Friday, January 16, 2004


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - White socks have been declared indecent by the Dutch Finance Ministry.

A ministry official on Tuesday confirmed a recent internal publication that proclaimed white sports socks "transgress the limits of decent dress behavior" for ministry employees.

The officials were also expected to wear dark blue or gray suits in order to convey "reliability and professionalism."

"People are expected to dress in accordance with their function," said a spokeswoman, stressing there were no strict controls.

Those Europeans know fashion. Ryan: take note. You weren’t given black socks for Christmas by accident.

From John in the Morning.