Don West Stylist

I'm a stylist just trying to give some wardrobe help to the fellas

Socks! To wear or not to wear?

y, do I hear you loud and clear.  You hate the no sock wearing look.  Just the idea of a big sweaty man foot in your * erph* leather shoe and dampening your leather *gorph* …urph.  I get it.  it’s disgusting and it made me vomit in my mouth a little bit.  But, here’s the secret.  I ALWAYS, wear socks with my shoes.  The trick is to find socks that don’t show.

This?  This is Nick Wooster.  You should look him up.  He is also my spirit guide

This? This is Nick Wooster. You should look him up. He is also my spirit guide and all around dandy fella

Let’s back up a bit.  Socks are awesome and should be considered as important as the rest of your outfit.  Alright, calm down.  Damn I can hear the groaning from my bathroom.  (What, you’ve never written anything from the bathtub?  Heathens!)  Socks need to be worn and you will have to sit down eventually, and the laws of physics dictate that a finite amount of fabric will rise on the leg when it is bent.  I think that was a Schrodinger principle.  If you cover up a sock with a pant leg, is the sock still there with the cat.  I don’t know, google it.  I’m the firm belief that you dress ALL of you right down to the little details because it’s really the little details that people catch on an outfit. 

But what about the sock-less look.  I’ve heard more than enough guys say it’s a stupid look and they can’t stand being in shoes without socks.  Well, You’re wrong on both accounts. 

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See? They do exist. Now feel the shame in all your wrongness.

First of the no socks look is not stupid it’s a style just like anything else.  It may not be your style so you don’t have to do it.  Nor am I asking you to like it.  However, if you’re up for a different chic look that’s very European, then give it a shot.  But, you don’t go without socks.  It’ll just ruin the shoes if you don’t wear socks.  So you get what are called Peds.  They’re a small sock that just wraps around the necessary part of the foot and you don’t see them when you have your loafers.  You can get them at H&M or really any store.  You may have to look in the women’s section for some but they’re cheap and easy. 

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I mean look at that. They fit right in your shoe. IN YOUR SHOE, DAMMIT!!!!

You also may want to look at Gekks.  you can get them online and they are a lining for the inside of your shoe that can replace a sock and avoid the damage or odor of a shoe and still get an fantastic look.  Check out and order yourself some. 

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Oh yeah.  I also found in my research for this article something called Sole-sock.  it’s basically an insole that can be put in to your shoe and acts like a sock by keeping sweat away from your shoes.  Could be awesome.  I’ve never tried them though.

Ok that was painless.  Again, play around with socks.  Match them up with a shirt or pocket square for a fun detail or match them with your pants if you want them to disappear.  Or try the sock-less look.  It really does look great. If you have something you’ve tried or even tried some of these, let me know in the comments below.  Would love to learn new things from you fellas.

Until next time. 



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