August 29, 2011 |
The high sock, once so esteemed that teams were named for it, has largely vanished from view in American baseball - covered, smothered, by what Phillies chairman Bill Giles uncharitably terms "pajama pants. " A handful of players have resisted this assault on American hosiery, this onslaught of the falling cuff. The most notable in Philadelphia, of late, is 6-foot-4 rightfielder Hunter Pence, who joined the team a month ago. Pence is all leg and energy. His high socks are a feast of red as he digs in at the plate, a whirling blur of rojo as he rounds the bases.
January 24, 1989 |
City Councilman Thacher Longstreth drops two pair of his trademark argyle socks into a collection box yesterday, kicking off Mellon Bank's shoes-and- socks drive for the Salvation Army. Collection boxes will be in every Mellon Bank office until Feb. 3 as part of the "From Our Hearts to Their Soles" campaign. With Longstreth is army Capt. Frederick Hagglund.
August 3, 1986 |
The Sox Lady's Daughter on York Road in Furlong is a factory outlet in the best sense of that often-abused phrase. All the socks sold there are made a few hundred feet down the road in what can best be described as a boutique knitting mill. SL & W Knitting has nine specially designed knitting machines in a building the size of a one-car garage. SL & W stands for Sox Lady and Walt, according to their daughter, Kathleen Barden. Walt Rehm, a knitting-machine mechanic, started producing socks 15 years ago on two machines and his wife, Helen, went from flea market to flea market selling them under the Sox Lady banner.
November 26, 1989 |
When it comes to selecting athletic equipment, many people tend to overlook their socks as one of the most important pieces of equipment they own. Yes, socks. "Most people don't realize it, but the sock offers very good protection for the feet," says Wayne Axman, a sports podiatrist from New York. Axman, who is on the medical committee of the U.S. Triathlon Association and regularly competes in the three-sport competition, is amazed at how little attention people pay to the socks they wear.
November 15, 1987 |
To attend the recent Country Music Association TV show on which she was named winner of the Horizon Award for best young talent, Holly Dunn bought some new boots to go with her new outfit. When she started to put them on backstage, however, she realized she'd forgotten to bring socks. Knowing that she soon would be called on to perform her song "Daddy's Hands," she tried wearing the boots without any socks, but found that too painful. So she appealed to her fellow performers in a Grand Ole Opry House dressing room, borrowed a pair of socks from singer K.T. Oslin and was ready to go on stage before the audience in Nashville.
April 13, 2005 |
It wasn't his fingerprints that led West Chester police to arrest George H. Boggs this time, it was a black gym bag packed with evidence, including his photo and a six-pack of sweat socks, minus one pair. Boggs, 48, of Allentown, was held for trial yesterday, accused of breaking into R. Evan Schoettle's apartment April 1 and robbing, assaulting and kidnapping him. Schoettle, 29, testified at a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Mark A. Bruno that he did not remember much after he was struck in the head three times with a brick, only that his assailant had white athletic socks covering each hand.
December 23, 1994 |
Wall Street follows the Dow Jones average. The Japanese watch the Nikkei. Economists study the Consumer Confidence Index. Commodity traders monitor hog futures. At Strawbridge & Clothier, employees rely on the Christmas Party Sock Indicator (CPSI). Here's how it works: At the Center City store's employee Christmas party, held before the retailer opens for the day, top-ranking Strawbridge family members skip their usual conservative business black socks and deck their feet with socks of green or red. Astute observers of the CPSI can analyze the socks and figure out how the important Christmas selling season has gone.
March 23, 2011
I've always wanted to pair thigh-high socks with a shift dress and tie it all together with Mary Janes. But no matter how fit my physique gets, my legs are still thick. So, basically, I've been denying myself this little piece of fashion nirvana since I was 12. Maybe I'll have my chance this spring. While longer skirts are definitely the trend of the year, shorter ones are not a faux pas, and this season, when it comes to the sheath, socks will replace opaque tights, leaving more room for skin - and for mistakes, too, if you aren't careful.
February 17, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Ever since Matt Cooke's errant skate tore through 70 percent of Ottawa star Erik Karlsson's Achilles' tendon on Wednesday night on national television, there has been a buzz in the Flyers' locker room. No, there isn't any chatter about Cooke's intent or culpability in the hockey play, since almost every player agrees that even if he wanted to, Cooke would have a hard driving driving his skate blade into Karlsson's boot. Instead, the Flyers are looking to do anything they can to prevent a similar crippling injury.
August 19, 1997 |
We've just solved our problem with white socks. I now wear a brand with a W on the side; Fran wears Brand C. Now we know whose socks are whose. Such are the tiny dilemmas of a lesbian couple that has spent 13 years together. Thirteen years. Actually, the 13th anniversary of when we first met won't be until Dec. 28, but four years ago this month, we got married. So we celebrate our anniversary in August. Gay marriages make a lot of folks squeamish. Some try to salve their unease and maintain alliances with the gay community by saying they support "domestic partnerships" or legal contracts or commitment ceremonies or some other euphemism that they are certain is just like a marriage without having to soil the sacred term.