cover the contours of a person’s feet. Although low cut socks are unisex, women and girls commonly use them. Low cut socks are normally worn with shoes such as boat shoes, Oxfords, moccasins and loafers. Fort Payne, Alabama, is regarded as the “Sock capital of the world” due to nearly half of socks manufactured in the early 21st century were made here. The Fort Payne sock industry employed about 7000 workers at its peak around 2000 AD. Fort Payne, while still one of the largest producers of socks only produces only a quarter of socks, has lost that title to Datang. The invention of a knitting machine in 1589 meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Nonetheless, knitting machines and hand knitters worked side by side until 1800.

For use in cold environments, thermal socks are thicker. They are commonly worn for skiing, skating, and other winter sports. They provide not only insulation, but also greater padding due to their thickness.
Among Muslims, socks have initiated a discussion about the intricacies of wudhu, the formal washing carried out before prayer. Some Muslim clerics, mindful of possible hardship among Muslims in inhospitable circumstances, have issued Muslim edicts permitting practicing Muslims to wipe water over their sock or sprinkle their sock. This would allow prayer where there are no seating facilities, or if there is a queue. This is the stated opinion especially of Maliki Sunnis.The layer of leather or other material covering the insole of a shoe is also referred to as a sock. When only part of the insole is covered, leaving the forepart visible, this is known as a half-sock.

Diabetic socks are a kind of thermal sock made from an acrylic, cotton, nylon, and elastic. These are made to improve comfort while at the same time keeping feet cool and dry. However, there is no solid evidence that they are helpful.
Crew socks are short and thick or thin everyday socks. Those socks are usually ribbed at the top of the ankles. They can be used in a way to warm legs if pulled all the way up. The first familiar practice of crew socks was in 1948. Crew socks are usually unisex.The township-level district of Datang in the city of Zhuji in Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, has become known as Sock City. The town currently produces 8 billion pairs of socks each year, a third of the world’s sock production, effectively creating two pairs of socks for every person on the planet in 2011.

During the Middle Ages, the length of trousers was extended and the sock became a tight, brightly colored cloth covering the lower part of the leg. Since socks did not have an elastic band, garters were placed over the top of the stockings to prevent them from falling down. When breeches became shorter, socks began to get longer (and more expensive). By 1000 AD, socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobility. From the 16th century onwards, an ornamental design on the ankle or side of a sock has been called a “clock”.
Most sports require some sort of sock, usually a knee length or mid-calf sock to protect one’s legs from being scraped while participating in sport activities. In basketball, tube socks are worn, and in lacrosse, mid-calf socks are required. In football, knee socks are used. They are mostly to stop grass burns.Socks are manufactured in a variety of lengths. No show, low cut, and ankle socks extend to the ankle or lower and are often worn casually or for athletic use. No show and low-cut socks are designed to create the look of bare feet when worn with shoes (sock not visible). Knee-high socks are sometimes associated with formal dress or as being part of a uniform, such as in sports (like football and baseball) or as part of a school’s dress code or youth group’s uniform. Over-the-knee socks or socks that extend higher (thigh-high socks) are sometimes referred to as female garments in the common era. They were widely worn by children, both boys and girls, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; although, the popularity varied widely from country to country. When worn by adult females, knee-high or thigh-high socks can become the object of sexual attraction and fetishism by some men. Liner socks are socks which are worn underneath another sock with the intention being to prevent blisters.

A sock is a piece of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. Some types of shoes or boots are typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair. In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until the 1800s, both hand-made and machine-knit socks were manufactured, with the latter technique becoming more common in the 19th century, and continuing until the modern day.
The Ancient Egyptian style of sock is a blend between modern Western socks and Japanese tabi, both of which it predates. Like tabi, Egyptian socks have one compartment for the big toe and another for the rest, permitting their use with sandals. Like Western socks, they fit snugly to the foot and do not use fasteners like tabi.Although generally holding to a pattern of being divided into sizes of small-medium-large, etc., what range of shoe sizes those sock sizes correspond to carries in different markets. Some size standards are coordinated by standard-setting bodies but others have arisen from custom. Sock lengths vary, from ankle-high to thigh level.

One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, it can produce over 0.25 US pints (0.12 L) of perspiration per day; socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from cotton or wool help warm up cold feet which in turn helps decrease the risk of getting frostbite. Thin socks are most commonly worn in the summer months to keep feet cool. Light colored socks are typically worn with sports shoes and dark colored socks with dress shoes (often black or navy blue dress socks).
Socks have evolved over the centuries from the earliest models, which were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. Because the manufacture of socks was relatively time-consuming in pre-industrial times, they were long used only by the rich. The poor wore footwraps, simple cloths wrapped around the feet. These remained in use in Eastern European armies until the end of the 20th century.Toe socks encases each toe individually the same way a finger is encased in a glove, while other socks have one compartment for the big toe and one for the rest, like a mitten; most notably what Japanese call tabi while other parts of the world simply call it split toe socks. Both of these allow one to wear flip-flops with the socks. Boardroom Socks is a small, family-owned company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We specialize in manufacturing premium, American-made men’s socks that are as comfortable as they are stylish. Read our story to learn more and meet the family behind the business. Another helpful tip is to rotate your shoes, avoiding wearing the same pair several days in a row gives them time to dry o
ut in between wears. Finally, always be sure to use cedar shoe trees – these further assist in pulling moisture out of your dress shoes while also helping them to retain their shape.Sweat is known to damage leather, so it is extremely important to manage moisture in your dress shoes. Wearing socks adds a layer of protection and moisture management to reduce the buildup of excess moisture within your dress shoes. No-show dress socks are the perfect solution to provide all of the benefits of wearing socks while still sporting the stylish, bare-ankle look.

What culture invented socks?
The first knitted socks, from around 1500 BC, were found in Jutland, now part of Denmark. The first stockings were found in Egyptian graves in Antinoe, from circa 500 AD. For a long time, stockings were a privilege of the rich, as the manufacturing was a guild secret.
This seems to be another trend brought on by menswear designer Thom Browne (more on him below) that quickly took off among young, urban professionals. Fortunately, this look seems to be heading out the door of contemporary fashion… If you are planning to wear a suit without socks, please do not hem your trousers to shin height.As stated above, the “suit no socks” look is typically only appropriate in very casual settings. Beyond that, there are two other rules that we believe govern wearing a suit without socks.

Below is another take on the sockless suit, shown in men’s fashion blog Permanent Style. This gentleman is wearing a navy suit with dark brown loafers. Note that this gentleman has an open collar without a tie, further accentuating the casual nature of his suit. This relaxed look is consistent all throughout his outfit, including the apparent lack of socks.
As outlined above, the best way to wear a suit without socks is to ensure a consistent, casual look throughout the entirety of your outfit. With this in mind, be sure to choose dress shoes that are casual, such as loafers or dress sneakers. Avoid wingtips, oxfords and other more formal dress shoes.Closed-toe shoes are a warm, dark and damp environment that facilitate the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause athlete’s foot and other infections. In addition to potential health risks, this bacteria will also lead to a putrid smell in your shoes.

Shortly after the onset of the Great Recession, the bare ankle trend seemed to flourish in major metropolitan areas – particularly Manhattan. From what I can tell, the earliest pioneer of this look was menswear designer Thom Browne who was GQ’s Designer of the Year in 2008.
At Boardroom Socks, we tend to follow classic, timeless men’s style while avoiding fads and trends. It is our opinion that the most proper way to wear a suit is with a quality pair of dress socks, particularly when worn professionally. However, when executed properly for casual wear, a suit can be stylishly combined with a bare ankle.Had he instead worn more formal shoes such as oxfords, the look would be inconsistent. To properly sport a suit without socks, you have to maintain a cohesive casual look from head to toe. It is important to note that the gentlemen featured above are likely wearing no-show dress socks. Going sockless in dress shoes is not only unhealthy but can also damage your shoes. If you are interested in reading more, Michael Kaplan of the New York Post wrote an article aptly titled, Wearing a suit with no socks is an embarrassment. You can probably guess his stance on the topic of wearing a suit without socks, but it makes for an interesting read on the topic!

In Mr. Browne’s signature outfit, he has a cohesive formal look all the way down to his shins, where he then jars you with his exposed leg. In my opinion, this outfit would look much better if his dress pants were hemmed with a slight break or even no break.
Designer Thom Browne is shown above sporting his signature look – a cropped suit with bare ankles and wingtips. While he is certainly an avant garde designer who isn’t afraid to make a statement, this look isn’t for everyone – myself included. As I outlined above, I personally feel the “suit without socks” style is best executed with a consistent look. The Locklear family is proud to be a part of the tradition. Our founder Gina’s grandmother was knitting socks locally in the 1950s, and her parents started their own mill in 1991, naming it “Emi-G Knitting” after their two daughters. The sock business in Fort Payne boomed until the early 2000s when outsourcing became prevalent and production shifted away from American-made products to lower-priced companies located overseas. In Fort Payne, generational sock mills and all the small local businesses that supported their trade no longer had customers to supply with socks. There was no choice but to close their doors. The booming sock industry in our small north Alabama town all but disappeared almost overnight. Emi-G was forced to reimagine our business model and shifted our focus from making classic white athletic socks for other brands to creating our own colorful and stylish organic cotton socks. It was a gamble, but fortunately the concept gained traction. As zkano has grown, the textile industry in Fort Payne has regained its footing, contributing again to the local economy. We are proud to be an American-made product, located in the Sock Capital of the World.

Deep in the Appalachian Foothills, our hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama has a rich history in textile manufacturing. Fort Payne has been making socks since the early 1900s and even supplied the socks for American soldiers in World War II. At the industry’s peak in the late-1990s, there were approximately 150 local sock mills that employed more than half of our residents and had an annual payroll upwards of $150 million. One out of every eight pairs of socks produced globally were made here, earning Fort Payne the title “Sock Capital of the World.”
The story of the sock is one that crosses cultural boundaries and is almost as long as the history of humanity. It has had as many up’s and down’s as the changing fashions which has dictated its length.

A leap in the history of socks came with the invention of nylon in 1938 and the blending of cotton and nylon giving it stretch and comfort which increased its popularity.
The length of the sock has changed, along with its status. Long knee and thigh length socks were worn by nobility in Europe in the middle ages. Socks made of wool were worn by the lower classes while coloured silks were reserved for the members of noble families.As far back as the cavemen, socks were used to keep feet warm by tying animal skins and fur around the foot. The earliest known pair of socks is dated from around 300-500 and were discovered in the Nile delta in Egypt. They had split toes to wear with sandals and came up to the calf.

This combination of cotton and nylon makes some of the most comfortable socks and this is what we use in our socks. Colour, design and trends have evolved according to fashion. At Heating & Plumbing London, we believe in creating products that form part of your daily wardrobe but with a playful twist of colour and design.In 1589, with the invention of the knighting machine by William Lee and his setting up of his first factory in Rouen in France, socks started to increasingly be used as stockings. From then on, the spread of the machine helped spurred on the spread and the popularity of socks. The Greeks had something called “piloi” which were made with matted animal hair and came up to the ankle, and are mentioned in the writings of Hesoid. The Romans had their own version and by the 5 century AD, they were had morphed into something called “puttees”, worn solely by holy men as a symbol of their purity. The industrial revolution resulted in fall in cost of producing the basic stocking (as socks were know at the time) making it a lot more affordable and popular. Colours and motifs began to appear and their length started to get shorter and the term “sock” started to appear during this time.We value your privacy. We use cookies to provide the best site experience possible. By using our site, you’re acknowledging that you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and that they’re OK with you.At first glance, William Ellery’s projects seem to contain a heavy dose of nostalgia, but Davis is quick to assure us that he’s not aiming for a vintage aesthetic. “I’m not saying we have to go back to wearing wool trousers and suspenders and whatever Brooklyn was 15 years ago when everyone was into pickling.” It’s fitting for an ex-sculptor that the real reason behind the look is all in the materials.

But is what Davis makes purely sculputural? The answer is in the recently released Beachcomber Gear collection. Inspiration for the collection comes from the chaotic MacGyver method New Yorkers adopt on a beach day. “I was at the beach the other week and I saw someone with a fitted sheet and three sticks. And that was their sun protection,” Davis shared.This DIY behavior is characteristic of beach-goers (myself included), and Davis mused that city-dwellers simply don’t have the capacity for storing an entire beach set in a tiny apartment. The collection seeks to act as both an homage to and counteraction against such behavior, with objects that transition between the coast and downtown.

Davis’ research forms the foundation of William Ellery, research inspired by keen observations of mundane life that he recently transformed into rich anecdotes during a studio visit on a stinking hot August afternoon. With glasses of water at hand and the AC unit on full blast, we chatted about his approach to making objects, the outdoor gear business, and the brand’s recently released Beachcomber Gear collection.
“I don’t make things solely with the intent for profit. Some of the things I make are just too weird,” Davis explained, noting that he might make as few as 15 of one item. “In a business sense, it’s always kind of a gamble. But I think it’s much more interesting to do that kind of thing than try and compete with a company that has unlimited resources.” Davis continued, “[We didn’t] get into the outdoor industry to profit from people going outdoors; it just so happens that’s the area we’re most interested in.” The collection is rounded out with the Keepsake Hat ($95), the Slingshot Sunglasses ($225), Spotter Sunglasses ($225), and the Striped Sea Oat Shorts ($135). These items may take a back seat to the more showy Seatpack and Beachcomber bags, but they’re by no means less imaginative. For instance, the Slingshot Sunglasses, made of restored vintage frames with new amber lenses, feature a floating strap that doubles as a slingshot rig. Davis said it’s the underappreciated triumphs that give him inspiration. “Ernest Shackleton’s greatest achievement wasn’t walking men across 200 miles of ice, it was convincing the Chilean government to send another boat,” Davis said. “Expedition gear is further reaching than outdoor gear. I see it as I’m doing research and the things that I make are for the people to further research. Because I would like to keep exploring in this world of William Ellery and I think people are willing to purchase these things to see it grow, to see what we discover.” Davis creates each piece himself, by hand (unless he doesn’t feel confident enough in his own skills and needs to phone in a friend). That sort of hands-on workmanship requires trust and knowledge of the materials he’s working with and although Davis clarifies he’s not against using synthetic materials, it’s time-tested textiles like leather and wool, which are reliable, accessible, and durable, that he tends to stick to. These materials also lend themselves to a natural aging process Davis enjoys. At that time, William Ellery was just a side project, and the brand’s origins are in an admittedly mundane thing. “I was trying to convince my girlfriend to wear wool socks year round,” Davis said. He explained how wool’s insulation powers are good for warm weather as well as the heat, but it was a tough sell in the 100-degree NYC heat, so he decided to make a pair. “It was our first manufactured item, I call them Rec Socks. That was the beginning of William Ellery—it was very scrappy before then, but I think it formed itself around that object.”The New York-based apparel brand William Ellery may exist in the physical—it’s run out of the East Williamsburg studio of founder and designer Trevor Davis—but the fledgling brand’s identity lies somewhere in the enigmatic, which, fittingly, is a realm Davis himself seems at home exploring.

Who invented the socks?
The earliest known pair of socks, created by naalbinding. Dating from 300–500, these were excavated from Oxyrhynchus on the Nile in Egypt.
The Beachcomber collection also includes bags ranging from the Periwinkle crossbody ($135) to the Conch tote ($225), that transition between city and seacoast. Their high-quality water-beading mesh with forest-green straps and brass finishings is opaque enough to obscure possessions in city streets, but you can also run it under water to rinse off sand. Each bag includes surprising details like a vintage dry cup for protecting a phone (or making sandcastles) and a pair of little scissors for cutting fishing line.

This unconventional, experimental approach is unsurprising given Davis’s background. He traveled the world as a chef for 10 years before falling out of love with cooking and falling into the design world. He moved to New York City after securing a job with contemporary sculptor Tom Sachs, where he worked as a fabricator making spacesuits out of Tyvek and hot glue, and functional circulatory systems out of remote briefcases. Eventually, he wound up as Sachs’ lead designer, working on collaborations with big names like Nike.
Contrary to the techwear, gorpcore, and high-octane mega-athlete image that dominates a lot of the outdoor industry, Davis seeks to clothe people who simply spend time outdoors in any capacity. Like USPS workers, or Jane Goodall. “I see it being more than outdoor gear and workwear,” Davis tells us of the vision behind William Ellery. “I call it expedition gear.”As for the future, Davis plans to keep going, and at a bigger scale. “I hope that we will be able to further fund the research to create more stuff like this and test it in weird places. It’s not totally out of the question to go to Antarctica–has anyone tasted the ice there? Aren’t you curious? The research we’re doing isn’t necessarily benefiting humans the most—we’re not looking at how bees are dying, or how the climate is being destroyed, but I want to make the gear for those people that are doing that sort of research.”These objects are undoubtedly creative, but they’re also smart, well-built, and at times, hilarious. And they exemplify Davis’s vision. But, how does a brand like William Ellery sustain itself against outdoor giants like Patagonia, REI, or L.L.Bean?For instance, there’s the collection’s pièce de résistance, the inflatable Seatpack ($595), a creation that’s half flotation device, half beach chair. The chair features a two-stage Boston valve for inflation and deflation, adjustable nylon and brass support straps, a leather carrying handle, and a clever fabric anchor that doubles as a storage pouch. Davis believes the Seatpack could also be beanbag-esque chair in a hip LES living room or a Bed-Stuy studio.

Davis wants William Ellery to be transitory, that once you own an object it’s yours, not the brand’s. He’s even hand-etched or drawn the logo throughout the Beachcomber Gear collection to encourage non-permeance and to leave a hint of the human hand behind the design. (He showed me a scratchy “W E” carved onto a brass fastening.) This awareness of time and use is a big part of why Davis reimagines and repurposes materials, too—it’s in the hope of creating the feeling of wearing your partner’s sweater, or a nod to the longevity of a hand-me-down that’s served multiple family members. The notion that there are memories imbued in such items is what he hopes to encapsulate in his own, even if they are new.Launched in earnest in 2019, the brand has produced a number of unique and sometimes esoteric pieces, ranging from the trademark Keepsake Hat, which has a central mesh panel pocket that you can stuff knick-knacks into, to the June Bug Jacket, a vintage iridescent windbreaker re-imagined as protective bug gear with a mosquito net hood and amber-coated zippers. The inspiration for that one came from Davis’s research into how bugs evade their predators—some sources believe iridescence plays a role. Not to mention collaborations with the likes of Stan Ray.Lastly, there’s a Field Identification Guide ($10), a waterproof pamphlet featuring hand-drawn illustrations of common wildlife found at Far Rockaway, Queens, and quick field references for tying a variety of fishing knots.

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Implus Footcare LLC is an industry-leading packaged goods company, which specializes in fitness, outdoor, sporting goods and footcare products. It focuses on promoting healthy and active lifestyles among individuals by following the four C’s, including commitment, collaboration, communication, and competition. The company provides innovative products to more than 80,000 retail outlets and in 70 countries around the world.Hanesbrands Inc. designs, manufactures, sources, and sells everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel. It operates through the following three segments, innerwear, activewear, and international. Currently, the company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Australia, and across the Asia Pacific region.The global socks market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% during 2023-2028. Leading manufacturers operating in the industry are currently introducing compression socks that are worn while performing sports activities. These socks assist in increasing oxygen delivery and blood flow and reducing jarring, vibration, and stress to the muscles. This, along with the expanding e-commerce sector, is positively influencing the sales of customized socks worldwide. Nike Inc. is a multinational corporation engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, and offering footwear, apparel, accessories, equipment, and services. The company is focused on creating groundbreaking sports innovations by making products more sustainably, building a creative and diverse global team, and making a positive impact in different communities. It is currently operating under different segments, including Nike, Converse, and Jordan brands. Under Armour Inc. is engaged in the marketing, distribution and development of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men and women. It is primarily focuses on making performance clothes for doing battle on the sports field and in the gym.About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the global socks market, which has enabled the clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully. Some of the company’s offerings include:

Thorlos Inc. is a family-owned technical performance company for offers socks for women, men and kids based in Statesville. The brand experience is primarily built on designing products for all types of athletes. The company commits to craftsmanship and building quality, value, and the benefit of being better.ASIC Corporation is one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of general sporting goods and equipment. The vision of the company is to ‘Create Quality Lifestyles through Intelligent Sport Technology’. Its products, such as athletic shoes and sportswear, are currently distributed in the United States and other prominent countries across the globe.

Renfro Brands is a leading designer, producer, and marketer of quality socks and legwear products. The company has pioneered some of the most important innovations in sock manufacturing, from standardized sock sizes to eliminating toe seems. Currently, it has a robust global presence across the globe.Adidas AG represents one of the leading companies that designs, manufactures, and markets athletic and sports products. It offers a diverse portfolio of both sports performance and sport-inspired categories, including footwear, apparel and accessories, such as bags, bats, and balls.Drymax Technologies Inc. is a part of the Apparel Knitting Mills Industry. It manufactures technically advanced and innovative socks, apparel, and accessories. The products of the company are proven to keep the feet up to twenty-five times drier than traditional socks and help reduce blisters.

Rust on a nail from a Roman sandal, found at an archaeological dig in Yorkshire, appeared to contain material fibres, suggesting that a sock-type garment had been worn. Yep that’s right – Roman legionnaires commited the ultimate modern fashion crime and wore socks with sandals.

Experts believe that the first socks were worn by caveman, who wrapped animal skins around their feet and tied them at the ankle. Animal furs were sometimes used for extra warmth.
The oldest known pair of socks is 1,600 years old and was excavated at the end of the 19th century from the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt. The socks are made from red wool and have split toes for wearing with sandals.In the 8th Century BC, the Greek poet, Hesiod, wrote about piloi, which were socks made from matted animal hair. Doesn’t sound that comfortable, does it?

Who started the no socks trend?
Wearing a Suit Without Socks: How it All Started From what I can tell, the earliest pioneer of this look was menswear designer Thom Browne who was GQ’s Designer of the Year in 2008.
Socks are a staple part of our wardrobe and one of the few items of clothing that we wear every day. But did you know these fascinating historical facts about socks? Pretty incredible right?What T Magazine’s editors and contributors are eyeing for our own paternal figures, including outdoorsy accessories and psychedelia for all the senses.

When the self-taught artist John O’Hara started experimenting with encaustic (wax mixed with pigment), heating bricks of the material with an electric pancake griddle and then applying it to wood, the glossy, textured surfaces of the resulting works reminded him of a vinyl record. So he followed the thought and used encaustic to paint just that. He liked the geometric simplicity of concentric circles on a square panel but decided to add one flourish: In the blank space designating the record’s label, he wrote, “This Must Be the Place,” and the band responsible for the iconic ’80s song, “Talking Heads.” Today, O’Hara sells custom vinyl paintings about as fast as he can make them through Forsyth, the St. Louis design brand that he co-founded in 2015 (and that also sources vintage furniture pieces and reupholsters them with sumptuous fabrics). Customers choose the size, the color (options include black, red, blue and metallic 24-karat gold leaf) and, of course, the song or album. “There’s a strong emotional quality to them because they’re so personal,” says O’Hara, who, it seems, is not alone in having vivid memories of spinning records in his friends’ basements — the music selections tend to be dad-friendly. From $1,585,
The lead-up to Father’s Day also marks the arrival of hiking season: a good time to consider gifts that will help your dad get on the trail — or at least to immerse himself in the natural world. One source for such items is Outlandish, the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, outfitter that opened in January. It was co-founded by Benje Williams and Ken Bernard, who are Black, expressly to encourage people of color to reconnect with the outdoors. The shop sells the necessary gear but also organizes hikes outside of the city and hosts a book club focused on works about nature by writers of color. They were inspired to open Outlandish after Williams went on a backpacking expedition — his first — in the Sierra Nevada range with his father, Benjamin, on which they encountered only two other people of color, out of dozens of hikers on the trail. Despite that, Williams says, “it felt like a restorative adventure for both of us,” something he wanted to share with a wider community — and to experience again. He and his father, who hadn’t gone backpacking in 40 years, have been on three more trips since.Now, Luo and Chen Wu, who were both raised in Spain, want to make jamón as big a porcine staple on the American charcuterie board as its Italian and French counterparts. Sold in bright blue-and-white packages, Mercado Famous’s six different offerings of ham, chorizo and salchichón are vacuum-packed, rather than sealed, which Luo says distinguishes the product from “supermarket grade” meats that need immediate refrigeration. Smoked with paprika, the Lomo Ibérico is a rich, salty treat, while the company’s top-of-the-line ham, the 100% Ibérico, is cured for 48 months until it takes on a dark color and buttery taste. For Father’s Day, there’s the bountiful Papi Chulo bundle, including two of those offerings, plus two packages of the chorizo Ibérico.

What is the sock capital of the world?
Deep in the Appalachian Foothills, our hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama has a rich history in textile manufacturing. Fort Payne has been making socks since the early 1900s and even supplied the socks for American soldiers in World War II.
This year, bypass the CBD beard oil and adaptogenic chocolates and really expand your dad’s mind with psychedelic-inspired gifts. Double Blind magazine offers virtual courses on how to microdose and grow your own mushrooms (there’s a seminar on trip-sitting, if you want to learn how to be a sober buddy to your dad during his psychedelic journey). For the history buff, The Source Family Scrapbook offers a deep dive into the Brotherhood of the Source, a Southern California cult led by the appropriately named Father Yod in the 1970s. He and a handful of followers played psychedelic music under the band name Ya Ho Wha 13, most of which was recorded after hours of meditation. The Brooklyn-based record label Sacred Bones has released a limited edition compilation of their songs, full of fuzzed-out guitars, spiritual incantations and improvised jams. Pair that with a signed LP of the avant-garde classic “Trio for Strings” by La Monte Young, whom the ambient musician Brian Eno called “the daddy of us all.” For the psychedelic aesthete, a poster of Roger Steffens’s iconic 1974 photo of the Rainbow Tunnel in San Francisco or a monograph of the artist Joe Roberts’s hallucinatory paintings, “LSD Worldpeace,” reissued this month by Anthology Editions, would both make great gifts. I’ll be starting my dad off slow with some low-THC Singles from Rose Los Angeles — he recently confessed to me that he’s never tried cannabis — but maybe next year he’ll be up for something a little stronger.Croquet has a long-held status — its origins date back to 14th-century France — as a game that satiates a competitive spirit with style. The sport reached the height of its popularity at the turn of the 20th century, when it was estimated that 1,300 games of croquet were played on Brooklyn’s Prospect Park grounds during the summer of 1900. Around that time, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle chronicled results of monthlong tournaments and described the diversion as “a healthy and harmless pastime” (in contrast to an indoor game like chess or an activity that required “violent muscular exertion” like baseball). Armani has put its own elegant spin on the game with its Saetta set, which includes four black oak wood mallets, each marked with a primary colored stripe, four matching lacquered balls and two black wooden stakes that are used to mark each end of the playing field. The 10 aluminum wickets are finished in pale gold — it may be tempting to leave them on the lawn between games, sparkling in the sun. The game’s accouterments all fit in a bag made from recycled canvas and leather, so if your dad really gets into it, he can tote his Italian-made set to lawns near and far. $4,200, available at the Armani/Casa showrooms in Miami and Los Angeles,

For the adventurous dad, Williams recommends an ultralightweight stuff sack from Allmansright, whose backpacks and bags are handmade in the Bronx, or socks from the Brooklyn-based label William Ellery, which offers wool-blend pairs in nature-inspired colors with names like Chanterelle and Lichen. Another option is Patagonia’s Baggies, a pair of shorts for both the beach and the mountains that come in a new pattern by the Peruvian-born, California-based textile designer Daniella Manini. For the father who prefers a more relaxed form of forest bathing, there’s the Ile blanket from Ita, the British Nigerian designer Jade Akinola’s outdoor goods brand — gift it with a good volume from Outlandish’s book shelf, like “A Small Place” (1988), the former New Yorker writer Jamaica Kincaid’s essay on her native Antigua. original Sacher torte, a decadent Viennese dessert first created in 1832 for the court of Austria’s Prince Metternich, is made by mixing egg yolks, butter and vanilla seeds with couverture chocolate (a more fluid form of chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa butter). The batter is baked, then the cake is split in half, brushed with apricot jam, rejoined, glazed and usually served topped with whipped cream. Eduard Sacher, the son of Franz, the cake’s originator, founded the family’s namesake hotel next to Albertinaplatz in Vienna in 1876 and served Sacher tortes in its cafe. In 1962, an Austrian court ruled that only tortes made at the Sacher Hotel (or its sister property in Salzburg that bears the same name) can be designated as “original.” In 2009, the property’s owners established the Sacher Artist’s Collection, inviting artists to design limited-edition boxes for the tortes, with proceeds going to various charitable causes. This year, the hotels’ run of 1,000 boxes will feature a drawing by the German painter and sculptor Georg Baselitz. The image — an abstract picture of an eagle, a motif that appears throughout his work — is silk-screened onto the boxes, which are crafted from poplar wood in the eastern Austrian village of Potzneusiedl. This year, at Baselitz’s suggestion, the sale of the tortes will benefit Junge Musik, an initiative that supports young students of classical music with workshops, free rehearsal spaces and concerts. The tortes are available online and in Sacher Confiseries and cafes — a welcome gift for chocolate- and art-loving dads alike. About $75,

When the New York-based duo of Aaron Luo and Carmen Chen Wu founded their charcuterie brand, Mercado Famous, in 2022, they were continuing a family tradition of furthering a culinary culture in a new country. Luo’s grandfather, a lawyer, helped Chen Wu’s grandmother establish herself in Madrid where, in 1982, she opened one of Spain’s first Chinese restaurants.
Socks may only peak out from the bottom of a pair of pants or be hidden entirely in a pair of boots but they are an important part of our wardrobe. Socks keep our feet warm and dry and protect them from painful, and potentially serious, rubs and ulcers. Although you may not give much thought to your socks, you should take them seriously. One of your biggest considerations should be the material your socks are made from.\nCotton socks are by far the most popular because they are inexpensive and easy to find. However, cotton absorbs sweat, saturates quickly and dries slowly which means once your feet get wet they will stay wet. Also, cotton doesn\u2019t have insulating properties so cotton socks won\u2019t keep your feet warm and cold feet are uncomfortable, can lead to blisters and provide a great environment for fungus to grow. If you\u2019re going to be wearing your socks for a prolonged period, or will be participating in a sport or active hobby, cotton socks are not the best choice for you.

There are a wide variety of synthetic socks available today including polyester, acrylic, nylon, spandex and polypropylene. Synthetics are durable, quick drying, keep their shape, provide a snug fit and help wick moisture away to keep your feet dry. Although synthetic socks are a good choice for your time spent playing a sport, they may not keep you cool in the heat and they can lose their insulating properties when they get wet.\nWool socks have come a long way from the scratchy, itchy styles worn in years past. Today\u2019s Merino wool socks are soft and thin. Unlike cotton, wool is thermostatic, which means it keeps your feet warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. Wool also repels water and absorbs up to 30 per cent of its weight in water so wool socks will help keep moisture away from your skin. If your feet are dry, less bacteria will grow and there will be less odour. The downside of wool is it is more expensive than cotton and dries slower than synthetics. Balance the higher price with the benefits by purchasing one or two pairs of good wool socks for active, outdoor activities.\nWhen you select your socks each morning don\u2019t just consider the style and colour. Think about what activities you will be doing that day and choose the sock materials that are most appropriate. It will make a real difference to your feet.\nBy Jennifer Gould Andrew C. Ped Tech (C) C Ped (C) Fredericton, New BrunswickAustralia Post deliveries can be tracked on route with eParcel. You can track your delivery by going to AusPost tracking and entering your tracking number – your Order Shipped email will contain this information for each parcel. Remote areas: Please note that there may be a surcharge if shipping international orders to a remote area. You can check if the delivery address is in a remote area at DHL Remote Area Services. This eBook can be accessed through the free Dymocks eReader app, (iOS, Android, Windows), or downloaded via Adobe Digital Editions (and other .acsm compatible apps).Please note that some countries may charge the recipient duties on the ‘import’ of parcels from time-to-time. As these charges are the responsibility of the recipient, please check the customs service in your destination country to see if charges are applicable.

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Which country is famous for socks?
After China, Turkey is the world’s largest exporter of socks. Socks and hosiery products made in Turkey are largely exported to European countries. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, and Spain are the most important export destinations for socks made in Turkey.
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What is the biggest socks company in the world?
Top Companies Operating in the Global Socks Industry:Adidas AG. Establishment: 1949. … ASIC Corporation. Establishment: 1977. … Drymax Technologies Inc. Establishment: 2011. … Hanesbrands Inc. Establishment: 1901. … Implus Footcare LLC. Establishment: 1988. … Nike Inc. Establishment: 1964. … Puma SE. Establishment: 1948. … Renfro Brands.
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Due to increased demand during the Mother’s Day period, there may be some delays in shipment and delivery due to high traffic. The table below is a guide to our Mother’s Day order cut-off dates, however please check your “ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE” on all items ordered prior to checkout to ensure you receive your order by 8th May.Before the Industrial Revolution, socks and stockings were knitted. The first knitted socks, from around 1500 BC, were found in Jutland, now part of Denmark. The first stockings were found in Egyptian graves in Antinoe, from circa 500 AD. Reverend William Lee’s original invention developed further. In the beginning of the 19th century, the first circular knitting frames were developed, which allowed a mostly mechanized process. As a consequence, many home workers lost their jobs and many manufacturers sacked sock makers. Eventually, as cheaper materials were used and factory production advanced, socks became mass-market goods. The History of Socks How long have socks been around? The first knitted items were invented in Jutland and date from 1500 BC. The earliest sock-like knitted items were found in Egyptian graves in Antinopolis and date from around 500 AD. Follow the history of socks from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The interaction between socks with a communication button, the Sock Sorter and an iPhone app makes sorting socks child’s play. Smarter Socks – probably the smartest socks in the world.
Around the end of the 20th century, the ‘sockscription’, a regular sock delivery was invented by the founders of BLACKSOCKS Samy Liechti and Marcel Roth. Clever contemporaries no longer need to worry themselves with sock-buying, since they automatically receive consistently high-quality socks. Socks become an internet driven service saving the consumer valuable time and money.

What is the world's oldest socks?
The oldest known pair of socks is 1,600 years old and was excavated at the end of the 19th century from the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt. The socks are made from red wool and have split toes for wearing with sandals.
Before long the Huguenots spread the knitting loom throughout Europe. After the Industrial Revolution the socks, mostly still made of wool, became easier and cheaper to produce, spreading their appeal across European society. Most socks (both past and present) are made of wool. We have a much wider variety of materials now than we did in the past – from cashmere and merino wool to Pima and mercerized cotton.

For a long time, stockings were a privilege of the rich, as the manufacturing was a guild secret. In the Middle Ages, the pants and stocking together formed one piece of clothing. Later, the stockings on the pants were changed more frequently, since they became dirty much more quickly. Eventually, stockings became fully independent articles of clothing.
The English reverend William Lee (born in 1550 in Nottingham) invented the knitting loom in 1589, making knit fabrics far easier to produce. Queen Elizabeth I received a pair of black stockings from Lee, but declined to grant a patent for his invention, horrified by the socks’ crude form and afraid it would take away jobs from her people. But France’s King Henri IV offered Lee financial support, so the inventor moved to Rouen and built a stocking factory.Years ago, sitting at the bar at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill, I ate a veggie burger made with the leftover pulp from nearby juice bars. It was part of a dinner series called wastED—a lesson in creative repurposing, and an edible illustration of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. Circumference, a two-year-old beauty brand founded by Jina Kim and Chris Young, is now bringing that philosophy to skin care. “The initial inspiration behind Waste-Not sourcing came from a book called Radical Matter, which is an exploration of artists and architects that use sustainable materials,” says Young, pinpointing a chapter about waste as a means rather than an end. The brand’s first rollout—a cream described as “Active Restorative,” like the best kind of yoga class—features a symbiotic arrangement with Bedell Cellars, a sustainable vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island. After the grape harvest, Circumference culls the remaining vines and leaves to make its Vitis Vinifera extract—rich in vitamins A and K, as well as the polyphenol resveratrol. Nourishing seed oils (prickly pear, sacha inchi, marula) and peptides round out the formula, which lands just as clanking radiators gear up to dry out winter skin.

With the arrival of fall comes the return of hot baths—one of the indulgences of home life that beckons even shower-only types these days. This lavender-vetiver soak by Daughter of the Land has an easy appeal from its painterly exterior alone. But on a recent night it proved truly transportive. Maybe it was the late hour or the extra-long steep, but I slipped into something resembling the body high that CBD can be said to deliver. What started out as a stress-case of a day wound up redeemed in full. Plus, who doesn’t love a single-serving design? For anyone gearing up to travel—whether to an Airbnb or cautiously to see family—this sachet slips tidily into a suitcase for a low-key unwind upon arrival. A four-pack gets you a sampling of the line’s equally handsome variations: another with CBD, two more without.In a month that has seen words like doomscrolling and schadensurfing used to describe the social media sinkhole, the quest for managed attention is a prime pursuit. Let’s hope everyone else is doing better with their mindfulness practice. There are other tools, too—like the Clear Focus supplement in Plant People’s new therapeutic range. Organic cordyceps and lion’s mane mushrooms are there to promote healthy function of the brain and nervous system; celastrus, long used in Ayurvedic medicine, is on hand to support the neurological pathways. There’s the much-studied adaptogen rhodiola, too—something a colleague, in a water-cooler-style Slack message, said was helping her through this wild time. Rhodiola is said to help stave off mental and physical fatigue, which, given the marathon of angst lately, makes it a valued commodity.

What are socks made for?
Socks keep our feet warm and dry and protect them from painful, and potentially serious, rubs and ulcers. Although you may not give much thought to your socks, you should take them seriously. One of your biggest considerations should be the material your socks are made from.
In an uncharacteristic move a few weeks back, I picked out a shimmery hot pink polish for a rare manicure. My boyfriend, a steady-handed artist, wound up painting my nails during the first presidential debate—a repetitive task that felt like an anchor in a storm. But the following day and the next, the loudness of the color recalled the sheer cacophony of the night. Instead, this simmering moment calls for something muted, almost medicinal—like J. Hannah’s quiet Chanterelle, or Londontown’s new Mudslide, a soft brown like portobello gills. Do earth-toned tips approximate the hands-in-soil recharge of gardening? Unclear, but it’s worth a try.

The artist Will Cotton is a master of sweets. In his photorealistic paintings, models might wear a crown of pastel macarons or a Domino Sugar tutu. Elle Fanning famously slipped into the artist’s world for New York magazine, sporting a freshly iced bodice in one frame, and sprinkles as eye shadow in another. His latest series turns on another American fascination, the cowboy—only in this landscape, horses are unicorns and hay bales are fluffy pink marshmallows. Cotton Candy Cowboy, a 2019 oil on linen now rendered as a 285-piece puzzle (benefiting COVID-19 Artists Relief Fund and Black Lives Matter), subverts fantasy when we all could use a little rose-colored distraction.
When New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened at the tail end of summer, it was a chance to reroot—in high culture, yes, but also in time. Already we’re back in bean season, after a rush of weeks and an eternity of days, but standing before an Egyptian mummy or a marble Greek god has a way of underscoring history’s long reach. The Unicorn Rests in a Garden—a medieval tapestry panel on display at the Cloisters—dates back to a Europe that had already survived the Black Death and carried on with its sense of fantasy intact. That lone unicorn turns up in multiples on a leafy nylon tote by Baggu, part of a new series of collaborations to mark the Met’s 150th anniversary. The bag is endlessly useful: It folds up into a palm-size square and expands to fit a solid haul from the bodega.Just as outdoor dining takes over sidewalks, art events are popping up in unclaimed corners. The Mexico-born artist Bosco Sodi’s latest installation—Perfect Bodies, presented by Pioneer Works and curated by the Noguchi Museum’s Dakin Hart—comes to a vacant autobody lot in Brooklyn this weekend, for a three-month run. The show assembles more than twenty hulking forms, all made from the ruddy clay in Oaxaca, where Sodi’s studio is located; by coincidence, the neighborhood where Perfect Bodies takes place—Red Hook—earned its name from a similarly colored ground. The artist describes the work touching on themes of “silence, contemplation, and the passing of time—the small things in life and our relationship with the earth.” Even on asphalt, there’s fertile potential. A good tinted moisturizer has always been just the thing for people who want to feel polished in their goings-on without having to resort to full-fledged foundation. In the age of masks and grainy screen time, doesn’t a thin veil of coverage suffice? Slip Cover, from the clean-beauty brand Saie, is a winning newcomer. It comes in nine shades that manage to suit a wide range of skin tones; the zinc oxide disappears into skin, offering a reminder that sunscreen isn’t just for summer. Besides, as long as the weather is cooperating—whether that’s mild temperature or fire-zone air quality or clear skies outside the hurricane path—you should make the most of it. Different cleansers invite different gestures. Late at night, speeding toward bed, I sometimes go for the quick swipe-swipe of a no-rinse micellar water. But when there’s a minute to unspool, a cleansing oil steers me into a head-clearing facial massage I didn’t know I needed—especially when seasonal allergies flare up, leaving my sinuses feeling like unpopped bubble wrap. The British line Pai, which arrived early onto the organic skin-care scene back in 2007, has just relaunched with an even deeper commitment to sustainability (unfolding boxes that require no glue or cellophane; a raft of certifications for the environment, animals, and people, including London Living Wage). Pai’s cleanser has the golden color of rosehip oil, which brings a reparative hit of carotenoids and omegas 3, 6, and 9. Now named Light Work, it rinses off with similarly little effort.

Did Middle Ages have socks?
Long knee and thigh length socks were worn by nobility in Europe in the middle ages. Socks made of wool were worn by the lower classes while coloured silks were reserved for the members of noble families.
“We’re not going to sit here as a beauty brand and say that we can solve the world’s stresses,” Kat Bryce, vice president of brand at Loum, said over Zoom. But the new skin-care line takes the surface-level effects of burnout and anxiety seriously—and if the concept seemed wise in its development, it proves near-clairvoyant upon launch. Working with psychodermatologist Francisco Tausk, M.D., Loum has zeroed in on bio-triggers—from cytokines to cortisol—that can spur inflammation, excess sebum, and collagen loss. As a countermeasure, the brand created a patented complex with key ingredients (micro-algae, broad spectrum CBD, and wild indigo extract) shown to quiet the skin’s stress response. The line includes a full regimen’s worth of products, but the nutrient mask with green tea and kaolin—multitasked during coffee-making and the first plunge into emails—actually had me do a double-take. I couldn’t mistake the unexpected bounce of light. Who has time for a morning mask? Maybe we all do.All products featured on Vanity Fair are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Gourds, apples, an errant fly. October is usually a time of charmingly predictable frights: cobwebs strewn across windows and a zombie crush of pumpkin spice lattés. This month, of course, has its particular set of concerns, which need not be addressed here. Instead, this edition of Pretty, Please—a recurring roundup of skin-care finds, wellness essentials, and beautiful things—is to be a respite from all that. A CBD bath soak with a painterly sensibility is a chance to tune in and mellow out. Mushroom supplements and fungi-colored polish promise a kind of inner-outer quietude. Masks for hair and skin present an opportunity for restorative multitasking, while an art installation in a vacant autobody lot offers a breather: a chance to consider earthly bodies (sculptural or human) with fresh eyes. Stay calm and lather up.
The change of season arrived swiftly: bare feet on the kitchen tile. As if on autopilot, I reached for these William Ellery socks, woolly and supportive and warm. “I just got tired of seeing every performance sock designed to look like we should own a pair of walking poles and high-tech sunglasses,” said Trevor Davis, behind the brand’s mix of vintage and new. The tri-color stripe calls to mind a Wes Anderson take on foraging attire, or a Maine estate sale rich in deadstock L.L. Bean and ’70s design mags. The details are below the surface: Australian wool is paired with polyester elastic mesh for that gentle hug around the arch, while the cuff is relaxed. “Recreation is the refreshment of strength and spirit after work,” the website says of the abbreviated name. Let it be a wearable mantra.

A handsome bar soap—utilitarian yet elevated—is especially appreciated. (Handwashing memes may have faded away early in the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the scrubbing should be any less assiduous.) Back in June, as the George Floyd protests spurred an ongoing call to support Black-owned businesses, you would have been hard-pressed to find one of the fast-selling bars from Redoux (pronounced redo), a year-old brand launched in Brooklyn by friends Asia Grant and Alejandro Cuevas. Redolent of geranium and ginger, with a turmeric tint, the soap is back in full supply, thanks in part to a $30,000 grant from a Glossier initiative. Small-scale production out of Brooklyn has since been contracted out; Grant resigned as a user experience consultant in financial services to focus on Redoux’s skin care and candles full-time. “I made a promise with myself: If we win the Glossier grant, that’s the universe saying I can quit my job,” she said by phone. Full speed ahead.Societally speaking, we are in for the long haul—in terms of uncertainty but also self-preservation. That extends to doable home workouts and ergonomic setups at the makeshift desk; for those who didn’t succumb to a short summer cut, it also applies to hair. Breakage has been a nudging concern lately (as someone whose ends now graze the waistband of her jeans). Crown Affair’s pale green satin hair ties have been a gentle switch since they arrived this summer. When the brand later introduced a hair mask, I resolved to figure out how to incorporate such a treatment into my schedule—the shower-apply-wait-rinse thing always seeming one step too much. The bath is the ticket. You’re a captive audience, and the hair has ample time to soak in the tsubaki seed oil and yuzu fruit extract.Thanks to our remarkable machine capacity (over 120 Double Cylinder machines (Bentley KOMET) and 75 Computerized Machines (Lonati)), we are capable of producing over 25 million pairs only for export purposes.

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In 1994, Eligul’s continued success was marked with the opening of their fist store in Grand Bazaar. In order to expand further into the European market, Eligul Foreign Trade Company was established in 2001. A very short time after, Eligul became Europe’s most preferred sock supplier.Bross was founded in 2008 as a result of a cooperation agreement by Asm YAVUZ ARSLAN, a 40-year veteran of the sock industry, and Mustafa KOZUVA, Chairman of the Kozuva Group of Companies. The company offers a wide variety of products, such as socks for women, men, children, and infants, as well as some unique items like wristbands, hair bands, leggings, moccasins, dance shoes, sea shoes, slippers, leg warmers, and home shoes. Eligul gained growth and presence in Turkey’s market initially in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar Market. With its flourishing success in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar Market, Eligul quickly spread internationally into Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Alpin Socks is one of the leading socks suppliers in Europe, with an average capacity of 9,000,000 pairs of socks per month. This company manufactures high-quality socks for prominent retailers in Europe and around the world, collaborating directly with them as partners to give a complete hosiery solution.