Men’s socks usually don’t create much of a stir. Etiquette dictates sports socks for athletic activity and socks that are harmonious with one’s shoe and pant color for the board room. Socks only get noticed when someone makes a faux pas and rests their feet on the burled walnut board room credenza to reveal ratty striped tubes.
Other than that, all has been quiet since the shocking “no socks” look of Miami Vice and the matching sock and shirt fad of the same era. Advertisements highlighting the virtues of sock construction seems to have died in the 40s or 50s.
Today, there are high end patterned men’s socks that go beyond classic argyles. Dapper classics goes as far as to suggest that striped socks and dotted socks in a variety of hues have a solid and legitimate place in male footdom and not just for the ends of feminine limbs. After all, the patterns are accepted for ties, right?
You may not see them at mid range department stores, but companies such as Dapper Classics are making them in the good old USA. In fact, they spin the mercerized cotton and other fibers in a third generation mill, which fashionably provides many jobs in Kentucky and elsewhere.Uncategorized | Comment (0)