Calze di lusso da uomo: storia, segreti e tendenze

Men's luxury socks: history, secrets and trends

Introduction to luxury hosiery

They are often underestimated or marginal but they can really make a difference and make your style even more original. We're talking about men's socks, a gem for those who know what it means to take care of the details.

The elegance of an outfit is given above all by how we know how to give importance to details and choosing the right socks, in line with our clothing, means having taste and it is certainly not child's play.

We have already seen how to combine men's socks with your outfit (read the article HERE ).

Today we want to offer you a 360° overview of the best yarns, new trends and how to discover the true secrets of luxury socks.

Men's socks: history teaches us

It may seem strange but the sock is an ancient garment with a long history behind it. References can already be found in some documents dating back to ancient Egypt . And they were considered a luxury for the few. Only powerful men possessed them. Among these were the Pharaohs who wore mostly knitted stockings.

Subsequently they assumed a protective function: the men of the Roman Empire , for example, used them to wrap their legs, ankles and feet with wool or canvas fabrics, the tiabiles.

It was during the Middle Ages that they transformed from a tool to protect themselves to a real piece of clothing, always and only for the upper and wealthier classes. During this period, knit socks first began to spread, then silk ones. In 1400 the tights arrived.

In the 16th century more and more artisan shops began to use new, more performing looms and this allowed the production of hosiery to spread even more among the less well-off population.

But it is with the industrial boom that this development accelerates thanks to the fact that textile production is mechanized and rationalised. At the same time, the frame also evolves.

Despite this, for years, socks remained considered simply underwear, especially men's ones. With the growing myth of the bourgeoisie (1800) the idea of ​​a reassuring and sober male figure spread. Little space for imaginative colors and geometries in the clothing, especially on the socks that were still covered by the trousers.

We get to today where socks have now become a real status symbol, a garment also used to communicate and express the distinctive features of one's personality.

luxury stockings

The Yarn: what, when and how to choose your luxury socks

Choosing which socks to wear isn't as easy as you might think. This is true for both special occasions and everyday life. If our goal is to be true gentlemen and make elegance a value, then we need to start with the yarn.

But what is the ideal yarn? The first thing to know is that there is no ideal yarn. However, there is the yarn that best suits your needs. And it is from this choice that you must start.

Depending on the season and our personal needs, we have various options available:

Cotton

Definitely one of the best fibers to feel the foot loose. Thanks to its anti-allergic and anti-bacterial properties, cotton is perfect for wearing even in contact with the most delicate skin. There are different qualities of cotton socks depending on the processing.

In fact, the varieties of cotton are different and only some, based on the processing, are really valuable. In this article we talked about it in more detail ( read the article here ).

Cashmere

If the cold is your bitter enemy, cashmere socks are definitely the best solution for you. Warm and enveloping, it lends itself particularly well to being worn during the coldest seasons, less for the others.

Wool

Less heavy than cashmere and heavier than cotton, wool socks allow you to completely insulate the foot while maintaining a constant temperature with that of the body. Definitely not suitable for formal events.

Fleece

Famous for its elasticity, it is a fabric particularly suitable for the colder seasons but not very suitable for elegant outfits. That's why we don't consider it suitable to fall under the luxury socks category for men.

Filoscozia: the best yarn in the world

If there is a yarn in the world to be numbered as the best, it is undoubtedly Filoscozia® . Designed to give maximum comfort, the particularity of this precious type concerns the fact that it does not shrink in washing and releases less lint than any other sock. It retains these properties even after numerous washes, it does not leave redness, redness and itching.

Another peculiarity is that it makes socks bright and soft like no other yarn, as well as disfavouring perspiration and unpleasant odours.

If you wish to have a sock that maintains its characteristics over time and that gives elegance to your combination, Filoscozia® is the best choice you can make

There are few companies in the world that are able to offer collections with this type of fabric which, due to its natural and healthy structure, is particularly suitable for the most delicate skins . Among these is Nobile in Racale.

Philosophy

Luxury socks vs colors: here are the best trends

Choosing socks for your outfit is difficult but it can seem even more so when you have to opt for one color over another.

Combining socks with our office outfit is a real Made in Italy art and as such it needs to be learned, known and then applied.

There is a wide choice of color and pattern of socks to match our look:

Solid colour

The most classic and the safest. With neutral colors in line with the shades of shoes or trousers, it's easy to win. The solid color lends itself well to rigorous environments and is perfect for those who do not like to draw attention to themselves.

Solid color sock

Gaudy

If you want to attract attention, opting for socks with bright colors can be for you. However, you must remember that bright colors, to maintain an elegant style, must necessarily be combined with shoes or trousers in order to avoid unpleasant combinations.

gaudy stocking

Fantasy

Do you want to be really noticed and be original, creative and whimsical? You can opt for patterned shades while waiting to make the right choice. They are often less suitable for formal environments and outfits but still offer you the possibility of being elegant. Don't overdo it and maybe opt for socks with geometric shapes like those from the Nobile collection.

luxury motorcycle socks

The importance of fit

If there is one thing that is certain, it is that men's socks must be comfortable, adhere well to the foot and above all allow you to obtain maximum comfort.

They should fit your feet snugly but not be too tight at the same time. This is to ensure the best fit.

There are therefore some characteristics on which you need to pay close attention when choosing men's luxury socks:

Point 1: the socks must not have excess fabric because it can cause annoying chafing that is unbearable.

Point 2: The fit of your shoes is influenced by the type of socks you choose and for this reason you should always try on the socks with the shoes you plan to wear.

Point 3: if the shoe is narrow, it will be preferable to wear a pair of thin socks. If, on the other hand, the shoe is a little wider, use thick socks that will offer you a better fit.

Step 4: Pay attention to the length of the socks. Remember these three rules: longer socks for special occasions or so-called business man looks; media for everyday life; short for a casual and sporty outfit.

Point 5: remember that it wouldn't hurt to opt for custom-made socks . Nobile creates them with the intention of offering socks that are perfectly in line with your needs.

Noble: a luxury choice

Our hosiery was born in Racale in 1982, we were little more than a shop. It was the golden age of Italian hosiery factories, and Racale was its capital. After difficult years (with the 2008 crisis, 90% of the hosiery factories in the town closed) we chose to give new life to the noble Italian yarns, from which Nobile was born .

Unlike other hosiery factories, the socks are not produced in an industrial way, but go through a quality control at each stage of production which combines the work of the machine with the manual work of the craftsman. Finally, each sock is inspected, ironed and washed by hand.

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best socks?

If there is a yarn in the world to be numbered as the best, it is undoubtedly Filoscozia®. Designed to give maximum comfort, the particularity of this precious type concerns the fact that it does not shrink in washing and releases less lint than any sock. It retains these properties even after numerous washes, it does not leave redness, redness and itching.

What is the most comfortable sock in the world?

If you want to have a sock that maintains its characteristics over time and that gives elegance to your combination, Filoscozia® is the best choice you can make. There are few companies in the world that are able to offer collections with this type of fabric which, due to its natural and healthy structure, is particularly suitable for the most delicate skins. Among these is Nobile in Racale.

What are the warmest socks?

Less heavy than cashmere and heavier than cotton, wool socks allow you to completely insulate the foot while maintaining a constant temperature with that of the body. Definitely not suitable for formal events.

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