More lost socks

We're into our recycling, so how could we resist this idea on environmental site Treehugger?

At a Bernal Heights laundromat in San Francisco finding your lost sock is taken to its natural conclusion, photographed by Todd Lappin.


Socks & politics

Gordon Brown was recently photographed wearing this woeful shoe & sock combination on The Guardian blog.

One(!) of the problem with Gordon's socks is he likes to wear 100% cotton. It doesn't stay up and definitely should be reserved for a more casual look. Business socks are usually a finer gauge cotton or merino wool and contain some nylon so they stay put and give a more polished look.

Crocs with socks? For once we're lost for words. This article from the Washington Post....

The Socktorialist

It seems that we're not the only ones in the world concerned about sock wearing. I recently got an email from a blogger devoted to socks called The Socktorialist. Here's a picture from his blog that I thought looked quite cool and got me thinking about mismatched socks. The Socktorialist claims this was a dressing oversight but it's too good.

I started thinking about mismatched socks and soon discovered there's a whole world devoted to it. There are sites that sell mismatched socks - little miss matched, painted kiwi, united odd socks - discussion forums, gizmos that stop your socks getting lost when you do laundry from socks cop, it goes on and on!

Bewildering information overload on google.

A Sartorial point of view

They say a true gentleman never allows the gap between his socks and trousers to show when he sits. It also seems that the colour of men's socks can be dictated by geography - here's an international view of men's sock style from a very well know fashion blog, the sartorialist. The Sartorialist is a must have bookmark if you're interested in fashion snaps from the streets of NY, Paris, Milan, London.

In our experience American men are the most bold in their choice of sock colours. Should socks match shoes or trousers, or not at all? Check his blog and let us know what you think!

Sex & The City's fashion lead

Knee socks and over the knee socks in every variation have been touted as being 'in' this winter and leading the way in fine style is Sarah Jessica Parker wearing over the knee argyle socks as part of her new Sex & the City wardrobe.
Add to it the socks with sandals combo and you need a PhD in advanced sock styling - clearly not a look that can easily be carried off by mere mortals....
The official Sex & the City site even has a section devoted to all the fashion looks by character, by series!


BOOGALOO STU.......rocks!

"enough about you...let's talk about me"
You have to admit it takes a very confident person to pull off this look. I've never seen a man wear knee high socks with such style. Boogaloo Stu not only designs his own outfits (complete with socks & tie) but has also just released his second single "Just want you to know". What a night at his relaunch of 'Shinky Shonky' in Soho. What else can I say!

It IS all in the detail!

It's amazing the kind of conversations you get into once people know you have a cool sock website. Granted it was at a pub at a friend's birthday party. Here's someone who had EXACTLY matching Calvin Klein underwear and Burlington argyle socks in the same shade of green. (Shame I didn't get a better picture as it was taken on my mobile.)

I have to admit I was very impressed.