The Socks Are Off!

Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.
                                                                                      - Gianni Versace




"This may be a weird question, but are you wearing socks?" 
It's one of those questions that I seem to get asked quite a bit, usually followed by either "Isn't it uncomfortable?" or "Don't your feet sweat?"

I think it's a bit of a myth that you have to wear socks. Personally, I find not wearing socks when the weather is warmer is more comfortable and because I'm wearing all leather shoes, they don't smell because they're very breathable. Whilst previously working for a company which also dealt in running shoes, I found that a lot of professional runners wouldn't wear socks either, so don't feel obligated to slip around in invisible socks if you want to achieve a 'sockless' summer look.

In saying that, here's a tip: it's a good idea to wait until your shoes are properly worn in, so as to minimise the possibility of blisters from the inevitable stiff leather of a new shoe. 








Jacket by MJ Bale
Polo by Fred Perry
Chinos by Sportscraft
Pocket Square by Henry Bucks
Loafers by Crockett and Jones