Springfield native creates Massachusetts-themed socks

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Along with Senators Eric Lesser and Adam Gomez, the clothing brand Upscale Socks unveiled a new sock design meant to honor the Bay State.

Mayor Domenic Sarno along with Lesser and Gomez became the first to purchase several pairs of the socks designed and made by Springfield businessman Lenny Underwood. The socks highlight iconic Springfield venues like the Basketball Hall of Fame.

“I have a lot of pride in being from Springfield, so I really want to showcase in a fun way,” said Underwood.

According to a statement released by Upscale Socks, the new design will feature references to basketball, the knowledge corridor, mountains, state flower (mayflower) and the state fruit (cranberries).

“Giving new meaning to repping Massachusetts from head to toe,” said Senator Lesser. “Looking forward to celebrating Springfield small business owner, Lenny Underwood, and his new Massachusetts sock on Monday which includes a nod to Western Mass as the birthplace of basketball!”

“Being from Massachusetts, I felt that it was important to highlight home before shining a light on another state or city”, said Underwood.

The socks are on sale at Springfield’s Visitors Center at the corner of Main and Court Streets across from the MassMutual Center.

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