For this winter we plan to make you the finest winter sock.
When our sock factory was first established in the late nineteenth century, its founder probably didn’t envisage making socks from yak wool. At the time few Englishman had even seen a yak, and it would be over 25 years before the animal was used to transport dining tables, champagne, caviar and climbing gear to establish the first base-camp on Everest.
They began by making socks from wool and cotton sourced from around the world, and the company has survived as an independent family business since then. Now run by the fourth generation, it has developed a reputation for being one of the country’s leading producers of exotic socks made from alpaca, cashmere and mohair. Yak seemed like the next logical step.
Our friends at Tom Lane have been using these traditional methods to make their own beautiful alpaca socks for the past three years. The alpaca socks are nice, but we knew yak would be a unique and luxurious alternative, so we talked about a collaboration, ran some trials, and received glowing praise from the production team – “some of the nicest socks we’ve ever made” was the feedback – flattery indeed from a company with over one hundred years of production heritage.
This September will mark the launch our first Boot Sock, which is sure to be a winter essential for anyone living in cold climes. It’s already a favourite with Tom Lane’s team who've been stomping around in them these past two months. The Boot Sock is an old school winter sock made to the highest standards from 80% yak and 20% nylon for stretch and durability. It can be worn for a hike over the hills or a walk to the pub, and best of all it will be comfortable, breathable and extremely resistant to odours. A sock you can fall in love with this winter.
The Boot Sock is now available here.