History of Socks

“The main reason for creating socks was for protection, warmth, and to keep feet nice and dry to avoid infection. However, by the 11th century, socks became more than just protection; they became status symbols, a symbol of wealth and prestige. Because it wasn’t easy to knit socks and because the method for knitting socks was a guild secret back then, only the wealthy could afford to buy socks. “

Source: https://mooshwalks.com/blogs/news/the-history-of-socks

King Henry VII in 15th century rocking some fancy knee-highs

King Henry VII in 15th century rocking some fancy knee-highs