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Ambrosius08

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Shadow stripes of all kinds are a great love of mine when it comes to socks.

The duck blue ones by Bresciani feature a grey shadow stripe, but what really gets my heart pounding is my navy blue & rust shadow-striped pair by Gallo.

I admit that sometimes I sit with my ankle on my knee at work, just ‘mirin this particular pair. And the hand-linked toes & heels are a thing of beauty.
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Shadow stripes of all kinds are a great love of mine when it comes to socks.

The duck blue ones by Bresciani feature a grey shadow stripe, but what really gets my heart pounding is my navy blue & rust shadow-striped pair by Gallo.

I admit that sometimes I sit with my ankle on my knee at work, just ‘mirin this particular pair. And the hand-linked toes & heels are a thing of beauty.
I'm pretty sure Fwiffo Fwiffo has a well paid job just doing that!
 

Ambrosius08

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I'm pretty sure Fwiffo Fwiffo has a well paid job just doing that!
My assistant also occasionally takes part in this activity. Maybe it’s the case for Fwiffo as well.
One more thing to love about good socks - they create jobs and keep unemployment rates down!
 

The Shooman

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Since Florisgreen is no longer with us, I decided to do my part in fulfilling the giant hole he left in our socks... I mean, lives.

I mostly own socks by Bresciani, Gallo, and Mazarin. Merino wool, linen, cotton lisle, a few hunting socks made of lambswool. Every single one is over-the-calf, and I have about 25 pairs combined.

Of these, I find the latter maker to be the worst quality, while I agree with The Shooman The Shooman on Gallo wool socks being absolutely amazeballs. I have had three pairs by them for +5 years, and they are as good as new.

I mostly buy socks in rather subdued colours, with a few patterns here and there. I found these on top of my laundry pile:
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Nice post Ambrosius08 Ambrosius08 when you experience Gallo socks the quality really shows. Sock making doesn't get any better than that. William Abraham might use more luxurious materials like sea island cotton etc, but I couldn't imagine the actual making being any better than Gallo's highest line.

Bresciani is a very nice sock, but Gallo is true highend luxury hosiery with a price to match. Gallo is impeccable, and such a high priced sock continues to sell in this world because people know how great they are. Gallo (tailoring line) is pure seduction....you can't begin to compare Bresciani with Gallo. Enjoy the luxury of a great sock maker while it is still around, see what sock making is really about. When you enter the world of Gallo, your eyes get opened and things are never the same again because you finally understand how socks really work.
 
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The Shooman

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Shadow stripes of all kinds are a great love of mine when it comes to socks.

The duck blue ones by Bresciani feature a grey shadow stripe, but what really gets my heart pounding is my navy blue & rust shadow-striped pair by Gallo.

I admit that sometimes I sit with my ankle on my knee at work, just ‘mirin this particular pair. And the hand-linked toes & heels are a thing of beauty.
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The Gallo shadow stripes are my favourite socks ever. They never cease to wow me. Sitting your ankle on your knee and looking at your sox becomes such a pleasurable activity when you have Gallo shadow stripes on. The look of the socks and the craftsmanship make it all worth it.

No photo can really do Gallo justice.
 

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Mandatory apologies for the horrendous photo quality and dust on the socks.

Sharing my favourite sock brand so far - a brand called Sorley. These are 100% cotton made in Italy. The tag says they retail for ~USD35 a pair, I bought 6 of them in a sale from The Armoury 2 years ago at 50-60% off. 2 of them cannot be found, probably hidden somewhere or in my other apartment.

They are all OTC, retain shape well, don't trap moisture, and are simply comfortable to wear in general. I wear the camel pair by far the most because it's a colour I didn't have, and it pairs well with my casual trousers. I haven't worn the blue ones at all since I still have many old "business" pairs in rotation.

I must emphasaise these are probably the first actual "nice" socks I own - so can't really compare them to any other real brands. My previous ones were from brands like pringle, happy socks, undandy, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, etc. The designer brands were actually comfortable, but were too short and not all maintained shape well. The other problem I have with some of my old socks is that some of them had too high % of synthetic material - they feel cool to the touch and have a bit more stretch, but they retain way too much moisture and I sweat way more than I normally would when wearing them.

Now these are my minimum standard when getting new dress socks...If I do buy any new ones in this lifetime.

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The Shooman

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Yes, when better socks are worn it is impossible to go back to the old ways.

A small article on Gallo socks.

a more sophisticated and haut de gamme line appears, the Tailoring line. A revolution within the revolution. Two complementary aesthetic dialogues, to be worn alternatively, depending on the occasion. By all means these are socks to show off

No truer words said.

I wore my first pair of cashmere/silk/wool Corgi knee high socks today. A thicker sock that goes great with gunboats. Fabulous socks.
 
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