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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9 Responses

  1. Chuck Meng says:

    Love to see argyle sock options for my modern and ancient MacNeil kilt. I live in California so a lighter sock might help in the heat of summer!

  2. Stephen McIntyre says:

    Can you make a pair of castellated hose diced with the red and forest green, rather than the light green in sock 6. Iā€™m looking to match with this MacIntyre tartan from Lochcarron.

  3. I wish to purchase diced hose; one pair red/white and another pair of red/green, both castellated. I wear a US size 12 shoe and am 6ā€™1ā€ tall.

  4. stan lackey says:

    I’m interested in castellated hose in black and white. Would like to have an approximation of cost.
    Thank you
    Stan L.

    • admin says:

      Hi Stan! Our blog is not the best place to contact us with regards to orders and such as we can’t go into the necessary detail. If you could email [email protected] to have your questions answered or there is 0141 889 4879 if you prefer discussions over the phone.

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