So stylish in support tights and sandals | Brief letters

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My mother had severe varicose veins and wore elasticated leggings just like those in your report (Tight fit: muscly men’s love of skinny jeans, G2, 30 August). Since my recent deep vein thrombosis, I have worn support stockings every day and they appear to be the same as those sported by muscly men and male models. I am so pleased to be at the height of fashion. I wonder if these guys wear them with open-toe sandals like I do?
Duncan Hannant (age 70)
Drinkstone, Suffolk

• A recent letter (28 August ) referred to the killings in 1911 during a protest by strikers in Llanelli. Has the shooting of strikers in Liverpool in August 1911 been forgotten? Two people were killed by soldiers brought in to control the riots.
Brenda MacDonagh
Twyford, Oxfordshire

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