I have had half a dozen pair from the EG store. The older cotton pairs were prone to runs. The newer variety hasn't had enough wear for me to comment on durability but I have always liked their design sense better than either Pantherella or Dore Dore.
Went to La Rinascente in Milan last week to purchase Gallo socks while ona trip, was amazed, the choice is unbelievable, cost ran from 16 Euros a pair to 37 Euros but they were far superior to the other socks I have seen in the UK like Pantharella, DD and a coupole of others. Also found some Story Loris socks in a small store in Milan these are also very nice but plainer than the wonderful designs Gallo do.
Gallo and DD have the same ownership.
DD Company was bought 4 years ago by the owner of Gallo.
Gallo socks are very popular in Italy; this Company was the one who re-introuced on the market the stripes socks as fashion accessory.
they have 7 mono brand shops in Italy, one in Rue Marbeuf in Paris.
suppose they are not so present in US with their logo because the Gallo logo is copyright of Gallo wines...