Shopping: Putting Pater on a better footing

With Fathers' Day tomorrow, there isn't much time for the unprepared to do anything more than nip down to the local High Street and

pick up a new pair of socks - cliche though this may be. So, from Cashmere to glitter, here's all manner of hosiery for all sorts of dads

Pale yellow cashmere socks, pounds 32.50,

N Peal, 37 Burlington

Arcade, London W1 (0171-493 9220)

Bright orange and red-striped socks, pounds 6.95, Liberty (0171-734 1234 for stockists)

Lime chunky socks, pounds 9.95, Liberty (0171-734 1234 for stockists)

Red cashmere standard socks, pounds 32.50, N Peal (as before)

Navy squares cotton-rich socks, pounds 3.99, Next (0116 2849424 for stockists)

Glittery `his' socks, pounds 3.99, Sockshop (015242 71071 for stockists)