For my sins, I've offered to knit a pair of socks for the BIL of a friend. The measurements I have been given, and I quote
"Davo's delicate measurements. Length of foot - length of an A4 page. Instep - length of an A4 page. Lower leg circumfrence - A4 page + 1 and 3/4 inches! I tried to convert to centimeters but I thought it might be better to leave such calculations to the knitter in residence!"
The only pattern I can find for an XL sock casts on 88 stitches which seems huge as I normally cast on 64 for my own small foot and 68 for my partner.
I'm sure some of you men have experience at knitting larger socks or can point me to a site where I can find out. I am knitting with elann's Baby Silk (Davo has a wool allergy) and 2.25mm dpns.