Socks, this small piece of clothes that you wear in the bottom of your body and sometimes you don’t care about it. Well, let’s talk about the history of it and we can say that socks have evolved over the centuries from the earliest models, which were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. In the 8th Century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics. By the 5th century AD, socks called “puttees” were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolise purity. By 1000 AD, socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobility. From the 16th century onwards, an ornamental design on the ankle or side of a sock has been called a clock.
With the invention of a knitting machine in 1859 meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Nonetheless, knitting matching and hand knitters worked side by side until 1800. The next revolution in sock production was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Until then socks were commonly made from silk, cotton and wool. Nylon was the start of blending two or more yarns in the production of socks, a process that still continues.
Saying that and never trying to bore you with all of this history and figures; my purpose was to put the socks in the place that they deserve it in this fashion world. Nowadays, socks are in trend and in an important position; you can see in the amount of time that people take to choose it for their outfits, they different options that they have to wear with shoes, sneakers,… and also with sandals something that before was rejected by the fashion world. Also, you can see the expensive prices that socks can have and also brands specialised only in socks. I have to say that I am really happy about it as fashion is always have fun and play with it; there are so many options and shapes right now to wear it in a cool way: plain colors, allover print, mix fabrics, stripes, flushing colors,… They can help you as a bag or shoes done to make your outfit of the day shine. Have a look to some proposals and try to adapt them to yourself.
Please pay attention to socks as they can help you the whole year to complete your outfits.