Deep Dive: Freeman Sock Department
Posted: Feb 27 2016
Socks. They go on your feet. Like everything we stock at here at Freeman, our socks are made in the USA and are selected for their durability and longevity. I'm not going to lie – the socks we carry at Freeman might be considered pricey compared to a lot of socks out there, however, they are the type of investment sock that will accompany you on your journey for many years to come. Below you will find some details about our favorite socks here at the Freeman. These socks and more available in store, and in our website sock department.
MULTIPASS by DAHLGREN- When we were in the planning stages of opening our Seattle store, Dahlgren socks were on the short list of “must haves”. Scott has been wearing these socks for years in his cabinet shop, he just loves Dahlgrens. One reason he loves them is they hold up, for YEARS! And this is coming from a woodworker who is on his feet working all day at a cabinet shop. Since he’s on his feet a lot he has had poor luck with some other wool socks developing holes prematurely. But not Dahlgrens. And that is why they made it on the "must have" list. They are comfortable and durable, and knit in the USA. Another thing is that Dahlgren is a family owned and operated company, and they have patented their “Dri-Stride Tech” that allows their sock to absorb, transfer and evaporate moisture. The Multipass Sock is knit with a blend of merino wool and alpaca resulting in optimum comfort and durability. Crew length.
Dahlgren Multipass in Charcoal
Dahlgren Multipass in Brown
RANDOM PLAIT COTTON SOCKS by AMERICAN TRENCH: Part of the American Trench 2016 pre-spring capsule collection, the Random Plait socks are knit in recycled cotton yarns. But that’s not all. There are three colors - or ends - of yarn and each end is randomly selected through the knitting machine based on the mechanical vibrations (!) of the machine. The randomness creates this variegated stripe effect. I can’t say I understand how color selection using the mechanical vibrations of a machine works, but I will admit I love the colorful effect it creates. Also of note, the three ends make this a 3-ply sock resulting in a fairly thick feel, somewhat squishy if you will. They are comfy and would be perfect for lounging around the house. Fits over the calf.
Random Plate sock in Smoke.
Random Plate socks in Ice.
WOOLIES by Freeman - Growing up in the rainy Pacific Northwest, I have a fondness for wool. It’s cozy. It’s warm. It’s water resistant. Also, truth be told, I’m a knitter and it brings to mind time fun times spent my favorite yarn shops. Wool is great for keeping your feet nice and dry and merino wool is best of all as it is very soft and comfortable to wear. We had the Freeman Woolies made just for us by DeFeet at their factory in North Carolina. Knit using a blend of merino wool and nylon for durability. Fun fact: The wool used comes from sheep sustainably raised in the USA. These socks have a thick cushion and are fitted enough that they will stay up without any slouching all day. The Freeman Woolie is the type of investment sock you’ll enjoy for years to come. Crew length.
Freeman Woolies in Charcoal/Grey.
WAFFLE KNIT SOCK in EXTRA FINE MERINO by American Trench: These socks are a real treat for your feet. The extra fine merino wool is not only extra soft, it is also finely spun into a 19 micron weight, resulting in a less bulky wool sock. These waffle knit socks are great for anyone looking for the warmth of a wool sock with a more slender profile. The waffle knit has a great texture, and the contrasting color on the toe, heel and cuff add a bit of flair. They are knit in Pennsylvania at a family owned mill. Hits mid-calf. Available in Navy or Silver.
Supererfine Merino Waffle Knit Socks in Navy.
Waffle Knit Socks in Superfine Merino - Silver.