May 11, 2021

Men’s fashion microtrend: the statement sock

Forget mankles, brightly coloured socks are the equivalent of a handbag or sculptural earring

To sock or not to sock? The rise of the mankle, or “bare ankle worn with a loafer-type shoe”, has collided with another trend: the statement sock. So if the idea of splashing out on a brightly coloured designer sock turns you off, stop reading now.

It doesn’t have be fluoro yellow or covered in Santas. But in this age of boring bob blues and graham greens, a primary-coloured sock paired with a pair of stonewashed jeans or a dull old brown shoe is the male equivalent of a handbag or statement earring.

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