When designing this month’s model, Supreme Sock Councilors delved into the study of Czech folk sayings. If you are sensitive to the cold, you may not want to read further...
Here are some illustrative sayings: St. Cecile, don’t you know, will always deck the fields with snow. On the day of St. Catherine, enjoy the warm bed that you’re in. On every St. Konrad’s day, snowflakes on your path will stay. And of course, we also have the most famous Czech harbinger of winter – St. Martin on his proverbial white horse. It is on St. Martin’s day that you see winter’s on its way. Smoke rising over chimney tops announces the season for thick, warm socks.
If we had to choose the most inspiring Czech saint, we would have to vote for St. Josaphat, who claims that “when cold outside the weather’s gotten, coats of fur trump those of cotton.” True, socks made of fur would also seem to be a bad idea, I will not pull any wool over your eyes. And this elegant segue brings me to wool, the material used for your November sock. Yarn made from sheep wool miraculously captures heat, while still letting your feet breathe.
It should come as no surprise that after humans started raising sheep for wool about eight thousand years ago, human civilization began expanding to places that had been too cold for human survival. We are sure you have survived many a November without wool socks, but why stress yourself by the advent of November’s winter heralds, if humanity has had the answer for thousands of years? To put the sock soul to peace, we have added a little flare of warmth to the dull November gray.
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