16 August 2008

Mild Summer Mornings





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So everyone knows that a man should never wear socks with sandals, however does that rule still apply to espadrilles? Personally I have yet to see a man wear socks with espadrilles, well to be honest I have yet to see, but a handful of men wear espadrilles in the first place.

So due to a rather mild morning, I decided wearing socks would be a good idea to avoid cold feet. Admittedly I am for the most parts house bound due to ill health, however I do still enjoy my meals sitting in the garden and often lounging comfortably on the grass. Personally I do not think I could ever wear traditional length socks with espadrilles, but I feel that ankle (low profile) socks work quite well for my tastes.

I decided to work in a contrast to the majority blue of the outfit in order to draw attention to the detail. I am actually one to put rather a lot of thought into the socks I wear, I feel that although they are only a minor detail, they can have a subtle yet remarkable impact on an outfit. Many men feel that because you may only notice socks when walking or when sitting, and only usually a sliver at that, that they for the most part can be ignored. Yet I feel that this can be used to an advantage, for example wearing coloured or patterned socks with a suit can draw a look together. Added to this is the advantage of being more visually interesting and coherent to an outfit than plain black socks on black shoes as the majority of men opt for.

On a side note does anyone else notice any discrepancies between the colour and saturation of their photographs after being uploaded via blogger?

Currently playing: Got Money ft. T-Pain - Lil Wayne

xxxx

52 comments:

  1. Haha socks :) I don't put much thought into them unless they are knee socks.. which I love, but your striped ones look great with the espadrilles. But you're right, if the socks suddenly clash or are interesting, it can definitely bring a look together.

    I don't use blogger to upload my photos, I just go to tinypic.com or photobucket and use the codes and it makes it easier to move them around in the posts. Your photos look really rich & saturated though (not in a bad way).

    :] Peace&love
    nicole

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  2. yeah what you have to do is open a flickr and copy the links from you pics and it should be fine ;)

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  3. Ahhh I am so bad wit socks but you pull them off so well! :) & you are so good wit patterns & colors.

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  4. ahhh i love your style and im so glad to see a boystyle blog!

    www.fashionwonk.blogspot.com

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  5. ohhh in france you would def. see a handful of man in espadrilles! :)

    love that striped cardigan. kinda matches with the striped socks.

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  6. your socks looks good to the espadrilles. And i love the jeans you're wearing.

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  7. i think it looks great. holly smokes your feet look crazy in the last pic!

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  8. you footwear looks great with your stripey socks (i love stripey socks)

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  9. The first paragraph made me giggle. I love them with socks. I makes you different and in a good way. Love it.

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  10. Oh my is this sock layering I see? I am liking your stripes since all outfits are better with stripes.

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  11. I really like the look of a pair of classy men socks. I for example think it is very cool with sock holders, cause even if nobody see them they are a sign of some kind of class in the hole outfit. Glad you take the subject in your hands.

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  12. Love those striped socks with your espadrilles.

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  13. I love the stripes! I just bought a black and purple stripe sweater and cardigan. I can't wait to wear them. Your outfit is perfect, as usual. Your ike the only person, that can pull of wearing so many things at once and not mae it look messy. I love how you know what works for you. ^_^

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  14. Interesting how you did that last pose showing off the socks and shoes..how did you do that. I'm glad you are getting to have some time out in the garden for meals.

    At the moment my allergies are bugging me so I'm staying in.

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  15. stripes are very cool. I like the look. good to see you out and about.

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  16. Love the mixed stripes and colors. I think everyone can get away with breaking rules as long as they do it wisely.
    Don't know about your photo color troubles...

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  17. Like the two different stripes. Sorry I can't help you with the color probelms, I'm so untech-savvy

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  18. i'm not one to put too much thought into my socks because i usuallhy never wear socks. and when i do it's around the house or going to bed. =/ but, i do like the fact that someoen puts some thought into their sockwear.

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  19. I suppose I put quite a lot of thought into my socks or tights too, it's usually what I decide first and then sort of build around it! I think men should be more aware of their socks and the impact they have, because as you say, they do make a difference! Sadly I think most men just have a drawer full of washed out, bobbled black multipack socks for work and tired, smelly "sports socks" for leisure. These socks are purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers once a year; Christmas.

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  20. I have no idea how I found your blog, but anyways, have a nice day! :)

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  21. Greeeat socks!!! XDD And yes...they must must must be worn with espedrilles for the world to see!!! XDD

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  22. those are cool shoes, i would were them, are they toms??

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  23. excellent post, don't think girls should wear socks and sandals either..but i have a friend who has to wear socks with crocks cause her feet get sweaty.

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  24. you totally rock those socks!!! great look! xo

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  25. thank you so much for the comment. i really appreciate it. hope all is well on a good day today.

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  26. Thanks for checking out my blog and the comment. I do so enjoy your blog.

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  27. POUTY POUTY POUTY

    Socks are ace. Don't like bare feet.

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  28. I love your hair, I wish mine looked like that. You probably hear that all the time though :)

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  29. I think the socks are fab and they work with the rest of the outfit. If all guys could combine socks and espadrilles like you, I would be all for it!

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  30. your outfit looks super comfy.. that cardigan and those shoes.. fantastic

    -issa

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  31. love this! and good fifth position hahaha

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  32. i always adore your style.i copied a few of your style.hope u dont mind. and yes i can wear socks and sandals

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  33. I love how the stripes of the socks are corresponding to your striped top. Again, you are making such a good point with that post and your pictures.

    P.S. My blogger pictures always appeared too small, and that was my problem *lol* but otherwise no color/saturation alterations.

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  34. I love the socks! I think it largely depends on how much thought goes into them. If it was a manky old pair of holey faded ones then yes - it would look pretty awful. These however are great!

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  35. Sweet outfit: ) like always!
    xx

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  36. the socks + espadrille combination is great. also i like the striped henley u have on too.

    i hope u feel better soon :)

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  37. I love the stripy top... super cute and the purple looks wonderful on you ( I think i've said that about million times, lol)

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  38. Okay, i am LOVING your shoes...please share tha secret && lemme knw where u got thoses CUtiess...

    check out my blog...

    http://wabie-daily.blogspot.com

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  39. HA! Im listenin' to the same lil' wayne song...P.S. Those shoes paired with the socks are perfect and a look I think only you can pull off....you have serious style..

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  40. socks and shoes combo is SO good!

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  41. socks and sandals is awful.
    you are completely correct.

    whats wrong with you?? "ill health"
    i am feeling a bit better thank you for your comment.

    you write very well if i have not already told you.

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  42. I love the mixed stripes AND the socks and espradilles. Very inspired choices. My photos also look different on blogger, and I also don't really look like me in photos..not sure why that is!

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