House of Cheviot
House of Cheviot is a firmly British brand, well aware of the quirks of British weather! They understand the typical countryside pursuit of dressing in layers, and trying our best to keep our feet warm! With a multitude of designs from estate to field socks and even garters, all of which have been inspired by House of Cheviots very Scottish heritage, you’ll be able to find yourself the perfect pair to wear with a welly, boot, or ever trainer. And best of all - it’s easy to find the perfect pair as a gift for a loved one.
Producing the highest quality luxury country socks around, made with their time-tested blend of merino wool and acrylic, they have achieved a pair of socks that are as soft as cashmere yet sturdy and long-lasting! Our fine sock making friends appreciate the need to have socks for every occasion - so lucky for you guys, they have everything from your standard chessboard socks for a normal workday in the city, to scarba shooting socks for men with matching garter ties, and Angus shooting socks - for those weekends away with the lads. And ladies they haven’t forgot about you, with women’s welly socks for days at the yard, Glenmore wool shooting socks for the best foot protection while walking the dogs, and if looks matter - check out their fairisle wool boot socks in olive, lilac, and pink!
Shooting SocksWhile it’s easy to grab any old pair of socks, did you know that having the right socks for the activity can massively increase or decrease your performance?
The design and development team at House of Cheviot know that even the slightest distraction from having cold, wet, or even itchy feet can make you miss your shot. Making the difference between bringing home the bird for a nice roast dinner - or coming home empty-handed.
I know what you’re thinking, there can’t be that much in designing socks, but alas my dear chap - designing both footwear and accessories is pretty much an exact science, and by golly do our friends know what they’re doing.
Take for example the Bracken and Burnt Orange Shooting Chessboard socks, take a look, and you’ll soon see that immense thought has gone into…
The stitching surrounding the toes - for additional padding and to avoid the annoying seams that cause rubbing in many cheaper brands.
Stretch ribbing of the fabric -providing unparalleled mobility, stretch, and give so that you don’t feel constricted when setting up for the perfect shot.
Length of the calf - for ultimate warmth without the common problem of having to pull your socks up, or fix them every few minutes.
High calf knit - a tight-knit that not only helps to keep the breeze out but save your legs from snagging on the undergrowth.
Shooting is not just about the joy of the activity and the results, but the garments you wear. Shooting is a favourite UK country sport and pastime and now has expanded beyond the sport into the attire. Yes, you dress to protect, but why not impress too!
And if you’re wanting to get your lady involved in your weekend pursuits, why not treat her to a pair of House of Cheviot’s fairisle socks for women? With fun colours and an attractive pattern at the top, you’ll definitely entice her into trying her hand at shooting - or at least in looking on while you do!
Buying the Best Shooting SocksWhen it comes to choosing the best pair of shooting socks, there are a few areas to consider to make sure that you’re getting value for your money.
By value, we do not simply mean long-lasting socks, we mean so much more!
What is the good in a pair of itchy, ugly yet long-lasting socks? You want to find a pair that you love to look at, a pair that will not stop cuddling your feet and a pair you can wear no matter the occasion!
FabricWhen looking for the perfect shooting socks, many assume that 100% wool is the way to go, but that simply is not the case unless you like itchy socks! Rather, we suggest finding socks with a mix of fabrics like House of Cheviot socks - they combine merino wool with acrylic. The mixture provides you with warmth from the wool, and ease of care, longevity, durability, and flexibility from the acrylic properties. Overall, offering a far more comfortable and long-lasting experience.
ColourBritish weather is dreary enough, and therefore, our Scottish sock making friends have decided that it’s time we all opt for bright and fun colours when it comes to shooting socks! And I’ll tell you what, when wearing their socks - suddenly, the day feels a tad brighter and more cheerful.
While we may suggest a more neutral colour for a garment that you will wear every day like a coat, we love spicing things up with socks.
As shooting gains popularity within the UK, so does the attire. We understand that you don’t just want to be warm, you want something versatile and stylish.
Unless you are lucky enough to live in the countryside, chances are you may only find yourself shooting in the country at the weekends or even less. Why invest in shooting socks if you only wear them once in a while? Alas, many of the shooting socks from House of Cheviot are meant for the countryside but will do an amazing job in your day-to-day city life.
They make practical socks that are incredibly comfy and look amazing too. Bust out these socks whenever you’d like, they will not discriminate against the city or home life; they are happy when you are happy and cosy as can be.
When To Wear ItShooting socks are so darn cosy, you will try to find any occasion to wear them, and you might just happen to “forget” to take them off when you go to bed or when you go to work the next day... But have no fear, you will not be a weirdo if you wear your shooting socks out and about, there are countless occasions when these socks will be the perfect fit for the occasion! To make you feel even more comfortable, we have put together a list of the best occasions to sport these socks and show off your British pride.
Shooting socks are not strictly for shooting, certainly not! Go for a colourful look as the wind blows through your hair and you gallop through the countryside. You will feel alive from the ride, and your legs will stay warm and protected from the winds and against potential chafing.
Ladies, might I suggest the women’s fairisle boot sock in pink, it’s a sure fire way to turn heads at the pony club, daring and colourful, yet 100% British attire - making you stand out in a good way.
Walking the Dog
Walking the dog is non-negotiable, even if it is pouring the dog needs to run around. When all you want to do is cuddle in bed, shooting socks make the walk worth it - so thick and cosy, they will keep you warm and happy.
The men’s scarba shooting socks in derby grey are a great option for quick warmth, and in a colour that you won’t mind getting muddy.
While socks are often seen as a boring present, consider picking these up for your husband this Christmas, or for your Dad next Father’s Day - we bet these handy dandy socks will become his favourite piece of clothing immediately!
Shooting socks will not only support us during our country times but will continue to give us comfort and warmth in our city life. They will give us sanity as we sit in our office mid-week daydreaming of country sports, simply pull up your slacks and gaze at your socks while you take in the best country memories and plan for the next weekend trip.
House of Cheviot’s head designer knows that most outdoor or sporting socks are just not comfortable for day to day use, but they decided to fix that problem - and by golly, they’ve done it.
Sitting in your office, cubicle, or on the commute to work - your feet couldn’t be more comfortable than in the men’s scarba shooting socks, and why not add a pop of colour to an otherwise monotonous day?! That’s right guys; I challenge you to be more daring than boring old black socks by buying these bad boys in mustard yellow!
They will keep you warm and cosy while the colour will be a reminder of fun days to come.
How to Style It
- About This Style - The laid-back country look is rugged and carefree. When you are such an active and rugged man, you dress for practicality, but you know how to have fun, and this shows in your wardrobe.
- Outfit - Throw on a check shirt, and easy pair of cords, add some lace-up muck boots, but bring out the fun with some old brick red country scarba shooting socks!
- Activity - Anytime, a walk with the dogs or horses to an evening at the pub. Once home, take off your boots, lay back on the sofa and throw on some Netflix, your socks will fit right in.
- About This Style - For the fashion-savvy man or woman shooting socks are a fun addition to your wardrobe. They say you are confident and do not fear a daring fashion statement. Show off your unique, self-confident style in the city or on the field.
- Outfit - Ladies, wear a skirt, brown leather boots, your olive fairisle wool boot socks from House of Cheviot, and a lilac cashmere cardigan. Gentlemen, wear a wax jacket, shorts and show off your orange or burgundy chessboard shooting socks!
- Activity - Anything from a walk around town, to evening drinks with fellow pony club parents.
- About This Style - Hipsters, daring and a tad out there, do not fear mixing things up. Whether they mix vintage with modern clothing or country with city clothing, they know a thing or two about fashion and create their own style.
- Outfit - Plus fours, mustard yellow country scarba shooting socks, flannel shirt, and a sturdy pair of chunky worn boots.
- Activity - Hipsters love a good day at the museum followed by a whiskey tasting at the local distillery with friends. This outfit works for any everyday activity and could even make an appearance at work, though, I suggest a nicer pair of shoes and a dress shirt.
House of Cheviot Reviews
We understand why you may be on the fence, far too many companies claim to make great and comfy socks, but when you put them on they itch or don’t look as advertised and end up hidden at the bottom of your sock drawer.
We get it, and we know where you are coming from, this is why we only sell amazingly soft and cosy socks from companies we trust, and most importantly that we choose to wear ourselves! But in case you don’t believe us, check out these raving reviews.
Emma raves about the brand, “I am the brand ambassador for this fantastic company. I wear shooting socks pretty much every day of the week during the winter either out shooting or picking up or just with my jeans and boots. These socks are truly fantastic they are warm without being itchy which I've found with other brands they are so soft. The collection has a huge range of colours which compliments every outfit on or off the They are a pleasure to wear with regards to you all at House of Cheviot keep up the good work you have created perfection.”
“We have two pairs of socks from here, brilliant quality, really comfortable and look fabulous!” - Sorrel M.
“Fantastic quality and great fun colours for dressing up winter outfits or adding a touch of colour to our shooting suits in the field. Great length and lovely texture too.” - Clare H.
“I typically wear House of Cheviot's socks and garter-ties with a kilt, and have found them to be among the best-looking, and most durable, pieces of clothing that I own.” - David L.
Now that you have a better idea how good these socks are - go take a look, find your fav pair and jump for joy because we offer free delivery for those in mainland UK!
House of Cheviot Discount Codes
We make things easy here at Equestrian Co; you no longer have to mindlessly search for discount codes and vouchers for shooting socks, because our prices are always the best.
Just take a look at some of the prices we offer for our House of Cheviot items, and you’ll soon feel like it is Christmas day, yep - our prices are that good!
We have the best price guaranteed for all of your British classics, and we offer free delivery in the UK.
Shopping online is easy, fast and fun, and we know our collections make the shopping experience better.
We always handpick the companies and items we stock; we will never stock poorly made items just to save money, never, we only go for the best of the best - with the best prices around. It makes us happy when you are happy, what can we can, we’re just lovely!