Levi’s Socks…The unlikely return of the sock this Spring/Summer
Levi’s Socks, the shortcut to your SS18 wardrobe…
One of menswear’s most loathed items is making a comeback. But before you recoil in horror, it’s worth remembering that white socks weren’t always the mark of a style pariah – and today some of the coolest men in the world are pulling them on once again.
In a recent poll taken by Esquire – white socks were voted, alongside ultra deep V-necks, square-toed shoes and spray-on skinny jeans, as among the most heinous things a man can wear. Though those other garments are certainly unforgivable, on the point of white socks I was forced to give pause. Because there’s talk in some quarters of the white sock – whisper it – becoming cool again. Yes, you read right. Again.
Believe it or not, white socks haven’t always been so widely despised. Paul Newman is one of a handful of famous men in history who’ve managed to make white socks look great. There’s a photo of the actor, one which every men’s magazine and website has published at least 300 times, which shows him reclining on a skiff in the Florida Keys, beer in hand, looking every bit the modern style icon [above]. He’s wearing a pale sweater, some white jeans, a pair of Levi’s socks tennis shoes and with them, a pair of Daz-white socks.
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