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Loose socks

Loose socks in Japan

Loose socks (ルーズソックス rūzu sokkusu) are a style of baggy sock worn by Japanese high school girls, as part of kogal culture.[1] More recently, this style of socks has become popular among American teens and college students who are fans of Japanese anime and manga. These socks come in a variety of styles—defined by the knitting pattern of the upper. The two most popular styles are the traditional 2×2 rib knit (pictured) and tube-style loose socks, which are thigh-high length tube socks worn pushed down around the ankles.

They were adopted as a fashion which flattered plump calves and also expressed rebellious deviation from Japan's strict dress code for school uniforms.[2] It is used as an inspiration for photography by Akira Gomi. They are also used in Japanese fashions like Kogal and Fairy Kei.

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