By PK Greenfield
This September you will see more colors than the spectrum of fall foliage incorporated in men’s attire. It all starts with socks. The traditional black and brown calf-length socks will lose the battle of the hosiery as more designers push the envelope and more men step up to the idea of making an ankle-high statement. Here are some of the coolest contenders for men (and the women who shop for us).
Forget the power tie and put an extra spring in your step with BYSHARI socks: British details and humor meet American style. You can put together your own box set from their line of striped and colorful socks or choose them pair by pair.
Check out their Hipster, Traditionalist and Voyager collections for gifts, a guilty pleasure or just to add a punch of color to formalwear, genes, shorts or slacks.
Eclectic, athletic and imaginative, Smartwool has a wide array of socks for every desired style from crews and tubes that will keep legs warm to designs that will certainly get a second look. I found their Athlete Artist Series styles daring, colorful and inspired. One collection in particular, created by artist and professional skier Anthony Boronowski, offers original designs that are as amazing as they feel. These socks will be the hottest things to hit the slopes in the coming months.
If shopping in New York City:
Shoe Club Nycorp
New York, NY 10025
Check out all of their styles at http://www.smartwool.com/
Photo Credit: Foot Cardigan
The creators of Foot Cardigan are witty, imaginative and entrepreneurial. This concept knocked my socks off.
Sign up for their service and you (or the man you love) will receive one random pair of crazy socks every month. There is no choice in this collection but I can assure you that a fantastic, comfortable conversation piece will be delivered. I have received a pair of intoxicated polka dots, red flamingos and a vibrant yellow pair with dogs wearing eye patches and glasses.
These socks will be a conversation opener at a party. I also recommend that you wear them to the office and watch your colleagues’ expressions as you climb the corporate ladder and pass the finish line of the rat race, all the while thinking outside the box as demonstrated by your new socks.
Sign up! http://www.footcardigan.com.
Make sure you check out my article on men’s fall fashion footwear this month in Metro Man.