Corgi

A traveling salesman named Rhys Jones opened a small warehouse in 1893, known as "Ford Mills", delivering items of drapery by horse and cart to the small shops up to 20 miles away.  He then purchased a number of second hand 'Griswald' hand operated circular knitting machines and began producing woolen stockings for local coal miners and a finer quality for wear to chruch on Sunday.

In the mid 1940s, Glyn Jones, husband to Rhys' granddaughter, was experimenting with the knitting machines, after seeing their adaptability on a buying trip.  He taught one of his employees the design and production of what would become 'Argyle' socks.  Brooks Brothers would soon catch on to this style.  After seeing the socks on sale in Ireland Brooks Bros. entered into contract for a regular supply.

The expanding company purchased additional Griswald machines in 1947 and Corgi Hosiery Ltd was born.  In 1989 Corgi was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales.  Now in its 5th generation, the company still supports a group of local employees in Wales, making some pretty great socks.  The bunch that we had made is from a soft washable wool.  I don't know about you, but if I am wearing socks, this time of year or any for that matter, I prefer wool.  They stay up better and don't stretch near as much as cotton and for my money keep my feet feeling more comfortable throughout the day.  These have a great hand to them; very cushioned and really needs to be felt in person to appreciate.

Fast forward to 1989 and they were awarded the Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales, this seal of approval surely means that these socks are fit for a king (or yourself).

Corgi Washable Wool Stripe Socks
100% wool, hand finished toe
Brown Heather/Navy/Gold
Sizes: S, M, L
$35

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Corgi Washable Wool Stripe Socks
100% wool, hand finished toe
Navy/Olive/Gold
Sizes: S, M, L
$35

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Corgi Washable Wool Stripe Socks
100% Wool, hand finished toe
Grey/Navy/Pink
Sizes: S, M, L
$35

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Corgi Washable Wool Stripe Socks
100% wool, hand finished toe
Pink/Navy/Light Blue
Sizes: S, M, L
$35

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Corgi Washable Wool Stripe Socks
100% wool, hand finished toe
Navy/Red/Sky Blue
Sizes: S, M, L
$35

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June 24, 2009 by Jordan Sayler
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