Bobby Socks

Bobby Socks Are a Cool Place to Keep Your Comb

Bobby socks are all-American socks that are created when white, elasticized, calf-length socks are turned down when worn.  Bobby socks can be plain or with lace, bows or any other decoration.

Bobby socks were first worn by women in the US during the pre-war years but became most popular in the 1940s and 50s, when young women and girls wore them with saddle oxfords or penny loafers. Frankie Avalon even had a hit song in 1959 called “Bobby Socks to Stockings.”  Since that time, girls in the US have continued to this day to wear bobby socks with school uniforms and cheerleader outfits.

Bobby socks är vita, elastiska längre sockor som viks ner i längd till ankelsockor när man har dem på sig. Bobby socks kan vara enkla eller med spets, rosett eller andra dekorationer.

Sockorna bars av kvinnor före andra världskriget men blev riktigt populära först på 1940 och 1950-talet när unga kvinnor and flickor hade dem på sig med saddle oxfords eller penny loafers. Sångaren Frankie Avalon hade en hit 1959 med sången “Bobby Socks to Stockings.” Amerikanska flickor har fortsatt att ha på sig bobby socks som en del av skoluniformen eller när de agerar som cheerleaders.

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2 responses to “Bobby Socks

  1. Åh, jag som älskar de där små söta sockarna. Kul att veta lite mer om histrorian bakom 😉

    • Yes, that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Americana…giving you a little history behind all your American vintage favorites! In fact, I’m writing a book that will compile all this information into one resource. So glad you enjoy!

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