Sock of the Day, or at least every couple of days Blog :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Schoolhouse Socks (aka teacher bribes)

The school year is almost over, and it's the perfect time to get some school-themed socks.  Whether you need to bribe thank a teacher for not failing you or thanks them for genuinely being a good teacher; whether you want to commemorate your favorite subject at graduation, or simply celebrate that you'll never have to take it again; Whether you're graduating high school, college, middle school, court-mandated-community-service-school, or anything else, celebrate with a fun and inexpensive gift of socks.

We have gotten out some of our favorites to make it easy to shop for yourself or others, based on your favorite school subject.

Nothing fancy here, just a good #2 pencil and some binder paper. But wait! They also keep your feet warm! So much better than that time the power went out and we had to burn all our homework and pencils to keep warm. Actually, no, that was way better. But these are pretty cool too. For a limited time they're on sale, so be sure to check them out. Also available in a sockin' 3-pack.

For the artist we have Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night. They found yet another place to put this enduring classic, and the detailed rendering really does the work justice. For those more inclined to the graphic arts, we have the Blamo! Comic Book Knee Highs with all the elements of your favorite graphic novel. Composition Book Crews from Ashi Dashi are a more subtle reminder of those times you accidentally brought the wrong notebook to art because THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME.

Believe it or not, there aren’t a whole lot of math-themed socks out there. Technically, geometry is a field of mathematics, so any of our geometric prints would be great for the math-mind who craves structure and straight-lined, regular patterns. Argyle, Big Dots, and those plaid leggings (Great Scot!) are just a few of the fun, familiar prints you'll find. We'll work on getting some real math socks in before we do another school-themed socks event. I know, It's embarrassing. I KNOW!

The face and iconic top hat should be familiar to you history buffs. Our Honest Abe Crews as eye-catching as the man himself, and a lot more fun (trust us, we've met the guy). We also have a sock commemorating one of the most historically important dogs, the noble corgi. It's not pictured here because, c'mon, Abe Lincoln Socks. You really shouldn't need anything else.

For those who love Bunsen burners, valence electrons, exothermic reactions, and everything Newton (delicious fig bars included), we have our science socks. Men’s Constellation Crews and Women’s Planet Knee Highs let you show your love for space, while our Mad Science Knee Highs are a cute way to show your love of the lab.  I know what you're thinking, "shouldn't those great Composition Book Socks be here, too?"  To that I say "I'm not answering your questions because this is my blog and I don't wanna."

For those who are “less-academically minded,” lunch was surely the best time of the day. Relive those great cafeteria meals with our food-themed crew socks. We have corn, bacon, other bacon (I KNOW, RIGHT?), and, our personal favorite, the Burger Crew Sock. Mix and match to get a well-rounded meal.   

Now we would never condone the use of our products to cheat. But if you were looking for a way to get a leg-up (get it?!) on the rest of the class, the detail on these Map of the World Tights would definitely let you do it. That same level of detail (and let’s face it, pure awesomeness) is reason enough to get them even if you don't need to cheat.  So really, everyone should own these, is what I'm saying.  And not just because I'm the one selling them.  Well, mostly because I'm the one selling them.

We all had our sports. I was one of those super cool kids who excelled at badminton. With a court the size of a parking spot and a super-light racket, if there is a high school sport which required less running and upper body strength, I sure haven’t found it. these socks are also great for fans of "more athletic" sports (or "real" sports, as my father would refer to them).  Also check out our Knee High Chuck Taylor Socks, made to look like a pair of shoes with socks on the top. It’s a sock made to look like a sock. Mind blown.   

It counts a period if you went everyday, right? Truthfully, if you need these Bad Ass Socks to let people know how bad ass you are, you’re doing it wrong. But if you already have the reputation to back it up, get a little well-earned recognition by advertising to the world. Also, these will probably land you in detention if you wear them to school. So, you know, if you were looking for a way in, here it is!

Let us know what your favorite subject is (or was for you old people uggh get off the internet you're so old) and grab the right ones for the job today.  They work great as nerd-camouflage, making teachers think you actually care about whatever it is they're saying.  And if you don't actually want to wear them, they also make great bribes for those teachers who just need a little nudge in the right direction.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day Sock-a-Grams - Socks, Ready to Gift

Moms are hard to shop for.  Trust me, I have one.  And for anyone else out there who loves their mom, you want to show her that you care, but you want to do it as cheaply as possible.

We've collaborated with science to create this 100% verified accurate gift guide for Mother's Day.  As it turns out, the key question is : "Does Your  Mother Have Feet?"

Oh, the gift guide said you should buy your mom our Mother's Day Sock-a-Gram?  That is such a surprise. I am shocked.  Luckily, I have some quick facts about the Sock-a-Gram lying right here:

Available in 12 styles, it's an easy & cheap way to show your mom that you care.  For just $15, you get:

1. Your choice of a variety of sock options.
2. Elegant black gift box w/ gift wrapping.
3. Heartfelt message expressing those heartfelt feelings you feel in your heart.
4. Free 1st Class shipping.

The Sock-a-Gram is a great option if you face any of the following questions regarding Mother's Day:
-What should I get her?
-How will I wrap it?
-What should I write in the card?
-Will she like it?
-Can I afford to show my mother that I love her?
-I am cheap. (not a question, we know, but still relevant)

We're also discounting some of our favorite styles, just in time for Mom's Day. Save on the styles below & lots more now through Mother's Day here:

So don't waste money on those same tired gifts.  This year, get her something she will love and will last longer than flowers, chocolates, or jewelry.  Ok, maybe not as long as jewelry.  But definitely longer than flowers and candy.

We're Back From Our 2-Year Sabbatical

Dear Socks Blog,

How've you been?  I hope well.  I was going through some boxes the other day and found some old posts we did together.  Can you believe it's been 2 years?  Seems like only yesterday I was trying to get people's old smelly socks.  Ahhh, good times.  Look, I'm sorry that we left it the way we did, and I want to give it another try.  I've kind of being seeing other people, spreading the word about socks elsewhere.  But I'm back.  

I see the error of my ways.  Those other sites didn't have what you have.  I want to get the most out of our time together, not be limited to 140 characters.  I want us to be exclusive, I don't want to sharing everything with all my friends, and your friends, and their friends.  I don't want to fill my days compiling Boards of "Things that remind me of socks."  Life is too short. And I want us to have a space to share-Ourspace, not just Myspace.  Ok, real talk, I never even thought about stooping that low.  I've been down, but believe me, not that low.  C'mon Myspace.  Not even JT can help you now. 

So, if you'll have me, I'd love to try again. I'm a different person than I was before.  You'll see, I'll be insightful, informative, witty, and throw in some unexpected rhymes, just to keep you on your toes.


Art Socks III