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    Default Socks with clocks?

    Not to sound Like Dr. Seuss, but does anyone make dress socks with "clocks" anymore? I really like the look of a red or burgundy clock with navy or dark gray hose, but I haven't seen any to buy for quite a while.

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    I've heard of these...but never seen them...does anybody have a picture???
    \_/ As you can see, my Care-Cup is currently: EMPTY

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    A clock is like a thin stripe up the side with a design thingy at the top.

    Like the circled one here:


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    From The Nightmare Song from Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe:

    But this you can't stand, so you throw up your hand, and you find you're as cold as an icicle,
    In your shirt and your socks (the black silk with gold clocks), crossing Salisbury Plain on a bicycle:

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    Default Socks with Clocks

    Bergdorf Goodman in NYC has some.

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    The earlier version of clocks on socks was embroidery.

    It appears that after sock knitting machines started to be sold as a home based industry for those looking to raise a bit of extra money on the side, the hand embroidered clock was appreciated as a non-machine knitted touch.

    Until someone else started to market a sock knitting machine that could also do clocks by machine as well. :icon_smile_wink:

    http://jas-townsend.com/product_info...roducts_id=887


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    A true clock is not just a stripe down the side of the calf, but it then turns to follow the length of the foot. Hence the term "clock," since the two stripes look like the hands on a clock.

    Socks with stripes down the side are not impossible to find, though they are getting rarer. True clocks, I have not seen in years. Flusser used to get them from some small supplier in France. The clocks were actually hand embroidered. All mine are gone now, and he told me a long time ago that the maker went out of business.
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    "For some time I never say what I believe and I never believe what I say; and if it sometimes occurs to me that I say the truth, I conceal it among so many lies that is hard to find it out."

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    Default Clocks on socks?

    You could always wear your wristwatch on your ankle.

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    Until reading this thread, I didn't even know I was wearing some.

    Wool bluish-gray socks with red and yellow clocks

    They are by RLPL

    Question: do they count as a "pattern?"



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