At present exchange rates, that's what a pair of Falke Vicuna socks will cost you at Selfridges, the UK upmarket store. (Click the image for a larger view.)
The Telegraph reports (in - naturally - its Luxury section):
... these socks are the last word in peerless craft and down right diamonds-in-the-morning decadence, handcrafted at the company's Germany HQ using fabric that's as rare as gold dust.
With a limited edition run, they are made from the wool of the vicuna, a South American camelid which lives high in the Andes. So why the high price tag? The animal, which is protected by law, can only be shorn every three years because it takes one year to produce around 0.5kg of wool.
And the wool in question is the finest of all natural fibres, being as it is 12 micro metres in diameter, and its rarity is due to the fact that the much in-demand mammal can’t be domesticated, so wool can only be gathered by catching the wild animals before freeing them again.
Which is why the product that finds itself onto the feet of the well-heeled (quite literally) gentleman is such a rarified luxury; the handmade pair of socks come in the vicuna’s natural caramel tone, because the fibres are too delicate to withstand the dying process, and each one comes with a handsome presentation box.
There's more at the link.
I don't care how rare or refined they are. When a pair of socks costs almost as much as my monthly rent, guess where my priorities lie?