Over The Knee Socks

We know what you’re thinking, and we’re thinking it too: Fashion disaster.

But not so fast – while over the knee socks were fashionable about forty years ago, they’re still very much on the market today, and sell well to the ladies’ market.

On men, though: Fashion disaster.

List of occasions where it is acceptable for a gentleman to wear over the knee socks:

1. Playing the role of Widow Twanky at the Theatre Royal in Windsor

2. You are Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves

List of occasions where it is not acceptable for a gentleman to wear over the length socks, ans should instead have purchased a subscription for black cotton socks from socked.co.ukĀ 

1. Receiving a knighthood from the Queen

2. Facing Giant Haystacks at the top of the bill in an all-in wrestling bout aired live on ITV

3. Every other occasion

Don’t do it, gentlemen

Celebrity Wearer: Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (See also: Green Socks)