When John Candy coolly said “Very big in Sheboygan” to Catherine O’Hara in the 1990 psychological thriller Home Alone, he was not talking about Wigwam Cypress socks. But he quite easily could have been.
All of Wigwam’s products are are knitted in that small Wisconsin city, which sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
If you are a regular reader of this magazine, you will probably have noted that we rather like things that are manufactured in the United States of America. And this is not limited to clothes – have you tried those Snyder’s Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces from Hanover, Pennsylvania? Bloody delicious.
That is quite enough about premium bar snacks for now though, so let us revert our attention back to Wisconsin and, more specifically, Wigwam’s timeless Cypress model.
They are the kind of socks you would buy for someone that you actually quite like. Presenting a person with a pair of Wigwam Cypress is not the same as flinging over a poorly-wrapped three-pack of black Pringles that you have not quite managed to properly remove the red T.K. Maxx clearance sticker from.
Reassuringly comfy, glaringly well-constructed and admirably understated, they are well worth the money.
We advise that you wear them throughout the year with brown shoes.