A President's Guide To Picking Out Socks, By George H.W. Bush

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BRYAN - Former President George H.W. Bush has become a style icon. The world knows how much he loves socks, and now we know exactly how he picks out which stylish pair to wear each day.

BuzzFeed recently asked the 41st President how he picks out his socks and he responded with the following:

Rule #1: "The first rule of sock club is there is no sock club."

Rule #2: "Assess the prevailing mood. Sometimes a good sock can give those around you a lift like a catchy tune or a post-convention bounce in the polls."

Rule #3: "When the thermometer dips, thread count matters. It is a little known scientific fact that freezing your tail off actually starts in the toes."

Rule #4: "Sock length matters, too. Pasty white or ungroomed shin can be an unsettling sight for many."

Rule #5: "Check the calendar. Sunday church calls for a more muted, sober offering. Lunch with friends is no-holds-barred."

Rule #6: "Do your own thing. It's fine to look to sock mavens like The Biebs or Al Roker for inspiration ideas, but outright mimicry is bad form and strenuously discouraged."

Rule #7: "Stand your ground. When friends discover your fondness for feisty footwear, they will question your taste and possibly even your soundness of mind."

Rule #8: "Let the socks do the talking. Enough. Said."

Rule #9: "If you are anywhere with Barbara Bush, don't worry about the socks because you'll already be the luckiest guy in the world."

Right now, you can design your own socks for Bush 41. A competition is being held online at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum website. The President himself will pick his favorite socks, but hurry, because the contest is ending on August 31. The winning socks may be displayed at the Presidential Library and Museum.

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