—01. Grey melange.
—02. Tan melange.
For our 11th Inventory Item we worked with Superior Labor to produce some of the finest melange socks around. When we visited them in 2009, I picked up three similar pairs and have worn and washed them countless times since. The quality and comfort is second to none and when we decided to make some of our own, choosing a collaborator was simple. Made from 90% Japanese cotton by craftsman who have been in the same line of work for 40 years, they are knitted on a low gauge machine that was made in Japan during the 60s and 70s. There are less than 100 of these machines currently in use - they are no longer produced as all the parts are handmade, making them too expensive by modern standards. The process of collaboration was one of the easiest and most enjoyable we've been involved in and we're really happy with the results. Our first batch comprises two colourways and they've been selling so well, a second set are now in the works.