The Singular Socks Guide
The characteristics of a high quality sock
There are many so-called “style rules” regarding socks: colour combinations, certain lengths and styles. To be honest: We don’t care about any of them. However, we care that the sock you choose to wear is made of high quality. A pair of high quality socks will cover and keep your feet warm, protect them from abrasion, soak up your perspiration and keep their shape and colour for a long time after dancing around in the washing machine. So, what to look for? The length of the fibres in the processed yarn is important for high quality, that’s why we use organic and egyptian cotton. Socks undergo much greater stress in the heel and toe area than in the rest of the sock, all our socks come with reinforced heel and toe. Only high-quality colors do not bleed and can survive the daily strains. For maximum quality, our products hold Oeko-Tex 100 certification, meaning that they are colored with dyes that are completely skin-friendly. Socks can be really fun to explore. That’s why we offer over ten variations of this often forgotten clothing detail.
One sock model to rule them all… or?
Yes. And no. For some people the one-model-one-material-all-occasions-sock is just enough. If you prefer that, please keep on rockin that ultimate sock of yours. But, if you want to customize your socks according to occasion, season and shoe type there are many choices to be made. How you wear them, and when depends on the shape, material and colour. Length? Below ankle for sneakers, calf for everyday and knee-high for dressed occasions are just some guidelines. Do you prefer rib or plain? What colour? You can go white for sporty, black for classic or just be grey. Material: merino or cashmere for heat, cotton for everyday life and a blend of wool, silk and/or cashmere for luxury. And that’s just the beginning.
Different materials and qualities
For our range of socks we work with a number of materials and combinations: Organic cotton is cool and lightweight, it’s softer and more comfortable than regular treated cotton. It’s grown with no harmful fertilizers and pesticides and perfect for everyday use. Egyptian Cotton is considered to be one of the highest cotton qualities you can get. Cashmere is incredibly soft to the touch, highly insulating and breathable, and when combined with silk you get the best of both worlds: coziness and exclusivity. Merino wool is breathable and still with a warming effect. Wool is warming without absorbing moisture, and combined with silk you get a neat sock but still with that firm, comfortable grip around the foot. Tencel comes from wood pulp that undergoes a process where it’s dissolved in a nontoxic organic solvent before being turned into a fabric that has fantastic recovery abilities and colours that keep their sharpness. Trial and error is the only way to find your favourite.
Take care of your socks and make them last
When washing, always use cold water which is more gentle. So go for a maximum of 30 degrees to extend the lifespan of your socks made from all sorts of cotton. Wools, including cashmere and merino are prone to felting and shrinking when washed, so treat them with care. Use ”Delicate wool & cashmere detergents”, a garment bag and your washing machines wool program on a maximum of 30 degrees. No centrifuge or tumble drying. Lay the socks on a bath towel on a flat surface and let them dry. Another reason to use a garment bag is to avoid pilling. Pills form when short fibers in a material come loose, get tangled, and form tiny balls of yarn at the end of the fiber. The number one cause of pilling is excessive rubbing against other surfaces, and nowhere does this occur more than in the washer and dryer.
The Singular Society collection of high quality socks is a range of different styles and materials, creating a selection of socks that will stand the test of time and fulfill most needs and preferences – no matter the place or occasion. Our manufacturing partner A. Fiúza & Irmão, is located in Portugal, a second generation family owned company known for their exceptional level of quality and tradition of knowledge and craftsmanship in making socks.
Made from an unbelievably soft Grade A cashmere yarn and woven to a perfect fit that will slide comfortably onto most feet. It comes in a classic, slightly oversized shape and unisex fit. These socks will become your best friend during the winter months and look good with almost any outfit if you want to take them out for a walk in town.
Merino Wool Socks
The perfect lightweight multipurpose sock, updated to a state-of-the-art quality in superior merino wool. They have a reinforced heel and toe for added comfort and are finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a classic calf length. Thinly spun, discreet and suits all occasions, shoes and styles.
Wool Silk Socks
The perfect sock for a dressed look made from a mix of wool and silk. The combination of materials gives the sock a neat feel that fits perfectly with leather shoes like brogues or loafers, but still with that firm, comfortable grip around the foot. Reinforced heel and toe for extra comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a modern quarter calf length.
Wool Silk Knee High Socks
The perfect knee-sock for a dressed look made from a mix of wool and silk. The combination of materials gives the sock a neat feel that fits perfectly with leather shoes like brogues or loafers, but still with that firm, comfortable grip around the foot. Reinforced heel and toe for extra comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in just under the knee-lenght.
Wool Cashmere Socks
Finely spun from superior wool and cashmere, our classic and wide ribbed socks are something far from your average sock. Their exceptional quality and knitting makes them heavenly soft and versatile and allows them to maintain their shape and durability. Reinforced heel and toe for added comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a classic calf length. Best used in chilly weather.
Cashmere Silk Socks
A combination of Grade A Cashmere and silk is the best of both worlds, giving you the sock of socks. Comfy, coziness that will keep you warm during colder months, but still with that exclusive silk-feeling for everyday use. Made from an unbelievable soft yarn and woven to a perfect fit with good recovery and a slight melange effect. Reinforced heel and toe for extra comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a modern quarter calf length.
The Tencel Sock has fantastic recovery abilities and colours that keep their sharpness for a long time. Reinforced heel and toe for extra comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a modern quarter calf length. Lyocell tencel comes from wood pulp that undergoes a process where it’s dissolved in a nontoxic organic solvent before being turned into fabric.
Organic Cotton Socks
The winning formula to our classic everyday cotton sock is the use of extra-fine organic cotton, thinly spun with a discreetly ribbed cuff and reinforced heel and toe area for added comfort. Made in a modern quarter length, making it the perfect companion for business and pleasure alike.
Organic Cotton Rib Socks
Classic 3:1 rib sock made from extra fine organic cotton with a plain knit under foot. This is the everyday cotton sock with that extra touch. Reinforced heel and toe for extra comfort and finished with subtly textured cuffs. Made in a modern quarter calf length, making it the perfect companion for business and pleasure alike.
Egyptian Cotton Socks
Made from extra-thin Egyptian cotton and with reinforced heel and toe areas, a mid-high length and discreetly ribbed cuffs for extra comfort and durability. It’s the everyday sock elevated to perfection.
Lightweight Cotton Socks (Calf, Ankle or Knee-High Length)
Made from soft high-quality cotton and woven in a fine mesh structure with reinforced stress zones and a discreetly ribbed cuff for optimal comfort and durability. They’re extremely light, thin and soft, making them the perfect companion for both casual and business attire.
Cotton Sneaker Socks
This is the invisible sock that you always wanted. The Cotton Sneaker sock is the lowest sock in our range (below ankle) made from extra fine organic cotton, designed to totally disappear in your sneakers, making it appear like you're not wearing any. It has reinforced toe and glue at heel to stay in place. The rib panel around the mid foot gives an extra comfortable fit.