Soxfords: Whimsical Over-the-Calf Socks
I wasn’t lying when I said my socks were less somber…About a month or so ago I was sent a couple of pairs of socks by new sock company Soxfords, who specialize in over-the-calf (which stay up better, and you want that for when you’re wearing a suit and your pant leg comes up when you sit…nothing more ghastly than a droopy sock with a suit) socks with whimsical motifs.
They sent me the ‘Cogsworth,’ seen worn above, which riffs playfully on the workaday life of most people who must wear suits for work, i.e., ‘we are all just cogs in the vast and relentless machinery of capitalism’…as well as the ‘Libelle,’ which features red dragonflies against a navy background.
In their favor, the socks did stay up quite well during a busy day on my feet. Soxfords cost $20 a pair, and they just released some new designs, some of which are quite delightful—especially the ‘Golden Arches’ cheeseburger-themed sock. I’m sure long time readers of this blog will know why I like those most.
I could see these being great stocking stuffers this year for someone with a sense of humor and style.