Babsocks, cleverly named after Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, were born after a Leafs game when people were making crude jokes using Babcock’s name.
Jake Mednick blurted out, “You know what I might actually sell, Babsocks.”
Originally, orders for the socks were much like Leafs goals — few and far between, but then word got out on social media using #Babsocks.
It’s only been a couple of months of production but Mednick and Thomas McCole have sold thousands of pairs.
— brian game (@brian_game) January 5, 2016
Even Babcock himself ordered 30 pairs.
When they found out Babcock really wanted to order some they tried to offer them as a gift, but he refused and wanted to pay the full amount of $20.00 a pair.
Babcock then passed them onto his family.
— Babsocks (@Babsocks) December 25, 2015
Both Mednick and McCole joke that much of their time is now spent packaging socks to mail out.
But the men might get even busier with a new idea called ‘Shanahands’ named after Brendan Shanahan.
— Babsocks (@Babsocks) January 27, 2016
To find out more about the socks, or order a pair visit Babsocks.ca