“Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.” -Shakespeare
With April Fools’ Day gone and past, we’re here to make the mischief last. Our April 2019 Sock, The Harlequin, is fashioned after the playful costumes worn by the tricksters of the Italian Commedia dell’arte. These polychromatic checkered suits were first hand sewn together with fabric scraps that later transformed into a distinct cascading diamond pattern. Romantic and whimsical, agile and cunning, the harlequin’s flashy personality and garb became a fixture of international theatre for centuries. We hope you’ll enjoy some spring in your step and partake in escapades of your own.