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Our dress sock features a unique construction that will fit your feet like a second layer of skin.  Designed in NYC.  Made in Italy.
Our dress sock features a unique construction that will fit your feet like a second layer of skin. Designed in NYC. Made in Italy.
230 backers pledged $13,489 to help bring this project to life.

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20 years ago, my father opened a factory in Long Island City, New York and started producing fine men's dress socks.  

Unfortunately, after most sock production shifted to Asia, that factory was forced to close, but what I learned growing up about what makes a great sock has stuck with me through the years.

My father in his New York factory in 1992
My father in his New York factory in 1992

Today, socks are still made using roughly the same technology they were 20 years ago. 

However, in the last few years, there's been a dramatic decline in quality and craftsmanship.  

Hand & Terry was created to reverse this trend. 

Our goal is to make the best socks in the world by using the finest raw materials and technology available.  

A state-of-the-art Italian knitting machine by Lonati
A state-of-the-art Italian knitting machine by Lonati

With years of manufacturing and design experience in the sock industry, we understand the details that go into making a great sock. 

And by bringing the product directly from the factory to our customers, we can make quality socks that are truly affordable as well.  

With your help, we can start the first step of our journey: building a better dress sock.

Combed Egyptian Cotton

We sourced the best long-staple Egyptian cotton we could find.  Super soft and comfortable to wear all year round.  Our socks contain 80% combed Egyptian cotton, 10% nylon, and 10% spandex.

Ultra Thin Stay-Up Cuff

We designed a unique ultra-thin ribbed cuff that always holds firmly without ever being too tight.  Comfortable on any size leg and even under tight pants.

Extended Cut

We doubled the length of our cuff to provide a truly secure grip.  Yet it's designed to be comfortably folded down for people who like a shorter mid-calf length.

Self-Adjusting Spandex Plaiting
Self-adjusting spandex is woven throughout the entire sock to provide an unparalleled fit that's like having a second layer of skin.

90 Degree Full Heel Pocket
Most sock brands cut costs by making a smaller heel.   Our heel pocket is a full 90 degrees to perfectly match the contours of your feet.

Flat Seam Toe
We finished the toe with a super flat seam to prevent irritation and discomfort on sensitive feet.

Reinforced Heel & Toe
Both the heel and toe are nylon-reinforced to keep our socks strong through daily wear and multiple washes.

Knit & Finished in Italy

We sourced our dress socks from the same Italian factory that produces for high-end brands that retail at $20-$50 a pair.

Your pledge will go towards meeting our factory's minimum order quantities, but more than that, your support brings us one step closer in our long-term goal to make the world's best socks across all categories.  

In exchange for your pledge, you'll get to be the one of the first ones to try on what we're confident will be the world's best dress socks. 

STRIPES in Brown, Navy, and Black

 DOTS in Brown, Navy, and Black

 SOLIDS in Brown, Navy, and Black

Risks and challenges

We've been working on this campaign for months to make sure you guys get an amazing product. Here is a brief timeline and a list of the risks & challenges for our product.

Timeline:

Start: Completion of Kickstarter (Allow up to 20 days for funds to clear)
Week 1: Backer survey to chose product and providing mailing addresses.
Week 2-4: Yarn Production
Week 5-7: Knitting, Seaming, and Finishing
Week 8-9: Overseas Shipping
Week 10: Final packaging and fullfillment

Challenges:

We've worked in the sock industry for many years and are very familiar with the production process. With that said, there can always be unforeseen challenges during the many steps of production (ordering the yarn, knitting the product, seaming, finishing) that may cause delays. We will stay in constant contact with our factory in Italy to ensure that everything goes smoothly and we’ll keep our backers continually updated during the production process.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    THE STARTER PACK: Choose any THREE (3) pairs of Hand & Terry dress socks. FREE SHIPPING.

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    THE DOUBLE PACK: Choose any SIX (6) pairs of Hand & Terry dress socks. FREE SHIPPING.

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    THE FULL SET: For those who want it all. NINE (9) pairs of socks, one of each of our dress sock designs. FREE SHIPPING.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    FRIENDS & FAMILY: 2 Full Sets of socks! That includes EIGHTEEN (18) pairs in total. Keep a set and gift a set to a lucky person or hoard them all for yourself. We promise we won't judge :) FREE SHIPPING

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    MONOGRAMMED SOCKS: Get 2 Full Sets (18 pairs) of personalized dress socks monogrammed with your initials (up to 3 letters). FREE SHIPPING.

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    Pledge $695 or more About $695

    CUSTOM DESIGNED SOCKS: We'll work with you personally to create a unique one-of-a-kind design. Includes SIXTY (60) pairs of socks in your custom design and, if you'd like, monogrammed with your initials (up to 3 letters) or your company/organization's logo. FREE SHIPPING.

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Funding period

- (30 days)