Welcome to London Sock Company.
We're a London start-up on a simple mission; to make the finest quality socks and gifts for the modern gentleman.
What drove two former city professionals to leave our jobs and embark on this adventure?
For founders Ryan & Dave it all started in late 2013...
How it all began
Welcome to London Sock Company, our stylish sock brand for today’s modern gentleman.
We proudly offer quality, luxury men’s socks available online and via our popular Sock Club subscription service.
For founders Ryan & Dave, this is part of an exciting start-up journey that began in 2013 with a simple observation; that very few men wear ties these days, and people really do notice your socks.
On a September evening in 2013, friends Ryan Palmer and Dave Pickard decided to go toe-to-toe with big retailers, offering a truly quality and convenient experience for men everywhere.
They were now on a mission: to help modern men add style, personality and be noticed for the right reasons. Simply by wearing better quality, stylish socks.
At London Sock Co. you’ll never find any novelty socks. Our designs are all about quality, professional-looking style.
Read more about Ryan and Dave’s start-up journey, including how they wooed supermodel David Gandy, in our Founder’s Journal.
What we offer for the...
Traditional modern gentlemen
We offer our staple product of simplistic and elegant design; a luxury range of stylish, colourful socks, available to buy online and in selected boutiques.
Requiring style and convenience, we offer our unique, monthly Sock Club subscription. As well as enjoying our luxury products, this gentleman enjoys the convenience of new socks delivered through his letterbox, every month.
Thoughtful gift buyer
We offer our carefully selected range of luxury gifts, guaranteed to be warmly received by any aspiring gentleman.
Five Victorian gentlemen
Our inspiration began with five stylish, rather elegant and well-to-do Victorian gentlemen. Each hailed from a different corner of the British Empire, yet were captured together in a unique image dated 1883.
After being passed down with a collection of Victorian artefacts, this image sparked an intriguing journey back to a time of true elegance, style and the British gentleman.
Our ambition is to capture this sense of assured style, sophistication and British heritage and make it relevant for today’s modern gentleman, within London’s first modern sock brand.
Quality sock knitting
We travel the length of Britain and Western Europe to source the highest quality materials, skills and knitting methods.
We challenge, test and refine our sock knitting methods at every stage, focussing entirely on the quality, comfort and fit of our socks.
It is our privilege to be working with some of the worlds best and most experienced sock makers in the UK and Portugal, helping us to make the best products possible.
Making quality, stylish socks is our full time obsession, but we know how busy you are.
Our Sock Club subscription was created to offer the ultimate convenience to our members, delivering new socks through every member’s letterbox each month.
“I always look forward to the moment my beautifully presented socks come through my letterbox every month!”
Martin, Sock Club member #2742
Our designer sock collections
The Sartorial Collective
The Sartorial Collective is a group of talented and creative individuals, who inspire and help create our designer sock collections.
Together we explore modern sartorial style for the modern gentleman. We challenge the status quo whilst staying true to the assured style we are famous for.
Founding TSC member and resident professional stylist Joe Ottaway, ensures our sock designs will always get you noticed for the right reasons.
What’s more, proper reward and recognition for those we work with is important to us. We’re proud that all members of The Sartorial Collective receive royalties and a dedicated profile page on our website.
Pull Your Socks Up
We are passionate about being a quality brand that makes a difference.
Through our Pull Your Socks Up campaign we are currently supporting causes we believe in – Style For Soldiers, The House of St Barnabus, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and several others.
Little things can make a big difference and by supporting our brand you become part of our growing ambition to contribute to initiatives that can really have an impact on others.