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This week saw the official start of winter, and while it may have felt wintery for the last couple months, those of us in the northern hemisphere are currently experiencing the longest nights of the year. Though some see these long, cold, dark nights as kind of a bummer, we try to look at them as a great chance to get cozy, drink some cocoa and read in front of a glowing hearth, all while wearing our longest, warmest socks.
At 30 inches from heel to top, our line of Extraordinarily Longer Dreamer Thigh Highs aren’t our absolute longest socks, but they are one of the more universally beloved tall socks, as they tend to fit a wide range of legs as true thigh highs.
We love our Extraordinarily Longer Dreamer Socks so much, that we also have them in two rainbow styles! The Harvest Rainbow colorway features our usual regenerated cotton blend yarns, in a muted rainbow, which has become one of our best sellers! The Radiant Rainbows are made from brightly colored high quality acrylic yarn, and are extra soft and warm.
We also carry them in 5 “Elemental” colorways, referencing the 5 alchemical elements, which we’ve put our own spin on!
Top: Extraordinarily Longer Elemental Stripes in spirit, terra and zephyr
Bottom: glacier and inferno colorways
Getting a little bit longer, our next three styles all hail from our DreaM Stockings line, and are over 30 inches in length, but still under 40. These styles are knitted on antique machines, just for Sock Dreams, and while they don’t all fit quite the same range as our more contemporary Dreamer Socks line, you’ll find some great funky and vintage inspired textures and patterns here!
Our next 4 styles are all just about 40 inches from heel to cuff, which is lengthier than most people’s inseams! They’re mostly intended to scrunch or slouch, but one of these styles (hint: the leg warmer) has such great horizontal stretch that they can actually make a great thigh high without any scrunching on legs that are both long and full-figured!
Some of you might be thinking that this is it — our longest socks. But no! There are even longer socks! At 50 inches, our Longer Super Stripes are beautifully thigh high on smaller legs, with great scrunch potential on larger legs!
And even then, we’re not quite done, because we have even longer socks! Simply (and aptly) called “Super Longs,” these beauties are a towering 100 inches, for the lover of length who just can’t get enough sock! These essentially demand to be scrunched!
Super Longs – 100 inches of sock per leg!
Now, you dreamers who have been around the
block sock a few times might be wondering about the Great Whites, and if so, you’re right to wonder! They are in fact twice as long as our Super Longs, but they’re currently out of stock, and they’re just so long that they’re going to need a bigger blog…
Space! We’re all pretty into outer space here at Sock Dreams, so a nerdy memorial day like the first moon landing July 20th in 1969 is pretty up our alley. Since we’ve recently looked at star socks, I thought I’d mix it up a little. So I put together some “colour” wheels of styles we carry that come in grey. It’s amazing how many shades of grey there are!
Let’s start with our most basic grey styles!
Clockwise from top: O Basics in Charcoal, O Basics in Grey, Solid Opaque Thigh High in Graphite, Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Charcoal, Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Grey, Bright Basic Tabi Socks in Grey
The moon isn’t smooth, so here are some great textured options.
Clockwise from top: Textured Cable Acrylic OTKs in Grey, Four Button Ribbed Leg Warmers in Charcoal, Cotton Slouch Socks in Charcoal, Diamond Rib Knee Highs in Charcoal, At Cross Over the Knee in Grey, Acrylic Slouch Socks in Silver Grey
Sure, the moon doesn’t have patterns or stripes, but what goes better with grey than more grey, or deep-space black?
Clockwise from top: O Chevrons in Charcoal & White, O Chevrons in Charcoal & Black, Foot Traffic Floral Tights in Platinum, Shaggy Stripe Leggings in Black & Grey, Super Stripes in Charcoal & Grey, Kayla Stripe Trouser Socks in Grey.
And for general out-of-this world grey, check out the 100 Inch Super Ruched in Grey. They may not be long enough to get you all the way to the moon, 100 inches are only about 8 feet of sock, but—wait a second! Eight feet is a LOT. Maybe not space travel distance, but a lot for a sock!
Grey is a little more exciting than you’d expect. Maybe not as exciting as the moon, but close. 😉
We recently learned a new descriptive term that we dig: ‘scrunchy socks’. Sharp eyes may have noticed that the ‘Loose Socks’ collection has been renamed to ‘Scrunchy Socks.’ When talking with our Tabbisocks sales representatives, they explained that the much-loved Super Loose were changing their name.
It turns out that though ‘Super Loose’ is a direct translation of the Japanese word for this style of sock, a more accurate translation is ‘Scrunchy.’ And it definitely seems more accurate! One of the things we love about this style is that you can just scrunch them down.
Is there a difference between ‘scrunching’ and ‘slouching’? Not really, though how we often tend to use the words is that ‘scrunch’ is actively pushing your socks down and ‘slouch’ is when a sock more naturally crumples a little lower. The effect is the same either way, soft folds above your ankles (or tops of your boots!).
In our Scrunchy Socks collection you’ll find two distinct schools of the scrunchy sock, ‘schoolgirl socks’ and ‘slouch socks.’ What’s the difference? Find out after the jump!
This is India, she is leaving us for Las Vegas later this week to be with the one she loves. The Simply adjustable Sock Garters shown on her in the previous post were her idea, we had a damaged pair of the traditionals in our unsellable returns box and her socks weren’t staying up. She not only solved her own problem but she solved one we’ve had for ages because our ability to get the buttoned garters has been sporadic at best and these are even simpler, no buttoning required (and you could still adorn them if you wanted). She will be greatly missed by all of us for her hard work, creativity and great taste in leg wear. The boots? I found those at a little boutique in Seattle called Diva Dollz, the brand is Miz Mooz, don’t know the model name though.
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