Socks and the City – The Handlers

Socks and the City

Socks and the City

It is said that much can be told about a man judging by his shoes. In my opinion, you can tell even more by his socks.
Long gone are the days when socks were merely worn for comfort. More and more, men are looking to their socks to make a statement and adding a bold pair to your outfit is a good place to start when experimenting with fashion.

And the assortment surely won’t disappoint! These days there’s something for everyone: stripes for when you’re feeling preppy, and flashy prints in brighter colours when you’re looking to make a daring statement. Unless you’re a student at some art school – please gents, stay away from marijuana leaf motifs, pizza slices and the like. It’s the modern day equivalent of the dreaded Tweety Bird tie of the Nineties and is enough to send any prospective life or business partner running for the hills!

So gentlemen, the next time you’re putting together an outfit – give those navy socks a rest, think about the message you want to convey and reach for a pair of statement socks.



Author | Annamé Kleynscheldt

Annamé started her career in fashion as a personal shopper for Stuttafords, before landing a gig as fashion columnist for the lifestyle publication, The Month. Following a successful tenure in freelance fashion styling, working on both local and international publications, she has returned to her roots in personal shopping. Based at Topshop’s V&A flagship, she can be found saving one fashion victim at a time. |  Annamé on Twitter

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