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 luxury boutiques, the royal family, the entire British military and now, lucky for us, J.Crew. These socks are made from a 100 percent cotton weave that's both warm and ultra-breathable. Trust us: Your feet will thank you.