US apparel business Perry Ellis International has entered into a licensing deal with Delta Galil Industries for the design and distribution of its Ben Hogan socks.

Distribution through the agreement will initially concentrate on Wal-Mart Canada locations and on Walmart.com. The companies believe the Ben Hogan sock collection complements the brand's golf apparel collection, which is currently available in 2,000 retail doors.

The sock collection will feature products that are "styled, designed and infused with superior performance features" like targeted cushioning, engineered ventilation, arch support and comfort welts, they noted.

"We are pleased to expand the relationship we've established with Delta Galil and with the potential this license brings to both our companies," said Oscar Feldenkreis, COO of Perry Ellis. "Known for their strength in design, product and material innovation, we look forward to working with the Delta team offering exciting, original product for our customers while expanding our global reach."

Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil, added that the expanded relationship will help it continue to execute its strategy to grow its global business, build its licensed portfolio and broaden its international presence.