Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A quick note about socklessness

In some recent posts I've written about the sockless trend that is very popular right now. While I do think it is a great look, it should come with some precautions:

- Save it for the summer - or at least when the sun is shinning; nobody wants to see your pale, red-spotted ankles freezing in the middle of winter

- Slide on some quality shoes. If you were to ask a traditonal Italian he would say that the reason he goes bare in his loafers is because he likes the feel of quality (often hand-worked) leather on his feet. With that said, if you are going to have the hutspa to go sockless, make sure you have some quality shoes to finish the look. After all, a bare ankle will definitely draw attention to your footwear.

- Have the right ankles for the job. Like anything else (especially with new trends) a man should ask himself "is this for me?". Chances are, if you are a heavy man with hairy ankles, going sockless is not a good look for you. (But luckily: see March 14th "Tip-of-the-day: Sock it to 'em")

Yours in style, Style Blogger.

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