Growing up, socks and boxers were one of those gifts you got at Christmas, which you quickly opened at the start to get out of the way. My drawers were filled with plain black socks. It wasn’t up until around 4 years ago I started a complete overhaul.
I was fed up of the plain and dull looking BHS boxers and the black socks from who knows where. I slowly started to buy boxers that looked great, such as the Calvin Klein’s. Then as I started wearing suits on a daily basis for work, I suddenly found this whole new area of fashion I never knew existed.
Over the past four years, the suit trends have leaned towards a slimmer fit. This has led to shorter trousers, allowing a decent amount of the socks to be on show. Now this doesn’t mean we should all be doing the Shoreditch hipster look and go out in ridiculously colourful socks as a way to highlight individuality, but it is a fun opportunity to wear something a little bit more fun that a plain coloured sock.
Over the past few year I have bought a large number of suit socks, however recently I came across the Henry J Sock brand.
They have a wide range of bright coloured boxers and socks, helping you to brighten up your wardrobe and add a surprising tang to your tux or suit.
What stood out about this brand really was the monthly subscription. Anyone who knows me well will know I love a monthly subscription. We treat our Degustabox food packages like a giant Christmas stocking filled with goodies. It brings excitement around the office and instantly turns everyone into giggling school kids.
I’ve never heard of a clothing monthly subscription before, but I think it’s genius. Like with trying foods I would never normally think of purchasing, this works to the same level. I might never have thought of buying a yellow and black striped pair of socks, but I bet they would look amazing on. Besides, around once per month an old pair seems to tear through and ends up in the bin. This is therefore a perfect monthly replacement, slowly getting rid of the old batch with some brightly coloured new ones.
They offer both a boxer and sock monthly subscription separately, while they work out quite a bit cheaper on the subscription than if you order the boxers or socks directly. Also, more you want per month, cheaper they work out (that old economies of scale at work again).
So have you found any fun clothing subscriptions? Do let me know, I’d love to find out more!