Argyle Pattern Socks
Argyle socks are a type of socks that feature a diamond-shaped pattern. The pattern originated from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyll in western Scotland and was used for kilts and plaids. The argyle pattern was later used in socks worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century.
During the 20th century, argyle knitwear became fashionable in Great Britain and then in the United States after the First World War of 1914–1918. The popularity of the simple diamond pattern continued to grow and went more mainstream in the 1940s and 50s. The Duke of Windsor, a trendsetter in men’s fashion, began wearing over-the-calf argyle socks with plus-fours. By the 1930s, argyle became a mainstay as young men and fashion-forward older men began working fun, argyle socks into everyday formal wear.
Today, argyle socks are still popular and come in a variety of colors and styles. They are often worn with dress shoes and can add a touch of style to any outfit. Sock Republic offers the widest range of colorful argyle socks for men & women.