by Chris Callis and Woody Hines of Prepidemic
While many prepsters pine for sock-less weather, ‘tis the season to relish incorporating another functional accessory into our wardrobes. Now that we’re in the thick of winter when going sock-less results in frostbitten ankles, we’ve brought out our best and brightest to keep our lower extremities warm. Within the man’s ‘uniform,’ there are few better places to inject your personality. Very few guys put any serious thought into their socks. Instead, hordes pull on pair after pair of black dress socks that do anything but express their temperament. Bring up your inseam and and have a little fun with color, pattern and texture.
Here we present an array of stripes, checks, plaids and even toss in a pair of red/white marled wool for good measure. When pairing socks, shoes, and trousers, pare back at least one color in order to avoid donning a costume. This works especially well when you want your socks to really pop, as is the case with the cordovan tassel loafers, chalk stripe trousers and blue/red/yellow stripe socks. The dark pants and shoes frame the socks perfectly so that the red and yellow really jump out at you--the perfect little style secret for guys at the office or on campus.
Smart Turnout, Polo
Smart Turnout, J.Crew