How To Smoothly Display Your Inner Car Nerd With These Amazing Socks

The chances are good that you have a plethora of automotive inspired clothing sitting in your closet right now. it shows off some sort of brand loyalty or cheeky humor. While this is fun for some, a more subtle approach is necessary for others. Lets face it; some of us car fanatics out there don’t have the strongest fashion sense, your author included.
But that shouldn’t stop you from wearing something fashionable and displaying a few interesting nods to automobilia. From attending your local car show, to going out to dinner with friends or braving through a work meeting, showing off some area of car fashion doesn’t need to be so in your face.

This is where Striipe Design comes in. With a focus on a German automotive inspiration their offerings are both very interesting to look at and amazing to feel. From Porsche to VW as well as a Pirelli CN36 tire tread pattern these socks show off a level of car nerd that is certain to elevate your sock game to the next level.
Personally, I have really enjoyed the darker colored houndstooth offerings, the Martini set, and the MK1 GTI pattern. My feet have had the honor of wearing the brown houndstooth and I must say the quality is top notch and feel exceptionally comfortable.

Eric Horton of the San Francisco Bay Area founded Striipe Design. I originally met Eric on the 2017 Driving While Awesome Coastal Range Rally. He showed up with a 718 Cayman he picked up on Turo for the first section of the rally and switched up to a Volvo 544 for the Southern California portion. I can attest to Eric’s design and car geekdom and fully support this new venture of his.
Full disclosure, Eric provided me a few pairs of Striipe Design socks for this review but I also intend on purchasing a few pair on my own because of how much I like them. For you dear readers and friends for a limited time you can get your own pair at a 20% discount. Head over to Striipe Design and use the promotional code FANDF20 at checkout to enjoy these socks on your own.

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21 responses to “How To Smoothly Display Your Inner Car Nerd With These Amazing Socks”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    Obligatory XKCD, although technically I went out and bought all one kind of sock, then only after getting them home did I throw away all the old mismatched ones, not the other way around:

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Oh boy, this is…interesting.
      As a 12 year old I threw away all my clothes and insisted on white t-shirts and black trousers as an ugly protest against the wave of labelled clothing running over my surroundings. I only quit that when I was 15.

    2. Alff Avatar

      Ditto, same for pants and shirts. Wearing the same thing every day is incredibly liberating.

    3. tonyola Avatar

      I’m close to the danger zone on this one. I have two types of socks – plain white athletic socks and black dress socks. All bought in bulk, of course. There’s no danger of mismatch while fumbling in the dark and it makes laundry day easier, too.

    4. Harry Callahan Avatar
      Harry Callahan

      You forgot electric car enthusiasts at the far right.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Technically speaking (again), mine are electric motorcycles, mopeds(-ish), or golf caddie robots, not cars.

  2. Bradley Brownell Avatar
    Bradley Brownell

    Welcome back, Jason Connor! Only one year away from the ‘Verse.

  3. nanoop Avatar

    Cool stuff! A pair of charcoal pashas would be in the mail already by now, but: only cold wash? You know that socks are meant to cover feet, right? Most 40C socks survive 60C long enough to suffer from mechanical wear first.

    1. Eric Horton Avatar
      Eric Horton

      You can certainly was them in hot water but they’ll last longer if you wash them in cold.

  4. salguod Avatar

    If I buy these do I have to roll up my pants like that?

    1. Zentropy Avatar


    2. Van_Sarockin Avatar

      Capris are very fetch right now.

      1. Harry Callahan Avatar
        Harry Callahan


    3. Harry Callahan Avatar
      Harry Callahan

      Even my son, a confirmed classic Mustang motor-head, rolls his jeans up like this…as do many of his cohort high school students in our upper-middle class coastal SoCal city.

      1. Zentropy Avatar

        Then, I’m glad I’m old.
        Though, I have photographic evidence that I did this in high school as well.

        1. Harry Callahan Avatar
          Harry Callahan

          “I’m glad I’m old”
          Amen, brother! Testify!
          As long as I’ve got my glasses, anti-sunburn hat, Viagra, and walking cane…I’m good!

  5. Manic_King Avatar

    I could show my appreciation of certain red, mass-produced, Italian vermouth with these. At the bar.

  6. Harry Callahan Avatar
    Harry Callahan

    This piece leads me in two directions:
    1) Commerical interests are infiltrating Hooniverse too far.
    2) Hooniverse has added new staff who identifies female.

  7. caltemus Avatar

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