Do you know any more fascinating sock facts?
1. Lost socks can cost you £240 a year
Misplaced socks are no laughing matter. In 2011, researchers established that the average four person family will lose 60 socks a year, racking up a total loss of £240. What they can’t tell us though is where on earth they go?!
2. 82% of young men wear odd socks at least once a week
In the above survey, the researchers also found that the mystery of lost socks resulted in 82% of young men rocking odd socks at least once a week.
3. People who wear mismatched socks are more likely to be married
It’s more common for married people to dress in the dark, in an attempt to avoid waking their spouses. This results in them accidentally wearing socks of subtly different colours.
4. A design on the ankle or side of a sock is called a clock
This has been the case since the 16th century, but the origin of the name is uncertain.
5. There is a sock colour etiquette
According to traditional etiquette guides, the sock colour should match the colour of the shoes and/or trousers, but should be at least one shade darker than the trousers and one shade lighter than the shoes.
But hey, sometimes there’s no better way to shake off the blues than to don a bright pair of socks, regardless of the colour of your trousers.