Melbourne has the one of largest and longest continually running tram networks in the world and, boy, do we love them! Every Melburnian you meet will have at least one wild tram story, and a route they know like the back of their hand.
By far the best-loved item in our humble Bourke Street store, Otto and Spike's Tram Socks somehow manage to be at once practical, comfortable and absolutely delightful. You'll love your pair to the bottom of your cotton socks! Bing bing!
Otto and Spike make all of their knitwear from a small factory in East Brunswick. A true Aussie-battler story, the Otto and Spike label was born when a 50-year-old East Brunswick textile producer realised that they could no longer compete with cheap offshore competitors. Their response? To cut out the middle-man, become their own customer, and design and produce products for their own brand-new label!
Otto and Spike make a super amazing 100% Aussie product using new and original machinery, and often repurpose high-quality Australian yarns - which would otherwise be discarded as surplus - to make their distinctive, super-quality knitwear. Melbournalia stocks a range of Otto and Spike products including socks, blankets, hats and scarves.
To purchase a pair of these cotton socks is to take home a piece of honest-to-goodness Melbourne history, as well as to support Australia's small-but-still-thriving manufacturing industry!
Material(s): 60% cotton, 40% nylon/lycra
Sizing: Unisex. See comparison chart below to find your fit.
Otto and Spike socks are machine washable.
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*In the 'seventies, before they were named 'Otto and Spike', the company created custom cardigans for Melbourne's Sharpie subculture - the stylish but troublesome youth gangs that fascinated Aussie photographer Rennie Ellis. You can see Rennie Ellis' irreverent photographs reproduced on all of our Kleins body products.
How we get Melbournalia to you...
If you're in Australia, orders over $60 are shipped FOR FREE!
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We also offer a free Pickup option so you can simply pop by and pick up your local goods in person from Melbournalia HQ on level 5 of heritage, art deco Mitchell House.
Large corporate orders outside the Melbourne CBD may incur a delivery fee.
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