I hate pairing socks. No other article of clothing requires this level of attention whilst doing laundry, and they’re just socks. It takes more time to pair socks than to fold your shirts!

A few years ago I threw all my socks out, and bought three dozen pairs of Uniqlo socks. I opted for the grey since black socks often look harsh (and black and brown usually looks bad) and there are no other colours that are acceptable for socks.

Since then, I haven’t needed to worry about pairing socks since they’re all the same. But apparently – apparently – Silicon Valley loves “fashionable” socks:

In a land where the uniform — jeans, hoodies and flip-flops — is purposefully nonchalant, and where no one would be caught dead in a tie, wearing flashy socks is more than...

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