Monday, August 20, 2012

On the Trend…..Tall Socks, Paris


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  1. evan

    August 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Early 80s Cool…Love it ..Wheres the Jean Jacket (Life Blog)


    August 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Saw those exact same *tall* socks in American Apparel… and put them back, left them there…. definitely regretting that now! Til next stop in their shop. Darn.

    • rahrahrah

      August 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

      I hope what you’re saying is that they look cool now that you see them used well. Not that “now that thesartorialist says it’s cool it must be cool”.

  3. Victor

    August 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love this!

  4. Daniel Nine

    August 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Tall socks are the one trend I wish would go away. I really hate seeing men walk down the street in gym shorts and tall socks. Any variation of the look just appears strange.

  5. Q

    August 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Cute dress…….. socks wrong, shoes really wrong.

    • Sara

      August 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Yep! Lovely little dress. That’s about it.

      Today saw a man in khaki shorts with dress black “tall socks.” Humph! Not very sexy on him either.

    • Noel

      August 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

      i can only imagine how amazing the progress, innovation and creativity in fashion & style would be if every person conformed to ‘rules’ about what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. please, take me to that world.

      • CELINE

        August 21, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Some shoes and socks are simply not flattering! I think this is funny (which in itself is great), but to me this represents neither progress nor innovation.

      • Q

        August 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

        Noel, I assume you were referring to my comment…..
        I used the word ‘wrong’ in an elastic sense.
        Of course what may be ‘wrong’ for me may be very ‘right’ for someone else…. its all about how one feels in the garment. However that does not omit others from commenting on how they feel about it visually. The world you sarcastically described is not a place I would think the majority of people who visit this site would want to live…including me. There are no rules in mass…….only for the individual. don’t forget Noel, fashion is a language and how we choose and wear our attire speaks to the world somewhat of who we think we are and our place here……… some languages I just don’t understand or appreciate.

        • Martine

          May 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm

          Thats why its so much better to say “I think it looks wrong” rather then simply that it was wrong.

    • Teresa

      August 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Yes. she can

    • Martine

      May 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      The shoes and socks are what makes the outfit. The lovely little dress is OK, but really probably not what most of us what people to think when they see us. Its almost an insult. Like someone saying “Oh what a pretty girl you are!”

  6. Bohemian Style

    August 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    So sexy!

  7. f

    August 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    love it!

  8. Gray Cat Can Fly

    August 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  9. The Tailored Two

    August 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    She exudes confidence. Lovely shot!

  10. Thom

    August 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I think his shoestring Ben Sherman..I love them!

  11. Stephanie

    August 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Looks great on her! I think I’m too short for this trend though… hehe


  12. CultureShockArt

    August 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    For fall and winder I love them, but can we talk about that visor, because I want it!

  13. Simbarashe

    August 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    So Brit-ISH.

  14. Samira

    August 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I love the dress!! not so sure about the shoes and socks! great overall

  15. Madara

    August 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This is cool… like really old school cool!

  16. Tonia

    August 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    The dress is cute. The socks? No thanks.

  17. Anders

    August 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Wow what a fresh look! Loving the Union Jack desert boots hanging out with the sporty red, white & blue socks. Perfect companions!

  18. Esther

    August 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    It’s so different. A pretty floral dress plus tall socks equals a clashing yet refreshingly different outfit. I like it!

    Esther xx

    • yes!

      August 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      I agree 100% and you took my words!

  19. Giggles

    August 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Dirty shoes yuck!
    Beige shoes, white socks combo..double yuck!!
    Cigarette triple yuck!
    Cute Dress!!

    • Patty Smith

      August 21, 2012 at 12:08 am

      SO Agree, especially the cigarette…

  20. Gabriela

    August 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm


  21. Jennifer

    August 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Love! Can’t wait until its cooler and sock weather!

    xo Jennifer

  22. MaricruzLA

    August 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    She looks really cool and very nice dress!

  23. HS

    August 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Those shoes, ugh. Almost like those pictures where one person draws one half, and the other draws another part unseen, and in this case it definitely doesn’t come together.

  24. Julia Reis

    August 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Adorei o vestido… mas com essas meias… desconcordou.

  25. Monsieur Marcel

    August 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Nancy Sinatra, baby.

  26. dcinDC

    August 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    This shouldn’t work, but it does. I think the tube socks are a little thinner and finer that they typically are. That gives them a more refined look, and I think that’s why they don’t look bad. Wonder what she’s doing that she can dress like this.

  27. Jokey

    August 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Вульгарно и неопрятно, не привлекло=(…

  28. Nadia Cohen

    August 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

    The boots, the socks with that dress??? I don’t get it.

  29. Irene's closet

    August 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    so nice! I like that style! Great shoot

  30. Justin

    August 21, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I don’t know what’s better, those Clark’s or those socks. I love it.

  31. Bob Stanley

    August 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

    This inspires me to break out the cool tube socks. Bob

  32. Reinette

    August 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Palladium boots! Great to see practical footwear, but the socks, not so much.

  33. Darrell

    August 21, 2012 at 1:11 am

    She knows she’s hot.
    Otherwise I would have to tell her.

    There are no wrongs or rights today.
    Be spontaneous and try it–once.

  34. Serdane

    August 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

  35. Xeana

    August 21, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Men’s shoes with a print of the flag is gorgeous.
    And the dress looks very nice with these socks.


  36. DaNa

    August 21, 2012 at 1:53 am


  37. yann

    August 21, 2012 at 2:16 am

    heck yeah 90s baby!! I like the washed jeans in the previous post too. funky styles are the best no need for tall socks to go away as one poster suggested (imo).

  38. Maria

    August 21, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Some sartorial and pulmanory issues combined again. Oh, well. I go for the sartorial element. That white part in the smoking device matches with the white pattern on the dress. And the white socks.

  39. Johnny

    August 21, 2012 at 2:31 am

    I know that this post should be about her socks. but I love the guy’s shoes. They’re amazing!

  40. Sabrina

    August 21, 2012 at 2:34 am

    This is wonderful! Love it.


  41. Mira

    August 21, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Cute dress but the socks and shoes are strange :D


  42. [email protected]

    August 21, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Young and long legged (a must with these socks) this is a great look.

    Strong gal flirting with boys timeless!

    Boy’s union jack shoes – ooh, I want them.


  43. Tim

    August 21, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Fantastic use of socks. Often they distract from summer outfits. Occasionally they have no effect. Rarely do they pull the whole outfit together. Not only do this pair accomplish that, they really make the shoes pop.


    August 21, 2012 at 3:41 am

    i like her dress!!! interestig outfit!!

  45. Ross

    August 21, 2012 at 3:47 am

    totally in LOVE

  46. Beatrice

    August 21, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Love this pic! The dress is fabulous!

  47. Dusty Petals

    August 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

    So so chic! Love this so much.

  48. Thefashionguitar

    August 21, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Not that I could pull this off, but it looks pretty cool!

  49. It's the Drinks // N

    August 21, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Huh, normally I would never like wearing socks like that but it looks surprisingly cool. Kudos to her ;)


  50. Desiree

    August 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

  51. Anna

    August 21, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I love the Union Jack boots too – rule Britannia! x

    South Molton St Style

  52. Laura

    August 21, 2012 at 5:27 am

  53. Stella

    August 21, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Truth be told, most normal people would look ridiculous wearing this look..


    August 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Well good news, I can start wearing my American Apparel socks again.

  55. Alessandra

    August 21, 2012 at 5:42 am

    So cool!

  56. marg

    August 21, 2012 at 5:58 am

    comfortable and funny.

    see my own story on:

  57. MACA

    August 21, 2012 at 6:14 am


  58. Eva

    August 21, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Looks cool on her but seriously love the desert boots of the second person on the photo:D

  59. joelle

    August 21, 2012 at 6:25 am

    For the socks, I love knee high socks from Pope’s tailor :

  60. Alena

    August 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

    What a fun look..I mean this in a good way^^
    kisses, Alena

  61. Romano

    August 21, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Socks with a dress? Just don´t …

  62. Hadhka

    August 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

  63. MadridBoy

    August 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

    El look no es convincente, as we say in castilian spanish: “un poco mamarracha”.

  64. Mr Essentialist

    August 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Ok perhaps this is about her socks, but all I care about are his sick Union Jack kicks!

  65. CBC

    August 21, 2012 at 6:57 am

    cousin to a tube sock… might be Paris….but not Parisian

  66. LeatherTee

    August 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Love the dress and shoes. Not sure what to say about the socks. But I think it’s great that she has the confidence to pull off the look!

  67. Irene

    August 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I love the shape of the boots. I’m sure they are made by a Parisian shoe company that you used to be able to buy in the UK years ago. I had a similar pair but a shoe rather than a boot. If anyone knows the name of the Company please tell?

    • Maria

      August 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      They look like Palladium boots, not sure if they are French though

  68. Susie

    August 21, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Everything about this looks super ’80s – the hair, the socks, the cigarette…

    Sea and Swank

  69. Opposite Lipstick

    August 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

  70. style-xyz

    August 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

    cool look!

  71. Highland Fashionista

    August 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

    this one is probably a trend that I will leave alone. I get that people are wearing these tube socks ironically….if tube socks can even BE ironic…..but I think that I would run the risk of looking like the lady in the cat sweatshirt who forgets to take the rollers out of her hair before she gets on the bus. Plus, I have existing photos of me wearing these things pulled-up to my knees with my bowl-shaped Dorothy Hamill haircut in the late 70s…sanding in front of a VW camper van. no less. Now THATS the real deal, people.

    • LIZPR

      August 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

      LOL! *Loved* your comment, HF.

      Your comment proves the saying, “if you wore it the first time it came around … you’re too old for it the next time.”

      (But like all fashion rules, this one can be broken too, depending….) :D

      • Starr

        August 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        I agree with both of you! Now all we need are the roller skates! As was previously mentioned, this is not a trend that many people should attempt.

  72. Stills

    August 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Such a cute outfit! Love those UK sneakers as well!

  73. Sevan

    August 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I liked the dress (print and color) until I strolled down and…….I was surprised (not in a good way) by the socks and shoes !
    I guess, anything goes.

  74. Grey Fox

    August 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    It was the Union Jack desert boots I noticed first!

    Grey Fox
    A man searching for style in middle age.

  75. Becky Bedbug

    August 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    So cute and playful!


  76. Joelle

    August 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Love it.
    I also love knee high socks from Pope’s tailor :

  77. ttea

    August 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    It likes the top half of her has good fashion sense, and the bottom half doesn’t. The dress is very pretty and feminine, but not only do the shoes and socks not look right with this outfit, they wouldn’t look right with any outfit.

  78. S A V V Y 9 2

    August 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    YES this is what I’m talking about! Palladium (kind of) shoes! They aren’t elegant, but I think they can really work, also with pants.

  79. dr Dragance

    August 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I had, actually samowhere I still have this shoes, they are very, very old….it seems to me that they are from beggining of ’90is….well………its very romantic to me to see them but old is old…but this look is nice and very alive!

  80. Lola

    August 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Nice socks…l Iove that photo! x

  81. Tizzylish

    August 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    yikes…do not know about that one….I will pass …

  82. Lauren

    August 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Would never have thought to pair those socks myself but I actually like it!
    Such a cute dress too.
    Lauren at

  83. LIZPR

    August 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I appreciation the intention of mixing it up – something I love to do myself – but I’m not digging the socks at all.

    All you need to do is put on a pair in a bold colour, and slouch ‘em down.

    The boots provide that “unexpected twist” element.

  84. SML

    August 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

    About ten minutes for this fad.

  85. Rachel

    August 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    LOVE it definitely want to try something like that this fall!

  86. jgs

    August 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Interesting powerful athletic look of the type artist Robert Crumb would marvel over. I can totally see her in one of his comix. :)

  87. Luna

    August 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    At the same time, challenging attitude and funny!
    Remember my vintage photo ; ) Thank you so much!

  88. Jane with the noisy terrier

    August 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This is an outfit that could only be pulled off successfully by a thin woman of exactly this age, in an urban environment. With so many conditions, I don’t find it great fashion. Not a fan.

  89. princessglee

    August 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Well, I can safely say I won’t be trying that.

  90. une chatte grise

    August 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I like it! The socks & shoes neutralize any saccharine in what could be a cutesy-pie dress, leaving her looking cool & strong.

  91. shawna

    August 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Not a good look. I like the juxtaposition of a delicate dress and chunky boots but the socks look awful and even worse being athletic socks with red and blue stripes. Yuck.

  92. Dámaris

    August 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  93. Alice

    August 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    oh wow I love this post! One of my favourites!

    Check out my latest fashion illustrations and artwork:

    X A

  94. Trescic

    August 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm


    August 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    OMG – so BEAUTIFUL! LOVE this!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  96. Eve

    August 22, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I like the guy’s shoes and the woman’s socks and that is about it. I would actually wear them together- with super short dark dark denims, a form fitting white or even red t-shirt, and tight high ponytail. Might be appropriate for taking the dog for a walk. Unfortunately in a couple of years I will be too old for this look in my own opinion. By then, I hope I find neverland!

  97. Víctor

    August 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Love her hair and his shoes.

  98. Dressy Matchbox

    August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Love the way she put the outfit together.
    It’s pretty darn cute.

  99. ursulaflorene

    August 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Not everyone will look good with tall socks, but hey, this girl nailed it.

  100. Mel

    August 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    There is creativity and tastelessness

  101. clotheswhorse

    August 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    What ARE they talking about?
    I enjoy this photo because of the body language (look at the hands, the cigs, the nervous nature), the colours, the patterns. The outfits? In a different pose, I think not. In THIS pose oh yes, yes, YES!

  102. Kittycatbob

    August 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    No, no, no! Tube socks are for a 1970′s gym class. There is not one thing fashionable about wearing them, unless you consider just wearing ugly, unflattering clothes fashionable, which I’m afraid is the norm these days.

  103. Danielle

    August 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I remember these shoes were the cool shoes to have in the early 90s! I wish I could remember what they were called.

  104. Rebecca

    August 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I adore this get up. This is one of the first outfits I’ve seen on here that I see myself emulating. Plus, the guy’s shoes are fabulous. I’m dying to know where he got them.

    I sort of want a bob now too.

  105. Christina Marie

    September 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Her socks and his shoes? love it so so much.


  106. Martine

    May 4, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I love how flirty her pose is here. And her legs are killer. But then this blog is all about legs.

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