Calze su misura: quando la vestibilità è tutto

Tailored socks: when fit is everything

Introduction to custom socks

You want to have maximum comfort and the best possible fit. Haven't thought about choosing custom socks?

In recent years it has become common to opt for socks tailored to your needs, to ensure maximum comfort and the best fit possible.

In some cases this choice is dictated by aesthetic or style needs, while in other cases it is a question of functional needs linked to the physical characteristics of the person.

The size of the calves and feet , the height of the person or simply the desire to personalize the socks, perhaps with one's initials or particular motifs , are the most frequent variables that lead many people to choose made-to-measure socks.

In this article we analyze in detail why choosing made-to-measure socks could really be the right choice.

The reasons for choosing custom socks

As we have anticipated, most of the people who rely on the creation of custom socks do so for the following reasons:

Big or very thin calves

calf sock

One of the most common issues that leads people to request custom-made socks is the size of their calves . In fact, many people have very large or very thin calves compared to the standard size of stockings on the market, which can make it difficult to find stockings that are comfortable and that adapt perfectly to the shape of the leg.

Custom socks allow you to achieve a perfect fit, avoiding the aches and pains caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.

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Very large or very small foot

foot sock

Another common reason for requesting custom made socks is foot size. People with very large or very small feet compared to the average may find it difficult to find socks that are appropriate for their size and that guarantee good support and comfort.

Custom socks allow you to get a perfect fit, avoiding the discomfort and pain caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.

Height of person (very tall or very short)

sock height

The height of the person can influence the choice of requesting custom-made socks. People who are very tall or very short compared to the average may have difficulty finding socks that are the right length and that do not sag or sag during use.

Tailored socks allow you to get the perfect length, ensuring a great fit and comfort.

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Personalization with initials or without the presence of the brand

custom socks

The ability to customize your own socks is another of those reasons that drives many people to buy made-to-measure socks. Inserting your initials , particular motifs or removing any reference to the brand is what people usually request and for which they choose made-to-measure socks.

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In summary, if for some it is purely an aesthetic and stylistic choice, for others it is a matter of comfort and functional needs. In both cases, made-to-measure socks are able to guarantee maximum comfort and the best fit possible.

In general, made-to-measure socks represent an ideal solution for anyone with specific wearability or comfort needs, guaranteeing a high-quality, long-lasting product that can be adapted to individual needs.

How the creation of custom socks works

handmade custom socks

To create bespoke socks, the choice of yarns and fabric is very important . In general, cotton socks are the ones that adapt best to every season because they allow the foot to experience comfort and freshness, while ensuring elegance at the same time.

However, you must know that there are different types of cotton socks. The best are Filoscozia® stockings and Makò stockings.

Filoscozia® is recognized by all as the best yarn in the world, designed to give maximum comfort . Unfortunately, however, 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 . Noble is one of them.

Makò socks, on the other hand, are an Egyptian cotton yarn with a particularly elastic fiber between 30 and 34 mm long, which adheres to the leg without leaving unsightly marks.

Makò cotton is non-mercerized Filoscozia (mercerization is the process that transforms a normal cotton yarn into Scotland thread).

As we have repeatedly said a cotton can also be mercerized and then transformed into Scotland thread , but basically if the raw cotton used is short-fiber or of poor quality, the result will not be the best.

In essence, an extra-long staple cotton, not mercerized, is better than a cheap cotton mercerized and transformed into Filoscozia.

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handmade socks

While using machines, the creation of handcrafted socks such as those of the Nobile brand uses traditional machinery and consolidated techniques that require considerable skill on the part of the craftsmen who operate them.

These machines are not easy to use and require great skill . To be clear, it is not enough to press a button to find a brand new pair of socks in your hand.

In our hosiery, the skill of each craftsman translates into a high quality product that maintains the characteristics of craftsmanship .

Although machines are used, each stage of the manufacturing process is carefully controlled and supervised by a craftsman , ensuring the quality of the product and the attention to detail that distinguishes craftsmanship.

The craftsman sets up and adjusts the machinery during the entire production process.

ironed socks

This aspect helps to maintain a constant quality for each pair and prevents any errors or defects from going unnoticed. The defective sock is immediately discarded and the weaving is adjusted again to continue the supply chain in an excellent and flawless manner.

Each sock is ironed by hand , using special irons that take the shape of a leg. At this point each pair is folded and placed inside its packaging.

The quality of custom socks

elegant stockings

As we have seen, artisan production allows for greater customization and variety in the design and details of the socks compared to large-scale industrial production, a concept that marries even more perfectly when creating made-to-measure socks.

Each pair of bespoke socks maintains a certain degree of uniqueness and originality. For each pair, the craftsman in charge of production has the skill to be able to modify the size of the sock and combine different materials in different points to optimize the characteristics based on the foot and leg of each customer.

It is thanks to the knowledge of the expert craftsman that it is possible to obtain a product of superior quality compared to that obtained with a purely industrial and automated production.

The final result is no longer a "commodity" , but an example comparable to any other piece of art, created by the union between the machine and the human being, the latter being a fundamental component and added value in each production step.

In the case of made-to-measure stockings, it should be emphasized that the uniqueness is even greater as it is created ad hoc.

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The advantages of custom socks

We understood that made-to-measure socks represent an ideal solution for anyone with specific fit or comfort needs, guaranteeing a high-quality, long-lasting product that can be adapted to individual needs.

But what are the real advantages that made-to-measure socks offer? Here are some:

  1. Custom socks allow you to get a perfect fit , avoiding discomfort and pain caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.
  2. Custom socks allow you to get a perfect fit , avoiding discomfort and pain caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.
  3. Tailored socks allow you to get the perfect length , ensuring an excellent fit and comfort.
  4. Tailored socks 100% avoid the problem of sagging socks .
  5. Made-to-measure socks last longer and are less prone to getting damaged because they are perfectly tailored to the wearer.

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Conclusions

It is no coincidence that in recent years it has become common to opt for custom-made socks. Thanks to this article, we have understood what are the needs that drive many people to choose made-to-measure socks.

The common denominator is certainly the fact that custom socks guarantee maximum comfort and the best possible fit.

Whether dictated by aesthetic or style needs or by functional needs related to the person's physical characteristics, this choice is never wrong.

The socks you don't feel on your skin

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.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Are custom socks suitable for those with large feet?

People with very large or very small feet compared to the average may find it difficult to find socks that are appropriate for their size and that guarantee good support and comfort. Custom socks allow you to get a perfect fit, avoiding the discomfort and pain caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.

Which socks are good for small calves?

Many people have very large or very thin calves compared to the standard stocking size on the market, which can make it difficult to find stockings that are comfortable and fit perfectly to the shape of the leg. Custom socks allow you to achieve a perfect fit, avoiding the aches and pains caused by socks that are too tight or too loose.

What does handcrafted bespoke socks mean?

While using machines, the creation of handcrafted socks such as those of the Nobile brand uses traditional machinery and consolidated techniques that require considerable skill on the part of the craftsmen who operate them. These machines are not easy to use and require great skill.

What is the difference between artisanal and non-artisanal sock?

Artisan production allows for greater customization and variety in the design and details of the socks compared to large-scale industrial production, a concept that fits even more perfectly when creating custom socks.

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