I keep on buying stocking described on the packaging as “laconic”. Whether that’s some sort of specialised sock term, or merely somehow believed to be a fancier word for lacy by the sock makers, I don’t know. But here is what I keep picturing every time I see it.
(Also very minimal research put into clothing etc, I’m making a dumb joke, historical accuracy would only…. take away from it.)
Plus bonus, brought to you by my super shaky hand: