Saffron Tartan Grid - Fil d'Ecosse Socks
- Highest quality Fil d'Ecosse / Mercerised Egyptian Cotton
- Vintage collection
- Seamless toe for extreme comfort
- Hand finished for the premium quality finish
- Incredibly durable
- Standard/Long Anklet
Saffron - Tartan Grid - Fil d'Ecosse Socks
Part of the Pantherella Vintage collection, the Saffron Fil D’Ecosse socks are expertly crafted to Pantherellas signature high standards to give you premium mens socks that are a durable and reliable addition to your collection.
These socks are premium from the yarn through to Pantherella's unrivalled hand-finished quality.
The ultimate in luxury hosiery, this rare and expensive raw material has the longest and finest cotton staple available which gives it its characteristic durability and silky, shiny look.
The Saffron socks are infinitely wearable, at home paired with sharp business suiting or partnered with jeans and casual footwear.
Pantherella's Signature 'Seamless' Toe
The Saffron socks feature the famous Pantherella 'seamless' toe, for a virtually undetectable, extremely comfortable, flat seam.
Made In England Since 1937
Made at our factory in Leicester, England, since 1937, by generations of skilled workers; Pantherella socks are unrivalled for their quality, style and comfort.Product number: 535441
68% Fil d'Ecosse / Cotton Lisle; 32% Nylon
Pantherella Mercerised Cotton Lisle Socks / Fil d'Ecosse Socks
Our Egyptian Cotton is grown and processed in the Nile Delta and then spun into the highest quality yarn in Italy.
The fibres of this ‘Giza 88’ Egyptian Cotton are very long, which means that they can be spun into a very fine yarn. These long fibres are also resistant to ‘pilling’ and therefore make very durable, hard wearing socks.
The Mercerisation process removes all loose fibres from the yarn, meaning that it is completely smooth and fluff free. The result being that our Mercerised Cotton Lisle socks have a very silky and shiny appearance.
The Mercerisation process also increases the porosity of the yarn, meaning that it can be dyed to a deep, rich and vibrant colour palette and retain this colour well..
The Egyptian Cotton Pantherella use for Mercerised Cotton Lisle socks has a count of from 2/60NE to 2/100NE – this number translates as the thickness and weight of the yarn (2 ply x 60-100 yards per lb).
Pantherella Cotton Lisle Socks are knitted on a 200 needle, fine-gauge machine.
The perfect lightweight, formal dress sock.
What is Mercerised Cotton Lisle?
For our Mercerised Cotton Lisle socks, Pantherella use the finest Italian sourced, extra-long staple Egyptian grown cotton. The extra-long staple determines the highest quality of cotton, as it uses uniform lengths of fibres of over 33 mm. This yarn is composed of two strands that are twisted together with an extra twist per inch than lesser quality cottons, creating one single, strong thread.
Once spun, the cotton goes through a process of Mercerisation (devised in 1844 by John Mercer of Great Harwood, Lancashire, England) whereby it is passed through a flame at high speed, to eliminate any stray surface fibres.
The result is a shiny, shrink & pill resistant yarn that absorbs dye brilliantly while maintaining its silky lustre.
|Name||Saffron - Tartan Grid - Fil d'Ecosse Socks|
|Style Description||Tartan Grid - Fil d'Ecosse Socks|
|Gauge||Fine Gauge (200-stitch)|
|Pattern||Check/Tartan, Vintage Pattern|
|Origin||Made in UK|
Washing & Care Instructions
Great care has been put into the creation of your Pantherella socks and to keep them in their premium condition we ask you follow the washing and care instruction on the labels.
As a guide, most of our socks are machine washable at 40°C.
However, we advise that our cashmere and silk socks are handwash only. Our Cashmere Care Guide provides more details on how to look after your Cashmere socks.
The other symbols represent:
- Do not Iron
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not dry clean.