Socks hand made on vintage stocking frame machines in Japan. Each pair of socks is hand-finished to the most rigorous standards. Anonymous Ism have become known for producing some of the highest quality socks in the world. Each season delivers new designs from tie-dye, fair-isle, indigo dyed, and more.
Anonymous Ism are a brand that prefer to stay low-key and let the quality of their product do the talking. Their socks have gained popularity across the globe due to their high-quality finish, thoughtful design, and comfort. They take the less is more approach to clothing, ultilising their unique vintage stocking frame machines they produce only around 70 pairs of socks a day - each pair made with care and attention to detail.
Anonymous Ism was founded in 2002. After a number of seasons making socks for other brands, they decided to create their own designs and styles, many of which have now become iconic, modern classics. The design team find their references from diverse modern sources - marine, military and workwear, to name a few. Historical Japanese designs, incorporating art, traditional clothing and the ancient military disciplines also contribute to a huge variety of influences and inspirations.
The first collections were made on 1970s knitting machines which were slow and unreliable but able to create intricate designs and textures. These machines are now rare and the spare parts are very hard to find but modern alternatives have been built and the team are able to replicate the feel of the old looms without worrying about machinery parts falling off.