Knee socks – a question of region
Knee socks are socks that reach to just below the knee – hence the name. In some regions, knee socks are also known as ‘Kniestrümpfe’, or ‘knee stockings’. After all, by definition, socks are short and stockings are long. The regional differences are pronounced: the Swiss always use the term ‘knee socks’, even if the socks in question reach to the knee, because stockings are something worn by women.
While the Swiss tend to speak of knee socks, ‘knee stockings’ is the preferred term in much of Germany. According to the Duden dictionary, there’s no such thing as a knee sock, just a knee stocking.
Knee socks – a question of taste
Speaking of women, in our experience, they have a decided weakness for knee socks on men. We don’t mean a fetish – it’s actually much simpler than that. Knee socks are high enough to cover a gentleman’s calves so that only the sock is visible, and it’s frowned upon for men to show their legs in a business setting.
However, these days, men tend to prefer calf socks to knee socks. We’ve been in the online sock business since 1999, so we can reveal that now, only every eighth sock purchaser is buying knee socks. And even men who often wear knee socks don’t always do so. Depending on the dress code, the elegant knee sock tends to be paired with a business suit, whereas calf-length socks are the rule with casual outfits and jeans.
High-quality knee socks
Our ribbed knee socks are made from high-quality mercerized cotton, reinforced with polyamide on the soles. The socks are produced in northern Italy and provide an outstanding fit that won’t slip down the leg. High-quality materials, top-class manufacturing and an excellent fit ensure that our socks are comfortable and pleasant to wear. The extra-wide top band – also known as an English cut – prevents slippage even with garterless socks. Our knee socks are good for your legs and feet.
We offer socks in large sizes as well as in the standard 39–46 (US size 6.5–13) range. Our knee socks are available in anthracite, navy and dove blue up to size 48 (US 15), and we also provide black knee socks for men up to size 52 (US 19). Our range has a long history: we’ve been selling our socks online at the same prices since 1999. And what’s more, as with all our products, we deliver our sophisticated knee socks worldwide, quickly and at no additional cost.