A man is walking across the plaza in a dark suit. With each step you see a flash of bright red, a bright signal of individuality, a flashing code that there is something else to this person, something slightly unorthodox and interesting.
Many people wear wild socks, bright socks, brightly patterned socks. Justin Trudeau, the PM of Canada, is famous for it. We’ve seen his “sock diplomacy” to whatever effect all over the globe.
I wear bright socks too, but when I do, I do so with specific intent: my socks match my shoes. Further, that color is also in my tie as the dominant color.
I like the harmony between the similar colors of socks and shoes. One color enhances the other, makes tans a bit orange, oxblood a bit red. Light plays between them differently, alluringly, and allows me to express a hidden eccentricity in a subtle way.
Do you want the look? Uniqlo has socks in nearly every color of the radio and for about $3 each, sensible, since they do not last long. However, I do not know where they are made and I generally like to buy from countries that I support. More on that in the weeks to come.
What do you think about matching your socks to your shoes???
Red socks from Uniqlo with Bostonian Brogues.
Orange socks (are these orange?) from Uniqlo with Allen Edmunds Brogues.