SOCKS & SHORTS! What, I hear you cry my dear ladies and occasional gentleman are you talking about?
I am talking about MEN wearing SOCKS with SHORTS!
This used to be a look the older gentleman favoured but I am sorry to have to inform you that even young men are now sporting this look.
I recently had the misfortune to espy a young man who had adopted a heavy metal/rock look with his long black hair and black rocker band t-shirt. As this rebel without a cause pushed his baby-stroller past me I was able to view what completed his ensemble.
A pair of long mid-calf SHORTS with about 10 centimetres of hairy leg before the black SOCKS!
This is not a good look!
I will admit that the occasional dapper senior gentleman, wearing smartly pressed linen shorts, can get away with a white knee-length sock, even better if held up by a suspender.
So I appeal to you occasional gentleman.
IF IT’S WARM ENOUGH TO WEAR SHORTS, IT’S WARM ENOUGH NOT TO WEAR SOCKS!