We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Adult males rarely want much for Christmas other than the company of family and friends and a glass or two of eggnog, but one material thing they always welcome are fun socks. It takes a serious male to wear fun socks. Trust me. Black socks are to make you appear serious. They do not make you serious.
The reason for black socks is No Sock Sorting. But that is just laziness. Black socks are for mens' job interviews.
OK, let's discuss socks. In our house, we have work-out socks, tennis socks, skiing socks, hiking socks, dress socks (male), yard-work socks, etc. So do you, probably.
Nowadays, fun socks are always great for gals, and for guys they signal that you are confident enough to show some sense of fun.
So if I don't like "fun" socks I'm lazy, insecure and not serious. Sounds like an appeal to emotion a professor would use to get her students to vote Democratic...Are you a shareholder in Fun Company Doctor?
I'm very serious about spending as little time on unnecessary household chores (in which category sorting socks nearly tops the list) as possible. Thus, I buy Hanes white socks a dozen pairs at a time, and US Army surplus officer's black wool blend socks a dozen at a time. So my sock drawer has a pile of unpaired white socks, and a pile of unpaired black socks.
Screw that. Over the last 12 years, I've purchased 6 pair of lifetime warranty heavy wool socks from Bass Pro Shops. The first pair cost $5.99 and presently, I believe they are priced at around $7.99. Of course they wear out, but you only have to return the old pair and exchange them for a new pair. I've worn them every day, for every occasion, and they work well as house slippers too. No worries about miss-matched pairs and for what I estimate is a cost average sum of $45.00, I have warm, comfortable socks and I'll never have to buy another pair.