The other day I was in a Mark’s (formerly Mark’s Work Wearhouse) getting some new winter boots. I picked up a few other things, including socks. Here’s one pair.
The brand name is Aggressor. It’s a house brand. Several departments worth of people at Mark’s came up with the Aggressor name, tested it, got it approved, designed logos, marketed it, and are now selling it across the country.
My Chambers dictionary (thirteenth edition) defines aggressor: “the person who or force which attacks first.”
My new socks are comfortable and warm. They stayed up on my calf and did not fall down to my ankles, and were very pleasant to wear on a cold Toronto February day. Socks are meant to be comfortable and warm. Socks do not attack first. Socks do not attack at all.
Other Aggressor offerings include “Aggressor Women’s 8 Inch Steel Toe Steel Plate Work Boots.” Steel toe, steel plate. Aggressive? Not in and of themselves. That would be up to the wearer. Defensive, definitely. Safe, absolutely.
There are also “Aggressor Men’s Cowhide Winter Work Mittens” in cream white. Mittens are not aggressive. Stranglers use gloves. (Black gloves, not cream white.) They do not use mittens.
Finally there is the “Aggressor Dickie.”