Former President George H.W. Bush is selling his socks to help the Republican National Committee.

In a fundraising pitch e-mailed Monday morning, the former president is offering supporters the opportunity to join in his “guilty pleasure.”

“I’m a self-proclaimed sock man,” the former president writes. “The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better! It’s usually the first thing people notice I’m wearing whenever I’m out in public and that’s the way I like it.”

With a $35 donation to the Republican National Committee, supporters get a pair of orange, yellow, green and blue striped socks that include the president’s signature and Republican elephant logo.