Founded in 1893 by Rhys Jones of Carmarthenshire, Wales, Corgi remains family owned and operated five generations later. Run today by Jones's great-great grandchildren, this small company is famous for its hand-finished (and smart-looking) socks—and they have a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales to prove it. Corgi Hosiery got its start making thigh-high woolen socks for local miners in England and later popularized men's argyle socks. Nearly a century later, their patrons include many of the world's finest luxury boutiques, the royal family, the entire British military and now, lucky for us, J.Crew. Their wool socks are woven to be both warm and ultra-breathable. Trust us: Your feet will thank you.