What animal isn’t scared of boring white socks? I’ve been known to scream at the sight of these things just dangling on the ankles of unfashionable folks.
Quick update: Sock of the Month Club is now featured in New York’s Time Out magazine. The article elaborates on how much more awesome it is to get certain items delivered to you. It quotes, “There’s something undeniably appealing about having everyday essentials such as socks, underwear, razors and condoms shipped directly to your door.” Plus it is way better than taking that a trip to the store or mall, which- we already know- stores don’t exactly put their socks on display or make shopping for them too fun nowadays.
In the article, you’ll read about other subscription clubs that will deliver items such as razors and ties. But, none of the mentioned items will be sent to your door wrapped in twine and branded with a wax seal like Sock Club does it. And the fact the design and brand of the sock is a mystery makes it even more exciting to finally get them. Who knows what next month’s socks going to be? When you break that twine and rip through the paper, the colors and patterns that were unfamiliar become revealed.
You’ll notice in the Time Out article that the items are separated into men and women categories. It describes Sock of the Month Club as one that caters to men. But don’t you fret, ladies; Sock of the Month Club isn’t just for the guys. It appeals to both genders. The socks can be worn by everyone and they can be great gifts. They’re gift wrapped already anyway! The package will also include whatever birthday message or crazy comment you want if giving a membership is what you had in mind. That’s why this club is the best of the best.
Try to recall your last shopping trip. Whether or not you really wanted to spend all day perusing the stores or you were tagging along with the girlfriend, the mall can be a pretty overwhelming place. Miles of clothes, accessories, and shoes not wanting to be looked over, all set up on display. But wait. Where are the socks? While you’re already looking over the thousands of other items to be purchased, you almost forget about the main element that ties an outfit together. The extension of the shoe or the compliment to the pants or dress, socks should never be the cast away item. You’re wandering around an H&M and you see a small basket that you half heartedly look into; it’s full of bundles of socks that are just thrown aside like the rejected child of the fashion world. Socks need their own display where a shopper can walk in and say, “Awesome. I want those socks.”
Members of Sock of the Month Club: we are the ones who could put an end to this discrimination. After you receive your socks in the mail, wear them proudly; there is no doubt you won’t intrigue at least one person with that snazzy accessory on your feet. And after some time, store owners will notice and finally, socks will have their grand display they should have had all along. There needs to be a change. And it can start with us.
While other celebrities design their lines of clothes or brand of fragrances, one icon is launching what he knows to be the most crucial of accessories. Referring himself as the “sock king,” Outkast rapper Big Boi will collaborate with retailer, Crooks & Castle, to design a line of trendy socks. Big Boi recently attended the Nike World Basketball Festival dressed all in black with a flash of color as he rocked vibrant green and pink socks that had yellow capes attached to them. At the Sock Club, we understand and fully support making a statement with a great pair of socks. Big Boi is taking a step in the right direction.
Big Boi’s sock line will premier in HotLanta, Georgia in the near future. Keep an eye out for them. We certainly will!
Its October, fall is in full swing, colors are changing, and yet another great opportunity to wear colorful socks. We recently found a wonderful and unique sock company whose founder always loved to wear colorful socks. She could never find ones that reflected her personality and interests, so she started to make her own. We love the attitude! Thus the creation of STEMsocks which merges the celebration of science with fun and exciting socks.
STEMsocks seeks to revamp science’s nerdy image and promote scientific literacy, and that’s what STEMsocks is all about. STEMsocks aims to celebrate science, promote a more modern version of science, and encourage scientific literacy to lessen the distance between the scarily lay and the overly technical.
Their socks are proudly manufactured in the United States (in North Carolina, that’s right Tar Heel Nation!) and personally designed by the founder. The socks are a blend of cotton, lycra, nylon, and elastic.
Additionally, 5% of sales go to support CSLnet, a non-profit aiming to increase STEM knowledge and skills for students in California. People, take a minute and check out the great comments on the site and all their great socks.
Our sock explorers discovered a sock company that can make amazing socks and the world a better place. PACT is an apparel company with a simple idea; make clothes with green energy and fund great causes. This season they were inspired by the Sustainable Food Center of Austin, TX, which hits close to home for us. A portion of their proceeds will go towards this amazing cause, and we are proud to present the October sock to you and what all it represents. We hope you love them as much as we do!
As if donating profits wasn’t enough, their socks are made with organic yarn and manufactured at an eco-friendly factory in Turkey powered by wind energy! PACT has found a way to make great socks while working towards making the world a better place.
While doing some suit stunt’n and adorning a beautiful pair of mid-calve socks, I experienced a style problem: they kept slipping down, showing too much bare calve. This was playing havoc on my attempt at looking well-tailored. While searching for a great solution a dear friend of mine introduced me to Dapper Classics, a sock company dedicated to supplying men with high-quality over-the-calf socks. These are great looking socks that provide a perfect solution to bare calve syndrome.
Not only does Dapper Classics make awesome socks they have a great story. Made in a third generation textile mill in North Carolina they are the great American made sock story. Aside from being the greatest state in the union (go Tar Heels), North Carolina has an incredibly rich history in textiles. Unfortunately, there is hardly any of the industry left, so it is pretty cool to see one company bringing it back. Check them out here.
Out in Texas the stories can sometimes sound as tall as the sky is big. Even when they turn out to be true. Long ago the legend goes people came to the uncharted plains of what would someday be west Texas, in search of the seven cities of golden socks! What they discovered instead was wind swept sea of sameness hundreds and hundreds of miles so flat and featureless that people drove stakes into the ground in hopes as lost as they might become that they might someday find their way back home. If these fearless people had succeeded in finding the cities of golden socks we could be living in a very different Texas, and most likely world. I know this sounds like a tall tale but here at the Sock Club we have dreams just like that. Too much…just maybe…
Well we are extremely excited to be delivering the “Mustache Socks” from Sock It to Me as the September Sock. We are confident that our sock historians are correct and these would indeed be socks worn in the cities of golden socks!
Photos by Marcus, shot in the Driskill Hotel, Ausin Texas
The intro story from above comes from a pretty incredible piece by KUT-FM titled “The Lost Odessa Tapes. I highly recommend you take the time to listen. “the Odessa Tapes represent an important missing link in the evolution from Hank Williams to Wilco. Hosted by David Brown and produced by the award-winning music journalism unit at public radio’s KUT Austin.”
In the spirit of the Olympics, we at the Sock Club have been watching more network tv than any nonsensical person should. One of the wonders you get with network television is reconnecting with the local newscasters. What does the local news think about the sock world and how do they view America’s sock awakening? More importantly…how do they judge ”style goofin”?! As our favorite newscaster, Ron Burgundy, once stated, “I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back. I want to be on you.” We are pretty sure Ron was talking about Sock’s which of course would have been from the Sock club..
I have no earthly idea why it took us three months to find the gem that is this link, but it is truly beautiful. WUSA9 nailed IT, with their name alone…USA. Clearly remaining classy this segment is worth watching for two main reasons. First, because it restates the facts from this well known New York Times Article, while adding a touch of personal tacky local flavor. But secondly, they just so happened to end the broadcast referencing Happy Socks. Not only does Happy Socks pretty much sum up our theme of playing around with your style, but we are thrilled to announce that they are our August sock of the month. Here is what is being said about socks in the real world:
Let us know what you think of this broadcast and remember to stay fly!
Sock Club Team
Written by Crocodilelee