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And for inspiration, some words.
Okay, let’s try . . .
Poured himself a glass, and sat to think.
And as he drank, began to shrink.
Wait, are you even paying attention. You’re reading comic books, aren’t you?
• Maroc Midcalf (architectural design in form of repeating tile patterns) •
• Folklore Midcalf (simplistic motif used to convey story and feeling) •
• Art Deco Tights (highly influential visual style that influenced all aspects of life) •
Oh, and this pretender
I honestly cannot believe I’ve been writing these weekly Sock Journal entries for four years! I swear, if I didn’t do these posts about how long I’ve been writing the Sock Journal, I would never realise the speed of time passing.
I mean, how is it that I’ve gone a whole year and only done one post on Tips & Tricks and it was just a guide to how to measure to find the best fitting socks and one giving you tips on using gift notes to best advantage!
Those are still like, super useful, but I need to step up my game!
Putting together the Dreamers Recommend posts is a fun challenge. It’s tough for some of us to pick a favourite! And those of us who’ve worked here a long time have favourites that haven’t been made in years, or were a weird sample. So when you’re told “what do we have that is currently available that you love the most” your brain does a cartoonish screech as it puts on the brakes. Of course, once a person’s slept on it they can come up with a couple (or a couple dozen!).
As enjoyable as the birthday Dreamer posts are, the colour focus posts are definitely the most indulgent. I get to stroll through the stock room, plucking examples of colours like fruit! It’s the best kind of harvest!
I also love that it gives me a chance to use words to explain colours that can never be perfect across all monitors (as the teal/turquoise post proved!).
I mean, really, when it comes down to it, I’m trying to make the Sock Journal a good go-to for tips and general information about socks. Our stock is ever-changing, so I’ve got to write posts that will stand the test of time and keep helping folks in the years to come. So I get as much joy out of writing about how restock notifications work . . .
. . . as I do putting together DIY posts!
I guess if you start breaking all my posts down to the basics, they’re just be explaining and nerding on specific sock and sock-site things. Which is pretty much the best. Thank you for reading and, as always, I’d love to know socky things to nerd out on next!
Often, by August the full weight of summer heat is on us (in the Northern hemisphere), or has been making itself felt for some time. It’s tough to be sock devotee in this weather, even with lots of lightweight and little sock options out there. Since even talking about socks can be too warm this time of year, I thought it’d be the perfect time to do a post inspired by a suggestion from one of our awesome commenters.
One of the most fun things about taking product pictures is how each one of our dreamy Dreamer models brings their own style to the shoot, by what they wear with a pair of socks, what poses they rock, each person’s own awesome self and also any tattoos.
From a tiny tattoo on their instep to full leg designs, the ink on Dreamers’ legs ranges as wide as their personalities, shapes and styles!
Leg tattoos can be useful in the sock business as they’re a great indicator of how opaque something is, or how crazily sheer. You’ve probably seen lines that say a sheer style “[does] not include tattoo patterns you see in some of the images… we just wanted to show you how truly sheer these are.”
Or maybe browsing opaque options you see “Opaque enough to hide leg hair, but tattoos do show through areas that are more stretched.”
More on how we use tattoos to show opacity after the jump! Read more »
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