I recently came to know about a Japanese brand of socks called Erimaki Sox. I don’t remember when I first saw these but I was probably browsing some Japanese site and saw a model wearing them. These are high-end socks and start at about 3,300yen (approximately $30 USD depending on how the exchange rate is). I’m sorry that I was not aware of these when I was last in Japan because I definitely would’ve bought a couple of pairs! It’s on my shopping list for my next Asia trip.
This is the pair of Erimaki Sox I most want:
Their trademark is the little collar around the top of the sock. They are mostly dress shirt collars but they have also had some cute sailor collar socks. Though I definitely think they are overpriced, I think they are very cute and worth a try. I would be scared to wear them, though, because I would be sad if a hole was worn into them!