After posting articles about the most expensive pieces of clothing–suits, dress shirt, and shoes–I am posting something that is tailor-fit (no pun intended) for my “theme” for the past weeks.
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the most expensive socks in the world. And no, these socks aren’t adorned with diamonds, nor are they made of gold, because that would make the m really uncomfortable and therefore useless. But these socks are pretty interesting fare, as you will find out.
Interestingly, the world’s most expensive pair of socks was made by US designer Rodarte, maker of expensive clothing items. The socks are made of a combination of silky mohair and soft alpaca wool, which makes them too delicate to even wash. As such, these socks cannot be washed at all and can only be spot-cleaned. So what happens when they get too, well, stinky for comfort? I guess you have to buy another pair, and each pair costs a staggering $500.
Why pay $500 for a pair of socks that are multi-colored (something that only fashion victims would wear), full of holes, and cannot even make your feet warm? Well, it would be a good conversation piece. Just make sure you wash your feet really well before showing the socks to your guest and start a conversation about it. One interesting thing about it is that it is hand-crocheted, something that grandma used to do. Still, that doesn’t justify the highly restrictive price tag. Anyway, the highly impractical pair of socks are available to buy at New York store Opening Ceremony.
Indeed, these socks are considered the most expensive socks in the world. However, I think another tag that can best describe this piece of clothing would be: the most impractical piece of clothing ever. So, okay, I take it back. I don’t think these socks will go well with your most expensive shoes but, hey, their price tag still makes them something to brag about, doesn’t it?