Gentlemen and Fellow followers,
We have been noticing quite a few of our fellows opt for a specific Gentleman summer attire called the sockless look. This has been the case since we have been experiencing for the second time, the so called “African Heatwave” which has finally brought us some warmth to the cold capital!
For those who weren’t familiar with the term, here is a simple definition from Stefano Imbert: “simply put it is men wearing shoes without socks”. Apparently this trend started back in 2012 and in New York during the winter period.
Although the British Summer could be considered by some as their winter, we have been observing our fellow gentleman summer attire and we have seen several distinct categories of sockless looks which we found to be very nice.
The Classic Gentleman Look
The simplest of looks for us gentlemen and the most impactful. A definite Gentleman summer attire to have in ones wardrobe.
A nice pair of brown shoes or chinos, sockless of course, with the trousers slightly lifted above the ankle about 5-10 cm high. You can combine this look with either a white shirt and a brown belt (my personal favourite) or a blue shirt with a blue belt, if you are looking for a more formal feel.
The Black Sockless Look
Interesting combination for this look. I came across a fellow gentlemen at a party I went to in Mayfair this weekend who was able to combine a similar style. The black moccasin with a black pair of tight jeans rolled up definitely was a winning combination in our opinion.
Gentlemen and fellow followers, with the hot weather due to “return”, which Gentleman summer attire will you be adopting? Will you be adopting the sockless look to show off to your fellows?
Do let us know your thought on this look as we have been receiving mixed feedback.
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