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Best Sock Drawer Dividers and Organisers

Sock drawer filling up with MJs?!  Our VIPs receive brand new MJs every month; an absolute treat for your feet, and all for just £9.99 / month (more info here).   After a few months the colour will be bursting out of your sock drawers from these fine, hand-linked British socks.  How is it best to store them?   One tip is to use MJ’s gift boxes – they’re great in chunky drawers for keeping things in order.  But they do arrive full of socks… so, we’ve reviewed our favourite organisers and dividers.  No more rummaging for your favourite pair of Henley MJs behind some old boxers!

MJ's Gift Boxes


5. ‘Onever’ foldable storage; great value set of 2 that also folds flat when not it use.

4. Classic Ikea drawer organisers: a useful set with a range of sizes.  Whether you like to store your MJs wrapped, flat, or stacked, there’s a space for them in here.


3. Acrylic ‘interdesign’ system. Most dividers come above the height of the socks; these are different. At only 5.5cm height, lines of rolled MJs will fill the space and cover the clear acrylic dividers to give a great look, uninterrupted by visible dividers!

2. 18 slot honeycomb divider, with a bespoke fit to your drawers. An interesting shape that is super efficient; no bulky dividers means more room for your socks.

1. In the number one spot is the Kenather Drawer Divider: 8 cells, holding 16 pairs of MJs. The fabric is moth-proof, mould-proof and moisture-proof. The integral lid stays shut with velcro to keep the dust out. Treat your MJs to a little bit of sock-drawer luxury!

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Best Men’s Weekend Bags

At the end of a long week, there’s nothing quite like a weekend away from it all to unwind. Whether you’re heading for a B&B in the country, a slick city break, or a chic beach, arriving with your toothbrush and boxers in a few tatty carrier bags isn’t the start to the weekend you’re after!

So, we have done the research for you and present the FIVE of the BEST WEEKEND BAGS on the market today:

5. A lively one to kick off; this Liberty print is for the brave, but if you can pull it off it’s a nice change from the usual fabrics

4. Real leather and ‘carry on’ size for a plane, it’s a classic style and this is a good bag for the price:

3, This bad boy is ideal if you’re an Italian Duke or just like Victorian luggage. If you’re going on holiday with Sophia Loren, and you’ve got a manservant, it doesn’t make sense to carry your Marko John’s in anything else:

2, This all leather beauty by Moore and Giles isn’t cheap but should last for years and age beautifully if treated right:

1,  And the winner is… At number one is this stylish canvas number, Made In Britain (in Cumbria actually), and nicely finished with lots of classy details (brass feet, leather base panels) it’s a cracker and just right for a weekend away:

So, there we have it, have a great weekend wherever you’re going and don’t forget your socks!

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Macko Johns – Marko Johns for Mack


Mack is a beautiful Rottweiler that belongs to some dear friends of ours. He is a cuddly pup, for a very large, muscular, initially-slightly-intimidating large black dog. He is superb company and, come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever even heard him bark. He is of extremely good stock; his mother is a show dog and his pedigree is excellent. He would be a show dog in another life but was brought up to shun the spotlight as many aristodawgs do. He is a feature in society and enjoys attending dinner parties, exploring the countryside and writing his erudite column in two of the nation’s broadsheets. He gave up his pipe some years back and instead his one vice is a good chew on a recently laundered MJ. And, as it’s Christmas, we didn’t stop him.

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MJ’s Poppy Appeal Socks

£1 donated to Poppy Appeal, plus save £1 on hunting reds during November
£1 donated to Poppy Appeal, plus save £1 on hunting reds during November

Lest we forget.



This November we will donate £1 for every pair of Hunting Red MJs bought online.  You will also save £1 on every pair of Hunting Reds you buy during November.




In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

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Fresher’s Club Shoreditch Heritage Polo

Freshers Club stictching on pique polo

Fresher’s Club is a new British menswear brand. The Shoreditch Heritcage Polo is the staple of their range: bold block contrasts and strong lines. It’s a classic preppy style with some good attention to detail; buttons nicely concealed, scooped back for a useful little extra length.  We also appreciated the comfort that comes from the low profile (and really soft) wash/care labels – you don’t even know they’re there, which is how it should be.




Fresher’s Club: Made in Britain

 Importantly, Fresher’s Club’s range is entirely made in Britain – a fact proudly announced on their polo.

A brand to watch. Check them out:

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British Family Fayre: Prince’s Trust Auction

The wonderful British Family set themselves the challenge of buying only British made products for a whole year.

It’s been an exciting time and we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing their progress and watching their adventure!

They are now hosting a British Family Fayre. As part of this there is an auction in aid of the Prince’s Trust.

Bid for some fantastic British products, and support this brilliant cause. Check out lot 7…


The Prince’s Trust is, this year, celebrating 30 years of it’s Enterprise Program, a scheme aimed at helping young people start their own businesses.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme supports disadvantaged and unemployed young people, aged 18 to 30 years old, by offering expert mentoring support and much needed low-interest funding.

The Enterprise programme has helped 80,000 young people to set up in business since 1983.

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MJs in PUG, Stow on the Wold

PUG, Stow on the Wold

We are delighted to announce that Marko John’s Socks are now available in PUG, Stow on the Wold, for a limited period of time.  PUG stands for Pop Up Gallery.  Their site is here:  The shop is a fantastic space, regularly graced by beautiful things proudly made in Britain:


“P.U.G. ON THE SQUARE is an exciting new retail concept in one of the Cotswold’s most attractive market towns – Stow-on-the-Wold.

P.U.G. is dedicated to promoting and selling Pretty, Useful Goodies designed and made by local Cotswold or British craftsmen and women. It is ever-changing with new collections arriving every few weeks and takes the form of a year-round programme.”


Here’s what MJs look like in PUG right now:

MJs on display in PUG
MJs on display in PUG
MJs in PUG, Stow on the Wold
MJs in PUG, Stow on the Wold


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Home from Glasto

The line up this year was immense. From the incredibly still Rolling Stones to Chase and Status and Mumford and Sons, it was a showcase of some of the world’s finest talent. Not muddy this year but still plenty of Hunters wellies worn as they have rightly earned their place in the Festival Chic Hall of Fame by now. Plenty of stylish madras and linen, all variations of denim, classic and hardwearing, neon aplenty, leather shorts for the brave (and clammy, presumably), sunburn common and fond memories – hopefully – for all. There is no doubt, however, that whatever the personal highlight, the joy of the first shower, the first sleep in fresh linen sheets, the first morning not heralded by the furnace-like heat of one’s tent, are all contenders. The quiet, the tea, the shower, the first pair of fresh MJs.. These are Monday’s headliners; we hope you enjoy the show..


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One of the best things about wearing sandals

We love wearing sandals.


Love wearing sandals.
Love wearing sandals.

But, one of the best things about wearing sandals is taking them off & pulling on a fresh pair of MJs.  Feels. So. Good.  Particularly early in the summer when feet are soft from being tucked away all winter.

The only thing I’m not sure about is which of these is better: pulling MJs onto feet tired from skiing all day, or pulling MJs onto feet that have been in sandals all day…

Pulling on MJs in the evening.  Bliss.
Pulling on MJs in the evening. Bliss.