There seems to be a gap in our overflowing fashion emporiums. While our feet receive a myriad of sculptural blessings, which arch them infinitely upwards in a perhaps unnatural form of contortions, there have been few resources for those endearing fabrics that coat our feet within their hives.
Decode the poetry and it is clear that I have not yet been satisfied in the way of socks and stockings. So much attention is put on footwear that it is shocking to see this lack of hosiery. There is so much freedom within the range of these small pieces of textile: whether scrunched atop a heel or pulled taut from within the neck of a leather boot, socks are a haven of color and pattern for even the most ordinary of dressers. Even when they are hidden from the naked eye, we often opt for pair with unabashed whimsy.
When it comes to socks, we are unafraid.
Enter Strathcona Stockings, specializing in fine hand-printed socks and stockings. Each print is completely original, whether collaged or photographed, and each stocking is printed by hand in the Strathcona studio.
The vivid prints meet even my color cravings. The selection includes a combination of abstract designs and wallpaper-esque patterns for the imaginative dreamer and quintessential vintage-lover alike. Each pair has a sort of homebody quality about it, as if from a local store that remains your town's best-kept secret.
I'd love to have a pair of Strathconas peering out of my shoes.
Available for purchase here