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Kate Moss dons laddered tights for latest campaign

Kate Moss dons laddered tights for latest campaign
Many people hate getting ladders in their tights. Others seem to make the look when they have nothing but, and Kate Moss may be in the latter category.

In a recent advert for Topshop, the British beauty wore a range of the clothing manufacturer's newest line, though managed to top it off with a strange level of class by proudly showing a long ladder in her left leg's hosiery when kneeling in a jacket and sequinned top.

And so the look stayed throughout the shoot, with Kate doing her best to match it to other styles such as a floral summer dress and a furry high-collared coat which clearly has the changing season in mind.

While many fashionistas may not be confident enough to wear the damaged legwear, they may want to invest in some shiny leggings or tights to match the looks being put out on the high street this month, which also use a lot of reflective accessories.

Bigger women may want to stick to tights, however, as Hannah Jones of the Western Mail last week emphasised how leggings are not a flattering choice for the curvier dame, herself included.

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Socks nearly catch Arctic Monkey out

Socks nearly catch Arctic Monkey out
A Glastonbury appearance involving the Arctic Monkeys nearly ground to a halt after one of the band members had a diva moment over a pair of socks.

However, it was quite justified for Alex Turner, who told BBC6 Music last month that he was about to go on stage after milling around the notoriously muddy festival wearing the necessary wellies to get around.

He told the radio station: "Before Glastonbury I had a nightmare because I had a pair of white socks on because I'd had wellingtons on all day.

"Switched the wellies for the stage shoes and of course, the stage shoe being black, it was an awful juxtaposition with the white sock."

Alex recovered to perform in the end following the avoidance of a style only Michael Jackson ever seemed to pull off plausibly.

Last week, Arctic Moneys released Humbug, their latest album as well as a single from the collection titled Crying Lightning.

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'Kit's a boy!', says sock-er mom

'Kit's a boy!', says sock-er mom
Many parents have a number of measures planned out for their big day, when the inevitable trip to the hospital dawns after nine months of pregnancy.

While many consider what to wear when going into the delivery room, one woman took it a step further by kitting herself out in the shirt and socks of her favourite club, Torquay United FC.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Amy Smith, who lives in the Devon town, put her kit on shortly after going into labour before giving birth to 7lb 3oz Harry in her yellow and blue hosiery and shirt.

Commenting on the experience, Amy said: "We are really big fans. Our first date was at a Torquay United match.

"We had a Torquay United-themed wedding and Harry's first outfit is a Torquay United sleep suit. Some people think it's a bit fanatical."

Torquay United were promoted back into the Football League last year following a playoff final win against Cambridge United.

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Hosiery-harnessing heroes raise money for RNLI

Hosiery-harnessing heroes raise money for RNLI
Hundreds of well-wishers were on hand to cheer on the latest charitable efforts for the local Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The Louth Leader reported on the efforts of the men dressed in ballet outfits - tights and all - to pull a two-tonne boat into Mablethorpe on bank holiday Monday, helping to raise an amazing £1,455.84 through public donations alone.

The Mermaid Ramblers boat pull happens every year, with organiser Barry Bisby being very happy with this year's event.

He told the newspaper: "It was a great atmosphere and lovely to see so many people waving and coming out their homes with change they had been saving up for us in jars."

There are over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations and over 70 RNLI lifeguarded beaches in the UK and Ireland, with the organisation saving 137,000 lives since its creation in 1824.

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Heidi Klum socks it to Madonna

Heidi Klum socks it to Madonna
Heidi Klum is mimicking a move by Madonna in 1992, announcing that she is to release a coffee table book which will see her naked body featuring quite heavily throughout.

However, there is a little bit of difference from Madge's head-turning offering from the 90s, with the supermodel's new book instead portraying her wearing socks in a number of photos, including the book's cover.

Entitled Heidilicious, the book will contain a number of shots taken over the years by top photographer Rankin, whether they're shots from campaigns with Victoria's Secret or other more risque pieces.

Commenting on her relationship with Rankin, Heidi said of the socks-heavy publication: "He always gets me to take my clothes off for some reason. We'll do some job and then he'll say 'Why don't we shoot some more things?' and I'll wind up without anything on."

Heidi Klum also donned socks in a 2008 advert for Guitar Hero: World Tour in a parody of Tom Cruise's famous underwear entrance to the room in Risky Business.

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Leggings are 'everywhere' this season

Leggings are 'everywhere' this season
Leggings will continue to dominate the wardrobes of the fashionable, according to a market expert.

Julia Brenard, a fashion assistant at Harper's Bazaar, explained that leggings and stockings are indispensable this season.

She believes that the leggings trend has developed into a love for skinny pants or jeans this season, noting they are both "sexy to the ankle" and come in a huge range of materials and styles including wet look and cotton.

However, leggings are not the only trend that can contribute to an outfit, with an old hosiery favourite still working very well, Ms Brebard continued.

She said: "Black tights are still really important this season, except now not just thick opaque, sheer or even sheer with spots, like Balenciaga, are an easy way to update you look."

Harper's Bazaar was first published in 1867 and considers itself to be the top resource for "the well-dressed woman and the well-dressed mind".

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Vs magazine welcomes movie stars in rollerskates

Vs magazine welcomes movie stars in rollerskates
Hosiery is high on the hitlist of Drew Barrymore's favourite things to dress in, judging by a recent photoshoot featuring the veteran actress.

The 34-year-old silver screen star is promoting her directorial debut, Whip It, by dressing up in garb to match her storyline about a Texan roller derby league in a cracking pictorial for Vs magazine.

But she's not alone, instead being joined by friends and colleagues Juliette Lewis, Zoe Bell and Ellen Page, recreating scenes of the film in slightly outlandish gear including fishnet stockings, lace tights, leopard-print leggings and knee-highsocks.

Roller derbies may be a new concept to many, though a number of Americans will be knowledgeable about the contact sport, which requires opposing teams to score points by overtaking each other around a circuit track.

The film, which is due for release in October, will also feature Jimmy Fallon and Har Mar Superstar but will focus on Ellen Page's role of Bliss, a young girl pressured into joining beauty pageants by her mother.

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Knee-high socks for Kirsten's Japanese look

Knee-high socks for Kirsten's Japanese look
In a new music video shoot for a leading art house, Kirsten Dunst doesn't pull any punches with her choice of colours in the outfit she chose for the shoot.

After all, the Spiderman and Virgin Suicides starlet wandered around Akihabara, Tokyo in a concoction of neon colours including a bright blue wig, electric pink skirt, glittery red heels and a colourful umbrella.

The highlight of the outfit, however, was perhaps the choice of legwear, with the star wearing gingham-patterned knee-high socks to complete the psychedelic schoolgirl look for her fans and mystified onlookers.

Directed by Terminator Salvation expert McG - full name Joseph McGinty Nichol - the video will form part of an exhibition which will be run inside Tate Modern later this year.

McG is behind another few blockbuster films in his career such as Charlie's Angels, though was thoroughly panned for his proposed re-imagining of Simon Pegg's classic British comedy Spaced, which even angered the show's original creators.

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Tights are 'hot trend for cold weather'

Tights are 'hot trend for cold weather'
As the weather gets colder, women across the northern hemisphere will be looking for the best way to stay fashionable while maintaining warmth when out and about.

The best way to achieve this? Wearing tights, according to Staci Reynolds of the Examiner, who maintains that by pairing bold coloured tights with a solid black dress, women can look great and keep themselves toasty.

She continued: "This look works for evening, and with a more casual style black dress, is appropriate for day as well. If you aren't brave enough to go with red, opaque tights are sold in pretty much every colour of the rainbow."

Ms Spade added that if a bright colour is being chosen for tights, the accompanying dress should be monochrome in one way or another as this will make the legwear jump out.

Last week, Kate Moss was unveiled as the face of Topshop and donned a pair of laddered tights, using the style to devastating effect.

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Bo Obama 'loves his socks'

Bo Obama 'loves his socks'
Bo Obama, president Barack's dog, has revealed his love for legwear through a couple of raids on the leader's chest of drawers, according to a new report.

The Associated Press highlighted the situation involving Bo and his raid on a number of items in the house, choosing to destroy much of what he sees.

It explained: "He has torn up at least one magazine and gone after the president's gym shoes, the first lady told an interviewer.

"He also has been found with a sock, which he dropped and scampered away from with a 'you-caught-me' look on his furry face."

Luckily, he should be improving on his behaviour soon as he is currently in for lessons in the Georgetown neighbourhood, with Mrs Obama doing the hard work in her spare time with expert trainers.

Socks is not only the delicacy of one White House pet but it's also the name of another, with Socks the cat living with the Clintons during their two-term reign in the 1990s.

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Sock-like shoes take running world by storm

Sock-like shoes take running world by storm
One of Vibram's oft-overlooked offerings for feet around the world has been almost universally praised by all who have dabbled in its uses.

The FiveFingers model, which is essentially a well-fitted pair of toe socks with a solid sole to fit the shoe around the foot, has gone down a storm with runners around the world as it is able to mimic the sensation of travelling barefoot.

It seems to be a major success due to the way it improves the way a person runs, with the glorified socks forcing people to land on the middle of the foot and not the heel, which many curved trainers are designed to do.

The offering by Vibram is selling out fast from its US-based shop, with supplies still limited to the UK, though this may change in the near future.

Merrell, one of the US' leading shoe manufacturers, currently has a partnership with Vibram to deliver around 75 per cent of its shoes with soles to promote better walking and increased comfort for its buyers.

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Black opaque tights are 'still hot'

Black opaque tights are 'still hot'
A number of major fashion houses have turned their back on a certain item of clothing this time around on the catwalks, it seems.

However, all is not lost for fans of black opaque tights, according to Jess Cartner-Morley of the Guardian, while certain designers may be looking at the bare-legged look, there is always room in a drawer for such tights as they will always be practical.

She noted that Balenciaga was still able to revive black dotted-net tights which were "last fashionable in 1987", while Phillip Lim used lace tights under black sandals.

Still, Ms Cartner-Morley asserted: "Don't fret about black opaques not having much of a catwalk presence - just wear them ultra-thick and if anyone queries them, call them Teggings (half tights, half leggings)."

One other fashion commentator was inclined to agree with the view that tights will continue to be great this autumn and winter, with Staci Reynolds of the Examiner maintaining that pairing bold coloured tights with a solid black dress can help women look great and keep themselves warm.

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Li-Lo loves her knee-high socks

Li-Lo loves her knee-high socks
Lindsay Lohan - alias Li-Lo - has recently been spotted in a lingerie store in the US rocking a casual look, though her legwear certainly shows the star knows a thing or two when it comes to being fashionable.

The actress and part-time singer was reported in the Sun to be looking for even more smalls in one of many high-end stores across the Atlantic, with the star wearing a little black dress in a strange combination with footwear, though managed to pull it off quite nicely.

Lindsay paired knee-high lace socks with dark trim with a pair of huge boots akin to Dr Martens.

Obviously it's a pretty decent look, otherwise she wouldn't have been picked with little-known Spanish designer Estrella Archs to become an artistic advisor to French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro.

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Tights are making 'huge comeback'

Tights are making 'huge comeback'
Tights are here to stay, ladies and gentlemen, so you might as well just accept that they'll be part of your fashion fix, according to one writer this month.

Shane Watson of the Times explained that much of the time, tights have been out of sight aside from opaques, which "don't count" in regards to fashion as so many people use them as a remarkably malleable fashion accessory.

It's a different story this season, though, with the expert continuing: "Now, in one unstoppable rush, tights are making a comeback: fancy, embellished ones; sheer, barely black ones; lacy ones; patterned ones; semi-sheer ones scattered with raised dots; cobweb-knitted ones - you name it, they're out there."

He gave a raft of reasons as to why they're addictive in terms of style, noting how they are sexy, how colourful offerings must be worn with thigh boots and because designers are going out of their way to create outfits which need nice legwear to complement them.

Mr Watson added that tights also act as a "good foil for this season's even more OTT shoes".

However, black opaques are not to be discarded, with Jess Cartner-Morley of the Guardian stating there is always room in a drawer for the hosiery as they will always be practical.

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Sock theft is neither trick nor treat

Sock theft is neither trick nor treat
A female shoplifter has made off with a questionable haul in Nebraska this week, with three people currently being searched for after a notably strange crime.

The trio entered a general store in the state's Omaha and zipped over to the Halloween section, with the group stealing ten pairs of the holiday-themed socks before someone tried to step in and arrest one with handcuffs.

As this was happening, the male perpetrator told the employee to get off his female accomplice, clearly stating "I'll blast you", before the worker relented and allowed the triple threat to walk away with their 20-sock haul.

The criminals have had their licence plate traced and are known to police, though it may never be known why ten pairs of Halloween socks are worth risking serious jail time over.

Details are unknown as to the decoration of the socks. There may be witches, skeletons of pumpkins on them though, in case any eagle-eyed citizens in the Nebraska area are hoping to haul them into the police station.

Another notorious thief of socks is Bo Obama, president Barack's dog, who has regularly been found with one of his owner's socks in his mouth, according to front-line Associated Press coverage.

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Tights and leggings 'flatter the legs'

Tights and leggings 'flatter the legs'
Rich tones are in when it comes to clothes this month, one expert believes.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Courtney Smith, a stylist who regularly appears on Ireland AM, proclaimed her love for bold colours this winter, noting that loads of designers are going for bright and cheerful hues in their clothing lines this season.

She explained that one of the best looks is that achieved with the addition of leather, studding and very bold tights, as otherwise the look could generally look "prissy".

Ms Smith was quite forthcoming with her views on hosiery overall, highlighting the great things they can do for a girl's figure.

The expert continued: "I love all the high, high shoes around. They make your legs look longer, sexier and go on forever. I prefer tights to leggings for the same reasons - legs are flattered by the uninterrupted line."

Bold hosiery was a recent asset of Kirsten Dunst, who posed for a video this month in Japan in a crazy-coloured outfit including gingham-patterned knee-high socks.

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Leggings are 'key component' of autumn style

Leggings are 'key component' of autumn style
Hosiery doesn't ever seem to be away from the headlines this year ladies, though you may want to get leggings in the equation there somewhere.

That's because the legwear is a major component of one of the new season's best outfits from the high street - pairing a slim-leg with a long tunic or a belted sweater, said Tina Christou, the owner of fashion store Pink Ginger in the US, to Seattle's NWSource.

She said: "Leggings are a great silhouette for a curvy girl; don't be afraid to show your shape! Add them to a fabulous dress or tunic, with flats or boots for a little pizzazz."

The news resource expanded on her point, noting that soft-hued leggings are particularly popular at the moment, while jeggings - thin cotton leggings with a denim pattern to look like jeans - also look great on the pins.

The advice follows points made this week by Courtney Smith to the Irish Independent, who stated that both tights and leggings are remarkably flattering for the legs.

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Pupils use socks in moving tribute to young friend

Pupils use socks in moving tribute to young friend
Hayden Crowe, a five-year-old boy who tragically lost his life in a swimming pool accident where he drowned, has been remembered in a moving - if not unconventional - tribute.

All staff and pupils at Moss Side Primary School, where he was about to start year one, wore odd socks in memory of the boy who was known by everyone at the institution for his mismatched legwear, the Lancashire Evening Post reported.

A special assembly was held in Hayden's honour to celebrate his short life.

Headteacher at Moss Side Janice Burden said: "Hayden was a lovely little boy and we wanted to do something to celebrate his wonderful life at the school and to let his family know that we are thinking about them at this terrible time."

Noting his mother's caring and conscientious side as a parent, Ms Burden added: "The assembly reflected all different aspects of his life."

Hosiery was recently used in a charity effort, when men dressed in ballet outfits, including tights, pulled a two-tonne boat into Mablethorpe on bank holiday Monday to raise money for the RNLI.

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Tights can help 'adjust summer fashions' to new season

Tights can help 'adjust summer fashions' to new season
A TV personality and upcoming style columnist with the Daily Mirror has spoken of the ways legwear can make a new outfit from older styles this autumn.

Tess Daly, the celeb bride of Vernon Kay, explained that she's suffering from SAD - "seasonal adjustment disorder" - and as a result, she's having to call in hosiery heroes to help her in the next phase of fashion.

However, she's surprisingly given the cold shoulder to opaque tights, instead telling ladies to "invest in some fashion-forward embellished legwear".

"Make your tights coloured, laddered, the wackier the better and wear them with a brogue, ankle boot or thigh-high boots and you'll be all set."

She added that an oversized cardigan can "go a long way" for an overall look this season, particularly when it's worn over a summer dress or shorts - after all, fashionistas in the current economic climate will undoubtedly want to recycle some of their investments from earlier in the year.

Tess' husband Vernon Kay wasn't in the star's good books recently, however, when he posted a bikini-clad picture of Tess on Twitter - despite the woman looking particularly great, particularly given she gave birth earlier in the summer.

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Kate Moss glamorises laddered legwear?

Kate Moss glamorises laddered legwear?
Kate Moss has helped and hindered one womans understanding of hosiery. Writing for Swedish newspaper The Local, Marieke - a German style commentator - explained that she didn't understand whether or not she looked good in laddered tights following an accident which pulled at her legwear.

This is because she soon saw Kate Moss' recent work with Topshop, where she rocked laddered hosiery in a very impressive shoot.

Marieke explained that despite the elegance and edginess of Kate, her past involvement with controversy has still not stopped her looking "innocent and beautiful".

She continued: "In other words, Kate Moss just never looks cheap. Not even in laddered tights. But I'm still not sure if I want to destroy my tights. Well, at least I have an excuse next time when I have a ladder in my tights."

Marieke added that she simply refers to the Topshop shoot and excuses any incidents on this advert.

Yesterday, Tess Daly, writing for the Daily Mirror, told girls to combine legwear with summer dresses to reinvigorate last season's clothing.

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New tights can help you lose weight?

New tights can help you lose weight?
Women who feel too uncomfortable with their weight to wear a pair of tights or leggings may want to don a pair right now, given they could help you lose weight.

After all, the boffins at Scala have developed pairs of hosiery to cope with the issue, naming the brand Bio-Fir.

Tests showed that eight in ten women lost weight from their hips and thighs of up to an inch, following periods of six-hour application over 30 days solid.

The idea is that leggings contain crystals within the fabric which then emit infrared rays when they come into contact with the skin, which results in the rays heating up the epidermis to increase metabolism in the cells.

As a result, blood flow in the skin is increased and causes the fat layers to melt, with this liquid transported to the liver and kidneys for disposal.

Last month, self-professed larger lady Hannah Jones of the Western Mail said that leggings are a "step too far" for bigger girls, explaining: "Why on earth would I sheath up my lumps and bumps and draw attention to the fact that I'm bouncy-castle shaped, not cut from a ruler?"

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Former hockey stars to don tights for US TV show

Former hockey stars to don tights for US TV show
The newest show to harness the power of hosiery is about to hit the ice in Canada: Battle of the Blades.

Former stars of the National Hockey League (NHL) - the biggest league of its kind in the world dedicated to Canadian and American teams - will be pitted against each other in a Dancing on Ice-style contest, except with more money and arguably bigger celebrities.

Two stars are already gaining headlines due to their on-ice fights during their career days in the NHL: Tie Domi, formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Bob Probert, who used to be with the Detroit Red Wings.

Both are regarded as "enforcers" - players whose main role was to intimidate and, in extreme cases, fight the opposition - though the necessity to wear tights may keep the more extreme elements of masculinity under wraps after the dancing.

Bob Probert is the current holder of the Detroit Red Wings franchise records for career penalty minutes and number of minutes in the sin bin over the course of a season.

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Thigh-highs are 'a la mode' this season

Thigh-highs are 'a la mode' this season
A recent feature has underlined just how popular the trend of thigh-highs is in the modern day, compiling pictures from the last couple of months to document the rising popularity of tights, stockings and leather boots.

Top of the table in the Huffington Post was a fantastic-looking Halle Berry, who donned leather boots which were a little more than knee-high, though Beyonce was second with a stunning pair of latex stockings to match a pair of heels.

Rachel Weisz's adoption of PVC high-heels in Harper's Bazaar in August was another top look according to readers, with the actress claiming the third spot for her legwear over Shakira, who turned up to the 2009 Video Music Awards in the same dress as Pink... just a better pair of PVC stockings.

Halle Berry is currently in talks to star in action-thriller Dark Tide - another excuse for men around the world to see her in a trademark bikini, undoubtedly.

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Tights are 'everything' this season

Tights are 'everything' this season
Most people may associate wearing tights on a regular basis with the cold, dark winter months now the summer has died out, even though it didn't seem to be there in the first place.

Still, donning hosiery this winter looks like it'll be the easiest thing to do in the world, if Paula Cocozza of the Guardian is to have her comments observed; after all, the catwalks are jam-packed with legwear.

Why? Because everyone thinks it's awesome.

Ms Cocozza said: "This year tights are not just tights.

"They are a fashion story and nay-saying just won't do. At the catwalk shows for autumn/winter, they stalked the runway bejewelled, spotted, chequered, swirly, striped and 'laddered'."

She added that this lattermost trend of laddering tights has been exhibited by Scarlett Johansson and Kate Moss in promotions for Mango and Topshop respectively.

Fans of Scarlett Johansson may be interested to know that she was asked by Pete Yorn to collaborate on the recently-released album Break Up, with the actress recording it in the style of Brigitte Bardot for retro value.

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Agyness Deyn struggles to rebound with bare legs

Agyness Deyn struggles to rebound with bare legs
Agyness Deyn was a busy bee in terms of socialising last weekend, turning up to see pal Henry Holland at the premiere of his newest fashion line at the Guildhall in London on Saturday.

It was perhaps her best outfit for the day, given she wore three during the course of the evening.

Agyness - a former chip shop worker in Greater Manchester before being plucked and put into more fashionable surroundings - donned strangely-patterned dark tights alongside classic Italian leather shoes, short-shorts, a silk blouse and a suit jacket.

However, later that evening the star swapped it out for a bare-legged approach, wearing seemingly only an Elastica t-shirt, covering over any bottoms she had on with its strange fit.

Gladiator sandals and a two-tone black and white leather dress finished Agyness' night in Bungalow 8, though there was an element of Cruella de Vil about her, particularly given her recent decision to dye her hair black.

Again, the legs without hosiery didn't seem as visually-impressive as showed in her first outfit; perhaps this truly is the season for legwear?

It's certainly true from the perspective of Paula Cocozza from the Guardian, who noted that catwalks around the world are kitted out with tights.

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SockShop looks to expand to second store

SockShop looks to expand to second store
The popularity of SockShop's first retail store at Manchester Airport is setting the organisation up for another possible outlet in the near future, according to a new interview with the owners.

Speaking to local paper the Bolton News, the Ruia brothers explained that passengers at the terminal love the option to invest in socks, tights and other hosiery when stepping off the plane.

It is hoped the company will continue to grow from its online foundations, which were developed soon after the Ruias bought the brand when it hit the buffers and dropped into administration.

Alok Ruia, one of the four brothers, told the Bolton News: "We have been making socks for the wholesale market for 30 years and the Sock Shop at the airport will hopefully be one of many.

"But we will grow the business slowly and carry on selling online as well as wholesaling the SockShop brand to retailers."

During the summer, SockShop appointed Tamba as part of a digital drive, creating a digital game - Sock It - which is now available to shoppers online.

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SockShop launches Sock It viral game

SockShop launches Sock It viral game
In a bid to entertain its customers more, the team behind SockShop has introducted a new viral game.

Sock It, developed by viral and digital agency Tamba, aims to highlight the SockShop brand and allow fans of the company to have even more fun when shopping for tights, leggings, stockings and bed socks.

The game is an interactive multi-level game which gets players to match pairs of socks against a 60-second clock, partnering an overall effort by the company to create new microsites and introduce additional product ranges.

Cassie Ash, the marketing manager for SockShop.co.uk, said the brand has seen a "fantastic year" in its internet operations as well as through the introduction of a new store at Manchester Airport.

She continued: "Tamba has created an original viral game that represents SockShop's image as a popular British retailer - Sock It is an entertaining addition to our website and will encourage user engagement among regular customers and new visitors."

Tamba has created a number of big things for huge companies around the world, including Facebook widgets and applications and other games for Virgin Interactive, Kwik Fit, Virgin Active and E-ON.

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Legwear is 'not target of cutbacks' by recessionary students

Legwear is 'not target of cutbacks' by recessionary students
A recent street poll has discovered that despite the effects of the current economic climate on students' incomes, there really isn't an impact on their taste for fashion and, most notably, legwear.

According to the survey carried out by Adfero in Leeds city centre, it was concluded among young fashionistas between the ages of 19 and 21 that much of their spending was being dedicated to the latest trends.

Of those questioned, only 30 per cent were planning to cut back on their fashion spending, while more than half - 55 per cent - had no such plans to do the same.

The pins were the target of many investments too, with flat boots being popular among a quarter and another 25 per cent emphasised the importance of leggings, tights and the latest trend jeggings - a mixture of jeans and leggings.

It follows a Grazia article which this month highlighted just how important leggings are to women in the city of Leeds, noting that Uggs and Vivienne Westwood pirate boots are also having a war in the Yorkshire settlement.

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Men's underwear strewn across Chinese building

Men's underwear strewn across Chinese building
A promotional campaign with a difference has been dropped on a major city in China as part of an initiative to promote men's health in the area.

China Daily reported recently that a new hospital in Changsha, the capital of the Hunan province, shocked many passers-by into a furious debate after it hung a load of men's underwear out of its windows and on its walls as part of a promotional tactic.

One pair in particular wouldn't have even fit the largest gentleman in the world, with the pants stretching 4m long by 3m wide.

The Changsha Boda Hospital, which specialises in urological diseases, aims to highlight the need for gentlemen to raise awareness among poorer people in society as to the importance of addressing more intimate health issues.

According to a recent study in the K-State Collegian, the personal choice of underwear for men is coloured by myth and legend, most notably that held by many wearers of boxers who worry that tighter briefs may restrict sperm production - completely unfounded, of course.

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Over-the-knee socks are "killer" look for autumn

Over-the-knee socks are "killer" look for autumn
It seems that knee-high socks are simply not enough for an outfit this season, according to a fashion fan from a national broadsheet.

The controversial and opinionated Liz Jones of the Daily Mail decided to treat her fans to a list of good style trends to follow this season, with the writer explaining that over-the-knee socks are "killer" with outfits this year, particularly if paired with summer sandals.

People looking for things to match the legwear with may want to consider a cashmere sweater, she added, stating that it was a toss-up between cheap comfort or an ethical yet expensive investment.

A pencil skirt is also a remarkably glamorous thing to wear this autumn, Ms Jones added, while women can warm up their shivering bodies with a puffa evening jacket, which can look excellent over a long evening gown.

Liz Jones previously held the position of editor at the UK's Marie Claire, though left under a storm cloud after referring to a model as a bag of bones.

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