July 4, 2013

You may have given little thought to the humble sock as a piece of arsenal in your style artillery. Stuffer of stockings, warmer of feet, this previously staid wardrobe staple has recently undergone a style awakening, the evidence of which can be spied on ankles from Milan to Melbourne.

Regarded by some as the male equivalent to lingerie, statement socks are the new men’s accessory de jour, ideal for injecting a spritz of life and colour into your ensemble.  A bold sock in a punchy design or eye-catching hue can personalise the office uniform, or serve as a litmus test for patterns you may be too shy to try on a large scale (paisley, perhaps?).

A bright sock speaks of self-assurance and intrepid style, so don’t be afraid to show some ankle.