Our dress socks are made in Italy with certified natural materials, in the highest standards of quality and comfort. We have worked on great colour combinations and express our flair with specific patterns and designs. We have created our Signature collection for both gentlemen and ladie: we believe we are the first to offer dress socks for ladies of the same quality of men's and we hope there is enough interest to add to it in the future. My lady is pushing for it, claiming her legs have never been so silky smooth! I have to agree...
SOCKS THAT ACTUALLY FIT THEIR PURPOSE
The best of design is always a combination of form and function. Our socks are made to size, which makes them look perfect on your feet, but also means no extra fabrics around the heel for those with smaller feet, or stretching If you have larger feet. We started wearing socks to protect our feet and keep them dry, so it's funny that most of us wear socks that cause them pain and don't help much with absorbing sweat.
On that last point, made to size also means no need to use synthetic fibres, which not only eliminates that pulling force which would make your socks drop, but is ideal for your skin and ensures maximum breathability.
With a long band that doesn't compress your calves, thus leaving no marks and not impeding blood circulation, and hand-linked and reinforced toe and heel, we have created for you socks so fine and well-fitting, good for your skin, in timeless elegant style...and there's more.
THIN YET DURABLE SILKY SOCKS
Made to measure socks, to perfectly fit their purpose, also have to be thin, so they don't create pressure on your feet when wearing shoes that are also fitting very well, for example bespoke shoes. That's why our socks are knitted in high-needle number machines. More needles make for a denser fabric, which is fine yet durable, breathable and lets cotton, wool, cashmere and silk keep your feet at the right temperature.
SUPER FINE ~ High needle numbers for a high density fine fabric, that's smooth and breathable, perfect to wear with bespoke shoes
DURABLE ~ The dense construction of our dress socks and reinforced heel and toe ensure durability.
NATURAL FABRICS ~ For dry, happy legs and feet
LIGHT COMPRESSION ~ No need to pressure your calves and impede blood circulation, thanks to the perfect fit.
SEAMLESS FEEL ~ Toes and heels are hand-linked, for a continuous smooth surface
PERFECT FIT ~ Gently hugging, and stay up!
OVER THE CALF DRESS SOCKS
Yes, we only offer over-the-calf/knee-high dress socks.
Were you looking for mid lenght socks? We believe our over-the-calf socks are best for you as they stay up all day and don't cause discomfort and irritation to your skin thanks to natural fibers and their perfect fit. Once you've tried them on, you realise you don't need any sort of suspenders or tight elastic...again, exceptional comfort is possible without compromising on style.
Now let's have a look at our different collections.
The highest expression of The Purple Seal style: our cotton & silk dress socks in this micro herringbone pattern are the perfect combination of comfort, versatility, durability and luxury. Knitted on a 240 needles superfine gauge machine, these socks offer a superb luxurious feel and extra comfort all year round.
We reccomend you wear these socks with bespoke or well fitting shoes, on occasion that don't require a lot of walking, to ensure maximum durability, as these are extra thin!
CASHMERE & SILK
A marriage of comfort and style, with the combination of these two prestigious fibres: our most luxurious winter oriented dress socks that, thanks to the extra-thin construction and the use of silk, you can wear in warmer weather too
100% ORGANZINO SILK
A favourite of the Royals and the wealthy to this day, silk socks have always been synonymous of luxury and elegance as they are a perfect combination of look and feel. Silk, by nature, offers you a beautiful sheen effect, elevated by the extra-thin finish that results in an almost translucent sock. Its thermal and antibacterial properties make these socks wearable all year round.
WOOL & SILK
Merino wool have thinner and less scaled hair, which results in a softer and less itchy fabric compared to regular sheep’s wool, that tends to be very rough on your skin. We can say that in some cases it’s very close to cashmere if it’s yarned as thin as our socks are.
COTTON & SILK
The combination of these two all year round fibres (75% Egyptian cotton - 25% Silk) have extra durability and luxury compared to the 100% cotton collections, a perfect marriage of the amazing properties of both cotton and silk. Crafted in the same way as our Signature Collection, but in a different style.
Knitted on a 240 needles superfine gauge machine, these socks offer a superb luxurious feel and extra comfort all year round. Just like our Signature socks, we reccomend a little extra care with these...benefits are completely worth a little extra attention.
100% MERINO WOOL
And oh, so fine! If you are thinking about heavy, itchy wool socks, well, think again! We present to you these socks in a very subtle pattern that we know works well in business, business casual and casual occasion. Surprisingly versatile!
100% EGYPTIAN COTTON
Made 100% from Egyptian Mako cotton they can be worn all year round. Extra thin, yet extremely durable thanks to the Mako cotton variety (long staple cotton yarn) and the process it has been subject to (gassed, mercerized Cotton Lisle).
100% PIMA COTTON
Pima cotton is one of the most luxurious cotton fibres in the world: a kind to skin vegetable fibre which is extremely versatile, hypoallergenic and with insulating properties. Wearable all year round, our Pima cotton collection is very colourful, thus placing itself in the business casual/casual dress code realm. Still, these are extra fine socks, knitted on a 176 needles machine, preserve the softness of this amazing cotton fibre. Personally I like to wear them with Chelsea boots.