Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Subtle Sprezzatura - Socks Action
Subtle Sprezzatura is all about a simple way to break the rules and redefine an outfit. A subtle twist which crosses the line and rules without looking absurd and instead looks careless, carefree and artfully disheveled. For men the perfect way to put an outfit on its ear, add a hint of edginess and still look rakish, is with the ankle. Wearing bold and colorful socks or no socks at all, is an easy solution.
Not only does this look add an unexpected element to an outfit, it also is quite summery, especially when sockless. Throw on a pair of white jeans and no socks or go sockless with loafers and you will not only look like summer, you will feel like it.
Some gentlemen tailor their entire outfit and wardrobes around bold socks, like Ign. Joseph. Other use the bold socks to brighten a fairly mundane outfit. This is Modern Dignified's favorite use of bold socks. As shown here with a gray suit, white shirt and black tie.
Go boldly, go sockless, but go have fun with the ankle.