The History of Socks and Hosiery in the City, by Angie Audretsch: @superyachtangie
For centuries, London and avant garde hosiery have been woven together as part of the sartorial armoury of the British Gentleman.
The gentlemen pupils of Christ’s Hospital, London’s first school, were issued yellow knee length socks; once stained that colour with saffron to keep the 16th Century rats at bay. The Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London still sport their crimson stockings today.
Colourful socks may no longer be needed to defend against vermin or protect your calves from plated armour, but they are without doubt one of the sharpest weapons available in the closet of the modern gentleman.
Today, the fifty shades of grey covering the world’s ankles offer a unique opportunity. In a working environment powered by personality and conquered by daring, it is time to step out of the sea of monochrome socks.
In the modern city, colour is king. It’s time to wage war on the colour-less professionalism that has encroached on our very British-ness, quashing individual spirit and style. It is time to lead the charge feet first.
“You can tell a man from his shoes, but more notably his personality by his socks.”
It’s accepted that you can tell a man from his shoes, but more notably his personality by his socks. Together the feet become the de-facto measure of a modern gentleman. London Sock Company are making sure your socks are as important as your tie, cufflinks and watch combined.
With the very best materials, knitting methods and designs we’re able to create quality, luxurious socks for every occasion. Whether commuting to work on your penny-farthing, putting your feet up at the club or expanding the Empire in the Square Mile, we have style for all pursuits and a worthy gift for any gentleman.
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