Ok, I guess I should go out and get a nice flag-themed pair of underwear and proudly wrap my balls up with the flag.
Sorry, but I was brought up to respect the flag, including rules like not letting it touch the ground. Somehow wrapping it around your feet and walking on it makes putting it on the ground - and standing on it - unavoidable.
I personally feel the flag should always be displayed with the respect it deserves. It means a lot to me. It's not just a pretty patriotic fashion accessory.
If you want to display the flag, do it like you mean it.
There's a Flag Code which outlines all of the proper ways to display our flag. It's worth spending five minutes to Google it and giving it a read.
Nothing to do with old fashioned. What makes you think his feet are smelly? I wear everything with the stars and stripes on it. I could itemize those pieces of clothing but I'll let you imagine. I probably have about 20 pieces and designed a sweater after 9/11 and knitted it and people have loved it. And sure some times my armpits get smelly.....
I agree Kris.
US Code Title 4 Chapter 1 Section 8
"(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general."
You could try to make the argument that the socks were never the flag, but out of respect, I'll just stick with red, white, and blue stripes. To each his own, though.