Monday, 17 October 2016

Review round-up: men's socks from Ysabel Mora

We recently received a great selection of tights from the Spanish hosiery brand Ysabel Mora.

We will start to publish reviews of these shortly.



Ysabel Mora also sent us a selection of their men's socks. If you check the Ysabel Mora website you will see that they have an extensive range.

Here is a short review of each style that we received.

Ysabel Mora men's long socks



Material and features


100% Cotton. These are men's long socks made with Scottish yarn.

According to Ysabel Mora they have a pressure-free cuff and are hand-darned.

The material has a soft, natural feel. The socks are light and have very little weight in the hand.

The socks are quite long once taken out of the packaging. They could really be more accurately described as men's knee highs.

They are shaped at the ankle and have reinforcement in the ankle and toes. The cuff section is about 15cm long.





Fit and sizing


These socks are available in two sizes (corresponding to European shoe sizes):


  • 39/41 
  • 42/44
I tried the 42/44 size.

Although the socks looked extremely long, once on they stretch outwards on the calf. The fit reaches to just above the knee.

The cuff keeps them in place without any slipping.

These socks are so light on the foot and leg, but look really elegant. The material also breathes very well.



Colour range


This style is available in two colours: Black and Navy Blue. I tried the Navy Blue (Marino) shade.

Conclusion

These are very good men's knee highs. They feel soft and comfortable on the skin and provide a really pleasant wearing experience.

Recommended.

Ysabel Mora men's silk touch socks



Material and features


100% Polyamide.

They are described as 'silk touch socks'.

They are hand darned and have a pressure-free cuff.

The material is luxuriously soft to the touch. They are the softest socks of all the Ysabel Mora styles we tried.

Toes and ankles have light reinforcement.

The cuff is 4cm wide.





Colour range


The silk touch socks are available in five colours: Grey, Navy Blue, Brown, Beige and Light Grey

I tried the Navy Blue shade.

Fit and sizing


These socks are available One Size only. Despite this, they fitted my 44 shoe size perfectly.

The feeling they provided was of lightness and breathability.

The socks extend to the lower calf area. The cuff helps them to stay in place.

Very comfortable indeed.



Conclusion

These are really top quality men's socks. Soft and exceptionally comfortable on the skin.

Recommended.

Ysabel Mora men's ribbed socks




Material and features


80% Cotton, 17% Polyester, 3% Elastane.

These are socks with an attractive ribbed pattern. They are hand darned.

This is a much more robust sock. The material is not as soft as the two styles assessed above, and these are clearly designed to be more hard-wearing.

The ribbed lines are quite wide - just over 1cm. Toes and ankles are not reinforced.

The 1.5cm cuff is much narrower. In the pair I trialled, this was unfortunately already very slightly frayed in both socks.





Colour range


Available in three colours: Black, Dark Grey, Navy Blue and Brown.

I tried the Brown shade.

Fit and sizing


Available in One Size only. Once again the single sizing option was fine. The fit was very comfortable with no tightness or constriction.

These socks come up quite high on the calf. They are not quite knee highs, but not far off.

This style would be good to wear with boots, as they are much more robust.

Conclusion


This style would have earned a recommendation if the cuff did not show signs of fraying after a very short period of wear. Although this might be an issue only with the pair I tried, Ysabel Mora might want to take a look here from a quality control perspective.



Ysabel Mora men's craft-made socks



Material and features


80% Acrylic, 18% Polyamide, 2% Elastane.

These are described as artisan or craft-made socks, that are hand-woven. I'm not sure what makes them an 'artisan' style.

They have a pressure-free cuff.

This style is extremely soft to the touch. The socks are quite stretchy.

Toes and ankles are not reinforced. The cuff is 2cm wide.





Colour range


Available in Black only.

Fit and sizing


One Size only.

Fit again was excellent. The socks come up to the mid calf. Plenty of room in the foot and a nice cushioning effect when worn with shoes.

Conclusion


These are quite basic socks. Good, but not as fine quality as the long socks and silk touch socks.




Final comments

I enjoyed trialling all of these socks over the course of a few days.

The picks were clearly the Ysabel Mora men's long socks and the Ysabel Mora men's silk touch socks.

At the moment I am not sure where any of these styles can be purchased, but will update these reviews when more information is available.

1 comment:

  1. I dont mind to buy these socks as well especially YM silk touch.

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