To my surprise, the long pair I pulled out of the drawer this morning are plain black, they are also over 35 years old! I had them for secondary school back in the very late 70's, when I used to wear them with the tops folded over. Proves you can't kill 70's nylon! Here's a then and now shot of the eternal socks, then photo is from school and the year was 1980.
Yes, OK, you can't see the socks very well, but you get the gist.
I do like them and I'm not parting with them any time soon but I really don't think I'm going to get much wear out of them either
The next pair, however, may just find themselves on ebay. I unearthed a lovely old bag full of vintage handkerchiefs the other day, and am preparing them for ebay. At the bottom of the bag was this garish pair of 1977 jubilee socks, my jubilee socks to be precise! I wore them frequently that year, at the age of 11. I do have a photo of me wearing them back then but have been unable to find it, so I took this snap of me wearing them now, they still fit!
If I kept these they would annoy me as the elastic is now a bit slack around the tops. They still look good though!
Lastly, just to share the type of socks I usually wear, I bought these Pippi Longstocking style socks from the £1 shop around 9 or 10 years ago and they are still going strong too. I do have about half a dozen different colourways and generally wear them in matching pairs!
Hope you enjoyed the sock show!