What if I told you there were socks that ring up at $1,275 a pair, you would probably think I was crazy. Well, I am not crazy, and I am not lying.
Founded by Bram Frankel, William Abraham is a luxury sock brand pushing the envelope on what a sock can be.
Relying on top-tier materials, expert craftsmanship, and a unique design, William Abraham is a brand that will turn heads.
This review will cover the William Abraham sock and what makes it so special.
- Very high quality and luxurious materials.
- Delicately crafted and designed with a focus on comfort.
- Multiple styles and colors to fit any wardrobe.
- Expensive, even by luxury sock standards.
- Limited availability and hard to find outside of William Abraham’s website.
Overall, William Abraham socks are a great investment if you’re looking for an upscale, luxury sock. The materials are top-notch, and the craftsmanship is second to none. However, this level of quality comes at a price – and it’s quite a hefty one.
Overall Rating: 8.7/10
At a price point of $1,275, the Cervelt is a luxury sock like no other. Made with the rare and incredibly fine down fiber of New Zealand red deer, which is one of the largest deer species on the planet, fiber is finer than other luxury fibers resulting in what William Abraham calls a ‘buttery soft’ feel.
However, despite the delicate feel, Cervelt is quite durable and is intended to last for years. However, the insulating properties of this fiber make it best suited for colder weather.
As one would expect when spending $1,275 on a pair of socks, you’ll need to either hand wash or dry clean them.
Of course, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an actual customer review of the Cervelt as they are out of budget for virtually everyone.
Stretch Grant Mid-Calf
While William Abraham is most known for their over-the-calf dress socks, the Stretch Grant Mid-Calf is a better everyday wear, especially during warmer months.
Crafted from a blend of 80% Belize cotton, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon, it expertly balances both comfort and fit. According to B-Samply, believe cotton carries the following features:
Belize-Cotton is a cotton fiber sourced from Belize. It is very rich and lustrous, due to its unique properties which allow it to be silky, curly, and rigid, with good body, and very good-looking and gentle on skin. It’s fiber is extremely long and fine.https://bsamply.com/encyclopedia/belize-cotton/
As such, the socks carry a soft feel and a thinner profile. However, given the brand here, they are quite expensive at $82 for a single pair. Despite the higher-than-average price, they could make for a unique gift for a loved one.
Fine Silk Mesh
As we reviewed in our round-up of the best over-the-calf dress socks, the fine silk mesh sock is one of the only brands we came across that relies on a 100% silk body. Unlike synthetic fibers, silk is a natural protein fiber that is incredibly soft and smooth. But what most people don’t know is that silk is also incredibly breathable, allowing your feet to stay cool and dry.
These fine silk mesh socks are designed for year-round use and are available in a variety of colors and subtle patterns. Surprisingly, they are slightly cheaper than the Stretch Grant Mid-Calf at $78 a pair.
What others think of William Abraham
Truth be told, William Abraham is a relatively niche brand that caters to a very specific audience. However, after some sleuthing, we were able to find a few honest reviews from folks who have actually purchased the socks.
Here’s what they had to say:
William Abraham. American brand purchased by “mes chaussettes rouges”. Even have a pair of socks over 1300€.Pedro M. – Thread
I recently did a write up/review of the new William Abraham sock range out of NYC. I never thought that I would appreciate the feel and quality of a sock so much, but alas, I did. While the product is quite a pricey investment (in comparison to others), I think that many of you would appreciate them.Shoe Snob – Thread
When I wear William Abraham socks or linen socks, they fit nice. A hair snug, but nice. They are comfortable…But there’s a slight tug on the pinkie toe and the ankle lip up top by my ankle. They look so beautiful from above…Met Ranger – Thread
As you can see, the consensus seems to be that William Abraham is an expensive luxury sock brand that produces incredibly high-quality and beautiful socks. While the price might be a deterrent for some, those who have tried them and appreciate luxurious fabrics have been more than pleased with the results.
One fact that bears mentioning is the level of artisanal craftsmanship that goes into each pair of William Abraham socks.
While they discuss it in full detail on their website, the few points that stood out to us was that each sock is knitted at a 240 or 260 needle count, which is far higher than the industry standard of 200 – this results in a finer, more luxurious feel.
Their socks have much narrower size ranges, allowing for a more precise fit that is more comfortable and less likely to bunch up.
While the William Abraham socks are great and have been well-received, there are other luxury sock brands that offer great looks and quality without the hefty price tag.
One such example is Falke. Falke makes quality dress socks in a variety of styles and colors. And while they aren’t as luxurious and expensive as William Abraham, they aren’t exactly cheap either. Prices range from $30 to $70, depending on the sock.
Finally, if you’re looking for something more affordable, and made in the USA, then there is none better than Boardroom Socks. They offer a great selection of mid-calf, over-the-calf, and no-show socks at a reasonable price. In fact, if you want to learn more about Boardroom Socks, we recently did an in-depth review of the brand.