Old School Tip: If you've got a radiator, lay the socks over it for a few minutes to heat them up before putting them on.
The Wigwam Sock
When you think of the classic boot sock—thick, warm and knit from cushy two-tone wool—the Wigwam El Pine sock is what likely comes to mind. Because, you see, it's the sock after which all other marled wool boot socks are modeled. Wigwam Mills has been making quality socks the old fashioned way in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for 108 years and has been making the El Pine style since 1948. And the construction hasn't changed much in the last 65 years. Knit from no-frills ragg wool sourced from American yarn spinners who buy from local wool growers, the socks are reinforced at the heel and toe. Substantial in weight with just a touch of stretch for comfort, they're tall enough to prevent any exposure to the elements. What's more, the socks won't lose their shape—whether you're trudging through the snow, sliding across a hardwood floor or toasting up in front of the fire. So if you don't already have a pair, buy one or two now because you'll always have a reason to wear them when it's cold out and they'll last you for winters to come.