Author: Brooke English

August 12, 2016

The Ultimate Sock Guide for Cat Lovers

Cat people aren’t crazy they just love those loco little felines and their cattitudes. And why shouldn’t they? If it were up to us, our amazing cats would accompany us everywhere we go (sorry co-workers with allergies).

Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. Instead, we shall resort to wearing cats. Not their fur, just socks. The Sock Drawer is proud to be a purveyor of some of the most awesome, colorful and fun cat socks in existence.

Check out our amazing selection below. Maybe you’re not a cat person yourself but you have a loved one who is and need a gift idea. We’ve got you covered!


Colorful Kitties

We have so many cat socks that we’ve got colors to match just about any outfit. Our selection includes everything from patriotic cats to leopard print. They’re a real treat!


Black & White Beauties

Who doesn’t love a tuxie? These black and white cat socks are graphic but classic, making them great for either work or play. Get your paws on a few pairs.


Blue Q Sassy Socks

Blue Q is a company that makes its socks with an extra dash of sass, which is just right for most cat lovers we know. How else could you put up with a pet that has so much of an attitude?


Nerdy Delights

Is there anything better than curling up with a kitty and a good book? Don’t forget your glasses so you can match your Kittenster socks. And will you read a sci-fi story starring Catstronauts or a fantasy tale with the Cheshire Cat?


Just for Men

Crazy cat people aren’t just ladies, right fellas? We’ve got something for you, too, whether you’re more into domesticated feline friends or their big cat relatives out in the jungle.


Kitty Willows Knee High Socks
Raining Cats & Dogs Socks

Kitty Willows Knee High Socks Raining Cats & Dogs Socks

Do you like your cat socks with a big dose of pun-tastic humor? Then do we have the socks for you! These knee highs feature pussy willow branches and a scene where it’s raining cats and dogs.


Just for Kits ... Er, Kids

Have a little one who is BFFs with the family cat? We have adorable kids’ cat socks, too, designed to fit those little paws in both youth and junior sizes.


Knee High Beauties

Mee-ow! In these knee high and over the knee socks, you will feel confident enough for a catwalk! With socks like these, it’s clear that you’re very well groomed.


Laurel Burch Cat Socks

The artist Laurel Burch is famous for her colorful and beautiful cats, among other subjects. We have lots of artful options for both men and women, designed to suit your style purr-fectly.


And those are just some of our fantastic cat socks! Check out our full selection of styles for women, men and kids to see more.

June 28, 2016

All I Want for Christmas (in July) Is Socks!

Christmas is one of the happiest seasons of all, so why wait another six months to begin the festivities? If thoughts of eggnog and Christmas cookies make your tummy rumble, if putting the star on the tree makes you giddy, and if Christmas movies play at your house year-round, you may be ready for Christmas in July.

Thankfully The Sock Drawer is always stocked with the coolest, most colorful holiday socks around, so get shopping today and launch yourself into the Christmas spirit!


For the Animal Lover


For the Festive Foodie


For the Joyful Decorator


For the Spirited Santa Fan

10 Gifts for the Pop Culture Junkie

Finding a gift for that one impossible-to-shop-for person in your life can be daunting, but if that person has a penchant for pop culture, The Sock Drawer has you covered. Check out our fun and colorful pop culture socks for everyone from your comic book-obsessed cousin to your mystery-loving college roommate.


Llama Drama Socks | Men's

For the person who: Wants to be a YouTube sensation, at any cost.

Why they will love it: Not only are llamas totally trending on the internet, but so are novelty socks. Combine the best of both worlds with these colorful animal socks that are worthy of a couple thousand views in an unboxing video.


Rainbow Dash with Wings Knee High Socks

For the person who: Can’t get enough of My Little Pony, because friendship is magic.

Why they will love it: These awesome Rainbow Dash socks come complete with 3-D wings that pop out from the sides of the cool knee highs. For the My Little Pony fan who wants to make her obsession known, these colorful socks are too bright to miss.


Wonder Woman Cape Socks

For the person who: Might as well be Wonder Woman, based on how well she holds it together.

Why they will love it: Let the most powerful woman in your life wear her wonderful-ness loud and proud with these knee high socks. While it may not be reasonable to wear a huge, colorful cape to her big presentation, she can get away with rocking these socks while saving the world.


Rainbow Blast Knee High Socks

For the person who: You would like to remind is just as magical as this rainbow-pooping unicorn.

Why they will love it: As a big believer in mythical creatures, your loved one is sure to be impressed with both her favorite colorful creature and natural phenomenon co-existing on the same awesome knee highs. In this cool pair, they will sure to be walking on sunshine.


Sherlock Knee High Socks

For the person who: Appreciates a tall pair of knee highs and loves a good mystery even more.

Why they will love it: Finally your friend will have something to wear while cracking the latest code. In this episode it’s: “Your Friend Jenny and the how did I not already have these awesome Sherlock socks before today?


Shitting Rainbows Kind of Day Socks

For the person who: Needs a confidence boost to remind them they have it all.

Why they will love it: No matter what’s going on in life, your friend will love to be reminded she really does have it under control today. Especially so when wearing these sassy, colorful socks.


Kate Middle-Toe Socks

For the person who: Is just a tad bit obsessed with the royal family. As in, she still keeps the royal wedding on her DVR.

Why they will love it: Not only are these awesome socks as regal as the duchess herself, but they will remind your friend of her ultimate girl crush every time she looks down at her middle toe. Plus, no one will know of her royal obsession when she is wearing shoes with these pretty socks.


Unicorn vs. Narwhal Socks | Men's

For the person who: Would rather argue over a battle between two one-horned beasts than do just about anything else.

Why they will love it: Because you’re finally putting as much passion into a completely nonsense argument that will never happen as a true pop culture nerd. “OBVIOUSLY, the narwhal has the advantage of being real, but just hear me out on this!”


I Believe Socks | Men's

For the person who: Refuses to believe the mysterious dead patches in his front lawn are just “coincidence.”

Why they will love it: Because it will let the aliens know, when they come, that he is definitely on their side. Your friend would rather be abducted passively than engage in an interplanetary war, so you know it’s best to get him this colorful pair sooner rather than later.


Snot Sickle Socks | Men's

For the person who: Can’t quite let go of his favorite slapstick comedy TV show.

Why they will love it: Because he is not even slightly embarrassed to still love these guys. Beavis and Butt-Head will always hold a special place in his heart as his first introduction to crude and lewd humor, and now these socks can be his first foray into quality novelty fashion.

June 23, 2016

A Cut Above: Japanese Woodblock Print Socks

Japanese woodblock printing was wildly successful in both China and Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. Similar to Western woodcutting, the Japanese version involves water-based inks rather than oil-based. This allows the prints to feature a wide variety of colors, glazes and transparencies that would not be possible with oil paint.

The awesome designs you see below were all created using the woodblock printing technique, which is not as complicated as it may seem. First, an image is drawn on Japanese washi paper before being glued onto close-grained wood, usually cherry. Then the wood is chiseled away based on the drawings and brushes are used to fill in color. Finally, the woodcut is pressed into paper, like a stamp, resulting in images like the ones you see below. The printing style was popular for nearly 300 years, so tons of variations developed that give each piece a unique appearance.

Check out some of our awesome woodblock printing socks below and get your hands on (or feet into) a piece of Japanese history!


Check out our selection!

June 21, 2016

What a Masterpiece These Socks Are!

These high-quality portrait and art socks have been some of our favorites for years now, so check out a sampling below. These beautiful and unique art socks are perfect for those on your gift list who appreciate beauty in all its forms (you know, both painting and socks).

In this helpful guide, we’ve broken down the details on who would love each pair of socks and how to style them, perfect for a newcomer to the art world or a seasoned connoisseur.


The Dream Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Prefers artwork in mint condition. Although this famous Picasso painting lost millions of dollars in value when its owner accidentally shoved an elbow through it, these colorful art socks are just as gorgeous with absolutely no damage. Before the tearing incident, this painting was valued at $135 million, but we will cut you a deal.
Wear them with: Your favorite matching pajamas. The artwork is called The Dream, after all.


The Kiss Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Loves to talk about Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s Golden Period. Not only is this painting a vision of both the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, but it is also perfect for an eye-catching pair of socks that will stand out from the office to the gym. No need to make the trip to the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere — you’ve got close to the real thing right here.
Wear them when: When you are trying to make a subtle move on that cutie who loves art. Your crush will get the picture.


The Delphic Sibyl Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Is wise beyond his or her years … possibly dating all the way back to 1509. Michelangelo’s interpretation of this powerful, prophetic woman is nothing short of colorful and unique, just like your wardrobe. This sibyl is described as mentally and physically heroic, so slip on these awesome socks when you need a little jolt of inspiration.
Wear them when: Tackling a big project at work or school. It’s go time when you slip on these art socks.  


David Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Can’t stop talking about that semester abroad in Italy. Sure, your friend learned about 16th century art firsthand. That’s cool and all, but does the person even know the statue was used to represent the defense of civil liberties in the Republic of Florence? Or that David’s bold warning glare was intentionally turned toward Rome during times of mistrust? Regardless, these cool socks were made for the Michelangelo fan in all of us.
Wear them with: Your smokin’ hot bod. Just kidding … wearing these unique socks with anything (or nothing?) is perfectly fine.


Portrait of Dora Maar Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Has just as many facets as Yugoslavian photographer Dora Maar. Picasso chose to paint Maar from multiple angles in one portrait, likely to express her multi-faceted personality while attempting to portray her full potential. We all have many sides, don’t we?
Wear them with: Bold colors and patterns, just like Dora.


Woman with Book Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Is extremely well educated, and knows it. Just like this Picasso painting, the person who wears these socks is colorful and bright, conveying intelligence through subtle abstractions that simply ooze sex appeal. Rock these Neoclassical socks to feel particularly confident.
Wear them with: Thick framed glasses and your favorite Tolstoy.


The Starry Night Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Is constantly lost in a daydream. Although van Gogh painted this famous work from the window of an asylum following a mental breakdown, he never stopped looking toward the sky. Van Gogh became a household name by exercising his talent despite his situation. Anyone who wears these socks can rock that same tenacity.
Wear them with: Anything that lets these colorful art socks shine.


The Great Wave Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Isn’t afraid to make an entrance. These awesome art socks are perfect for someone with a larger than life personality like yourself, who loves to capture attention sooner rather than later. The Great Wave was one of Hokusai’s many colorful woodblock prints, and those who wear these socks feel an immediate flood of confidence whenever slipping them on.
Wear them with: Your favorite bright-colored shirt and shorts. These fun art socks deserve to be seen.


The Scream Masterpiece Series Socks

For the sock lover who: Can be a bit dramatic at times. Whether overcast weather is ruining the day or a bad haircut warrants a meltdown, this person appreciates colorful art socks more than the average person. Now that this Edvard Munch piece is worth over $120 million, it’s about time your favorite sock lover hopped on this trend. Chances are, his or her face will match this figure’s when the package arrives.
Wear them with: Your signature overly expressive facial features. No one ever needs to guess what you are thinking.

June 16, 2016

Picture This: Beautiful Van Gogh Art Socks

Vincent van Gogh, now just as famous for his Post-Impressionist style as he is for his unusual antics, created countless paintings and drawings worth billions of dollars today. Although van Gogh never lived to see his fame, his passion for art and his ability to innovate never faltered.

Now, as a household name, his paintings have traveled through the most famous museums in the world and all the way to these awesome art socks at The Sock Drawer.


Although van Gogh died in the late 1800s, he still manages to make the news 125 years later. The 2016 film <i>Loving Vincent</i> is the first feature-length painted animation film. The plot was created using 800 of van Gogh’s hand-written letters and includes scenes and characters from over 120 paintings by the artist. With the help of over 20 Greek artists, his unique style comes to life in a new medium.

Although van Gogh died in the late 1800s, he still manages to make the news 125 years later. The 2016 film Loving Vincent is the first feature-length painted animation film. The plot was created using 800 of van Gogh’s hand-written letters and includes scenes and characters from over 120 paintings by the artist. With the help of over 20 Greek artists, his unique style comes to life in a new medium.


Van Gogh has also been in the headlines lately thanks to a real-life version of his 1889 painting <i>The Bedroom</i>. The Art Institute of Chicago recently created a real-life version of the post-impressionist painting and is allowing fans to stay in the Airbnb room for only $10 a night. Complete with surreal features and identical furniture, the room enables art lovers to fully immerse themselves in the famous painting for the first time. Although the room is booked well into the next few years, it’s OK to dream.

Van Gogh has also been in the headlines lately thanks to a real-life version of his 1889 painting The Bedroom. The Art Institute of Chicago recently created a real-life version of the post-impressionist painting and is allowing fans to stay in the Airbnb room for only $10 a night. Complete with surreal features and identical furniture, the room enables art lovers to fully immerse themselves in the famous painting for the first time. Although the room is booked well into the next few years, it’s OK to dream.


Check out some of the colorful van Gogh art socks available at The Sock Drawer below, and stock up on these unique pairs just in time to see Loving Vincent. 


Van Gogh Self-Portrait | Men's

Among van Gogh’s most famous pieces are his self-portraits. He created more than 40 of them, each a little different. These cool van Gogh socks depict an awesome version of the original selfie.


Starry Night

This painting needs no introduction. Proudly rock van Gogh’s most famous work in any of our different options: awesome crew socks, stunning masterpiece socks or bold knee highs.


Sunflowers

The perfect pair to liven you up on a cloudy day. No need to care for these gorgeous buds; these colorful van Gogh socks are guaranteed not to wilt.


Cafe Terrace Masterpiece Series Socks

Although not nearly as famous Starry Night, this painting was van Gogh’s first to feature his signature night sky. Thankfully you can feel French café chic without the 10-hour flight.

June 7, 2016

Even More Cool Groomsmen Socks

As your wedding is fast approaching, you are confident you have everything under control … right? Right?! Well we have a detail that you might not have thought of: your groomsmen’s socks.

Don’t worry — this isn’t another thing to stress about. It’s a fun choice! In fact, when we posted about groomsmen’s socks last fall, we got a wonderful response! And because this idea was so popular, we decided we’d give you even more options.

The socks below are great as a wedding party favor in a “will you be my groomsman” package, or you can let all your best buds pick out their own socks to get them excited. Check out our selection!



For the Wild Cards

Your friends are nothing short of unique, so make sure their accessory options are just as wild as they are. With everything from fun pop culture socks to awesome animals and novelty pairs, The Sock Drawer has it all.



For the Classic Gentlemen

Are you planning a more formal wedding where crazy prints might not work out? Fair enough. Skip the socks that feature dogs wearing sunglasses, and stick with classic geometric patterns.



Coordinated & Cool

You and your fiancée already have a color scheme picked out, right? Then may we suggest searching by color? Let’s say you choose a yellow-gold color for your wedding. Each groomsman can still fit with the theme but have his own personality shine through.


Special Options for You & Your Best Man


GROOM Socks
BEST MAN Socks

GROOM Socks BEST MAN Socks

You two have a special bond, right? Almost closer than you and your fiancée? (We won’t tell her!) Then these matching word socks are perfect for you.

May 31, 2016

Top 10 Gifts for $10 or Less

Whether birthdays, anniversaries or the holidays are sneaking up on you, The Sock Drawer has the perfect solution to all of your gift-giving challenges — for $10 or less! Plus, keeping a stash of totally awesome gifts on hand is wise in case you forget Administrative Professionals’ Day or an unexpected neighbor stops by with your Christmas present.

These socks are the best of the best, and they’re a great deal! Check out all of the socks below, as well as our sale socks for men and women, and stock up before it’s too late!


Top Socks for Men


Top Socks for Women

May 24, 2016

Our Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

They say dogs are a man’s best friend, which means dog socks are most definitely a man’s best accessory. And that goes for women, too, of course. If you would rather play ball with your adorable pup than do just about anything else, slip on these awesome animal socks for women and men when you know you are going to miss your favorite furball a little more than usual during the day. The Sock Drawer has everything you need to pay homage to your favorite breed.


For Female Canine Friends


For Male Dog Lovers

May 19, 2016

Take an Extra Look at These XL Men’s Socks

As any big and tall man knows, socks that fit king-sized feet can be hard to find, and even harder are ones that are actually cool. Look no further for extra large socks that are much more interesting than the typical solids. With a healthy selection of animal socks, patriotic socks and a little bit of everything else, The Sock Drawer has anyone shopping around for XL socks covered.


Our Men's XL Socks

You know they make a lot of jokes about men with big feet, but what about men who wear big socks? Now, they’ll be talking about how well-dressed you are.