Blacksocks knows the age of all socks

How to determine the age of your socks?

Blacksocks knows the age of all socks

Are they free of holes but no longer completely black? The high quality of our socks means that the colour will fade long before any holes appear.

Customer feedback, independent tests and years of experience have all demonstrated that the quality of our socks is held in high regard and rarely gives cause for complaint.

To enable us to monitor our production series, our socks all have a systematic "stitching flaw" in the heel area. This is a kind of barcode consisting of a combination of seven stitch lines that are either short or long.

How to determine the age of your socks

Simply have a look at the area just above the smooth heel section. It is easiest to start from the central stitch line above the centre of the heel and count the three lines on either side of this line. The combination of seven lines provides information on the production year of your socks.

Heel socks

2005 ' | | | | | '
2006 | ' | | | ' |
2007 | | | ' | | |
2008 | | | | | ' '
2009 ' | ' | | | |
2010 | | ' ' ' | |
2011 ' | | | | | '
2012 | | | | | ' |
2013 | ' | | | | |
2014 || || || XX XX || ||

Identification of defective socks

In 2005, we produced a series of 12,000 defective pairs of socks. Unfortunately, we delivered half of them to our customers. Thanks to the bar codes, we were able to identify and replace the defective socks sent back to us. The other half of the series was disposed of.

Very good comfort for medium-light sock. I'm very happy with this choice.
26/01/2017
Paul Torres
Chicago
Best socks I know of.
25/01/2017
Benjamin Berger
Olten
Great, second skin!
23/01/2017
Sean Taylor
Genève
The best ever.
02/12/2016
Alabbas Jadkarim
Jeddah
Great, stylish, classic business socks.
17/11/2016
Kathleen Kocaj
Centennial park
Fully satisfied :)
02/11/2016
david nellen
veltheim
Look great, fit great, very comfy. Just an all around nice pair of socks.
04/10/2016
David Rafferty
Melbourne
All fine
23/09/2016
Alexandre Schmid
Nyon
Great fit. Excellent and 'rare to find' size options.
09/09/2016
Bruno Dedieu
Nolensville

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Our socks are great – something which is clear not only to us, but also to an increasing number of customers across the globe. See for yourself.

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