If we were to rank items of nylon hosiery in order of attractiveness, then clearly the stocking would come out at the top by a very very long margin. The other two main possibilities are huddled pretty closely together at the bottom. But as even a prison has its hierarchy, so too can we say with confidence that the order goes thusly: firstly tights/pantyhose, and then finally, occupying the position usually held by the thug who beat up his own granny, the knee high popsock.
|This Is Not Real Life, Chaps|
Hence the general preference for tights/pantyhose. Much more practical and comfortable, but - and this is crucial - particularly useless under trousers. The trousers pull them down, and they are far too hot. All of which leaves the popsock. A horrid garment on its own, but practical and comfortable under trousers, and in that context indistinguishable from the other two options. Only close inspection of the kind that most people do not get to make, would reveal it for what it is. Ladies in relationships just have to manage this as best they can.
|A creditable attempt by M&S |
here to make them look sexy
Obviously, keeping the toenails trimmed is one important frugality procedure. The other is simply to locate the cheapest kneehighs available. So far, the best deal I have found on the high street is in Marks and Spencer, where you can get a packet of 5 for £2.50. This is a lot of money for what is essentially a disposable item, but considering that you can easily spend £4 on a pack of three, this isn't bad going. But if anyone has spotted any cheaper ones, then do let me know.
Here endeth the hosiery lesson. I hope it has not been too traumatic. ;)
Total Daily Expenditure: £6.10