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.uk
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)