James Bond, like his creator, Ian Fleming, appreciated the good things in life; Sea Island cotton was one of them. The first mention of the fabric was in 1955 in Moonraker (Chaper 13), when Bond puts on a dark blue Sea Island cotton shirt with his battered black and white dogtooth suit after rising early to report to make a clandestine call to Scotland Yard.
Sea Island cotton, with its fine, uniform texture and silky lustre, is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics to wear next to the skin but it is also one of the most robust. It is as strong as silk, as soft as cashmere and as durable as wool.
Those are the ultimate luxury socks for the refined gentlemen.