About Us and Our Story
L-R: Ben, Kelly, and Hannah
Roy’s Boys is a character gifting brand belonging to our parent company, Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd. We offer premium-quality, sustainable gifts delivered in beautifully presented plastic-free gift boxes. Our forte is bringing fun designs for kids and adults (not just for boys!).
Our range of unique and bespoke socks, pyjamas, books, swimwear, and more are perfect for birthdays, Father’s Day, and Christmas. You can also add a personalised gift message to the inside of your box for that extra distinctive touch!
“We are building on our Grandpa (Roy) and Dads' experience and knowledge in establishing Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd. with Roy's Boys. From the design side, we try to create products that kids and fans will love, whilst trying to make quality-focused fun ensembles accessible to all ages.” – Kelly, Roy’s First Boy’s First Girl
To us, it is not just another pair of socks or pyjamas. We put a lot of care into making our products and ensuring they are loved. We put the same attention into how we pack each order. As an environmentally conscious brand, we try our best to use materials that can be recycled and reused. We use wooden pegs to hold items together rather than plastic kimbles, which can then be used on the washing line! Our products are carefully wrapped with tissue paper, with a personalised gift message added to the inside of the box. Next, the box is put into the mail sleeve and delivered to your door.
" We make all our socks to fit well and last much longer than most. While also giving you that statement piece to complete your look or bring some fun to your sock drawer. Our luxury Dress socks are a terrific way to catch an eye or start a conversation. Additionally, our matching family ranges are a great gift to bring everyone together with brands they love." –Ben, Roy's Second Boy's First Boy.
Who is Roy, and who are his Boys?
We started the company in 1996 in memory of and to honour Roy Lowe, whose career in socks spanned over 50 years. Starting out as a yarn boy in the 1940s, he worked his way up to become the Managing Director of Samuel Eden & Sons.
Following in their father’s footsteps, Tim, and Martin (Roy’s Boys) joined the sock manufacturing trade. After their father’s passing in 1995, they established our parent company, Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd.
We founded the business with the customer-centric intention of providing socks that fit well and last longer than the average socks available back then. Over the years, we have seen the quality of clothing and socks decrease dramatically as retailers try to compete for lower prices.
"As 'socksperts', we got tired of seeing mediocre quality socks, made to hit a low price point on the high street. These socks do not tend to fit well or last long. Using our wealth of experience in socks, we want to try and put some quality back into everyone's sock drawers." - Martin, Roy's Second Boy.
When our third generation Lowes - Ben, Kelly, and Hannah, joined the company, the Roy's Boys brand was born. Our purpose at Roy’s Boys is to restore and bring quality back to the customers. Our years of technical manufacturing experience, combined with the fun character side of the business, is our strength. It has proved to be the perfect formula to make a fantastic range of giftable socks and clothing.
We started with eccentric, bright & quirky dress socks for gents and then added our unique concept of matching family socks from much-loved preschool brands. Lately, we have added childrenswear additions, including matching family pyjamas, baby/toddler leggings, and slipper socks. Over the years, Roy’s Boys has become a top online destination for quality, sustainable character gifts in the UK.
L-R: Martin, Ben, Tim and Kelly Lowe
Our early range of socks was created when Tim and Martin became frustrated that their children all decided to start wearing mismatched socks. As a result, an original concept for odd socks was developed. However, we are fairly sure Grandpa Roy himself may not have been as big a fan of the odd sock idea as we are!
Since then, we have added new product categories and licensed products. It includes character socks, matching family pyjamas, slipper socks, kids' clothes, swimwear, books, greeting cards, and more.
"We are so proud of our family's history in socks, and we love seeing families share pictures of the joy they get from wearing our matching family socks. The most exciting bit for us is taking this fun and applying it now to PJs, slipper socks, swimwear, and leggings!" - Hannah, Roy's Second Boy's Second Girl
At Roy’s Boys, we are proud of how far we have come and how our products have evolved over the years. What is constant is our commitment to providing our customers with high-quality, creative, and sustainable offerings.