Well it's that time of year again, the winter wonderland is upon us!
It is also the time of year when some fantastic holiday traditions resurface. One popular traditions that our team at Mansour's Menswear have noticed is how many pairs of socks we sell during the holiday season dating back as far as 1924.
How did socks end up in nearly every North American closet?
We decided to dig a little into the roots of socks to try and understand where this tradition may have came from.
In fact the oldest recorded pair of knitted socks dates back as far as 1500 BC (over 3500 years ago). Where the first pair of stockings were found in Egyptian graves around 500 AD (over 1500 years ago). At this time socks primarily only worn by the wealthiest.
It wasn't until the Middle ages when socks were built into clothing and it became widespread. However, it became troublesome that the built in socks would become dirty and tattered before the upper portion. So overtime socks evolved into what they are today, independent articles of clothing.
As new knitting techniques were developed and mass produced during the industrial revolution; socks have became an everyday necessity.
Today, there is no better way to combat the cold than the warming feeling of slipping your feet into a brand new pair of socks.
Is it tradition that you receive socks for the holidays?
If not, what are some of your favourite holiday traditions?
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