>> What happens when you get a bit lazy with the blogging radar and fail to put in at least two hours of diligent blog browsing time every day?  You snooze and you lose and you miss a gem like Strathcona Stockings, a lovely Etsy-based, Tumblr-friendly, animated GIF-happy label based in Vancouver in Canada that specialises in hand printed socks and stockings of the finest quality.  So fine that they unfortunately come in limited quantities and now I'm sucking on the loser thumb for allowing Strathcona to pass me by as pretty much all of their socks have sold out on both their Etsy site and their Bigcartel site.  Certain stockists like Dagmar Rousset in Melbourne and Assembly in New York still have a few pairs loitering around.  Otherwise though, it's pretty much a case of me staring wistfully at Strathcona's curious array of imagery on their website and addictive Tumblr.  Annoyingly their tropical florals and foliage printed socks are the exact missing components in my plan to pretend that the tropics are coming to London what with Maarten van der Horst's recently dropped collection for Topshop.  To borrow from the footballing world, I missed a right proper sitter and I only have myself to blame.  Let's hope Strathcona comes back soon from their otherworldly travels to bring us more delightful ways to cover up my mosqito ravaged and goosebump-marked legs.



Maryjane Blue-mj





Blackbirds Desert-flower







Comments (42)

  1. Hayley says:

    Al of these socks are so amazing. I do hope they come back in stock soon

  2. Sean says:

    Thank you once again for a great post even the guys can make use of!

  3. In love with this fantastics post snd Brand….amaizng SOCKS
    XOXO from MUNICH
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  4. Natalie says:

    Cool post!
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  5. Serdane says:

    The only words I pronounced wmwhen I saw these socks was : OMG ! I want them all for this summer ! I think that except prints and pastel color, the good detail will be the socket. So …

  6. jader d' avila says:

    i pray to god to keep you alive and well for a hundred years.
    keep your mind curious.
    we love you, keep on going.
    those socks are things only you unearthen.
    a kiss, darling.

  7. jader d' avila says:

    i pray to god to keep you alive and well for a hundred years.
    keep your mind curious.
    we love you, keep on going.
    those socks are things only you unearthen.
    a kiss, darling.

  8. jean cave says:

    These socks are orgasmic. Love the floral on black background.
    You deserve a rest now after this.

  9. diane says:

    They’re crazy/beautiful.
    That first shot of the woman on the sofa: genius. haha, love the “florida” of it.
    Thanks for your sweet comment my darling, it’s what motivated me to get up off of my arse and start writing again. Much obliged.
    kiss, kiss, xo d

  10. Love the blue design with the swallows – I want!
    AoT x

  11. Margot says:

    Love these socks! Also, I found this site that sells all kinds of printed socks.
    I haven’t purchased any yet, so I’m not sure of the qualit. But I saw a pair in Vogue magazine and it looked good (as good as a miniature image can translate). Anyway, love your blog and style! xox

  12. Emmy says:

    I’m Canadian and have never heard of this brand before! Why?!?!?
    Anyhoo, am totally lemming for a pair now!

  13. Mary Jane K. says:

    Lovely! So special!

  14. Duck says:

    Have fun travelling! I’ll be here trying to figure out which socks go with which outfit. Looks like there are waaaay too many options

  15. edith says:

    hahaha nice socks!

  16. Deadly Bite says:

    I love those black stockings with birds! Some of those GIFs are slightly disturbing, though (LOL)…
    Love! xx

  17. Those socks with multicolored flowers are awesome. I just loved that.

  18. I love them, specially the fruit socks!

  19. Katy says:

    WOW!The socks are pretty awesome!So cool!Love them!

  20. sandro says:

    those socks are incredible. can’t wait to check them out

  21. Sallytangle says:

    These socks are SERIOUSLY cool!! Ah how i would love a pair…or ten!!! This made me laugh as i have just posted a post about socks!!! How funny!!! Its not quite as sophisticated as this post mind you…socks are hot!!!! lol.
    Sal xx

  22. Thomas says:

    How is it that I don’t already own some of these!!!!
    Also, I’ve been left in the dark ages as I have only just found out about this blog – I will be returning for sure. Keep up the good work.

  23. FashionLOVER says:

    haahaa realy nice socks. i especially love the ones with the multicolerd flower pattern.

  24. I went to Doll House to get my dress and they promised they would get it in. I was so upset when they didn’t come through for me so I went Sassy Boutique. They were able to get my dress within three 3 days. They had wonderful customer service and nothing was a problem for them. I really appreciated the effort they made to make my night memorable. i will never go to dollhouse again.

  25. Emily Sharp says:

    LOVE these socks! I haven’t worked out yet how to works socks with any of my outfits but these pics really inspire me to be a little braver with my style! http://www.abitkitsch.co.uk

  26. vogueworld says:

    LOVE these socks! so beautiful and unique!

  27. zorab says:

    These multi colored pairs of socks are too much unique. I am very found of wearing these types of socks matching with my clothes especially dark colored. The main quality in these socks that we can wear this with any type of dress because there are many colors in it. I can’t wait to buy these socks because we can find these types of amazing things very rare.

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