Welcome to The London Sock Exchange x 007 Anniversary Edition, a very special James Bond Socks collection celebrating some of the most memorable moments from the film series. "The Off-piste" James Bond Socks by The London Sock Exchange pay homage to the iconic sking scene in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
Backstory. A mix of epic mountain scenery and dramatic snowy slopes have been the perfect conditions for 007 to take on his adversaries over the years: from Bond evading his would-be assassins in the opening sequence to The Spy Who Loved Me(1977), to mistreating that Stradivarius as he careers down the mountains in The Living Daylights (1987), to his thrilling chase of Hinx through the Austrian snow in Spectre (2015). Our pick of Bond’s snow moments is the first time we see Bond take to the mountains, in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service(1969). As 007 escapes Blofeld’s lair high atop the Swiss peak, Piz Gloria, he tackles everything from ski-slopes to a bobsleigh run to an avalanche – all while sporting an immaculate, iconic, royal-blue ski-suit. It’s this iconic sequence which has inspired ‘The Off-Piste’.
Details. A cream sock with mini 007 motifs in a snowsuit with skis from the film. Each and every sock is crafted for comfort and style, woven with 200 needles - the highest gauge used on socks. Due to the density of this weave, the socks are not only finer but also stronger than your average pair. The toe is handlinked for a perfect, seamless finish and maximum comfort. Each James Bond Socks pair is finished with a honeycomb welt, to give a more comfortable, flexible fit around the calf.
Material. 69% cotton, 30% nylon, 1% elastane. The sock is principally constructed out of cotton; the finer nylon fibre is used for the detailed motifs and elastane is used in the ankle band to make sure it stays up on the calf.
Size. 7-12 (UK) / 41-47 (EU)
Styling notes. Sport these alongside a powder-blue bomber jacket, granite-grey denim jeans and a sturdy chukka boot for an outfit that’s ice-cool.
The maker. When school friends Dan and Oli founded The London Sock Exchange in 2014, they ripped up the rulebook when it comes to making high-quality high-street socks. Since then, they've been on a mission: to make the ultimate luxury sock for the many. That means each pair of socks is finished by hand, for seamless comfort. It means each of the socks features a unique honey-comb welt up top, for greater flexibility and fit on the calf. And it means each pair feature only the best in British design, each woven with 200 needles for a finer, stronger finish.