Antedating "bobby socks" (1927)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Apr 21 22:53:01 UTC 2004
I agree totally with Doug Wilson about "bob>bobby from "short" as in 'bob-tailed nag.' The tops of the socks were turned down into a 'cuff' (see below). I think they were manufactured that way, already cuffed.
Anyway, since we're here we might as well help Jesse and JoAnne.
11 Nov. 1927, _Mansfield(OH) News_ 14/4
<<"BOBBY SOX"/For Women/89cents/Ankle length sport sox--novelty cuff style wool and rayon mixtures; to be worn with or without galoshes--[appealing to 'flappers'?-ed] All colors. Main Floor.>>
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