Socks with History
October 21, 2012
Though Trafalgar day fell but yesterday, it was in July 1797 that Admiral Nelson lost an arm in the battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Mr Thresher commiserated with the Admiral on his loss, to which Nelson responded 'Tut, man, damn lucky for you it wasn't my leg. I want another dozen pairs of silk stockings.' Indeed when Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson finally met his end at Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 he was wearing our stockings (which can be seen to this day, in all their bloodied glory, at the Royal Maritime Museum, Greenwich).
Today T&G is proud to sell modern-day, English-made socks that are far from run-of-the-mill, coming as they do in four separate foot sizes with hand-linked reinforced toes, extended heel reinforcements and no seams - and in several ranges and colours.
The Victory range shown here comes in nine, all continuing the maritime theme. From top top bottom they are Endless Sky; Scurvy Lemon; Light Landlubber Khaki; Lobster Pink; Ensign Scarlet; Burnt Madeira; Indian Ocean; Nelson Navy and Blackbeard. Avast behind!