21Sep

Stand up for your socks!


Colorful socks have been used as a subtly eccentric accessory for quite some time. As noted back in 1923, by P. G. Wodehouse, in The Inimitable Jeeves, Bertie Wooster stood up for wearing socks with a bit of pizzazz:

He started to put out my things, and there was an awkward sort of silence.

“‘Not those socks, Jeeves,’ I said, gulping a bit but having a dash at the careless, off-hand tone. ‘Give me the purple ones.’”

“I beg your pardon, sir?”

“Those jolly purple ones.”

“Very good sir.”

He lugged them out of the drawer as if he were a vegetarian fishing a caterpillar out of the salad. You could see that he was feeling it deeply. Deuced painful and all of that, this sort of thing, but a chappie has to asset himself every now and then. Absolutely. 
Soxfords Submarine Themed Socks

What Jeeves would say about wearing purplish socks with the yellow submarine on them, we can guess -  but we're sure Mr. Wooster would flaunt them about with proper aplomb.  

Tags: 2013.

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