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.
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.
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.
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)
7 replies on “Argyle hose, Diced hose and Castellated topped hose”
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!
Kilts are good for all weathers!
Can you make a pair of castellated hose diced with the red and forest green, rather than the light green in sock 6. I’m looking to match with this MacIntyre tartan from Lochcarron.
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 6’1” tall.
Hi Iain! If you could email the shop at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0141 889 4879 we can discuss your order and international shipping etc.
I’m interested in castellated hose in black and white. Would like to have an approximation of cost.
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@example.com to have your questions answered or there is 0141 889 4879 if you prefer discussions over the phone.