Made in the heart of England, Scott Nichol is a classic British brand creating high-quality, hand-finished socks for men and women. Scott Nicol socks are crafted using a leisure knit, which creates a versatile leisure sock for the discerning lady or gent. Knitted from a blend of warm virgin wool taken from a sheep’s first shearing, Scott Nichol socks are guaranteed to offer comfort, whilst a touch of nylon ensures the perfect fit and longevity.
Creators of fine quality hand-finished socks, Scott-Nichol has a rich heritage in textile expertise. Its story began in the 1930s, when John Scott-Nichol founded the company, first known as Shepshed Footwear Co Ltd, before changing its name to Scott-Nichol in 1946. The Scott-Nichol family had previously been associated with the Scottish wool trade for over six hundred years and could trace their descent from Sir Walter Scott. With centuries of experience in wool production, the family business capitalised on creating high-quality socks for the discerning customer.
Scott-Nichol went on to popularise its innovative blend of wool and nylon, revolutionising the manufacture of durable socks. The brand remained in the Scott-Nichol family until the mid-1970s and was acquired in 2006 by the Hall family, owners of the Pantherella International Group, who have been involved with the manufacture of socks in Leicestershire since 1882.
Today, Scott-Nichol continues to be a distinctive brand offering quintessentially English fine cotton and heavy gauge wool socks.
All Scott-Nichol men’s and women’s socks are still made in Leicester, England, and take inspiration from the great outdoors, combining natural fibres and creative designs.
Scott-Nichol uses a ‘leisure knit’ that is a higher gauge than typically used by Pantherella, making socks that are renowned for withstanding country wear. Its wool socks are knitted from a blend of virgin wool, taken from a sheep’s first shearing, and a touch of nylon for improved fit and longevity. Scott-Nichol’s cotton socks are made from a blend of super-soft ringspun cotton, with a touch of nylon for a snug fit and durability. Cotton and wool offer excellent breathability – just what you need for comfort next to the skin. A quality feature of Scott-Nichol socks is that they are all hand-finished and include hand-linked toes, making them virtually seamless. Scott-Nichol socks offer unrivalled comfort and durability for an active lifestyle.