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Putting on socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Checks, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    I went through a couple of other posts on socks but didn't find an answer to this question: do you guys put your socks on by kind of bunching them up, putting in your toe, and then pulling them over... or do you put them on without bunching them up?

    I usually bunch them up, but I've been thinking of changing to the other way.

    This is for a meeting with the Senior Partner at the Law Firm, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks!
     
  2. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    Bunching them up is usually easier, and, I suspect, puts less stress on the sock.

    Can we make this thread like the one about belt-threading, with rules declared and acrimony shared? [​IMG]
     
  3. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    Bunching them up. It's never occurred to me to do it otherwise.

    This is for a meeting with the Senior Partner at the Law Firm, if that makes a difference.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. mrchapel

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    I wasn't aware there was any other way to do so...
     
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    I quit wearing socks because I found the sock salesmen at Ralph Lauren so intolerably rude.
     
  6. Earthmover

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    Bunching them up. It's never occurred to me to do it otherwise.
    [trolling] There's only one correct way to put on socks. If you have aerodynamic ankles and feet like myself, you wouldn't need to bunch up and wrinkle your socks. It slips right in and latches onto my fee tlike a friendly puppy. Anyone who bunches up their socks before wearing are vulgar miscreants who deserve the very worst in polyster technology. When I was in the Krygystani army 25 years ago, bunched up sock wearing would have garnered you as many whippings as your shoe size number. And I mean Japanese sizes, none of this pansy Euro or US sizing. [/trolling]
     
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    This is for a meeting with the Senior Partner at the Law Firm, if that makes a difference.

    Is this a meeting which you'll just be "passing by," or have you actually been invited to the meeting?
     
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    Wool or cotton socks?
     
  9. bengal-stripe

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    That's the method my mother told me:

    Turn sock inside out.

    Put one hand inside and grab the toe, while you hold the heel section with the other hand.
    Now pull foot section through.

    You now have a "˜cave' for the foot while the rest of the sock, the "˜legging"˜, still inside out,
    hangs over it, going into the wrong direction.

    Slip your foot into the "˜cave', grab the top of the sock (by the elastic) and pull the "˜legging' bit
    over your own leg.
     
  10. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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    This is amazing! Last night I had a dream about putting on socks. I was in this seemingly endless white space, with only a small three-legged stool upon which to sit, and a basket full of casual cotton socks. They were all bundled together in pairs, and I felt this overwhelming need to try each and every one of them on my feet.

    I am not a buncher by the way. I too, have aerodynamic tarsi, so sliding into the sock is quite easy. But I digress....

    I would put on a sock by sort of crossing my leg over the opposite knee, and then when I went to put the other sock on, I found I'd somehow incurred a white-ish, powdery scuff mark on the knee of my pants leg. Try as I might, the mark wouldn't come out. Out, out, spot, I cried...but to no avail.

    I wonder what that means?
     
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    That's horrible.

    I put my socks on both feet at once. I mean, one sock each, but together. Is this considered too formal?
     
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    Cretins! All of you. Why are you even putting on your own socks? Do you not have servants?
     
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    Gandhi wore his dhoti bunched up.
     
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    I would put on a sock by sort of crossing my leg over the opposite knee, and then when I went to put the other sock on, I found I'd somehow incurred a white-ish, powdery scuff mark on the knee of my pants leg. Try as I might, the mark wouldn't come out. Out, out, spot, I cried...but to no avail.

    I wonder what that means?


    That you should always put on your socks before your trousers.
     
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    I quit wearing socks because I found the sock salesmen at Ralph Lauren so intolerably rude.

    I had a similar problem but instead of stopping to wear socks I just met them in the streat and pushed them down when I saw them. When they tried to get up I offered them wheatgrass juice and yelled ZiegHeil! Wait... wrong thread... Heck... almost like a wrong era!

    [​IMG]

    PS: I also get that white dust mark on the pants. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. bachbeet

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    This reminds me of the episode on All in the Family when Archie criticized Mike for putting on one sock and one shoe at a time instead of the way "everybody" does it - one sock, then other sock; one shoe, then other shoe.
     
  17. Mr. Checks

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    This reminds me of the episode on All in the Family when Archie criticized Mike for putting on one sock and one shoe at a time instead of the way "everybody" does it - one sock, then other sock; one shoe, then other shoe.

    You're killing me.
     
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    bachbeet Well-Known Member

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    Checks: Do you remember that episode? It was way funnier as it was acted by the two and it really loses a lot in my description. Especially when one considers the contexts and characters involved in that show.
     
  19. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    Stifle yourself, BachBeet!

    I'm old enough to remember gathering around the TV to watch All in the Family the first time around. Many of my relatives thought that Archie was a very reasonable guy, and couldn't understand what everyone was laughing about.
     

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