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Today is a banner day for fans of a particular series about enterprising young wizards. With the first part of the last Harry Potter film released today (or technically, last night at midnight), what better time to nerd about the Sorcerer Socks?
Even though plain charcoal knee socks, like cuffed O Basics, or black tights would be more accurate (according to the crazy thorough Harry Potter Wiki), they’re nowhere near as fun as perfectly coordinating with the colours of your chosen house. We debuted this style in 2006 and their stretchy fit, padded feet and ultimate nerdiness has made them a perennial favourite.
Whether people are picking their pairs based on online tests—and, if any of you also re-take a test like that until you get the answer you want, raise your hand—or based on how brave, cunning, studious, or loyal you are, there’s one house colour combo that is clearly the most popular.
After the jump I’ll dish how the other houses rank in popularity and offer some other sock styles that are available in your favourite house colours.
It’s no surprise the the burgundy and gold of Gryffindor is heads and shoulders more popular, since it’s the house of our much-loved main characters. But I was surprised to see that dark green and silver (Slytherin) and dark blue and silver (Ravenclaw) are almost exactly tied.
Considering that one house is full of kind of fantastic bad guys and the other are the super smart kids, it’s no surprise. But what about Hufflepuff? I have to admit that the house with the badger mascot is my personal favourite, but I’m one of very few who feel that way. Poor Hufflepuff, the number of folks who want to rock their black and gold is less than half either Slytherin or Ravenclaw.
Now, if the soccer-stripe look isn’t your thing, here are some more classically striped options in your favourite house colours.
And! For nerds like me who dig book-accurate over film-accurate costume depictions, the original blue & bronze colours of Ravenclaw have a pretty solid option in the Dream Stalker Stripes in Navy & Spice.
If you missed out getting a pair of Sorcerer Socks in time for the release of part one, you have plenty of time to outfit yourself before part two, which will hit theatres July 15, 2011. Have you dressed up in our socks for any Harry Potter film viewings? We’d love to see your snaps, you can always post them to our Facebook!
6 soxy thoughts:
Yay Hufflepuff! :–D :–D :–D Oh dear, we are few and we can’t even say we’re select, but I have to say I am a huffie at heart, as well. :–D
I just placed an order but I didn’t think of buying these sorcerer socks! I clearly need a pair for July, to match my handknitted black and yellow scarf (only nerdy to the real nerds :–D)
Looking forward to other sock addicts’ photos. :–)
I’ve done several online quizzes and I’ve always got the same result – Hufflepuff 😀
It’s always been my favourite house. I’m not brave, I’m not evil, I’m not over-smart but I am loyal. Ergo Hufflepuff fits me best
Go Hufflepuff! The three of us know what house is the best.
what is it with the Hufflepuff? haha obliviously they are pretty cute but i would have to say that im a Gryffindor girl purely at heart
Hufflepuff here too! I have two sets of hufflepuff socks, the black and yellow sorcerer socks as well as the Charcoal and Dijob dreamer striped thigh highs, though, of course, they are grey instead of black… they’re my favorites. The Sorcerer socks balled up and shrunk on me.
Sarah—Bummer that they shunk up on you! I’ve been lucky with nylon, despite my not-very-careful washing methods (but I don’t get as many runs in my stockings as I deserve either). Hooray for Hufflepuff!