Time and fashion have passed me by. Somewhere along the line I have missed out on high street trends in clothing. Maybe it is because when I shop I observe that most of the clothes are the style and size for 12 year olds, e.g. hipster trousers, blouses that leave half the midriff showing.
Be that as it may, I bought these socks recently at The House of Bruar in Perthshire. I always thought this was a one-stop shopping 'experience' for the mature individual looking for quality cord trousers (men) and button-up cotton shirts for women ... something you might wear to the office.
They also carry Austrian and German brands which, needless to say, are Quality with a capital Q.
Well, I bought these socks (above) , Burlington brand, made in Germany. When I got home I took the card tag off by cutting the thread which was stitched in 2 places to one of the socks. (At least it wasn't stapled.)
I then noticed that there was a stud located mid-sock ... I would call it a 'rivet' because it has a metal back to match its metal front. As shown in the photo above, it is about the size of the end of a pencil.
For the life of me I couldn't get it off. If I used scissors it would only make a hole in it.Before I phoned The House of Bruar to ask how I would get this bit of packaging off I decided to google the brand.
Yes... you guessed it ... it is meant to be there! It is called a 'clip'! Nowadays we not only have ironmongery in people's noses and every other part of the human anatomy but we also have them skewered into ... the humble sock!