Monday, September 20, 2004

Mens Socks and Underwear

* A fashion magazine runs a lavish spread that asks, "Are socks the new tie?" It features $85 striped varieties from Domenico Vacca, or subtle red plaid ones from Etro that cost $65.

* The Wall Street Journal reports on fast-rising sales of $68 cotton boxer shorts from Hanro. Men, the story contends, are beginning to want "underwear that fits just so."

* A clothes-conscious friend tells me that he has become obsessed by hosiery.

The last item got my attention.

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