Monday, September 27, 2010

Now Online: Scott-Nichol socks

Founded by Mr John Scott-Nichol, the brand has always been widely associated with outdoor living and country pursuits. Established in Shepshed, on the edge of the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.Scott-Nichols socks are still made on Bently Kommet knitting machines which are immaculately maintained.
 "All socks produced by us are made in Leicestershire, England so you can rest assured that when you buy Scott-Nichol, you are buying the best of British!"

This season we have selected Shetland wool socks. Shetland wool is distinctive in that the fibres are of a very fine quality and prone to tenderness, due to climatic and feeding conditions, resulting in the fibres having a very soft and silky feel.

Hand Linked Toes

Scott-Nichol believes that the hallmark of a truly high quality sock is the hand-linked toe. This term depicts the, long abandoned, traditional method of closing the toe seam whereby the the threads of the unfinished socks are joined together, by hand, matching thread with thread. This process requires a great amount of skill with hand-linkers taking up to 5 years to truly master the technique. All Scott-Nichol socks come with a hand-linked toe as this process results in a virtually seamless sock, unlike conventionally linked socks where there is often a bulge of thread left at the seam which can be a source of great discomfort and irritation when worn with tight fitting shoes. 

Hunter's Help
We woke up early in the morning to take pictures of the Scott-Nichol socks and some other items for our online store. Hunter came along to  keep us company.
As you can see she worked really hard to help out.

Scott-Nichol socks are now available online for men and women.

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