Brucey wrote:for some reason they are often known as 'knee-length stockings' in golfing circles.
For example this is a shop that sells golf socks and nothing else (it is in the name)
but it has a separate listing for 'knee length stockings'.
Thanks for the info Brucey.
Now people may laugh at this , but when I was just starting cycling, in the late 1950s, trousers that finished just below the knee were very common - in fact I wore such things in winter (my mother cut down old trousers for the purpose) and I remember having some bright orange socks - visibility conscious even in those days.............I've ridden miles, even to work in the worst of weathers in that rig. It was a common solution to the cold, before we could all afford the purpose made 'plusses'. Some of the better off had them made-to-measure at Hebden Cord.
Some of the illustrations in your adverts are redolent of them!