Dear readers, we need to make a confession: We are so, so sick of socks made for commoners. By this, of course, we're referring to the $100 finely knit, exquisitely soft Mongolian-cashmere stockings we don each morning. Sure, they do their job of protecting our feet from the insoles of our custom-crafted Prada loafers (Miuccia is such a dear). But, compared to Harrys of London's Cervelt sock, this hoi polloi hosiery just doesn't cut it anymore.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, meet the world's most expensive sock. Available in a limited supply of 100 and retailing for $1,500, they're made of 100 percent Cervelt. Apparently (according to information we just pulled from Harrys of London's marketing copy), Cervelt is a material collected from the down of New Zealand red deer. Only 20 grams of the fiber can be collected from each red deer per year, making it the world's most sought-after natural fiber.
Cervelt is also, apparently, the highest quality natural fiber in the world, boasting lightness, pill-resistance, and warmth via the terrifying-sounding "action of millions of air chambers that form inside the natural creases of the fibre." We think we saw those in an H.R. Giger painting once.
If you, too, are sick of philistine footwear, using G-notes to light your Montecristo cigars, or just need a gift for the
evil oligarch captain of industry who has everything, click through to treat yourself to "the most desired socks in the world." You'll be padding around your park-view pied-à-terre in style in no time!
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