Wine wool / silk knee-high socks | Carlo Lanza
- Color: Wine
- Brand: Carlo Lanza
- Material: 70% merino wool | 30% silk
- Available in sizes:: S (EU: 38-42 / US: 7.5-9.5) and M (EU: 43-47 / US: 10-13)
- Handlinked toe
- Made in Italy
Availability: In stock
These wine knee-high socks with classic ribbing are made of wool and silk. This special mix of fabrics has two important advantages. The fabrics ensure optimal comfort. Silk feels very light and wool ventilates well. This mix of fabrics also ensures that your trouser leg does not stick to the sock. This is a thorn in the side for many knee-high sock-wearers.
Before these socks reach you as a customer, they have gone through many steps. First, the yarn is purchased and dyed the proper color. The yarns are then woven together with circular knitting machines, after which, the toe is hand linked. The Italians call this finish 'rimaglio'. When this is complete, the socks are washed in bundles. This is necessary to strengthen the yarn. After washing, the socks go around a heated metal base. This way, each sock is ironed. Before the socks leave for the Netherlands, they are checked one-by-one for any defects. As a cherry on the cake, a liner is placed in each sock and the socks are tied together by means of a bow. In Italy, they call this 'fiocco in punta'. Pure craftsmanship! In the Netherlands, a final check is completed to achieve perfection and to surprise you as a customer.