Rock Your Selvedge Socks
Denim Days collaborated with Dutch sock brand Alfredo Gonzales for the ultimate pair of selvedge socks. The socks honors the authentic way of producing selvedge fabrics on the old-school shuttle looms.
The New Denim Days Platform
Last year Denim Days launched their new online platform as an extension of their yearly denim festival. On the platform you will be inspired and informed about the industry with blog articles and interviews, but you can also shop that unique item that will be your next favorite.
Next to vintage denim pieces from Zipper Amsterdam, unique Fit & Craft jeans, 877 Workshop tote bag, Sashikodenim bag, indigo-dye workshops by Blue Print Amsterdam, Amsterdenim collab shirts, they also collaborated with Alfredo Gonzalez to develop the ultimate selvedge socks.
The Selvedge Socks
With the Denim Days x Alfredo Gonzales selvedge socks you can show your real denim dedication as it honors the slow process and authentic craftsmanship of denim production. The design of the socks refers to the selvedge lines of authentically produced pairs of selvedge jeans. These jeans are made with selvedge fabrics which were the standard back in the days when all fabrics were produced on small shuttle looms. Shuttle looms are run by a wooden shuttle as the shuttle runs back and forth, so you will create a self-finished edge on both sides of the fabric, which means they don’t fray. The most common selvedge fabrics are usually white with red-colored yarn in the middle. Due to this red yarn, this type of selvedge is called redline selvedge.
Due to the high demand of jeans in the 1950’s, projectile looms were used more and more as they’re around ten times faster. But, luckily shuttle looms were are still used as well, and especially since the mid-1990’s more brand were using them again as they want to stay close as possible to the originals. The beauty of selvedge fabrics is that the slower pace of shuttle looms puts less tension on the yarn, which results in more slubs than character to the denim fabric.
About The Alfredo Gonzales Brand
In 2011, the Alfredo Gonzales Rotterdam, NL based brand came out of anonymity to launch their first sock collection. Since than, their positive and rebellious attitude has led to a unique position in the fashion industry. Each season they come with new refreshing designs to make life a bit more beautiful as it offers a statement for ankles around the world. Nowadays their socks are flying out all over the world, so everyone can rock their comfortable beauties in style.
Details Of The Selvedge Socks
The Denim Days x Alfredo Gonzales selvedge socks are made of 78% organic cotton, 18% nylon, and 4% lycra. The design of the socks shows the selvedge lines on the outside, combined with a clean inside with their logo. At the top of the socks, there’s the Alfredo Gonzales button as a reference that it’s a genuine pair made by them using 168 needles to knit.
These high-quality socks are seamless, so they’re very comfortable to wear, and are available in two different sizes as 38-41 and 42-45 at Denim Days’s site here.