I bought a lot of socks for presents this Christmas. I don't know why there's a thing about socks at Christmas; they're fugging useful. I never have any. I WISH someone would buy me socks for Christmas (as long as 1-7 on the Christmas Brat List are ticked off first). but perhaps I missed a trick with another unimaginative but often classic classic to give - the tie, these Libertyesque ones from Good Heavens are damned delightful.