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White Socks

The 1980s was responsible for many strange fashion innovations. One of which – for reasons forever unknown – was the sudden rise in popularity of white socks.

It didn’t matter what colour trousers you wore – black school slacks, blue jeans, burgundy sta-press – you could only wear one colour of sock – and that colour was white.

Having your trousers too short so they swung around your ankles helped to show off this cutting-edge fashion statement.