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You no longer have to decide whether to buy the lightweight Gentle-Top OR the cosy Adventurer.
If you are a fan of our elastic-free looser topped socks then here they are together in a classic Denim and Navy Blue collection. Comfort for ordinary days and for more adventurous exploits.read more
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A pair of Navy Blue Corrymoor Gentle-Top, which has a plain knit foot and stretchy rib which gently holds the leg without a tight grip. Plus a pair of Corrymoor Adventurer in Denim Blue; an elastic-free sock with terry loop stitching throughout the foot and up the leg. For men, woman and children. Hard wearing and will last for ages. Resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions). Available in 2 set colours.
Fibre Content: Gentle-Top 55% Mohair, 45% JAS Nylon / Adventurer 68% Mohair, 32% JAS Nylon
Why add nylon? Mohair itself has relatively little elasticity and so we add nylon to give extra stretch. The nylon does not detract from the beneficial effects of the mohair.
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“In 25 years the mohair fibre and ingredients of your Corrymoor Socks haven't changed…..but detergents and washing machines have.”
So what is the best way to care for your Corrymoors?
A Bit of Science and tips on washing
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibre are flattened and overlay each other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its smooth handle and high lustre and your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.
Mohair has a much greater resistance to shrinking and felting than other natural fibres, but it too finds it hard to resist the action of the protease enzymes found in many of the “low temperature” detergents. Sadly, the enzymes cannot tell the difference between dirt and the protein fibres of the mohair which can ultimately weaken and breakdown resulting in slight shrinkage and felting of your beloved Corrymoors.
For your Information (although we do not recommend you try this out at home)
Corrymoors are dyed in water which reaches boiling point, this is then followed by rinsing AND spinning AND tumble drying!
We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT.
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