The Brand

Wearing Roy’s Boys socks turns an ordinary outfit into a statement ensemble. Birthdays, Christmas' and special occasions are sorted as you can build your own gift box bespoke to you. Choose from our variety of matching family socks, leggings, personalised pyjamas, family pyjamas, books and slipper socks. Character not your thing? We have you covered with our build your own gift box of brightly-coloured odd pairs of luxury dress socks. Perfect to fully-equip anyone's sock drawer. 

"Our aim is to produce a range of top quality socks that will fit well and last, whilst giving you that statement piece to complete your look, or bring some fun to your sock drawer. Our luxury Dress socks are a great way to catch an eye, or start a conversation. Our matching family ranges are a great gift to bring everyone together with brands they love." - Ben Lowe, Roy's Second Boy's First Boy

To us, they aren't "just socks" - we carefully pack each order in tissue paper, with a gift message to add the special Roy's Boys touch for the person opening their gift. All of our packaging is plastic free and recyclable, and we are continuously working on how to be kinder to the planet in everything we do. 

"We are so proud of our family's history in socks, and we love nothing more than seeing families sharing pictures of the joy they get by wearing our socks. The most exciting bit for me is taking this fun and applying it now to PJs, slipper socks and leggings too!" - Hannah Lowe, Roy's Second Boy's Second Girl.

Who was Roy and who are his Boys?

Like most of us, Roy Lowe worked in socks for his entire career which spanned over 50 years. His socks kept his feet comfortable and warm as he worked his way from yarn boy to managing director of Samuel Eden & Sons, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. His two sons, Tim and Martin, followed in his footsteps into the sock manufacturing trade, and eventually founding Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd (the parent company to Roy’s Boys) in 1996. It was named in Roy’s memory following his death in 1995. 

When Martin's children, Ben and Hannah, and Tim's daughter, Kelly, joined the business, the Roy's Boys brand was born. The original idea came from Tim and Martin becoming frustrated that their children all decided to start wearing odd socks, and so the Oddballers range was created so they could join them. The brand have since expanded into character socks and the matching family sock concept was created. This continues to grow through different licenses and product categories. The brand name pays tribute to Roy Lowe, who actually would probably never have been seen wearing odd socks!

"As 'socksperts', we got really tired of seeing poor quality socks, made to hit a low price point on the high street. These socks do not tend to fit well or last very long. Using our wealth of experience in socks, we want to try and put some quality back into everyone's sock drawers." - Martin Lowe, Roy's Second Boy