Top & Tails Gift Box
MJs Top & Tails Gift Box

FAQ – MJs British Socks


How much does postage cost?

We are pleased to offer free postage in the UK (using either Royal Mail First Class, or MyHermes courier services). Postage to the US and the rest of the world is just £5 (via AirMail).

How soon will I get my MJs?!

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 working days.  Orders dispatched via Royal Mail often arrive the day after dispatch, and those sent via MyHermes arrive 2-3 days after dispatch (orders couriered via MyHermes also receive an email with tracking details).

What is your returns policy?

We offer a full, no-quibble, no-hassle, no-worries guarantee on all Marko Johns socks. We only make the finest, hand-linked british socks, and we want your MJs to bring you joy! If you’re not happy for any reason (well, I guess mostly reasons concerning MJs – but we do reply to all emails, even those that aren’t sock related…) just get in touch (quickest by email: mail@marko-johns.com ) and we’ll do our best to make you smile again 🙂

Are Marko John’s smart or casual?

Marko John’s are worn by our discerning patrons in a variety of social and formal contexts; socks such as the non-striped scarlet with grey top and tail are popular in the City; the rugby stripes are the ideal accompaniment to your favourite driving shoe, deck shoe or loafer. They are also popular for just lounging in at home, for the ultimate post-work, post-gym or post-rugby comfort.

How do I know the payment is secure?

Your safety online is our first priority. We have chosen to take payment via the paypal system because it is a familiar name and a highly secure process. The payment happens between your bank and paypal on secure servers, making the transaction as safe as possible. If you have any issues please don’t hesitate to contact us.  If you prefer to send a cheque, or pay via BACS, there are also options for these on checkout.

What sizes are Marko John’s available in?

Most of our socks are available in one size, approximately UK 8-11.  There is also a range of Lady MJs, size approx. UK 4-7.

What length are Marko John’s British socks?

There are two lengths of MJs.  Most of our socks (fitting UK 8-11) are ‘short socks’, measuring approx. 11 inches from the heel to the top of the socks.  Our ladies socks (fitting UK 4-7)  are ‘long socks’;  these are knee-length.

Are Marko John’s for both men and women?

Yes! They are popular with both men and women alike. We consider them essentially unisex, like a rugby shirt. They are high quality British socks to be worn by all from the City to the shore. We also do make a specific range of knee-high Lady MJs.  Wherever and however you wear them, we know you’ll always enjoy your Marko John’s.

What are Marko John’s British Socks made from?

We use 90% cotton, dyed and spun using traditional methods just outside Manchester, mixed with 10% man made fibres. This blend, developed through extensive trials, gives MJs the optimum balance between comfort, durability, flexibility and softness. The feeling of pulling on a fresh pair of MJs is one to savour and repeat day after day. As one of our US friends put it: ‘my feet feel brand new every time I wear my MJs’. We hope yours will too.

Made from Traditional English Yarns

Where are Marko John’s British Socks made?

MJs are made, from start to finish, here in the UK. They are made by a small family run hoisery specialist who have been making superior british socks since 1895. We are proud of this heritage, and MJs will always be made in Great Britian. Superior British socks – it’s what we do.

How are MJ’s Gift Boxes presented?

In a word, beautifully!  Socks are wrapped in bespoke MJ’s tissue paper (made & printed in England), and carefully placed in an MJ’s gift box (no surprises here, our boxes are also made and printed in England).  The loaded gift box is itself wrapped in MJ’s tissue paper, and then wrapped again ready for posting.  Gift boxes are dispatched in the UK using the trackable MyHermes courier service (delivery 2-3 working days).  International orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Air Mail service (delivery to Western Europe approx. 3-4 working days, rest of the world 5-6 working days).

 Receive.  Unwrap.  Enjoy.


Do any shops stock Marko John’s Superior British Socks?

MJs have recently become available in a small number of fabulous shops. These include The Cotswold Tailors in Woodstock, Macsamillion in The covered market, Oxford, Kinship of Oxford, Cambridge & Co. in Eastbourne, and Brok Footwear in Shrewsbury, along with several tailors that we admire. MJs are also available in the shops and ‘butteries’ of several Oxford Colleges. We are currently open to other suitable retailers who would like to introduce their customers to MJs. If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.


Any other questions?

If you haven’t found the answer here please get in touch.