Opinion

Please bring back my beloved Bermuda socks

BLOG: Men of Toowoomba, I call on you to help me restart a revolution. I am asking you to join me in the reintroduction of Bermuda socks to our wardrobes!

Greg Johnson wants the men of Toowoomba to unite in the campaign to bring back Bermuda socks.
Greg Johnson wants the men of Toowoomba to unite in the campaign to bring back Bermuda socks.

I fear the fashion police forced us to forego this marvelous piece of apparel a generation or so ago.

I can't remember if someone told me to stop wearing the socks or if community tastes just changed one day. In any event I just stopped wearing them, and I sincerely regret it.

Regardless of how cold or hot the day was, the first of September each year was my favourite day, the day on which all my winter clothes were neatly stored away and the day on which my short-sleeved shirts, shorts and Bermuda socks came out for a rigorous six-month stint.

As far as I was concerned September 1 was the start of Spring and that was that.

Ah, the ease of garbing up in this attire - slip on the shorts, add the shirt and a super thin tie, two socks and a pair of moccasin style slip-on shoes, lovely. And, ready to go in just one minute.

My favourite pair of Bermudas was plain white with a red and black band on the cuff. Aunty Bev gave them to me for Christmas when I was 16 and I reckon I got twenty years out of them, washed frequently of course. I reminded her of it recently (she's 80 next birthday), she'd forgotten but I never will.

You will see the odd Bermuda sock wearer now and then but they're scarcer than hen's teeth. Admire these brave souls as they pass by and say "gidday" with respect.

Well enough's enough, I am going it alone with the Bermudas and call on all decent men in the Toowoomba Regional Council area to join me.

We may have given up our blacksmiths, pounds, shillings and pence and fax machines, but we will never give up our beloved Bermudas.

Where do you get them you ask? Where else but Hannas of Ruthven St, Toowoomba and only $10.95 a pair. I don't think the price has changed in all those years.

Will you join me in the Bermuda socks revolution?

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