Should one match or contrast? Mr G is adamant: it’s trouser every time. He tries never to look below
the knee of Mr T.
The sock was our second calling, after bodices. John Thresher advertised as Hosier in 1749, and in succeeding decades Horatio Nelson stood fast in T&G silk stockings – the last example of which,
on display in London’s Maritime Museum, shows both our initials
and some poignant stains.