Socks are like the footnotes at the bottom of the page of your favorite novel. You can read about the nouns, the descriptive adjectives and the verbs making the nouns come alive but the real substance, the real meat of what the words mean are down below; just like socks with every day wardrobe choices. Most 9 to 5 jobs have a rather bland feel. The walls are grey, the cubicles are grey and your mood is grey. A colorful, perfectly patterned offsetting sock can be the perfect remedy. To break the conservative funk, men are turning more and more to bold statements socks that put a creative twist on their day. Another way to describe this new accessory is that socks are like lingerie for men. If you want you can be the only that knows there under your pants… but when you walk or cross your leg as you sit you can give a little peak of what you’ve got underneath. According to Askmen.com/ Burton (2013), “women wear sexy lingerie under their everyday clothes to give themselves that boost of confidence they need…it might be what’s under her attire that’s got her in a good mood.” (p.1)
The craze is truly infectious. Robert Kardashian in October of last year launched his new line of playful socks, the Arthur George Collection at Neiman Marcus. According to the New York Daily News, “Everyone wears the same sort of conservative uniform,” Robert Kardashian says. “This is a way to personalize my work wardrobe.” (Pesce p.1). Love it or hate but the newest additions to the men’s fashion arsenal are socks.