09 May 2012

Spring's Socks

Esquire Magazine, March 1983, Photo by Fabrizio Gianni

My mission for Spring and Summer is to bring back socks. I'm probably not going to make it but a man has to do what a man has to do.

15 comments:

randall said...

Well, maybe socks are going to be what separates the men from the boys this spring and summer.

Hallock said...

I'd settle for people uncuffing everything.

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

Brummagem Joe said...

Some of us never gave them up. It may look cool but it's uncomfortable.

Main Line Sportsman said...

You will have to begin your campaign in Annapolis,MD where each year they ritualize the burning of the socks.

Heidi said...

I guess I want to see your choices before I decide how I feel about all of this. The guy in the photo is just...so...unsexy to me. So much depends on the shoe choice as well - socks with Tod's seems ill conceived; socks with penny loafers - o.k.

tintin said...

Heidi-
You must like bad boys.

max b said...

We will love you forever for this mission.

bafe said...

I'd kill for a pair of white flannels (I guess that's what he's wearing)

AW said...

Black shoes with so much cream and brown seems ill conceived to me. Shoes in light or dark brown would be so much better.

Heidi said...

Actually, I like straight men, and the cellist sets off my gaydar.

tintin said...

max b - Thanks. Shoot me an email. I have some ideas.

bafe - They look it.

AW - They're cordovan.

Heidi - Yo Yo Ma's gay?

Heidi said...

Well, the quality of any production is in the details - as you may already be aware - I'm big on this and people pay me big money to pick things apart and get it right. To start, he's holding a half-sized cello. Those are for kids. The tie is too casual for the jacket - my opinion. But I guess, on reflection, all of that has very little to do with whether or not I find him sexy. I generally prefer a dark suit, a custom shirt, and a really nice tie. I miss ties.

GSV JR said...

Just as I'm quitting socks, and all because of you.

Hanne said...

Socks can be used all time of the year i think. Summer is no exception.