Friday, December 9, 2011

The Sartorialist Unconventional Gift Guide….. #2 Long Socks

One of the very first things I bought when I began traveling to Italy was a pair of long socks.  I had heard these were a preference of Italian gentlemen.  Considering the excessive amount of time I’ve spent bending over to pull up my socks, long socks were something I had to try.


I don’t know who the bastard was that started the whole mid-calf sock length, but he should be deported.


There is one drawback to the long sock; sometimes they grip to your pants, especially very slim ones (unfortunately the current trend), but this has also become a look.


I only know of a few places, well, off the top of my head…one place where you can find long socks, and that’s Brooks Brothers (if you have other suggestions, please comment and share with us).


Trust me, once your man has tried them, he’ll thank you.


As I’m thinking about it, when I’m not wearing long socks or going sockless, I wear what we call in America “the footie”.  I don’t mind admitting that I wear these, but I hate using the word “footie”…we’ve got to come up with a better word.  However, I did feel validated when I saw one of my favorite sartorialists in Milan wearing these (see image below).  A lot of people carry footies, just the other day I bought a pack from J. Crew online in grey.  They’re great because they look chic with Converse or Aldens (see yesterday’s post).  I’m sure you can find several variations across the country.  As a final note, and maybe I’m guilty of inadvertently promoting this…for me, socks that are too noticeable are like piano key suspenders; not an area that any sartorialist should want to tread.  Socks should always complement and never dominate the look.





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  1. Elaine

    December 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Women like long socks too.

  2. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Handsome guy, and very nice shoes I think :)

  3. Ines_Cruz

    December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I prefer long socks… the teeny tiny ones end up getting rolled down into my shoe… so uncomfortable!

  4. Drishay

    December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Johnston & Murphy make a good pair of long socks! Definitely worth a try.

  5. Lidka

    December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    you inspire me <3

  6. shbearnett

    December 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    My husband loves long socks and we have bought some fantastic ones on Alexander Kabbaz’s website: He carries a great selection of over-the-calf socks in all kinds of colors and patterns. Check it out!

  7. Kate

    December 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve heard them called “microsocks” which is also kind of dumb but maybe less emasculating.

  8. maira

    December 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    q lindos! as meias e dono…

  9. Billy

    December 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Long socks are the epitome of stylish comfort. In England we call “the footie”, “ankle socks”, which makes sense.

  10. MstrdavidPOP

    December 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I’m sure the long sock is a European thing, i find it very normal. +it looks great so sophisticated

  11. J.

    December 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Definitely seen ‘footies’ referred to as ‘peds’ before.

  12. redsocksoveryonder

    December 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    wouldn’t you agree that red socks can go great with a black suit?

  13. Cece

    December 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Yummy….oh yeh, and the socks are great, too.

  14. Dan

    December 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    For long socks, check out Sock Hop NYC. They provided some excellent long silk stockings for a friend’s wedding.

  15. Jordan Marc Benedict

    December 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm


    Nordstrom and Nordstrom’s Rack are both excellent sources for over-the-calf length men’s hosiery. They’re a good deal less in terms of cost
    than their counterparts in Brooks Brothers. BB seems to think hosiery
    has a limited range of black, navy, grey and hideous argyle. Their size range leaves a lot to be desired and their price structure is off the wall.
    Nordstrom is far more reasonable, the selection is much better, and the sizes go up to 15, and they stay up. Best of all, they last if cared for properly.

  16. canvasofculture

    December 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    perfection, all the way down to the socks:) I agree, they should never do more than compliment the outfit.

  17. heidi

    December 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Footies on men are like muffin-top on women

  18. justaLady

    December 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    here, in Hungary (Central Europe), we call ‘footies’ secret socks. try trending that in the US too :)

  19. Noah Kershisnik

    December 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I was shopping for sock for a Halloween costume (see it here) and I found a bunch of long socks at Burlington Coat Factory, which sells overstock items. They had many different brands, non quite as long as I was looking for, but all longer than the annoying mid-calf ones.

  20. Name* ilaria

    December 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    In Italy we call them “fantasmini”, little ghosts, I think because they disappear when you put your shoes on. And men, please, do not wear short socks or white socks!

  21. Kasidy *The Fresh Factor*

    December 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    This gentleman looks very dapper. I’m digging the long socks!

  22. The Afropolitan Shop

    December 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    What an exquisitely dressed man!

  23. Jennifer

    December 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I’d call your footies “no-shows.”

  24. Sara

    December 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Even as a female who sometimes wears dress socks, I completely agree that mid-calf length is the worst! They fall down constantly, what’s the point?!

  25. Andy

    December 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Chic? They look sloppy. Or just wrong. When I saw the photo on this post, I thought it was a “don’t.” Being a dark color helps, but either wear a great sock (Paul Smith, Etro) or at least look like you’ve gone sockless. I found the solution last year, socks cut so low they don’t even show in Supergas (!) in white, gray or black. From Pass the tip on to your buddy.

  26. Sandra

    December 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t think “footies” should EVER be worn. Maybe if you are going to the gym? But even then it is questionable.

  27. maria

    December 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Footie doesn’t work for a man. Here’s the list for you Scott. It’ll be a lot easier to write using these words to replace footie
    slip or
    slip on
    slide on
    shoe liner
    My husband Alessandro and I lived in Milan and since you’re on the subject of men’s socks and you do travel to Italy have you ever been to Gallo socks? You’ll see what I mean :)

  28. John

    December 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Here in London Turnbull and Asser have the widest array of socks, 1/2, 3/4 and full length in cotton, wool, sea island and cashmere in every colour. Wonderful store!

  29. pan juice

    December 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Long socks are not static free and not slim pants friendly ..
    Footies are designs of necessity, mother of all inventions!

    Looks great!

  30. Name*Georgia

    December 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Land’s End carries very nice over the calf socks.

  31. nicoletta

    December 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    o no. not the “footie”, please don’t try and free it. We Italian women have tried with some success to abolish them from the lives of our fellow countrymen for the past decade and now here you come and try to free them again? please tell me you’re not serious.

    long socks rule!

  32. HLH

    December 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Rob Brydon extolled the virtues of the long sock once on QI (my favorite BBC show.)

  33. R

    December 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    trying to find a pair of long, thing, comfortable, quality socks that dont overheat my feet during the workday, any suggestions?

  34. monkeyshines

    December 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  35. pommieknight

    December 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I have a couple of pairs of Pantherella socks, which are excellent. I also like Paul Smith’s socks but I’d recommend that you are careful not to buy any which are overly bright.

    I must confess that I’m not a fan of “trainer socks” being worn with formal shoes, as seen above. A definite NO!

  36. J Umm

    December 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    adore the shoes


  37. Albert

    December 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    New & Lingwood of Jermyn Street has been selling long hoses for a long time before Americans. Or try out Berluti too. They have tremendously beautiful red socks!

  38. Matthieu

    December 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I very much love long socks, however they are not easy to find in North America.

    Here are 2 great sites where you can buy some and be payful with colors:

    These are 2 french sites, but they ship to North America.

  39. Nicole

    December 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve always called them sockettes.

  40. Antonio

    December 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Paul Stuart NY/Chicago carrie over the calf socks in wool and cashmere blends and of great quality. They also stock every color under the sun. Worth checking out!

  41. Mallika

    December 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    AGREE with you! I rather see long socks then tiny ones!

    x Mallika

    PS: Check out my GIVEAWAY!

  42. colorado lyn

    December 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Scott, scott, scott you didn’t learn this in Italy but at your father’s knee. He would never wear short socks with business attire.. he felt it was un-professional to cross your legs and show bare legs above the socks.. so he always worn long over the calf socks…

  43. T

    December 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hamish Bowles might want a word with you …

  44. jason @ belts and buckles

    December 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I used to wear long socks, but I found that my teenage daughter was ‘borrowing’ them. I think there is a pair in every house in Stockport!

  45. Justyna

    December 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    haha, it’s a kind of traditionin Poland to give socks for a Christmas gift… there are tights, pajamas and slippers a on the list as well…

  46. Yosa Addiss

    December 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I am a big fan of for everything sock related. They carry a lot of classic socks (and funky ones too) and they also have sock garters. Free US shipping that is quick and great customer service. I love that I can go in order one pair and be set. I wear boots far more often and am warmer in winter, too!

  47. Janluk

    December 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I buy my long socks at Gammarelli in Roma.
    You can also find them there :

  48. L.

    December 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Traditionally in Europe or at least Italy, long socks were the only option for well-dressed men and short or, heaven forbid, white socks considered an absolute no-go. Until recently also the “invisible” socks, although being practical, were considered pretty unstylish. Things have changed quite a bit as they are nowadays being widely used in the summer. They are commonly available in various styles from ankle-length ones to others cut so low they are invisible even when worn with loafers and fabrics from spongier, athletic-like ones to finest mercerized cotton qualities.

  49. Amy

    December 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I’m okay with footies, especially in the summer. Also – should be “complement”, not “compliment”. I usually wouldn’t say anything because the point came across, but that’s a word you’ll probably have occasion to say/type quite a bit.

  50. Daniel Arnaldi

    December 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    If you don’t calling them footies, my wife refers to short socks as “Sockets”

  51. Daniel Arnaldi

    December 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I missed spelled that, it should be “sockettes”

  52. jessiac

    December 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    In my house we call them ‘sockies’. It’s a cutesy word, so it is perhaps still a bit emasculating, but I do prefer it to ‘footie’.

  53. Name*gg

    December 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    We girls wore “footies” back in the 70′s but called them Peds. There was an athletic version that had giant Pom Poms on the back to keep them from constantly slipping down into the heel of your sneakers. Pretty silly but as a young girl I loved them.

  54. Hannah

    December 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    i love the blue polka dotted socks!would definitely like a pair for christmas!

  55. JD

    December 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Paul Stuart – ‘Over The Calf’. Plain is preferred.

  56. ms

    December 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    J Press has a great selection of long socks. Very few stores, but a good website.

  57. V.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    “Footies” as you say are simply called ankle socks around Seattle

  58. Holly

    December 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Gasp! I’ve been wearing “footies” with chunky mules and thought I invented it! I just assumed everyone would be laughing at me but I like the look.

  59. Viktoria

    December 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    In Sweden I have seen the “footies” advertised as “golf socks”.

    I don´t think anyone should sneer at people wearing short socks in summer, it´s better than sweating into your shoes and getting blisters and then BLEEDING into your shoes. Your sartorially well-chosen shoe, of course.

  60. K.E.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Bresciani=gold standard;
    Also, footies are aka anklets.

  61. Josh

    December 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I call them ankle socks. I think calling them by the name of the body part at which the sock reaches its highest potential is an adequate and non-emasculating way to label them.

  62. Leslie

    December 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Yeah, let me guess – you hate footies because it sounds feminine?

  63. AnthonyC

    December 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hmm. The tall socks I get. Back in the day men had garters. I’m not going there…
    The footies – I can do when I cycle or am running but I just can’t do them otherwise – they remind me too much of women’s tennis socks from the ’70s – less the little ball to keep them from slipping down. Too femme for me no matter how practical.

  64. Fernando

    December 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Scott, you can also find long socks at Bloomingdales and Barneys in the men’s accessories department. Polo sells longs socks. And for those who are penny pinching like me, you can find longs socks at Ross, TJMaxx and the like. Ain’t no shame in shopping at these places, you just gotta Dig DEEP into those piles to find that perfect some-some. Happy Shopping and Merry Holidays!

  65. Reba

    December 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Harrod’s has an excellent selection of long socks. In the US, I like to purchase socks for my husband at Nordstrom.

  66. Bernadette

    December 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Oh Scott, I don’t know about the ‘footie’ with proper shoes. With trainers, converses, etc they are fine but I don’t think they supply enough visual balance for a real shoe (for men or women) and somehow look a little sad popping out enough to be seen. If the ‘no socks’ look is the aim, perhaps its better to invest in inner souls for one’s shoes which can be very helpful for comfort (and dare I mention it, odour) and can be aired and replaced as necessary. Good bootmakers/shoe repairers have lots of options these days, just take the shoes with you to get their recommendation, etc.
    On the long socks front; absolutely! Few things ruin a fella’s look than sitting down to reveal a hairy expanse of calf followed by fadded (or can I even go there mismatched!!) short socks. You can spend a bomb on the suit/trousers and shoes, but if the socks aren’t up to the job – just ruins the whole look, doesn’t it? Established gentlemen’s outfitters US and UK always have longer socks which have been worn in the past with gaiters just under the knee. B

  67. JL

    December 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Mr Porter has some nice over-the-calf socks by both Pantherella and Bresciani.

  68. jodi

    December 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Footies & sockettes = bad!

    Peds is another (more palatable) name for those short socks. I like them too, but find they eventually slide down in the heel when I wear them with my Chuck Ts…

  69. Tracy

    December 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t find the footie to be an attractive look for men but… in women’s clothing a thin footie is sometimes called a “shoe liner”. (In Paris I saw women wearing them with pumps or flats and skirts and you could only see them if are cursed with an eye for detail.)

  70. Rick

    December 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Geez, “footies” unless with athletic shoes is just lame. If you want the sockless look, go sockless. Footieless.

  71. Jeff Musa

    December 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I find nice long men’s socks at Nordstrom – their house brand, I think. Yes, did have the clinging trouser issue with a slim Italian suit, with moderate success spraying anti-cling on the socks and inner trouser legs. On a lark, I ran with it and pulled the legs up into a newsboy look – not bad but was missing the cap.

  72. Carlos

    December 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I work in the hotel industry, which means been on my feet all day long, I lived everywhere USA, Latin America, Europe, ME and now in Asia, I love long socks because it means I can walk the kitchens, restaurants and floors with out pulling them up! But for best results look for the ones with elastics between your toes and ankle. I wish more designers paid more attention to socks, I would not mind spending a lot of money on them. A good pair of socks when you are on your feet all day is a huge difference. Check Harvey Norman in Dubai, they have a great selection of this elastic socks, I buy 50 pairs every time I go to dubai… its obsessive but it proves my point that I will spend a lot of money in socks.
    Amazing web site, I check it every day and it makes my day. Thank you Mr Schuman!!

  73. bria

    December 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I call my boyfriend’s footies “Baby Socks”.

  74. George

    December 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    In Australia we call ‘footies’ socketts. Well i do anyway, and im pretty awesome, so theoretically it should stick. :) hahaha

  75. Lauren

    December 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    You can find Marcoliani long socks at Sid Mashburn in Atlanta. They have a plethora!

  76. Z

    December 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

    The long socks are also made by Polo Ralph Lauren and gold toe socks. They are much classier and I dislike seeing a man with a suit on and his legs are visible because the socks his wearing slid down and are now sitting at his ankles.
    The “footies” I prefer wearing them with running shoes.
    I have shoes for every season categorized depending on their soles (ie how thick the sole is, the thinner the sole the more summer looking it is, the ticker the sole is the more wintery it is) and mainly in the summer I wear drivers- which allows me to go socks-less :)

  77. Cianna

    December 10, 2011 at 1:16 am

    AMEN to ” Socks should always compliment and never dominate the look.” I have seen way too many people wearing brightly colored and obnoxious socks as a misguided fashion statement, and it always makes me cringe.

    A lot of people seem to be calling footies peds; that sounds good! I’ve also heard a variation on the knee sock, the “ankle sock.” My friend called shoe liners “scoop-neck socks” once; it made me chuckle.

  78. Ruba Sidani

    December 10, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I come from Lebanon, where formal men’s wear is seldom experimental. It was interesting to see your point of view on the long socks, Sartorialist.. Growing up, my dad, and every other man in Beirut, these are called “formal socks” to be worn with “formal shoes”… they are THE socks for suits or any slightly formal men’s wear. You’re not properly dressed without them. :)

  79. Eefje

    December 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Try Falke and Burlington for affordable long socks for men.

  80. Nina

    December 10, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Try FALKE socks. ( It’s a German company. High quality and great style.

  81. ellie

    December 10, 2011 at 4:07 am

    The very elegant Fred Astaire sometimes wore colourful (even pink) socks with his signature gray flannels. It’s all in how you pull it off.

  82. francesca

    December 10, 2011 at 4:17 am

    i love this italian (of course) brand
    you can find them at a very cool shop in Milan which is called “high tech” near 10 Corso Como, but also at Rinascente or in many little shops around the city!

  83. riccardo

    December 10, 2011 at 4:29 am

    in italy we call “fantasmino” what you call “the footie”.
    you can translate “fantasmino” with “little ghost” or “ghostie”(i don’t know if ghostie exsist !).

  84. Tracey

    December 10, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Oh my god,I’d never thought of long v short sock before,you are so right,long socks are so much more attractive when the leg is crossed! I am going to buy long socks for all the men in my life!
    P.S love,love the brogue’s,wish more men would wear them.

  85. Paolo

    December 10, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Don’t you know GALLO socks? Oh you should try… …the web site is not the best, but you can find them everywhere

  86. Juan Luis Rodriguez Tudela

    December 10, 2011 at 5:41 am

    You can get a lot of long socks in Paul Stuart (cotton, wool, cahsmere) (New York, Chicago and Tokio). It is a great shop.

  87. alice

    December 10, 2011 at 6:02 am

    A man can ONLY wear long socks. In Italy we women would never NEVER consider a man wearing short socks or, these footies. Awful. Elegance can be a detail but a very important one and socks for a man are like bra for women. You can do without

  88. jo

    December 10, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Socks not dominating an outfit what an American perspective. Dandy Brits go bright socks with Paul Smith and Richard James doing some particularly bright ones. Come to think of it I have several pairs of long bright Italian socks

  89. Nick

    December 10, 2011 at 6:25 am

    ALWAYS long and blue socks !

  90. avidsartorialswagist

    December 10, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Since it seemed to be a consensus that these were hard to acquire right now I looked up the only place I know around me that has Alden’s for sure and they have these in every size.

  91. binaerfunk

    December 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

    As a matter of fact, my mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I came up with either a shirt or socks.
    Will of “A suitable wardrobe” would oppose the notion that flashy socks aren’t very satorial, he’s more on the colourful side.

    In Germany we call these “footsies” either ankle socks (the english term) or Söcklinge, (socklings, so to say)

  92. Volxvergnügen

    December 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

    very nice!

  93. Ella

    December 10, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Long socks (any socks): Falke, simple, classic, affordable:

  94. janerowena

    December 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    The UK is awash with them – here are some very good and reasonably-priced ones, I buy my husband Duchamp ones occasionally but they can be extraordinarily bright!

    Note that next to their own socks they also carry many others.

    In the UK they start to appear in the shops around September.

  95. Andrew

    December 10, 2011 at 8:51 am

    In my opinion the best socks brands are Gallo (italian brand) and Paul Smith. Gallo’s cashmere socks are amazing!!!

  96. CBC

    December 10, 2011 at 8:52 am

    great style…..

  97. Zuza

    December 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

    In Poland calves of men should never show between the sock and the formal trousers. Besides it is too cold for short sock for many months. Ankle socks are generally only used in the summer with sport shoes but even then older men prefer mid-calf socks…

  98. sam

    December 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

    ankle socks? that’s what I call them…

  99. Cristiana

    December 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Footies are called fantasmini (little ghosts) in Italy.

  100. Arie

    December 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Harry Rosen in Canada carries a great selection of long socks.

  101. David

    December 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Never heard them called long socks – only over-the-calf. Having big calves, socks never stayed up. Only recently started using otc’s as a base for my more interesting socks. Works great, and the extra cushioning is comfortable. Usually see them anywhere men’s socks are sold – can confirm Nordstrom as one source. As for the footie – ONLY with athletic shoes, please! Can’t agree with any color/pattern restrictions. Read once that your socks should never be funnier than you are. Luckily I’m a pretty funny guy.

  102. meilssa

    December 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

    the last photo is very sexy…..


  103. Ben

    December 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I have been wearing knee-length socks for a few years now and I can strongly recommend Falke Airport socks. They’re cheap but extremely durable, come in different colors and materials and are available throughout Europe…

  104. Ena

    December 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Gallo’s Italian socks are the best for me!

  105. style not fashion

    December 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

    If anyone thinks over the calf socks are a revelation or things to be found on a treasure hunt, they’re not. In fact, long before the elastic “grippers” on the top of long socks they used garters; that is a “dicey” thought. Show me a guy that’s well dressed, wearing a suit with mid calf socks and I’ll show you someone that has no idea about this blog.

  106. brandjay

    December 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I love tall socks the crazier the better. It add some personalty to what I consider basic preppy outfits.

  107. CRIS

    December 10, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Try Gallo long socks..

  108. Richard

    December 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I love his blazer: especially the cut and wide sharp lapels. The color — not the customary dark blue — is also refreshing. Wish I knew where he purchased it.

  109. LV

    December 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    The best knee socks for men are made by Wolford, an Austrian company.
    Cotton Velvet Knee Socks for men are available worldwide in better stores and online.

  110. Catherine

    December 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Can”t comment on men’s socks (much) but I think the footie is a great look for guys. As for women, I and many of my friends in medicine looked to socks as a way of individualizing while living in the daily uniform of green scrubs. Socks are still my favorite accessory, favorite gift to get and to give.

  111. cigalechanta(mimi)

    December 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Those footies look rediculous with the brown shoes that are too dressy

  112. Eva

    December 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Where i’m from we call them ankle socks. Sounds better then footie right.

  113. Felix

    December 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    you can get long socks pretty much everywhere in Germany, I guess anywhere in Europe. Falke for example is the most popular sock maker in Germany, most models you can also get as long socks.

    What you called footies, we call them sneaker-socks over here, because they are usually worn with casual shoes.

  114. s. pan

    December 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I disagree with the notion that socks should never, ever dominate a look. I would definitely say that most of the time it should compliment the rest of the look, but that’s not an absolute.

    Backyard Bill has photo collections for those with happy socks– I’m not sure if they’re for the Swedish company Happy Socks or just for those who wear bolder, more adventurous socks.


    PS. Where I’m from, we call “footies” ankle socks as well.

  115. Lena

    December 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    My Italian friend calls “footies” fantasmini, little ghosts.

  116. lintmag

    December 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    My mother used to call these “peds” but that’s not a great word either. I like Lena’s comment – “ghosts” would be a cool name for these!

  117. jackie

    December 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Sart, call ‘em “secret socks”.

  118. Nico

    December 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I have a shoe fetish and therefore also a sock fetish. GoldToe are my favorite. They stay where they are all day.

  119. Ricardo

    December 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Wearing long socks in hot climates is the worst! Thank-God for the footies, ghost, socklet’s, or whatever you like because when your in 100 degree plus weather all day you will appreciate the new sock more! Plus wearing long socks leaves marks on your skin- gross….

  120. TA

    December 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t get this “where can you buy them thing” I wore long socks through my business career, starting about 1967. I bought them in any mens’ shop where I bought suits.

  121. MJ

    December 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Footies? EEK! UGH! Who came up with that term? Grown adults should not be pigeonholed into sounding like pedophiles or baby fetishists each time they wish to properly identify their socks.

    Peds are actually smaller than “footies”, coming up just above the toes and on the ankle, essentially only covering the toes and bottoms of your feet.

    I believe Ankle Socks are the less cringe-worthy term for the socks you like to wear with converse etc.

  122. Cath

    December 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    In Australia we call them “ankle socks”. Perhaps better?

  123. Margaret

    December 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I call them peds.

  124. Emily

    December 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Without a doubt – WOLFORD for men’s knee socks. You should really treat yourself to a luxury foot covering. Also my favorite women’s hosiery. Their satin opaque tights have a great slippery texture that never clings to skirts or dresses no matter the fabric.

  125. Christine

    December 11, 2011 at 12:05 am

    As an American, I have never called them “footies.” The term I use is no-show socks. Even though they actually do show :)

  126. Maximilian

    December 11, 2011 at 1:48 am

    One of the things I learned for life from my dad, and mum, was to wear long socks when wearing a suit. It is just as important and influencing the entire look of a man in a suit like the right length of the pants, sleeves, etc.
    Saying that, wearing just socks can completely ruin a otherwise perfect look and impression. Sometimes you see politicians or other men of public interest on TV when crossing their legs and than the most embarassing thing happens…., you see a piece of white hairy skin….NOT ACCEPTABLE.
    My provider of trust for long socks is the German brand FALKE.

  127. MR

    December 11, 2011 at 2:50 am

  128. Laure

    December 11, 2011 at 3:53 am
    They have a boutique in Paris, and their sock are great, not too tight, not falling down either, and they come from Italy !

  129. Dorothea

    December 11, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Footie? Really? I’m from the US and we’ve always called them ankle socks. I didn’t know sock style could be so charged.

  130. Sebastian Lindquist

    December 11, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I’ve heard that there are supposed to launch a new brand focusing entirely on socks, fil d’ecosse, filo scozia… top of the line.. with patterns, colors.. a new way of seeing socks not as socks but as footwear. I was told that they will go under the name CANARINO. Their site is under development and everything is borned in sweden and made in italy.

    So heads up for launch dates in summer/fall 2012.

    Remember where you heard it first…

  131. fashionxxi

    December 11, 2011 at 6:42 am

    This is style!

  132. rapi

    December 11, 2011 at 7:17 am

    ok, lets see what we can call them…heel-ers, heelees, toe-ers, toeees, footers, footies…anklies, anklers, anklisms…footinis…shoevinis, shoequists, footquists…oh, here is the best: shoedinis…please continue this list, if inclined

  133. dave

    December 11, 2011 at 7:18 am

    In England by footie we mean football, which you call soccer ;)

  134. mark

    December 11, 2011 at 7:31 am has a great selection of long socks.

    great post.

  135. annabella

    December 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Scott, you put a picture up like that first one and it ain’t about the socks for moi.
    Geeze world, take a gander at Mr. Ricci, (me thinks it is him). As always, looking smashing all the way from the top of his dreamy hair to the tip of his brogue. ok, Nice socks too.

  136. antique engagement rings

    December 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Forget the socks.. he’s Fantastic!

  137. Sidney Alonso

    December 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Long socks available at Bloomingdale’s. The “Gold Toe” brand has them in black and brown, but you can also find long Ralph Lauren’s.

  138. jo

    December 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Amen! To socks should always complement but never dominate. Amen, indeed (:

  139. Danielle

    December 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I gave long socks set as a birthday gift for my boyfriend in June, and he looooves them. Great suggestion :)

  140. Gabriela

    December 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Bravo! Long live the long sock. We’re in London — the (half) Italian boyfriend buys his at Harvey & Hudson on Jermyn Street.

  141. Valeria Meli

    December 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    As another place where you can buy elegant long socks I suggest Boggi. It’s one of the most famous brands for men clothing, a very classy one here in Milan. My father always goes to Brooks Brothers or Boggi when he wants to have a perfect suit done, and when I go with him I cannot help loving all the elegance that those two places have.


  142. christian

    December 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Falke is a famous german brand for long socks. I like them in red, orange, green or purple.

  143. Bob

    December 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “We have to come up with a better word” …
    German hosiery company Falke calls them “No-show socks”.

  144. E.

    December 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    We call ‘footies’: ankle socks.

  145. Q

    December 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    In my neighborhood in Chicago, we call them no-show socks.

  146. David Halsted

    December 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Jordan Marc Benedict is correct regarding Nordstroms. They make a superior product. Also ask your local haberdasher to special order the over the calf style. With regard to the static cling problem….buy a can of Static Guard. It works wonders.

  147. eleanor

    December 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Ha! My husband, who thinks he discovered the “footie” or “anklet” sock, calls them “foot-panties”!

  148. Jason

    December 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Visit Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue to get your over the calf socks.

  149. Adato

    December 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Footies or peds should be worn but not seen!

  150. bill

    December 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Um, every store sells “long” or over the calf socks…i have never worn anything else with a suit. BB, Nordstrom, Jos.A Bank, Filene’s, Johston & Murphy, etc, etc, etc,

  151. Tim

    December 12, 2011 at 12:48 am

    In Australia, and perhaps elsewhere, we call ‘footies’ Sockettes.
    I think it’s because one of our more popular sports (Rugby League) is called Footy – sp maybe we go for the more ‘European’ sockette. Australia is a land of contradictions.
    And personally I hate a visible sockette – it drives me crazy.

  152. Annabel

    December 12, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Wolford have the best long socks. Not cheap but last forever

  153. annabella

    December 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Mr. Ricci: “You talkin’ to me”?

    The Sartorilisst: Click!

  154. Mich

    December 12, 2011 at 7:16 am

    In South Africa we call them secret socks and they are all the craze with cool teenage boys who wear them with skaters or takkies (sneakers). Could also have something to do with the heat!

  155. Natalia

    December 12, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Oh dear… I’m from Spain and can’t believe you wear mid-calf socks in the US.

  156. Flossie

    December 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Scott, you say that ‘Socks should always complement and never dominate the look’. For me, the absence of a sock (and that includes the appearance created by a footie) also dominates the look. I would be staring at that little sliver of bare flesh, and forgetting to look at the whole picture.

  157. Max B

    December 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

    My grandfather was used to say “Short socks are for kids only”

  158. enhanced diamonds

    December 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I just love long socks…..!

  159. mcb

    December 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Chaps in London know that for long socks head for New and Lingwood of Jermyn Street. Light wool with a dash of stretch nylon, they are comfortable and warm.

    I’m sorry Sartorialist, those footies are an abomination. Long socks only please, you will never go back to short ones.

  160. Susana Holtz

    December 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

    For me it’s a ugly vision. I prefer long socks when wears classical shoes.

  161. Name* Russell

    December 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I travel to Italy a lot and always shop for over the calf legnth socks. Italian men wear a variety of colors; style (plain or ribbed) and cotton or wool or some mix ans are sized based on shoe size. The varierty is astounding. I once bought 40 pair without repeating a color;many were pastels because of the spring season. In US Paul stuart is the best source.

  162. Lydia

    December 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    In England we call those very short socks ‘trainer socks’ which isn’t much more inspiring!!!

  163. marcos molina

    December 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    the “no sock” look is prevalent with skaters.
    thus, vans makes some really good [always stay in place] socks that are very low:
    i use them 1/2 the time with sneakers or classic shoes. depending on the pants being worn, it can be a good look.

  164. David Ferreira

    December 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    You should pay a visit to the Calzedonia stores, in Milan, or other european cities like lisbon or Madrid… You’ll find a lot of those long socks with lots of colors and diferent materials… And it’s very cheap! my favorites ones, the lovely wool and cashemeer blend!


  165. His Grace the Duke of Winchester

    December 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Long socks such as these used to be known as “Gentleman’s half hose” – good (and bright) examples of the form can be had from Gallo and from Duchamp.

  166. katie

    December 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

    secret socks! That’s what I have always called them (and most people I know).

  167. M.Smith

    December 13, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Footies = tennis socks.

  168. Tran Binh Giang

    December 13, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Those footies.
    I call them Skin Socks

  169. Michael

    December 13, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Long socks or no socks at all!

  170. Pia

    December 13, 2011 at 4:26 am

  171. Alex

    December 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

    In certain circles in Germany it is considered bad taste for men to show “leg,” therefore the wide use of over-the-calf socks – in winter and summer. A good brand is Falke – they are virtually indistructable.

  172. Annie

    December 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

    In South Africa they are called secret socks

  173. Leigh-Anne

    December 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

    In South Africa we call the secret socks. Far less dorky that footies :)

  174. Dilara

    December 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I think FALKE is the best sock producer in the globe! The long ones are perfect.

  175. Gustavo

    December 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Long socks=

    Nicola Ricci rules!!!!!

  176. Sean

    December 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    You can find those at Costco in it’s own brand Kirkland, and they are very cheap.

  177. Magnus

    December 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I have never seen the point of the “footie”… If you want the sock-free look but think it’s uncomfortable to go barefoot in your leather shoes, go for the “Invisable” by Falke! It’s fantastic, and you don’t see the edge of the sock when wearing shoes (also works with loafers), becasue the cut is much deeper!
    They have them on Slefridges in London for example,

  178. Georgina

    December 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I’ve always thought that socks should be worn long (sports socks don’t count) or not at all. As for “footies” don’t like the name or them either!

  179. Jon

    December 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I see no mention of V.K. Nagrani long socks. They are superior to the Pantherella socks, or actually any brand I’ve tried. They also run limited edition socks, in 500 pair lots. None that overpower too much.

  180. Christien

    December 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    In europe we call them ‘ancle socks’, but still they’re are really no-go.

  181. Ezmundo

    December 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    anyone know where the shoes are from – really like them..

  182. Philip McIntyre

    December 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Folks, for 13 years we have made the best long sock on the planet. They stay up, do not over heat and are built to support, not bind the leg. In addition, we only make 312 pairs per colour.

  183. Alin

    December 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Socks can really give personality to an outfit:

  184. Karen Penner

    December 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What a great post. We get asked sock questions all the time at our store ( Our recommendation is that suits deserve knee-length coordinating socks and lace-up shoes. When you are properly dressed in a suit and beautiful shoes, you definitely don’t want your hairy legs showing when you sit down. Pantherella, Bresciani, and V.K. Nagrani are all excellent choices in both solds and patterned socks. If you are looking for a source, any better men’s store should carry knee-length socks.Casual dressing is another story and shorter socks and patterned socks can add a bit of fun and whimsy to your look. We love Paul Smith’s striped socks for this look and also stock some great mid-calf fun socks from a company called Per Pedes. As for the ankle socks … save them for the tennies!

  185. Lucky Nahum

    December 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Long socks, otherwise known as over-the-calf (OTC for the abbreviation) have always been a personal favorite.
    As a retailer I sold them at a much higher ratio to the shorter version predominantly because of my personal preference but mostly because it made sense. Long socks do not leave the awkwardly looking space of skin between where the short sock ends and the pant begins exposed. The comfort level, the never having to pull them up (with quality socks) is difficult to dispute. The short sock were generally relegated to the conversationals, the whimsical, fun socks. When I designed my very first collection EMANUELE, I followed this very same course.
    Long live the long socks!!!!

  186. CLP

    December 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Anyone know where can you purchase the ‘blue’ sockettes shown in the pic?

  187. Scott, save your life with these...

    December 14, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Hi Scott,
    With all the international air travel you do, please look into wearing graduated compression socks while flying. They’re very comfortable, are “long” as you’ve requested, and are nearly 100% effective at preventing DVTs (deep vein thrombosis). Age and health make nearly no difference in your risk of getting a DVT blood clot.

    Lots of color and style options available. I’m an international airline pilot, and have worn them for years.
    check out the selection at

  188. Sibyll Dannemann

    December 14, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Try good old German company:

    best quality, best long socks for men
    Forget Brooks Brother beside them.
    You will never go back to something else. Bristol and Airport are perfect.

  189. Pantless

    December 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Anyone know where I can find some pants like those in the second photo? What material is that?

  190. Rebecca Song

    December 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    In Australia, we call these shorter socks “anklets”. What do you reckon??

  191. Laurence

    December 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations to you all Americans !! You are so creative with the socks !! I have had the great honour to participate at the launching of the Ovadafût Socks ( Vivek Nagrani so talentuous, a really smart guy as we here in France are meaning it). Creating a whole range of high quality patterns hosiery with a 200 years old french manufacturer was incredible in 2000, Vik was the one to bet it with success. Today, Ovadafût is the reference. Kiss from France !!

  192. ELENA

    December 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Being an Italian woman married to an Irish guy, I was SHOCKED when I first saw my husband’s socks.
    I think I even said at one point, “dear if you ever want to meet my family you have to wear these socks” I mean, the wrong socks are a BIG DEAL IN ITALY…

    I think they were the first thing I bought for him just like saying “hei you either wear these, or that’s it!”
    He complained for a little while but then got used to it, and now loves them even though but he wears the footies underneath!!! which I let him do ;-)
    I find shorter socks ridiculous, I’m glad to finally hear an English speaking men saying it!

  193. Chris James

    December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Its so cool to see someone match without being too “matchy” lol….Lovin the blue jacket, blue dots on the shirt n socks, and last but not least the leather band.

    I am also a fan of long socks. Visit Jos. A. Bank Clothiers stores or shop online(, to find wool, cotton, and silk over the calf dress socks ;)

  194. David

    December 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    The Dandy Store in Paris sells long socks

  195. Wendi

    December 16, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Turnball & Asser has long socks…enjoy

  196. Wendi

    December 16, 2011 at 1:51 am

    ***typo…TurnbUll & Asser

  197. Anna-Maria

    December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

    You need to get what the Italians call fantasmini as an alternative to long socks for the summer.

  198. Laura

    December 17, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I vote ankle socks.

  199. Stevie E.

    December 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I only wear long socks! Ben Silver in Charleston has them in cotton and in wool. They have a website and catalogue.

  200. Ministero della Bellezza

    December 18, 2011 at 6:31 am

    the Italians are always vulgar

  201. Alex

    December 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love wearing long socks that come up pretty much to my knee, whether I am wearing a suit or even jeans. They are so much more comfortable when they clear your calf and don’t bunch up around your ankles.

    That being said, here in Canada, I’ve had relatively good luck with Calvin Klein dress socks. They’re typically quite long and come in a variety of colours!

  202. rachel

    December 19, 2011 at 3:50 am

    we call them ankle socks…

  203. Stacey

    December 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Sockettes asvwevcall them in australis are the best type of socks to wear with converse and any other kind of low slung casual shoe much better term then footie. They slso seem to be more low-cut.

  204. Sarah

    December 20, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I love short little socks, the ones you call “the footie”. I call then “not socks”.

  205. Allison

    December 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Brioni makes wonderful long men’s socks.

  206. Floripond

    December 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Lauren Ralph Lauren women’s over the knee socks. I love them (I’m a guy).

  207. Hayley

    December 21, 2011 at 8:16 pm


  208. Valeria

    December 22, 2011 at 5:16 am

    the best quality of long socks (for me) are made in “filo di scozia” (i don’t know the right word in english), and I don’t think about brand when I buy them.
    I use to call the footies “fantasmini”; they are like a small gost, invisible but always there :)

  209. Therese

    December 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    They are also commonly called “n0-shows” or liners. Cole Haan makes great mens socks.

  210. spaceman

    December 25, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Can anyone tell me what kind of shoes he is wearing?
    they are beautiful

  211. Leeni

    December 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Even as a woman, I enjoy the look of oxford shoes and a pair of long socks that pull the look together. Socks are always an underestimated accessory. This gentleman has it going on, notice how the color of the little design on the sock matches his jacket and he also has a little detailing on his shirt cuffs. This is style.

  212. Darren

    December 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Tommy Hilfiger makes long dress socks with the additional elastic in between the toes and heel. They’re super comfortable and well made. I’ve owned mine for years and they refuse to wear out. I bought mine very inexpensively at a Century 21 in NYC.

  213. Multi Grooves

    December 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Ralph do great long socks.

  214. Viet

    December 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    You can find long socks in Prada. I won’t say they are great as I’m not a big fan of long socks.

  215. Lamika

    January 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Italian: Gallo, Grifoni, loro piana?,brioni, boggi. Uk: Pringle of scotland / barlinghton

  216. Saksox

    January 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Hello, this is a very interesting post. I own a sock company called Tabbisocks-all legwear produced in Japan and distributed through North America. Although we do not sell men’s long hosiery in the U.S. they are one of the best sellers in Japan and we’re thinking about introducing them here as well. And no.. let’s not even talk about wearing footies with suit pants!

    I know Cole Haan have some nice ones.

  217. Mattinphilly

    January 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I call those half socks “peds” – as in the sentence “Men should not wear peds.” If you are wearing pants you should wear socks, even crazy clown socks look better than sockless.

  218. Name*

    January 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    You can actually find long socks at H&M, or maybe they are just oversized “middies”.

  219. Meaghan

    January 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Friends of mine have long called the footie a mostly, because they’re mostly socks but not wholly socks.

  220. MissMeags

    January 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Not footies; mostlies, as in mostly socks but not quite

  221. Name*Ezmundo

    January 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Anyone know where these shoes are from…?

  222. van

    January 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    One real disadvantage of socks (any length) is that they can cause hair on calves to come off. The resulting look is not attractive and a sure sign of aging–any male older than 30 who wears socks often is going to have an abrupt sock line. I like socks, but I try to avoid them unless absolutely necessary.

  223. Paolo Maurizio

    January 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    A better word for “footie”?
    we italians we call the short socks “small ghosts”! isn’t it peculiar?

  224. Kevin Kraham

    January 31, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Try over-the-calf socks from J. Press. They’re easy to match up after washing because of the matching colored top rims.

  225. mutu

    February 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    ezmundo, i think the shoes are from crockett n jones ,model arden, in burgundy. if anybody knows for sure where the shoes are from,do let me know

  226. Frank

    February 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I agree. Socks should either be worn all the way up or all the way down…how does it make sense to wear them right at the calf where it’ll surely fall down. I found some really low cut socks online ( and tried them out. I thought they were really comfortable and it helped me obtain the look I was going for. Just wish they had more colors.

  227. car hire johannesburg

    February 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

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  228. Renaud

    February 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

    For the French speaking ones. this website offers long socks. Don’t know if they deliver to the US though…

  229. thomas

    April 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Try Berg and Berg from Oslo Norway.

    They have excellent socks made in Italy.

  230. Joe

    May 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Turnbull and Asser sell the best long socks

  231. May 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

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  232. :)

    May 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    they’re called ankle socks

  233. Piotrek

    June 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Oh i just love knee socks. Wear them allmost all year. In summer on cooler days sometimes i wear my white soccer socks with black shorts. ;-)

  234. Piotrek

    June 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I just love to wear knee socks (my girlfriend adors them). They look great and are so comfy. I wear them allmost whole year. In summer some times i alsow wear white soccer socks with shorts, which look great on me ;-)

  235. Davide

    April 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

    real nice shot! real italina style

  236. vazzyy

    April 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    You MUST try the italian brand GALLO..
    The socks are sooo comfortables! There’s always a lot of colour!!! If you like the stripes you must buy it.
    I’m very happy because they have opened a new store in London and I don’t have to go in Milan to buy it!

  237. Eli

    May 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Talking socks, I stopped buying them from Italy. They are here in UK. I use only Daniel Jacob socks. They are MADE IN ITALY and with the most popular designs. They are great in quality, super great in prices ( I don’t know how they do it ) and very happy with their service.
    They also have this nice gift box which is great for presents you must see it.
    See and decide for yourself

  238. Georgina

    November 11, 2013 at 3:00 am

    I’m from England and call these short socks ‘trainer socks’, as they should only be worn with trainers!

  239. Sabrina Steinbeck Malara

    July 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    The nome for “footie” in italy is “fantasmino” that means little gost. Actually nobody in italy would says that fantasmini are nowhere near ti the concept of “chic”.
    Long socks forever!!!

  240. Tobias McDougal

    November 27, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Paul Stuart has beautiful merino over the calf socks in all colors

  241. zorab

    February 6, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Long socks looks attractive but in now days most people like ankles. The main reason of this that boys almost wear narrow short jeans now a days and with this they wear colorful short socks because long socks looks too odd with narrow short jeans. So long socks is only for those people who wear formal pants especially for office going persons.

  242. Chaussettes fil d'écosse

    November 30, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I prefer long socks, it’s elegant and much more comfortable !

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