Yes, that’s right. You read that title correctly. I have a thing for socks. OK get your minds out of the gutter people! I am not referring to using them in some kinky or…a sexual manner….wait a minute….ok no. No I am not. I also don’t mean that I have a thing for women in socks. Ah hell that’s not totally true either. There is something very, very sexy about a woman in cute little socks…or calf-length…or thigh high. Shit, I am digressing as I got distracted with images of ladies in socks. Wow did it suddenly get very, very warm in here? Wait. Where was I? Oh, right. I like socks!!!
I mean I like to wear socks that are not are the average brown, black, or navy blue dress socks. I know, I know. Wearing odd socks are NOT your typical business casual garb, right? Well I am not your typical business type person. Now my usual, daily work attire consists of slacks or nice khaki’s, a golf/polo style shirt, a belt, and socks. What? NO!!! I will not tell you all what the Wulf wears for his unmentionable! Somethings just HAVE to be left to your imagination. For those that wish to imagine, I’ll wait a little……(theme from Jeopardy playing)…ok back? Let’s continue.
I am not sure really when this started, but it has been a thing for many years. It began, as most addictions do, with something easy. I used to wear simple and subtly patterned traditional socks. Then, I found what would be the beginning of the end for me. I found argyle socks. I really, really liked to wear those, and did so for many years. However, here’s something I didn’t know. Argyles are gateway socks. Oh yes, my friends, so please be careful if you choose to walk this path. Those seemingly harmless pieces of footwear began to insinuate their hold upon me until they weren’t enough. They just wouldn’t cut it anymore.
“I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do it
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin’ to get a little better
Said a little better than before”
…Guns N’ Roses Mr. Brownstone
I finally succumbed. I gave in. I turned to the hardcore stuff…the character socks. In case you never caught this about me, I am a sci-fi/fantasy fan and big superhero fan. I am not quite the fanboy, but I am a nerdy man-child. The rise and acceptance of the genres of sf/f/sh has meant that I am able to wear and stay in touch with my need on an almost daily basis. I guess that makes me a fetishist…or is it footishist? So instead of describing to you how bad I’m hooked, let me show you. These are actual socks from pairs I wear while at work or play. Hope your image of me isn’t too blown.
And in case any of the ladies out here want to know. The way to this man’s heart can be found through his feet. You can, of course, start higher if you wish, but you don’t have to if you want to find a place in it.