There’s something about Autumn that makes us think of socks, the changing of the seasons and the fall in temperature makes us look to Autumn styling and a lot of this involves socks; seen from beneath turned up jeans or tucked into desert boots. Where do you get your socks? Happy socks do a brilliantly colourful fun collection and we also like the range from Lacoste, Falke, Paul Smith and Barbour. Pattern or plain? Bright or tonal? Flecked or ribbed? So many socks, so many choices…

 

 The earliest models of socks were recorded by the Greek poet Hesiod in 8th century BC who described the socks the ancient greeks wore as ‘piloi’ which were made from matted animal hair. Thankfully this developed over time and instead socks were made animal skins/leather which was gathered up and tied around the ankles.It was not until the late 16th century that machine knitted wool socks were first produced and until 1800 predominately hand knitting was used whereas nowadays it is only machine. Nylon was introduced to socks in 1938 before that they were always made from silk, cotton and wool.

 

 It’s good to see how much socks have progressed over the centuries and how much choice is now available, if you look at our collection you’ll find super thin bright nylon ribbed socks as well as bold cotton polkadots but as the weather gets even cooler you will find us delving into our range of thick cotton flecks and warm alpaca wools. As much as we like to be stylish we like to be cosy too!