From Feit

These Wool Knits Are Made by Japanese Master Craftsmen


November 28, 2018 Style : Accessories By
Feit-Knits-Gear-Patrol-Slide-1
Feit-Knits-Gear-Patrol-Slide-2
Feit-Knits-Gear-Patrol-Slide-3
Feit-Knits-Gear-Patrol-Slide-4
Feit-Knits-Gear-Patrol-Slide-5

New York-based footwear brand Feit just released a line of Japanese-made knit accessories for the winter months. Each piece in the collection — made up of socks, knit caps, scarves and more — utilizes natural wool and comes in two colorways: Black and Undyed Natural.

While the pieces have standard, understated designs, there is a high level of craftsmanship present. The socks are made on rare hand-linking machines. Because the majority of these machines were abandoned after the development of mass-production, a number had to be refurbished to produce these socks. But, the hand-linked toes and heels are noticeably more comfortable and durable.

The beanies are without a doubt the stand-out pieces in the collection. Designed by a Japanese master milliner who studied hatmaking under legendary Parisian hatmaker Jean Barthet in the ‘60s, the beanies are made on hand-knitted machines in a small workshop that specializes in wool knit hats. The attention to detail and quality materials result in a hat that has a soft and relaxed handfeel not found in mass-produced beanies.

While the price-point of this collection is noticeably high — a pair of socks costs $50 and the Standard Beanie goes for $150– the attention to detail and quality of each piece are inimitable. If you’re a fan of the brand’s luxury sneakers, you’re sure to appreciate the thought that went into this collection.

Today in Gear

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories. Read the Story