Portland, Oregon, based sock maker Dahlgren has been making technical socks for the outdoorsy crowd since 1978. Not only have they been fixated on creating the most comfortable and technically superior socks possible, the family-owned company has also kept an eye on the casual wear market.
With a variety of styles, colors, designs, and thicknesses for men and women, Dahlgren socks are a great addition to your casual wardrobe. They are durable and well-made, hold their colors and most importantly, hold their shape.
OTC has spent a couple of weeks road testing their Metro argyle socks and the verdict is in. They are some of the best and most comfortable socks we have ever worn. Actually, they are being worn right now, in navy. They are an excellent match for jeans or khakis and the rich, muted colors are a welcome reprieve when you don’t want to shout, “Look, I’m preppy!” with your socks.
Unlike other argyles we have tried, these thin, comfortable socks – a blend of superfine alpaca and merino wools – have a great, supportive fit that adds no bulk or ridging. Using Dahlgren’s ECO-Dri™ and patented Dri-Stride® technologies, these socks also work to keep your feet dry and happy.
Made completely in the USA, these socks are a family affair and the company is now being led by its second generation of Dahlgrens. And where some brands use terms like “technical” and “innovative” as marketing fill, these folks mean it. Dahlgren owns six patents related to actual innovations made in sock technology. Their Dri-Stride® technology, most evident in the firm, supportive fit of the sock’s body, is explained here.