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Fortis Green Fundamentals: 200 Needle Count

Fortis Green utilises the most advanced manufacturing processes in order to produce some of the finest quality socks on the market. This includes the use of 200 gauge knitting machines. Higher needle count knitting machines produce durable, yet finer socks (the lower the needle count, the thicker and coarser the sock) and the fine gauge ultimately allows for better fitting, luxuriously comfortable socks. When we talk about needle count, we’re referring to the number of needles inside the cylindrical hosiery machine. This in turn relates back to the number of stitches used around the leg of each sock. The diameter of a knitting machine cylinder is fixed, so the greater the number of knitting needles within that cylinder, the more...

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Design Inspiration: The Burgundy Zig Zag Sock by Fortis Green

The Fortis Green burgundy Zig Zag pattern sock was inspired by the 1935 Art Deco poster for the Hamburg America shipping line designed by artist Omar Anton.   The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Germany in 1847. It soon developed into one of the world's largest shipping companies serving the market created by European immigration to the United States up until mass migration dropped off with the US Immigration department introducing a national origins quota in 1924. For the duration of the 1930s, passenger travel across the Atlantic was conducted almost exclusively by sea. With the transatlantic route no longer dominated by immigration to the United States, ships built in the 1930s were designed as much for elegance as for speed. ...

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Editorial Feature: Giftguide

Socks are often seen as a last-minute stocking stuffer, but Fortis Green founder Ray Willmoth is determined to transform them into a luxury gift item. “We are a beautiful way for stores to add a luxury product to their gift selection at a price point that customers can easily justify,” says Willmoth. “Fortis Green socks add a beautiful pop of colour to in-store merchandising displays and we are equally popular with both male and female customers. “As the brand continues to grow, we are firmly focused on making Fortis Green name synonymous with luxury men’s socks.” Read the full story: giftguideonline.com.au

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Fortis Green Fundamentals: Hand Linked Toes

Fortis Green’s hand linked toes are just one of the technical aspects that set our socks apart from other labels. Our men’s dress socks are manufactured in Portugal where, in an intricate process, each individual sock is manually ‘closed’ at the toe to create a completely flat, seamless finish. Only expert knitters using specialist equipment can complete the unique method of hand linking that Fortis Green employs. Manual hand linking is a time consuming task when compared to the completely automated joining process used by most sock brands. The end result for a majority of sock labels is a bulbous and uncomfortable seam that can rub on the wearer’s toes. In contrast, the hand linking or “stich by stitch” method involves...

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Editorial Feature: The Weekend Edition

Sometimes wearing a suit every day can be a bit of a drag. Sure, a good suit never goes out of style but you really have to put some effort in to make it pop day in and day out. The easiest way to imbue a bit of flair into your outfit is with a jazzy sock, and Fortis Green makes some of the funkiest socks around, combining eye-catching patterns with luxurious Egyptian cotton. When it comes to social interaction, whether it be in the office or out on the town, the prevailing rule of thumb is that you must put your best foot forward. Well, if you are a fan of taking things literally, Fortis Green’s luxury socks are...

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