Originally Posted by The Devil's Hands
If these are what I think they are, they're more for keeping your shirt tucked in than for keeping your socks up.
I ordered some a couple days ago.
We're talking about these:
which are quaint and old-timey.
You're talking about these:
Which tend to be associated with the military. Most people outside of the armed forces have never heard of these things, but they do their job remarkably well.
They will both place one's getting laid in jeopardy, but for different reasons. It just depends on whether you want to not get laid because you look like a british grandpa or because you are wearing some unidentifiable elastic contrivance under your pants.
On the other hand, you don't have to really worry about it if you don't plan to be taking off your pants around someone.