Men’s socks mystery

Why do all men’s sock look the same, except for tiny differences in the shade and the size of that little band at the top? I spent an hour last night sorting out Jan’s socks. And no, I’m not exaggerating. Seriously.
Why does he even have that many pairs of socks anyway? Who needs that many pairs of identical socks? If they were at least interesting socks I might be able to understand it, but they’re all black. Or grey. Or navy blue. And in the electric light it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between the black and the navy blue ones.

I think in future I might save up all his clean socks and make him sort them out.
That’ll learn him… 😉