Thursday, 29 April 2010

Don't Forget the Socks

When dressing, it is often far too easy to ignore the finer details. You may be wearing a very fine suit, but an entire look can be let down by sloppy attention to detail. Specifically, I’m thinking of socks. They’re such a small detail, but so important.

There are a few things to think about with socks. Should one match them with the colour of the shoes, or of the trousers? Or indeed, neither? Personally, I tend to wear navy blue socks with everything, except for evening clothes when I opt for black. Aside from everything else, it makes them much easier to match once they’ve come out of the wash.

That is of course, purely a personal preference. I think that if you are confident enough, red socks can look fantastic and add an eye catching touch to an outfit. David Hockney is famous for colourful socks as was the late Duke of Devonshire.

To my mind, what I feel is more important is that your socks are long: there is nothing worse than a gap between socks and trousers.

Feeling bold? Or looking for something a bit more restrained? Hackett’s range of socks caters to all tastes and styles.

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