It’s not for everyone to pull off the look with bare ankles, tailored trousers, and a T-shirt. This is an aesthetic that definitely requires a certain physical build, some fashion knowledge, and a healthy sense of ego. If you have it all, including a stylish flair and the courage to wear socksless, it’s worth investing in a few pairs of low-rise no-show socks. You’ll be glad you did. Your shoes and your feet will both benefit.
But first things first. Take a moment to make an honest assessment before you begin cuffing or hemming your jeans. You might describe your ankles by saying they are “toned, well muscled, and lightly bronzed” or. Even if you have to ask for a second opinion, be brutally honest. You don’t need to read the rest of the article if the second set of adjectives applies. Treat yourself to some new mid-calf socks instead of risking embarrassment by revealing too much. If you are proud of the few inches of tanned skin between your foot-calf area, read on for tips and tricks to help you go sockless.
According to Stephen Doig, a men’s fashion expert, the trend for bare ankles in casual and business outfits began on the terraces and walkways of Florence. It was there that it attracted the attention of the “hipsters” and has since become a rage with young urbanites. You’ll see them in any warm-weather city or coastal town. They will be wearing cuffed chinos with boat shoes or skinny denim and loafers. You might know a trailblazer wearing a pair of leather brogues and a well-fitted suit. What will these male fashionistas all have in common, you ask? No socks? You’ve got it! They have an M.O. It’s simple: they are well-groomed and have an eye for fashion. They also like to look dapper. And, of course, they want to be the first in any upcoming sartorial trend. If a man walks into your office with a small ankle showing between his tailored suit trousers and his leather dress shoes on top, then he is not a shrinking violet.
Sound like you? You can either join the group or try it out. Consider the following tips every time you leave the house “without socks.”
Don’t forget socks unless you’re wearing sandals
You will need several pairs of invisible socks that are not visible to the naked eye. Men’s no-show socks, also known as “men’s feet lets,” are you think too girly, uncomfortable, or unnecessary? Do not think so. According to the latest data floating around on the internet, your feet have 250,000 sweat glands. This is more sweat glands than anywhere else in your body. In addition to causing unpleasant odors, trapped sweat can also lead to diseases and ruined insoles. This problem can be easily solved with a pair of men’s moisture-wicking no-show socks. It will keep you comfortable at any temperature.
Choose your pants-shoes combo carefully
If you want to pull off the sockless appearance in a professional or business setting, then choose tailored clothing. Specifically, pants with a tapered hem that ends about two inches above the shoe rim. The same length is appropriate for skinny jeans. The skinny jeans look great with loafers that can be dressed up or down to suit the office. A simple black or brown leather monk or brogue-style shoe is another safe choice for the workplace. The jury is out as to whether or not it’s ever appropriate to wear a sockless shoe in a formal, dressy shoe like an Oxford. Be careful if you decide to take this route. Do so at your peril. Some daring trend-setters might be on board with the idea, but online style experts give it a clear thumbs-down. Match your socks’ color to your shoes regardless of the shoe you choose. This will ensure that your invisible socks stay just that: a secret.
When you aren’t going to the office but instead out with your friends for a casual day, it is okay to show more skin. Wear a pair of chinos that fit well and feel comfortable. Pin roll your straight-leg pants or slim-cut trousers by pinching and rolling the excess fabric at your ankle. Two rolls will give you the desired length without adding bulk. Wear a pair of stylish trainers or boat shoes. For a casual, smart look, grab your favorite leather loafers. Layer with a solid shirt and leather jacket, a button-down tee, blazer, or pullover. Bare ankle outfits, with the exception of formal and business-formal events, are suitable for many occasions. They can be worn to a movie or coffee, at the pub, or while barbecuing.
Epic Men can help you plan your sockless summer aesthetic. Our online selection of invisible socks for men includes the latest releases by well-known European brands, such as Marcoliani Milano, Pantherella, and more. These men’s footlets come in two-ply Pima Cotton and Egyptian Cotton, both of which are extremely soft. They also feature a number of extras, including reinforced heels and toes, breathable fabrics that wick away moisture, anti-bacterial finishes, and non-slip heel grips. We can’t think of anything else you would want from a pair of socks. If you are ready to show off your ankles, then do so in comfort and with a team that is not only functional but also invisible. We said that your feet, as well as the shoes you wear, will be grateful.