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Argyle hose, Diced hose and Castellated topped hose

Also known as tartan socks or plaid socks, these hose are all made to order and take 6-10 weeks to make. Traditionally worn to black tie events and evening events with black brogues, or the traditionalist would wear buckle shoes. Made from pure new wool, and always hand made in Scotland.

Some wear Argyll hose with day jackets but best to only wear to formal events, with a black jacket such as Prince Charlie, Montrose, Kenmore or Sheriffmuir.

Classic Argyll hose with Modern Hunting Robertson

Castellated tops have turrets on top and date back to the 1600s. They stay up naturally or come with a cord to tie them up with, should you wish to use it. Diced, Argyll and castellated socks are expensive but look and feel a million dollars. They are the best socks you can wear with your kilt and if you match the colors right it will give your outfit a whole new dimension and depth.

Black and white/ grey Castlated diced sock with Bute Mist.

When correctly fitted, hose feel fantastic. They require a few different sizes but are pretty easy to measure (see measuring details below).

Remember Hand knitted socks need to be hand-washed only – we have seen a few sets that have gone through a hot wash cycle and there is not much use for them after that…

Argyll socks hose will last a lifetime if you look after them and are hand wash only.

Purple and Navy contemporary Argyll Hose with Scottish Heather tartan

Classic diced Hose with Ancient Campbell tartan

Contemporary Charcoal/ Black and teal Argyll Hose with Glencallum tartan

Claret red and Green diced Castellated hose with Macdonald of Glengarry Modern

White and red diced castellated Hose with Autumn Bute

How to measure:

We need your:


Shoe size ( US or UK)

Length of foot

The width all the way around widest point

Round the ankles

Round the calf

Length of leg (Note we will add extra on for the return)

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