Yesterday I went to wear my latest Cheviot hose at a Burns supper, a lovely vivid Royal Blue with thick cable-knit tops, and I noticed the stickers which presumably been applied at the factory were stuck on very firmly.

I very, very slowly peeled off the sticker from one sock, but when I was doing the second sock the sticker pulled a thread as it came off. I couldn't have pulled the sticker more carefully! I could see the potential danger.

So a pulled thread before I wore the hose for the first time! And in the front where it's most visible.

It would be nice if Cheviot used a less-powerful adhesive for those labels, or put the labels in a place (such as under the cuff) where if they pulled a thread it wouldn't show.