Am I the only one who doesn’t get this fixation with socklessness among the most chic of men? Italy must have a high percentage of gentlemanly feet that are, ahem, strongly fragrant. And it throws the whole look off, to my mind, when you’re sporting this lovely haberdashery and then, wham, the sickly ankle interrupts the eye. Who started this, and what were they thinking?
The guy on the left looks great, sockless works there because the pant length isn’t too short, the cuff isn’t too big and the material is more casual. I think the guy on the right would benefit with some socks, but otherwise that suit is cut perfectly.
To mankle or not to mankle,that’s the question.If you travel to Italy you will feel like mankling. I’d definitely say yes.Cottone mercerizzato calzini, or, simple good Cotton invisible socks,clean and far ,for a reasonable time and activity, from b.o with talcum or feet hydrating cream.
They look like former frat boys wearing Bonobos to a brother’s wedding. The sockless thing is tricky, doesn’t work for everyone. Not attractive here. I just think of how disgusting their feet/shoes must be. Men like Alessandro Squarzi know when and how to go sockless, these boys don’t.
The guy on the left should have optioned for a better grade and different cut of pants. I think his outfit is OK but the pants just don’t help at all (his outfit needs to looks less casual). Or just wear some socks that match the outfit.
The gent on the right is spot on–love the suit, hat and accessories. I would opt for socks for this man, but he is definitely best turned out of the two (and probably in his near vicinity).
The socklessness is okay, it’s the width of the cuff that doesn’t work. It makes what should be an effortless style look forced, cutting off what is otherwise an elegant line and makes them look a bit naff really.
Isn’t that Davide Taub? His outfit looks pretty fine to me. And the sockless trend is just for fun, it’s summer (if your shoes are good quality, lined with genuine leather, plus regular shower and hygiene, they won’t smell).