Socks for Architects

A collection of limited edition socks designed for architects referencing architectural drawing traditions

Soup-up your sartorial sock game and support the Architecture Foundation at the same time. These limited edition cotton socks reference architectural drawing traditions and all profits go to supporting our work. 

The "London" style features the wobbly blue and white stripes which have long been associated with the city and its river. They appear first in the County Council of London's crest and subsequently on the Greater London's Council's coat of arms before being abolished by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1986. These relics of London's heraldry can still be spotted on walls of old public housing blocks and adoring the London fire brigade's engines.

The "Concrete" style recreated the iconic hatch of dots and triangles universally known to architects as the notation for concrete elements in detail drawings. The white threads on black reference the CAD computer screen on which architects draw in inverted colours to reduce the strain on their eyes. The final style in red and yellow is a psychedelic version of a geometric hatch sometimes used to denote soil or parquet flooring. Instead of monochrome, this pair is deep yellow on red to spice up the feet of any architect. 

Last year the Architectural Foundation released a range of t-shirts designed by architects around London including Charles Holland, AOC and Interrobang.

See the full collection in the Architecture Foundation online shop