Sock Subscription of the Month: Fun and Useless Facts About Socks

 

When you sign up for a sock subscription from sock of the month, you’ll be sent an awesome pair of socks in the mail every month! These socks feature unique designs and are high quality, and they can even double as gifts if you send them to someone special. However, although your subscription will always bring you new pairs of socks to wear, here are 7 fun facts about socks that might make your gift more interesting!

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Where did ‘Sock Monkey’ come from?


A sock monkey is a stuffed toy which resembles a small monkey, made from socks, usually one or two pairs. The name is derived from their resemblance to juvenile monkeys dressed in human clothes that are commonly called Monkeys or Monkeying around. In some regions, they are also known as sock bunnies or simply sock animals.
#1) According to Wikipedia, one possible origin for the term sock monkey dates back to 1892 when American children would make them out of socks in order to give them as Christmas gifts. #2) Another possible origin for the term was coined by children living on farms during WWI who were not allowed to leave home without wearing shoes.

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How do socks get their names?


Names for socks come from all sorts of sources. Some manufacturers choose names that show off their company's heritage or try to be clever with puns. For example, Nike has a line called originals which just means they are original company name. Some brands go for whimsical names, like Mermaid Socks or Birdie. Not many companies use customer-suggested names for their products but there are some exceptions, like Stance socks who have a whole section of the website devoted to user-submitted designs. Different styles have different naming conventions too. ankle socks are usually named descriptively, like Faded Stripes. Dress socks tend to be more formal and are named after regions in Italy or famous fashion designers.

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Can you eat your socks?


If you're feeling adventurous, it is possible to eat your socks. If you're feeling a little more cautious, there are different ways to wear your socks that won't make them edible. For example, in some parts of Eastern Europe, people wear their socks over their shoes for warmth. They have come up with a few variations on this theme that can be found online. You can also get creative by tying your sock around your neck like a scarf or using them as oven mitts when cooking. The point is to find something fun and useful to do with those old socks!

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Why is Ketchup Red?


For most, it's hard to imagine a world without ketchup. But if you think about it, there's a lot that we don't know about this condiment. For example, did you know that ketchup is red because it contains tomatoes? It also has sugar for sweetness. And vinegar for tanginess.

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When did people start wearing them?


It's thought that people started wearing socks in ancient Egypt, but there's no proof. It is known, however, that knit woolen socks were developed in Northern Europe around 1200 A.D. At this time, only nobility wore them because they were expensive to make and difficult to dye. Knit woolen socks became more affordable for commoners over time and spread across all social classes. In the late 1700s, cotton was introduced as a cheaper alternative to wool and it became popular for everyday wear by both sexes.

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What happens when you wear two different colored socks?


If you wear two different colored socks, there are four possibilities. The one on the right could be a solid color, which will match the left shoe. The one on the left could be a solid color, which will match the right shoe. The one on the right could have color variety, which will match with both shoes. And finally, it's possible for both to have different colors and patterns that will not match with either shoe.
Take into consideration what your style is when choosing what socks to wear!

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And finally, are they better than handshakes?


Socks are a great gift for men, especially if they are into fashion. They come in all different colors and styles, colors that make you want to match your wardrobe just because they're there. They can be dress socks or ankle socks, crew socks or crazy color dress socks. The best sock subscription service is one that offers a variety of colors and styles to suit everyone's tastes.