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Edgar’s blog: Kingsday aka ”Koningsdag”

Kingsday aka (Koningsdag)

Orange as an Orange, Koningsdag (King’s day in the Netherlands!)

On the 27th of April all the dutch peeps celebrate the birthday of the King of the Netherlands. Kingsday (Koningsdag) or Queensday is an old tradition to celebrate the birth of the reigning king or queen. It is a public holiday so everyone gets a day off. You are allowed to sell freely on the streets. No permit required. All ages and all types selling everything from toys to sofas to cannabis plants.

Across the whole country Kingsday (Koningsdag) is a big party “Het Oranje feest”.  King Willem and his family visit selected towns and villages around the country and join in with the fun, eat orange cakes, drink orange drinks and play orange games.

All very cool those markets and festivals but what makes Kingsday (Koningsdag) so special is that the whole nation is decorated or dressed in ORANGE, with a little bit of red, white and blue. It’s like carnival but totally orange. You are probably wondering why the hell ORANGE … that comes from the surname of the Dutch royal family, Van Oranje.  Literally translated: From Orange. So the Dutch want everything orange this day except for one thing… their beer. That should be yellow but definitely there!

Join these crazy Dutch folks with Orange socks and an Orange pair of sunglasses! And just be as Orange as an Orange.

In name of the King. Hoera, hoera, hoeraaa!

Be a King! Buy my royal socks.

My socks improve your soxlife

Edgar’s Blog: My socks improve your soxlife

UP YOUR SOXLIFE

After the crime scene image I have followed up with an even spicier picture. This one is called ”My socks will improve your soxlife”

WHAT!!!? Sexlife? No, soxlife! But it’s just how you see it. I think socks are quite sexy. Socks are made for your feet and your feet are a very intimate part of your body. You don’t just touch someone’s feet and when you do touch the feet of your partner, lover or date things are getting pretty intimate…

Let’s go back to socks. The cool thing about socks is that they are an extension of your underwear. Your underwear is something you do not show to everyone. The last 10 years things have changed quite a bit. Socks can be more part of your outfit and it’s OK to show off with nice looking socks. What this really means is that you show a little bit more of your inner self. Although maybe a few people see your socks you know for yourself you’re rocking them in those fancy looking shoes.

Wearing cool and good quality socks means that you take care of your feet. When someone takes good care of his feet you can assume they will do so with the rest of their body parts as well. And that is sexy!

Last but not least socks tell something about a man. Large socks means he must have big ….. feet! For turtles this doesn’t count though. I may have small feet but have I four of them…..

Use your imagination and wear my socks, have fun and enjoy them. I will be looking  forward to hearing about your….soxlife!

Not to forget: you can button up your socks after he or she knocked your socks off. They will be paired after washing and be ready to be worn again. Buy some socks and up your soxlife!

My socks improve your soxlife

 

Instagram losing your sock sucks. Socks with Edgar

Edgar’s Blog: Losing your sock sucks

Don’t spend time searching for socks!

It’s a dark early morning. When you get out of bed you turn the heater on. Quickly you run towards the shower. Ice cold water clatters on the floor. Hot water!! Finally you can relax and warm up. When getting out of the shower and you are all dried you start looking for socks. Lights are on but your shadow makes all socks dark blue, black or brown… You take a pair and start putting them on. Blue and brown…. Next pair. Black and blue. Finally you find a matching pair. Same colour and same size!! You look down and see one toe peeking out of your left sock. WHY!!! Then black and blue. Your floor looks like a crime scene, socks everywhere. You are late for work and on top of that you have missed your metro.

At work everything is OK. Your boss asks you about your weekend and you have a nice chat. ”Are you ready for the big meeting at 14:00?” He asks. Yes, definitely! “Good then you have 45 minutes to get a matching pair of socks! The first impression matters the most and I am not going into a meeting with you looking like that” he said…

Every day you give a first impression to someone. You will never know what each day will bring you so better be prepared. A simple thing like your socks are more important than you might think. They tells who you are, they show your personality. If you can’t manage to get an equal pair of socks on your feet what can you manage?

Losing your sock sucks. That is why I came up with the Button System. Button up before you throw them in your laundry basket. They will stay together in the washing machine, while drying and in your sock drawer. No more 20 minute searches on a dark morning for an equal pair! Not wrinkled and ready to wear. Button up With Edgar!

 

Losing your socks sucks

 

 

 

Edgar's Blog. Halloween. Turtle pumpkin

Edgar’s Blog: Halloween

The origins of Halloween

Modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and sweeties. However, Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

People gathered with the druids to build bonfires and to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

 

The Romans arrived and their ceremony to remember the dead, also in October, was incorporated with the Celtic one of Samhain.  After that with the arrival of Christianity, All Souls Day was also absorbed. This ceremony was celebrated in a similar fashion to Samhain; bonfires and dressing up as saints, angels and devils. This ceremony was also called All Hallows and finally the Celtic and Christian ceremonies merged into All Hallows Eve and eventually Halloween.

 

With the movement of European immigrants into America the traditions of Halloween were transferred across the Atlantic. Today the Americans celebrate Halloween big style. Try a trip to New York around this day. Great to get involved!

Don’t want to dress up like a ghost? I made a special Halloween sock box! Bloody red and pumpkin orange socks. You can still celebrate but just a bit more subtle.

Buy the Halloween sock box! 

 

Cheers and pumpkins Edgar

 

Edgar's Blog: Positive feedback

Edgar’s Blog: Positive feedback

It works, it works, it really works! What works? The button system!

Last week I ”ran” into a customer and he told me that he used the button system all the time. Even his lady friend was very happy with my sock solution. It was nice to get positive feedback like this. After spending a lot of time developing and selling it feels very good to meet people that enjoy using something I created.

Lately I also receive a lot of positive comments on my tea. People like the flavours and they like to tell me which one is their favourite Edgar tea. Very cool to hear peeps talk like that. Just over a year there wear a lot of friends and family tasting tea to help me develop the flavours that are now sold in stores. Time flies when you are having fun right. Well I just love to get feedback from you all. It doesn’t matter of it’s positive or negative, as long that I can learn something about my own products.

For all of you that have supported me, thank you, thank you. Thank you very much!

Cheers,

 

Edgar

Father's day sock box with Barouffe lether key chain. Red and blue pair of socks in a box

Edgar’s blog: Father’s Day

Father’s Day. So why do we celebrate father’s day?

Father’s Day falls in a host of countries around the world on the 19th June 2016. As with most things the exact origins of Father’s Day are disputed but we can say that the movement for a dedicated day for father started about 100 years ago in the USA. The first official day for father seems to have been in 1910. Father’s day is celebrated differently around the world. While, for example, in UK and the Netherlands you can expect breakfast in bed, a home made card and maybe a little pressie, in Germany they have slightly bent the meaning towards a “bender” and spend the day hiking and drinking beer with other men. Sounds like a good plan I can hear a few of you thinking.

In many countries it is true that children make handcrafted gifts for their fathers. A nice touch in this consumer driven society. What can make father’s day funny are those father’s day jokes.  Have a look at this link. But also imagining the  things that your father would never say to you, for example:

“Can you turn up that music?”

“Go ahead and take my truck. Here’s 50 euro for petrol.”

“I LOVE your tattoo. We should both get new ones.”

“Here, you take the remote.”

So go on spoil the old man this coming Father’s day perhaps with some kind words, something special or just an hour of your time for some job he needs doing.  “Thanks mate.”

Buy you Father’s Day sock box!

Edgar’s blog: a pair of socks should stay a pair

For a four footed creature like me it’s ridiculous to walk with odd socks. For a long time I have spent hours matching socks that came out of the laundry. I tried out a lot of hacks to keep my pairs a pair. Some ideas worked a bit but mostly it took more time then matching the pair of socks.

One day I was swimming along in the river Maas just in front of the Rotterdam Building and suddenly it hit me. A button! That’s it, just a button. Buttons have been used for ages in almost every kind of clothing. Even boxer shorts have buttons. And yet nobody had put buttons on a sock.

So I tried it out… It worked great!

On one sock there is a button and on the other sock there is a buttonhole. Button them up before you throw them in the laundry. Put your pair of socks in the washing machine. And best of all, take your pair out of the washing machine! Besides the fact that they stay together in the washing machine you also save time hanging them out on the drying rack. Yes! No more faff with pegs.

I most def made my life a lot easier. I hope it will make yours a lot easier too!

Cheers, Edgar

Buy my socks 

Edgar’s blog: Socks with Edgar

For many, an old friend in a new package with an improved button system. They stay together even better in the wash now. I have introduced a line of straight colours that are a lively match with every outfit. Lively but not OTT at least until you kick your shoes off.  You always have a friend walking with you. The proof is in the turtle.

Go check out my socks!