Sussex – Loose Top

Sussex – Loose Top


Ankle length Loose Top Sock  –  Our ankle length comfort sock with a loose top, has a link toe seam and slack ribbed top which doesn’t grip the leg – meaning they stay up!



Our ankle length comfort sock with a loose top, has a link toe seam and slack ribbed top which doesn’t grip the leg – meaning they stay up! 

Ideal as an everyday sock for around the house, outdoor wear or even as a comfortable bed sock.  This sock is perfect for those with circulation problems or if you do not want a sock that grips your leg.

51% Mohair 49% Nylon

Additional information


Small (4 – 7), Medium (8 – 10), Large (11 – 13)


Lavender, Burnt Orange, Mint, Oyster, Thistle, White, Aqua, Black, Blossom, Camel, Charcoal, Chocolate, Cream, Green, Green Haze, Grey, Mid Blue, Mustard, Navy, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Stripe, Wine, Yellow

99 reviews for Sussex – Loose Top

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brian Brown

    I have been wearing these socks for many years, really do like them. So comfortable and they stay up!

  2. 5 out of 5

    C Ritchie (verified owner)

    I have bought Capricorn socks for more years than I recall and particularly like the Sussex loose top. They are very comfortable, they stay up, are not too thick to wear with ordinary footwear, are warm in winter and not too warm in summer – although I do refer here to Scottish summers. I am so pleased with them that I haven’t bought any other make of socks for years.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lynne (verified owner)

    Great socks with super colours. Have had the Sussex socks in eleven different shades for years and wear them all year round. Everyone should have a pair.

  4. 5 out of 5

    steve.murray20 (verified owner)

    I bought these socks for days when I was slobbing around the house and to keep me cosy in bed. They stay up well despite being loose top and I have been wearing them as a boot sock as I like them so much. I don’t buy anything apart from mohair socks now as they are just so comfortable. I am diabetic and cannot stand seams that rub on my feet and toes. They are just as good as other more expensive UK brands and bigger more accurate sizes to the ones I have bought from abroad. I love the colours as there is a good mix of more sober colours but also some brighter ones on days you just need a pick me up. I will certainly buy them again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    yvonnejmurphy (verified owner)

    Yvonne Murphy October23, 2017
    I Have been buying Capricorn socks for my Husband for the past few years. When he was working he loved to wear the Surrey ankle length executive socks, saying that they were the most comfortable socks that he had. Since he finished work he continues to wear his Capricorn socks and our latest buy were for him to wear in his walking boots.
    I love all the bright colours he is more conservative in his colour choice.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ALISON (verified owner)

    These are the best socks ever! Great product and great service, will definitely be buying more!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lyn (verified owner)

    Mint green Sussex – beautiful shade. Lovely product. I ordered 4 pairs and am now back on line for two more pairs for family. What more can I say?

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lyn C. (verified owner)


  9. 5 out of 5

    David Mitchell (verified owner)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love my socks, second pair bought, total convert and bought some as a gift for a dear friend too. Thank you!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great service.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janet Russ (verified owner)

    These are fantastic socks. They are so comfortable. The wash up really well.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Susan (verified owner)

    Excellent arrived very quickly and they look good.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Janet R. (verified owner)

    I have been a regular customer for many years and keep returning

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jo Fisher (verified owner)

    I am wearing them today as I walk at aNT place on my 80th birthday. They are lovely and comfortable

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    loose top works very well for swollen ankle and calf recovering from injury! Good for normal wear too…

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amy Preston (verified owner)

    Absolutely love these socks, they are the only brand I actually buy. They are so warm and comfy without causing sweaty feet! They work a treat for my raynauds in winter. All the sock colours are lovely as well

  19. 5 out of 5

    Janet H. (verified owner)

    I first discovered these whilst on holiday at Jobsons of Alnwick and bought my first pair. After lots of looking out in country shops and online I remembered where I bought them sent a picture and asked for help identifying them. Bravo they did but only had some dark colours at the moment so bought direct from you. I can honestly say they are fabulous. I can not recommend highly enough on wearability washability comfort and style not to mention amazing colours.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rosemarie Rowe (verified owner)

    So pleased with these! Lovely colour and feel really good. No ridge across the top of the toes. The mohair seems to keep my feet dry too. Will definitely buy some more.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great service Great socks!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jane (verified owner)

    Ideal as bed socks – lovely warm feet!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Hazel R. (verified owner)

    Brilliant! Great fit with no uucomfy seams. Don’t slide down. A nice thickness for ‘normal’ shoes. Love em.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Annemieke H. (verified owner)

    They are great bought 5 colours and they are the best I have ever bought and I am a sock fanatic !

  25. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Shaw (verified owner)

    Hoping that my friend’s feet are cosy in these.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anna Thompson (verified owner)

    Bought these for a present for a friend. Very pleased with them.

  27. 5 out of 5

    David Walker (verified owner)

    Excellent socks,and excellent service as always!

  28. 5 out of 5

    David Hume (verified owner)

    Always completely happy with Capricorn Socks in fact I never buy anything other. A great Company and product.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julia m. (verified owner)

    Warm, comfortable and hard wearing

  30. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth T. (verified owner)

  31. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    True to size and very comfortable to wear.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Ann W. (verified owner)

    Great walking sock, comfortable and keeps feet dry if my boots should get wet

  33. 5 out of 5

    Michael M. (verified owner)

    Only socks my (aged) father likes, so I can legitimately buy him socks for Christmas!

  34. 5 out of 5

    Amy (verified owner)

    As always, I love these socks. They are the only socks I wear!

  35. 5 out of 5

    Gill (verified owner)

    Great to be able to get comfortable socks with a loose top in such fabulous colours! Will be buying more!

  36. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Morriss (verified owner)

  37. 5 out of 5

    Gordon Buckingham (verified owner)

  38. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Watson (verified owner)

  39. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice fit, shame limited colour choice.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great socks. Comfortable and hard wearing. Very prompt delivery

  41. 5 out of 5

    Stuart (verified owner)

    Really comfortable . A wee bit of luxury on your feet.

  42. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca V. (verified owner)

  43. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth M. (verified owner)

    As always excellent, friendly and efficient service, and superb quality product. I’ve been buying Capricorn socks for myself and as presents for my family and friends for many years. I really recommend them very highly. They’re brilliant, buy them!

  44. 5 out of 5

    Maria A. (verified owner)

    Lovely socks, promptly delivered. Thanks!

  45. 5 out of 5

    Petra Bryan (verified owner)

    Fabulous no toe seam and a loose top

  46. 5 out of 5

    Susan Mills (verified owner)

    I’ve been wearing these socks for a few years and they are excellent. They never wear out! Now I have a lovely new colour – lavender – to wear, as well as an extra pair of ‘wear with anything’ black socks.

  47. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    We have both been looking for loose tops socks as we were really fed up with others being too tight and causing great discomfort. I bought a couple of pairs of the Sussex socks after seeing an advert in ‘The Northumbrian’. These socks are great – really comfortable, warm, wash well, good range of colours, definitely have loose tops and don’t fall down! Have just received a second order and will probably be buying more. Great socks, thank-you!

  48. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Never thought I would get excited by socks but I love these socks

  49. 5 out of 5

    Ian Troughton (verified owner)

    Excellent service. Unfortunately not all the colours I wanted were in stock

  50. 5 out of 5

    Stuart (verified owner)

    My wife has now bought me 4 pairs of Loose Top Socks and my feet have never felt so warm and comfortable. Love the colours too. Will never buy ordinary socks again.

  51. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth C. (verified owner)

    Great socks, do what it says on the tin! Love the choice of colours

  52. 5 out of 5

    Janet r. (verified owner)

    my favourite style, I have them in many colours and I like the new lilac

  53. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne N. (verified owner)

    Perfect socks & service, will be ordering more of these

  54. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Speedy delivery! The best socks!!

  55. 5 out of 5

    Ian Troughton (verified owner)

    Best socks I have ever bought!

  56. 5 out of 5

    Emma Barraclough (verified owner)


  57. 5 out of 5

    Irene Standish (verified owner)

    I have worn Sussex Loose top socks for a number of years. They are warm and comfortable, and stay up without restricting my legs. They are very hard wearing. My only problem this time was that my favourite colour purple has been discontinued.

  58. 5 out of 5

    christine headland (verified owner)

    Excellent product easy to use website and great service

  59. 5 out of 5

    Jane Hopper (verified owner)

  60. 5 out of 5

    Mr Slinn (verified owner)

    Comfortable and warm everyday socks.

  61. 5 out of 5

    Ann Archer (verified owner)

    As previous comment

  62. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne (verified owner)

    Brilliant service again, dispatched quickly. These are the only socks I want to wear now, so warm and last days without needing washed – they never get smelly! My feet are very grateful 😀

  63. 5 out of 5

    Susan M. (verified owner)

  64. 5 out of 5

    Daniel (verified owner)

    These are easily the nicest socks I own. My wife bought me some for Christmas and I now have two more pairs. Superbly comfortable, no odour and in great colours!

  65. 5 out of 5

    Peter Broadbent (verified owner)

    Excellent. Had other socks from you in the past but they were far to tight on my legs.

  66. 5 out of 5

    Pamela B. (verified owner)

    lovely cosy socks

  67. 5 out of 5

    Jean (verified owner)

    Warm and do not grip ankle.

  68. 4 out of 5

    Henk K. (verified owner)

    Great socks, thin but warm

  69. 5 out of 5

    Iona (verified owner)

  70. 5 out of 5

    Brian H. (verified owner)

    Have made several purchases over the years delighted on each occasion

  71. 4 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    The socks are great but unfortunately cause irritation so, rather than returning them, I shall wear them over other socks when it’s really cold.

  72. 5 out of 5

    Kate (verified owner)

    Very happy so far – I have been showing them off to my family. I bought them because I usually manage to destroy socks within a couple of months, wear straight through the heel – so I got these as a bit of an experiment to see if they’d survive long term. Like the fact that they hold up well without elastic at the top. Found you in the first place because someone was saying on twitter that your socks are the best!

  73. 5 out of 5

    Peter (verified owner)

    Best socks ever – cool in summer, warm in winter

  74. 5 out of 5

    Lyn Compton-Harris (verified owner)

    Best, most comfortable socks I’ve ever worn.

  75. 5 out of 5

    Heather G. (verified owner)

    I buy the sussex loose top every year love them. They dont dig in on ankles and keep feet toastie warm. I can never cope with the website for some reason, but staff always super helpful.

  76. 5 out of 5

    Jane (verified owner)

    I am hooked. Will not buy any other socks from now on. Have washed well and silky soft, smooth.

  77. 5 out of 5

    Annemieke (verified owner)

    the best socks ever!

  78. 5 out of 5

    vicki h. (verified owner)

    Bought as a christmas present for my elderly mum
    they look and feel lovely

  79. 4 out of 5

    Keith Patterson (verified owner)

    One more purchase of your brilliant socks been wearing them for many years.

  80. 5 out of 5

    Jill d. (verified owner)

    Comfortable, hard wearing and attractive. Everything you need in a pair of socks! And they wash well too!

  81. 4 out of 5

    Audrey Mills (verified owner)

  82. 5 out of 5

    Janet (verified owner)

  83. 5 out of 5

    Robert (verified owner)

    I bought these as I already own some Capricorn walking socks and they are just as good. As I stated in my review of the everyday socks they feel special. Great customer service as well. I am a size 10.5 (UK) and bought the larger size and they fit perfectly.

  84. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  85. 5 out of 5

    Graham S. (verified owner)

    First Class service as usual!

  86. 5 out of 5

    Susan (verified owner)

    These socks are highly satisfactory. They stay up and are comfortable. I like them very much and would recommend them to anyone.

  87. 5 out of 5

    Paul Barham (verified owner)

    My wife would like to know when the pink ones will be back in stock?!

    • admin (store manager)

      Our knitters are busy at the moment finishing off more Sussex style socks but it may be some time before we get any more pink socks. Please keep checking back on stock levels and sign up to our newsletter to be first to hear when pink socks are back in stock!

  88. 5 out of 5

    Anne B. (verified owner)

    Superb quality, very comfortable and cosy

  89. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Baty (verified owner)

    Excellent service, and a super product. Highly recommend.

  90. 5 out of 5

    Caroline (verified owner)

  91. 5 out of 5

    Robert Jones (verified owner)

    Warm, comfortable and hard-wearing

  92. 5 out of 5

    Ian Troughton (verified owner)

    Always a pleasure to do business with your company. The socks are excellent too!

  93. 4 out of 5

    David Zell (verified owner)

    Tested two pairs after friend recommended then ordered another 4 pairs in good colours. VERY comfortable and definitely wearable for more than a day. Not sweaty but probably too thick for summer. Wash well…best to avoid dryer.

  94. 5 out of 5

    john rice (verified owner)

  95. 5 out of 5

    Susan C. (verified owner)

    super socks, super comfortable!

  96. 5 out of 5

    Annie Williams (verified owner)

    These are my all-time favourite socks!

  97. 5 out of 5

    Sue C. (verified owner)

    the best socks! especially Sussex!

  98. 5 out of 5

    Tania Garner (verified owner)

  99. 5 out of 5

    Roger (verified owner)

    Great socks, very comfortable; I like the relaxed top and the colour is super.

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Warm and Comfortable

Mohair is a fibre that is well known for its properties of warmth and comfort. It therefore produces socks that are ideal when you want warm and comfortable feet

Hard Wearing

Mohair is a very hard wearing fibre and is used for fabrics in aircraft seats for this reason. Many of our customers tell us that they have purchased ‘good quality’ socks from well known stores and they have worn out within 3 or 4 months. Whereas their Capricorn Mohair Socks are still wearing well!

Machine Washable

You can wash your Mohair socks in a washing machine on a warm wool wash cycle, without worrying about excessive shrinkage. When we visit shows selling our socks it’s not unusual for customers to proudly bring their Capricorn Mohair Socks they bought the previous year and show us how well they have worn and washed.

Do not smell after use!

If you look at wool under a microscope you see little burrs. These burrs provide a hiding place for bacteria that make wool socks smell. Mohair is a smooth fibre and has no hiding places for bacteria and that is why Mohair Socks do not smell!!


Do I have to Hand wash?

We recommend that you wash Capricorn Socks on a warm wash cycle 40 Degrees, or hand wash. Do NOT tumble dry

Do the colours run?

We advise that you wash the socks separately for the first few times, just in case.

Do they shrink?

Not normally, if you follow the washing instructions correctly

What do I do if I wash them in water that is too hot?

Use hair conditioner, socks your socks in hair conditioner and it will loosen the fibres up again. This method is also a great way to give your socks a new ‘lease of life’


Why do you add nylon to the Mohair?

Mohair has lots of strength and resistance to abrasion, but not much elasticity – so we add a special sort of nylon which augments the nylon but doesn’t detract from it’s benefits.


Come on, why don’t they smell?

The fibres of sheep’s wool have scales on them, but mohair fibres are smooth so there is nowhere for foot bacteria to hide. No bacteria = No smell


I have poor circulation – can I wear Capricorn Mohair Socks?

The loose top Sussex style don’t have an elastic top, instead they are ribbed to make them stay up. These socks also have a ‘linked toe’ in them to so you don’t have that horrible ridge under your toes. We sell lots of these socks to diabetics and people with circulation problems.

I am allergic to wool – can I wear your socks?

Being a hair, you could argue that it is more natural to wear mohair than wool from sheep. We have lots of customers with sensitive skin who wear our sock without any trouble. If you do have sensitive skin, why not try a pair of our cream coloured socks, they are not dyed to are kinder and softer on your feet.