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Anyone know about these sock makers:

https://www.scott-nichol.com

https://www.falke.com/gr_en/

http://www.peperharowlondon.com


btw, l feel I understand why viccel is cheaper, and l feel I understand why fxh says their wool socks wear out quickly. I feel their weave is loser with wool socks, and l feel the handwork isn't as good as the top makers because they have nubs on the side of the toes where-as the top makers don't.
I've tried Pantherella and Falke. The former makes in England and the quality is similar to Bresciani.

Falke is made in Germany (AFAIK) and they normally make blends with some polyester. Airport and Tiago ranges are cheap and long-lasting plain ribbed cotton socks. Lhasa is a cashmere/wool/poly blend sock, ideally for winter use and very very durable.

Generally, Falke is less refined, thicker and more durable than Bresciani.
 

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Went out to the bush and bought 20 pairs of the wonderful Australian made bamboo sox from the market out there. Wanted to stock up. One of the few aussie socks made any more, and decent quality.

Of course l never buy black, and l usually wear navy, but l do get an assortment of colours. Got my first pink pairs today...actually more of a reddish pink and great for bone pants with tan shoes in summer. I also got my first purple pairs, such a delight to my eyes.
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Bought 11 pairs of Viccel sox with a 30% discount coupon. Most pairs are wool/silk pairs. 70% merino/30% silk. Another pair is a heavy winter cotton sock (should be interesting to try out) and another is a two tone cotton sock.

I have found the Viccel socks to not be highend, and the wool socks are even less impressive because the knit density isn't too high (more like a C&J benchgrade of the sock world)
. No wonder fxh fxh said his wore out very quickly. The cotton socks are much more impressive than the wool, but the one tone cotton are dull. Hopefully the wool/silk socks are better.
I really want to get some great socks. I want some argyle pairs and also some more luxury 4 ply pairs. I feel cashmere is too pricey for socks.
 

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Bought some more pairs of luxury made-in-England alpaca socks.

An extremely durable and highly comfortable sock created in 4 ply in one of the most historic and highly reputable hosiery mills in England.
Alpaca socks 4 ply green.jpg Alpaca socks 4 ply red.jpg


Quite a costly little treat so l won't be making a habit of buying English alpaca socks, HOWEVER I do plan to buy these luxury Dachstein 3 and 4 ply wool socks soon. Supposed to be extremely high quality also.


Dachstein 4 ply socks.jpg Dachstein 3 ply socks.jpg

The 4 ply look extremely thick so l may have to wear them with Fritzl's wingtip he sold me from Mr Kiss that were slightly too wide for me. These are some of the most stunning shoos l have ever seen. I haven't worn them as yet. Hopefully those extra thick socks by Dachstein fill the gap nicely.
KISS - brogues black 2.jpg Kiss brogues.jpg
 

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Anyone know about these sock makers:

https://www.scott-nichol.com

https://www.falke.com/gr_en/

http://www.peperharowlondon.com


btw, l feel I understand why viccel is cheaper, and l feel I understand why fxh says their wool socks wear out quickly. I feel their weave is loser with wool socks, and l feel the handwork isn't as good as the top makers because they have nubs on the side of the toes where-as the top makers don't.
Falke are pretty average, I wouldn't bother with them. The Scott Nichol should be good, as they're part of Pantherella. Never heard of the other brand.
 

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Shooey - you tried NZ Possum fur socks for winter?
Not yet, where should l get them? Note: l want good ones!

I met a lady last night that had a possum jumper on,seems to drape like cashmere. I had my alpaca socks on and my feet got quite warm inside, so yes, the wool is very warm.

I have read rave reviews of alpaca socks, so l thought l would experience something very rare and special to really see what satisfaction they could deliver. These are 4 ply alpaca, you don't see that type of thing around, and made-in-England to boot. For me such things are an adventure.

See....l have shoo collections, wool collections, and now big boxes of sock collections. So what is next?....well, it is going to be argyle socks and then a truck load of bamboo sock from the St Andrews market again. None-the-less, l need to get a start on bespoke shirts and trousers before too long for the Spring.
 
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Mmh Possum Socks and stuff are everywhere. I can’t think of anywhere now though. I think the Creswick Mill makes alpaca stuff jumpers, socks etc. They have a few shops in melbourne. Can’t remeber their brand name now. Maybe Creswick Mills ;-)
 

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Thanks for that.

Also note: that place which sold those fabulous 4 ply alpaca socks made-in-England has now sold out and has no plans in ordering anymore. That is EXACTLY why l ordered a bunch of them, l knew they were rare and may never be able to get them again. I bought the last pairs.
I’ve visited the mill in Creswick . It was good to see the process of combing and carding wool. I’m pretty sure they sell possum socks. I’ve seen possums socks at markets too.
 

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I've got merino/possum gloves and they do insulate nicely. The hollow fibres of the possum fur help with that. Comfortable so the socks should be too.
 
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