# What is the Gammarelli brand?
The family-owned workshop Gammarelli specialises in making ecclesiastic clothing and is the official Papal tailor. Since 1798, the tailor can be found in a small workshop in Rome, tucked behind the Pantheon. When the Pope appoints his new Cardinals, a new purple outfit is made, which is where the famous cardinal red socks come from… The house is renowned for the quality of its pieces and its attention to detail. For six generations the Gammarelli family has worked hard at the shop’s old wooden counter, covered with the most sumptuous fabrics. Some famous individuals wear Gammarelli socks, such as François Fillon and Edouard Balladur.
# Why wear Gammarelli socks?
Made entirely out of natural fabrics, Gammarelli socks are Cotton Lisle or soft merino wool. Red, black or purple, you will love wearing these socks which certainly have a story to tell! The 100% Cotton Lisle socks are available as knee-highs or mid-calf length.