One for the ancient FARELF hands. For some incomprehensible reason the words "hose tops" drifted into my conciousness. I think I recall wearing these things with shorts, and I remember having a string tie with two small flashes at the top (in Arm/Service colours?) but for the life of me I can't remember what happened at the lower end where they met the shoe/sock. Did the ankle length desert boots cover the join between sock and hose top? Conversely, did the hose top overlap the top of the desert boot? I will worry about this all day until someone enlightens me!