menswear essentials

Essentials: Dress Socks

My hard rule about dress socks: show no skin. For some reason, the majority of dress socks I see in stores are really crew socks that don’t cover the calf, causing the socks to slide down after taking a few steps, showing the world a little leg when we sit down. The simple solution is…

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A Splash of Flair: Socks

With menswear, there are some basic areas where we can express a smart dose of flair: tie, pocket square, cuff links, a ring (one, not three). This is a perfect example of how to do it with socks. The beautiful man-hose in this particular photo are from British designer Paul Smith (and are available at…