Ok kids, GQ’s latest blurb on this subject was the final confirmation of something I’ve been trying for quite some time now. Maybe it’s a rainy day, and you’re wearing some muted colors to match the weather. Maybe you just feel like sporting something simple and not too flashy (I know I do). Either way, we want to look good and be comfortable, a hard combination to pull off in any situation. What’s a good way to give our outfits a little “umph” without making it look like we’re trying too hard? Here’s a quick and easy one: go bold on the socks. I don’t mean buy those outrageous “toe-socks” that little twelve year olds wear or anything like that. Get some socks with some color. They could be plaid, striped, or polka dotted. The whole point is to break some rules. Barely any of my long socks are plain and boring (some are, but hey, there’s a time and a place for everything). But wait there’s more! Here’s the “not trying too hard” part. If you truly want to stay classy while going bold, make sure at least one color on your socks matches a color on something else you’re wearing. Do this, and you can break some fashion rules and never get called on it.
Mazi's new column, Keep It Fresh, Keep It Classy, is the latest addition to the Contrast blog. He will write about trends in men's fashions. Please give him a warm welcome! --Ed.