Now Craving : Sock Garters

by jennine on November 17, 2009

swan clothing sock garters

What do you do with socks that seem to have a mind of their own? Socks shouldn’t have free will… but they do… often times escaping in the dryer, divorcing their mate, they hide from shoes, stretch out, get holes on the first wear, and most annoyingly they like so shimmy down your leg when you distinctly tell them to stay up! Socks are the cats of the garment world, and I love them. Lately I haven’t been able to go one day without wearing socks, and that’s like a world record, or a Jennine record, because since I was a kid I’ve never been one to keep track of my independently minded socks. Therefore bypassing the whole thing, and investing in shoes that do not require them.

Forgive me for being slow on the uptake, but leave it to the lovely SwanClothing to give us a solution. After all, she gave us the practical bustle, the handbag I live in, and darling sundresses… now it’s the  good old fashioned sock garters (with pretty swan embellishments). I’ve been coming back to these for the past few months, thinking to I could use those, not just for my knee highs, which I guess would require a different kind of thigh high, but to bring back life to other lengths of less ‘of the moment’ sock lengths. Or perhaps they can be layered like A door in my wardrobe did with her pair, by layering it with  various hosiery that runs. So perhaps I’ll be able to get my act together with these garters, that way at the very least I won’t have one sock up and one sock down.il_fullxfull.97886571

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{ 31 comments }

Marie November 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I WANT!!!!! I have a couple of sock garters but these swan ones take the cake!!!!

Liv Lundelius November 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

they look fun, love the pictures.
and: uhm, in love with the white lace boots: want them!!!
.-= Liv Lundelius´s last blog ..I want to be with you… =-.

jennine November 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm

i am so close to getting those too… they’re so sweet!

Midtown Girl November 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The swans really give it a sweet touch!
.-= Midtown Girl´s last blog ..A Sweet Pre-Winter Outy…Plus: Dream Sequins & Boyy Bag Event! =-.

Piper November 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Ok, I didn’t want to like them…but I think you made me fall in love with them Jennine! And the pictures are adorable. Great post. :)
.-= Piper´s last blog ..Bed, Bath and Beyond =-.

jennine November 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm

hehe, i also found it impossible to resist!

hanako66 November 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

How pretty, I love it! What a cool look!
.-= hanako66´s last blog ..time out =-.

amy November 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm

ok, major crush on these!! wow!

eyeliah November 17, 2009 at 5:22 pm

umhum! I’m not sure if I could rock them…. but I am sure you could! I see them with like a lacy long slip maybe.
.-= eyeliah´s last blog ..Symmetry Seven ~ Keiko Lynn =-.

jennine November 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

i don’t know, i think you could too! lacy slips pretty much go with everything!

WendyB November 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Socks shouldn’t have free will? Hell, I know people who shouldn’t have free will. Damn them.
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..Days of Wine and Cheese and Vintage =-.

jennine November 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

oh i can think of a few peeps….
;)

Alicia November 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

SDR makes the BEST stuff. I really dig these garters.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..Superfresh 003: Linky-Dinks =-.

jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

I know right? I am a huge fan!

The Clothes Horse November 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Ooh, I love ‘em…but I do think people will stare!
.-= The Clothes Horse´s last blog ..All The Gold And All The Girls =-.

jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

You could totally pull them off!

Sally November 18, 2009 at 7:18 am

I could DEFINITELY put a pair to good use!
.-= Sally´s last blog ..Video Tutorial: The Zipper Flower =-.

miss sophie November 18, 2009 at 8:07 am

these are kind of retro and badass all at the same time. very unique!

jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:33 am

hehe, many times retro IS badass! :)

Stéphanie November 18, 2009 at 8:09 am

Fabulous !

Pipuchi November 18, 2009 at 8:28 am

I love them too! And the swan is the perfect item to feminize a look (I think).
I can start to make my presents list for Christmas…

jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:33 am

exactly… that and the soft colors. but swans are just so beautiful!

Stella November 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

I don’t have particularly unruly socks, but I would wear these just as I think they are cute!

Amelia M November 18, 2009 at 9:44 am

These are great! They kind of fall in between the sexiness of normal garters and the geekiness of pocket protectors, or is that just me?!
.-= Amelia M´s last blog ..Witerary Wednesdays: History of Love =-.

jennine November 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

no..you are absolutely right!

SwanDiamondRose November 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm

hey there, much thanks for the post Jennine and kind words! this free will sock situation is hilarious… my socks are so rebellious i don’t try to put them in pairs anymore! seriously.

i love the retro, swan, geeky, badass, cute and all the other comments. thanks very much everyone. really, really & really! and The Clothes Horse, for sure people will take more notice of your legs : ) i think you’d look great in these with your brogues.

xo
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..SWANclothing sock garters… 1st stop Helsinki… [2] =-.

Maria November 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Oh, I love these. They add such a cool old man vibe.

rachel c. November 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I think this is a brilliant idea! I have so many pairs of socks that don’t stay up (I call them “quitters”) and this would surely rectify that issue whilst adding a dash of sass, to boot!
.-= rachel c.´s last blog ..MONDAY, MONDAY =-.

Kate November 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I love them so hard. Next splurge-for-me buy!

SwanDiamondRose November 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm

oh, duh! i completely forgot to say that i’ve made 2 orders as a thigh-high style. all you do is give me your thigh measurement instead of your calf measurement.
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..SWANclothing sock garters… 1st stop Helsinki… [2] =-.

Kristen November 20, 2009 at 8:01 am

I just put these on my infatuation list as well… I am definitly going to get / make some and find a way to work them into my outfits.
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Fashion Dare: Pajama Possibilities =-.

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