VK Nagrani

NYC's appointment-only apparel and accessories store for the "72-hour man"

Socks—an “oft overlooked garment,” Vivek Nagrani says—used to be a “definitive way to separate the gentleman from the man.” It was with that insight that 14 years ago Nagrani founded Ovdafut; reinventing men’s hosiery by cleverly articulating wearers’ wishes. The full range has found in a home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and more specifically, the hosiery is housed in Harvard’s 1804 card catalog, thanks …

Patternity + Pretty Polly

The pattern-obsessed design duo teams up with the hosiery experts for a line of street-inspired tights

Since its founding in 2009, design studio Patternity has believed that nurturing a shared awareness of life’s patterns will help every person to feel more connected to a greater whole, changing the way they engage with the world and what is in it. And to their merit, Patternity is becoming the brand that comes to mind when people think of just about anything pattern-related. Collaborating …

Strathcona Stockings

Handprinted hosiery that toes the line between subversive and sweet

Originally conceived in “a little-known town situated between the the forest and the ocean,” Strathcona Stockings are at once a reflection of this ethereal Canadian landscape and founder Ryley O’Byrne‘s distinct artistic vision. A graduate of Central Saint Martins and Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, O’Byrne has turned hosiery into her canvas, dutifully handprinting each trouser sock with her own photographs or collages …