A few stages in the life of a sock
Faded flowers end up in the compost. Sour milk goes down the drain. And old socks? They normally end up back on our feet. Put them on or chuck them out? Following are a few stages in the life of a sock which should make this decision easier for you.
Let us know what you think.
As our customer, you are important to us. We have spent more than 15 years striving daily to improve our products and service. We also like to hear what you think of us. Without holding anything back. Open and transparent.
We receive positive feedback from a wide range of countries every day. This makes us very proud. But enough about us – we want to hear what our customers have to say:
«These socks are s...more
Enjoy an even more relaxed snowy season with fresh clothes.
Before the winter holidays began, the weather forecast for many areas was ‘mostly cloudy, snow at even the lowest altitudes’. The lucky ones are already living in the mountains and can enjoy the white splendour.more
Every major step in life begins with a fresh pair of socks.
Every major step in life begins with a fresh pair of socks. Take your first step into the new year in our high-quality socks, and ensure that you are sitting pretty all year round with our sockscription.
Now is the perfect time to make room for something ...more
New: Funky Socks SEVEN to TWELVE
And the beat goes on. Philipp Fankhauser has just released his new album HOME, securing him a place on the hit parade podium.
Together we are launching our new Funky Socks SEVEN to TWELVE to accompany this music. If your wardrobe were a band, your socks would play the drums. They set the rhythm. They hold the band together. Everything is geared to them. Funk is rhythmic and Funky Socks give you rhythm. Step to the beat.more
T-shirts, boxers or briefs; our underwear is made of the finest Pima cotton and feels soft and smooth on your skin. Its unique and natural sheen has earned the cotton the name “the silk of South America”. The Pima cotton fibres are longer and thicker, giving our underwear high stability and a top-notch quality.
Try for yourself just how comfortable our t-shirts are
Choose between V-necked, round necked or sleeveless t-shirts. Available in whi...
Always ready to make an entrance
Looking for the perfect shirt? Then grab this opportunity by the collar and order our top-quality business shirts. Our business shirts are now also available in light blue from our online shop.
Are you looking for a tailored or classic cut shirt? The choice is yours!
Are you still buying or are you already relaxed?
Do you know that feeling when niggling sock sorrows mean that you can’t sleep at night and can’t concentrate on your work during the day? Relax - there is a simple formula to combat these sorrows: the sockscription.
Even if you are not experiencing these symptoms, it's worth subscribing to socksmore
Only the best is good enough
Treat yourself to the best socks in the world
Do you set great store by quality and continuity? Then you have come to the right place.
Since 1999 we have been strictly ensuring that only the best raw materials are used to produce our socks. This is something regularly seen in...more
We would like to wish you a successful year 2014!
As a new year begins, we look back and take stock. We looked back to discover what makes our customers particularly stand out. And we discovered: BLACKSOCKS customers are successful!
Could it be that our customers are successful thanks to their sockscription, which gives them more time for the important things in life? A sockscription means no more tedious sock buying and sorting ever again....more
Delicate stripes, not tiny checks
The tie is increasingly being left at home. Leaving the tie behind means losing your last remaining splash of colour. So add a lick of paint to your outfit with stylish stripes that offer a discreet rather than flamboyant touch.
Our popular business light socks, made from mercerised cotton, are now also available in two striped designs:
either fully striped
White business shirts
Grab the opportunity by the collar. Order one of the new BLACKSOCKS shirts for yourself or as a gift.
See for yourself how much simpler your life could be when you are not only freed from sock sorrows, but also from shirt sorrows.
What will it be: classic or tapered?
The straight, classic Bastienne with ...
The best socks in Switzerland
Treat yourself to the best socks in the world!
Is only the best good enough for you? It is for us, too. This is why our sock expert, the Blacksocks Master Sockmaker, persistently strives after ensuring continuity and quality. And the efforts pay off.
For the past ten years, our bestseller from Italy - the classic calf sock - has ranked among the best socks in the world. Thanks to our attention to detail a...more
Precious stones for your feet
Treat yourself to the luxury of emeralds on your feet!
Our socks are now available in emerald for a short time only. Everyday life is often grey enough, so treat your feet to the refined radiance of emerald. The pleasant freshness of the emerald colour adds a real boost to your outfit.
We are now offering the BLACKSOCKS classic calf socks made of finest Pima cotton, our elegant knee socks, both ribbed, and our smooth "Bus...more
Probably the smartest socks in the world
NEW: Socks with RFID-technology
BLACKSOCKS, inventor of the sockscription, is ridding the world of another sock problem by launching the first sock with RFID technology.
Every sock is fitted with a communication button which makes it uniquely identifiable when sorting. After washing, you can pair the socks up correctly using wireless technology and the BLACKSOCKS iPhone app.
and receive a pair of socks for free!
Would you recommend us?
80 % of our customers answer this question with a clear 'Yes'. In theory, they would recommend us anytime. In reality, the number of customers who have actually recommended BLACKSOCKS to other people is smaller.
And yet, this word-of-mouth recommendation could be worth your while: you will receive a pair of socks for free for any new customers you recommend us to.
If you want to know if your socks are midnight black or just foggy grey, use the BLACKSOCKS app and the iPhone camera to take a black reading. A traffic light system appears on the screen to make clear whether the socks are still wearable (or still bearable). The BLACKSOCKS iPhone app can be downloaded as of now from your iPhone or via iTunes.
Don't hesitate, download it now: www.blacksocks.com/appmore
A new level of comfort
Your business socks have never been so sporty
Urban Comfort is the sporty business sock from BLACSOCKS for men who want to be well dressed whatever the occasion.
The best way to walk is on a soft surface: Urban Comfort socks have a soft terry sole and smooth finish, making them really comfortable to wear. The comfort cuff stops them cutting into the ankle. Socks do not get much more comfortable than this.
V-neck or round neck
Our t-shirts are made from the finest Pima cotton and have a perfect fit.
Test their feel and let Suzette, Babette, Antoinette and Colette seduce you! Choose between V-necked, round necked or sleeveless t-shirts. They are available in white and black.
Our underwear made from Pima cotton is completely skin-friendly and allergy-tested, of course.
Pima cotton: high comfort of wear
Its unique and natural sheen has earned the cot...more
Business light socks
Unlike the classical calf socks, the Business light is not ribbed, is significantly thinner and yet hard-wearing and opaque. The high proportion of mercerised cotton – also known as fil d’Ecosse – provides a silky, wash-resistant sheen and high durability.
The socks are manufactured in northern Italy. They meet the requirements of the Oeko-Tex 100 standard and are thus non-irritating to the skin and allergy-tested.
Like all our products, the Business light ...more
20 extra days of free time
As a BLACKSOCKS customer and sockscriber, you recognise the value of a sockscription and appreciate the convenience of no longer having to shop around for socks:
Unlimited luxury – a life free of sock stress and 20 extra days of free time!
Year after year, valuable hours, even days, are wasted on recurring thoughts such as “I really ought to ...” and “Which ones did I buy last time?”, not to mention the nerve-wracking task of sorting out mismatched ...
In different colors
Our calf socks are winners of a consumer test survey and the bestsellers of the BLACKSOCKS line.
They are made from the most high-quality cotton types in the world: Pima cotton - also called "the silk of South America." This cotton is characterized by its high stability and tension resistant strength. Thanks to the cotton's long fibers, the socks become linty less quickly and are more durable.
Our classic calf socks: now available in black, navy, gr...more
Over one million pairs sold!
Back in 1999, we launched the sockscription, a completely new idea designed to free men from sock stress. In 2008 – thanks to you – we have a good reason to celebrate: The delivery of our one millionth pair of calf socks!
At first, our vision of a world free of sock stress was dismissed as a lunatic idea, but word soon spread and a growing number of satisfied customers helped to carry the idea of a sock subscription out into the world. We now supply socks to 60,000...more
Socks on subscription
In 1999, in order to rid the world of sock sorrows, we founded BLACKSOCKS and launched the sockscription. We now send socks – and since 2007 we have also been sending underwear – all around the world.
To celebrate our anniversary, we have rummaged the archives and dug out a few anecdotes. Would you like to draw your own picture of our story?
Never enough socks in your drawer?
Never buy socks again, never sort out socks again. You t...more
Become a fan!
You can now use your Facebook password to login to our site.
Your first name, surname and e-mail address are already stored on your Facebook account, so all you have to do is fill in the missing address details.
This has simplified the login process so that in future you can access our site quickly and easily via your Facebook account.
Become a fan!
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