This Sock Advent Calendar Is Actually Pretty Cool

by MR Magazine Staff

When I was a kid, one of my parents’ favorite gag Christmas gifts was socks. My sister and I thought they were boring, so they were a prime opportunity for a grown-up laugh at the younger generation’s expense. (Also, a not-so-subtle message from my father to stop stealing his socks and wear my own.) If you’re wondering why I’m going into detail about my progenitors’ gift-giving proclivities, here’s why: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to genuinely love getting socks as a present. And (highly unscientific) research confirms that a lot of other men—whether or not their parents exacted minor psychological torture via hosiery when they were younger—agree with that sentiment. But here’s the thing: They’ve got to be good socks. Like, say, the ones made by the Welsh knitwear specialists (and suppliers to the British crown) at Corgi. Which is why the fact that the company made a sock advent calendar in collaboration with online retailer Mr Porter is pretty damn cool. See more at Esquire.