Socks? You have a fetish for socks?
NO! Saying knee high socks are just socks is like saying I’m just insane. I’m far more than just insane – and knee high socks are far more than just socks!
Knee high socks have been around since before normal socks were a figment in the mind of Mr Socksley. Back in the day, romans used to wrap cloth around their feet and up their calves as a form of protection (as well as to keep their tootsies warm as they built Hadrian’s Wall!)
Nowadays, knee high socks aren’t so much worn for protection or warmth (although they do seem to make far more of an appearance on our streets during the winter time) but as a fashion statement. This actually started in the 1920s and not Sex and the City or Gossip Girl as young fashionistas may have you believe.
I myself am not a fashionista (unless you’re seriously into hobo-chic) but have a deep admiration for anyone who believes knee high socks to be the crowning achievement of their outfit.
From conservative librarians and business women through emo chicks to geeky gals; all should celebrate the divine beauty of the knee high.
In fact I propose without further ado we instigate KneeGust, a month where women would be sponsored to wear knee high socks every day for that month. I am open for debate on charitable causes, but my suggestion would be “Socks-for-the-Homeless”, to tie in with Homeless Person’s Week.
They would have to be a different pair, of course, otherwise things could get a but festy, but by the end of the month women around the world could raise millions of dollars and thousands of men’s you-know-whats at the same time.
Who’s with me?