I’ve noticed a trend in men’s socks: the need for the days of the week to be emblazoned across the leg of the sock. I’ve never seen any socks like this for women (but don’t get me started on the ditzy slogans that are far too common on those). Nor even for children who you’d suppose to be the principal demographic for learning the days of the week.
So my biggest question is why?
Are sock manufacturers somehow supposing that men generally can’t remember the days of the week? Are there men out there sitting in offices and workplaces who surreptitiously tweak up their trouser legs so they can confirm the day before saying anything? Or is it because men are almost universally stereotyped to be domestically challenged and therefore require some kind of prompt that they should have changed their socks three days ago as it’s now Thursday and they’re still wearing a slightly fousty Monday?
Then there is another slight issue with these sock designs that has me even more bemused. It kind of throws the above theories for a bit of a loop. You see there are only usually five pairs of socks in the pack. Yes, five. This only allows for the days Monday through to Friday. I have never seen Saturday or Sunday socks.
So, do men not wear socks at the weekend?