The future’s bright for your sock drawer
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 24 DEC 2009 11:30 MEN'S FASHIONCOMMENTS
I just love the rainbow of colour that is our men’s sock department right now. We’ve found the brightest socks around and it’s sure to liven up a drab day.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of our Designers at Debenhams, Ben de Lisi, and he knew just how to wear the trend. His black and white outfit was finished off with bright red socks. Red is his favourite colour, and picking a bright hue for your socks is great way to add a subtle splash of colour to your look without having to do it top to toe.
Jon Snow is another man who loves a bold coloured accessory or two. He was quoted on the Guardian website saying that ‘Socks and ties are the only ostentatious statement a well-dressed man can make.’ I’m sure that’s not entirely the case, but he does raise the question of how a man can compete with all the ways a woman can accessorise her outfit.
If you fancy getting your hands on something vibrant, then Red Herring has loads (and I mean truckloads) of colours and styles to choose from. Even the classic and understated J by Jasper Conran range includes yellow and purple socks in a luxury silk blend for the coming season. We predict that guys everywhere will start being a bit bolder when it comes to picking out their socks in the morning.