Founded in 1892 by Rhys Jones of Carmarthenshire, Wales, Corgi remains family owned and operated four generations later. Run today by Jones's great-great-grandchildren, this small company is famous for its hand-finished (and smart-looking) socks—and it has a Royal Warrant from HRH the Prince of Wales to prove it. Corgi's spring-weight socks are made from a lightweight cotton-and-nylon weave that's both comfortable and breathable.