This style of hose is preferred by pipers and pipe bands for their extra-plush, extra-fancy, cross-stitch top, but you don't need to be a piper to enjoy these hose! The cross-stitch makes for a "bobbled" look, and allows for a turnover to meet individual preference. These are made from a wool/acrylic/nylon blend that makes for a very soft and comfortable wear. Sized to US men's shoes. Small (5-8), medium (9-11), and large (12-14) available in 10 colors. Black in stock occasionally. Fits up to an 18" calf comfortably. Made in the UK.