hollington’s fil d'Écosse socks, hand finished, are designed according to drastic criteria to offer you the best quality available on the market. The famous fil d'Écosse (Scottish thread) is badly named: if its first manufacturing secret lies in the selection of very long cotton fibres, the second is mercerization, invented by a young Englishman, John Mercer, in 1844. This treatment changes the thickness of the wire, which becomes regular and uniform, improving its functions of solidity and elasticity. Soft and airy, these socks also have thermoregulatory properties.Their contrasting colour at the heel and toes will brighten up any outfit. Fil d'Écosse socks are a basic essential that is solid and comfortable, and these can be combined with a pair of jeans and casual shoes as well as more stylish clothes.