I’ve done a sock collaboration! The lovely people at The Sock Council – a club dedicated to the love of snazzy socks – got in touch and asked if I would be interested in designing some socks and of course I said yes right away. Because if there’s one thing I love almost as much as flat shoes (oh, and patterned tiles) it’s snazzy socks!
I’ve never designed socks before, but essentially it was about choosing a print idea and some colour combinations that I thought represented En Brogue well. I even had a go at painting the design myself! But it turns out watercolours don’t really translate to woven sock designs, so…
Anyway, we settled on a paisley design and two different colours – there are still a few of the grey and yellow ones left and the new navy and orange style goes on sale on Friday September 2nd. I am THRILLED with them! They’re snazzy but still quite subtle, and the colours just look brilliant. These socks are fabulous quality too; made in Wales from 100% cotton with hand linked heel and toe, they’re nice and lightweight so good for the summer as well as the winter. I already had some Sock Council socks in my repertoire and can report that they wash very nicely too (these things are important, budding sock connoisseurs!).
The socks come in two sizes, small (fits sizes 3 to 6) and large (fits 7 to 11), so I’m happy that Mr Brogue will be sporting them too. They are limited edition, only 74 pairs. As you can see, I’ve tried them with a fair few pairs from my shoe collection and they seem to look great with pretty much everything! They’re £16.50 per pair, and that includes first class recorded delivery. If you buy yourself some, I would love to see you wearing them, so do remember to tag me on Instagram or Twitter @EnBrogue with the tag EnBrogueXSockCouncil. Happy socking, everyone!