The Most Expensive Socks In The World
The socks come with a unique golden-brown presentation box resembling the Peruvian Vicuna’s fine hairs (a Llama-like like camelid originating from Peru). The Camelid produces very fine and delicate wool. The wool is so delicate it can’t be dyed. The socks are therefore available in one color only (golden brown). Any attempts to dye Vicuna fabric have always resulted in irreversible damage.
Anyone in need of a pair of Vicuna socks needs to place an order quickly because only 10 pairs have been made. The Vicuna socks are part of Falkes’s autumn/winter collection.
Falke’s limited edition pullovers will be available in two neckline choices namely; roll and v-neckline. The pullovers are expected to offer a luxury spin on Falke’s mainline menswear collection which is mostly made from silk, merino wool and cashmere.
Given the fact that Vicuna fabric is as expensive as gold when you consider weight, the $3,300 price tag is justified when you consider other factors i.e. the difficulty involved in getting the fabric . This is according to Falke’s official website.
One Vicuna produces approximately one pound of wool. When you consider the fact that Vicuna’s are endangered camelid species and they can’t be domesticated, it is easy to see why these pair of socks and pullover are pricey.